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Sunday, December 18, 2022



After a long and happy career, Bryony Clark has "left the building".

Bryony Clark began working at the Tatham Art Gallery in March 1988 in a temporary capacity as a Librarian. After six months she was appointed as a Researcher and in 1992 became the Assistant Director of the Gallery. She was mentored by Lorna Ferguson, but spent most of her time at the Gallery working alongside Brendan Bell who was Manager until 2018. Since then, she has acted as Manager of the Gallery for the bulk of the time until Brendan’s successor was appointed in April this year.

Highlights include moving the Tatham Art Gallery collection from the City Hall to its current home in the Old Supreme Court building; assisting and enabling the development of artists closely associated with the Gallery- like Chickenman Mkhize and Siyabonga Sikosana; the Gallery centenary celebrations; over200 diverse exhibitions; assisting Brendan by editing numerous researched publications and the opportunity to help build a highly-considered national art collection.

“Bryony will be sorely missed” is the sad response from the Gallery staff.

The Tatham Art Gallery is situated opposite the Town Hall in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10h00 to 17h00. Café Tatham is open on Saturdays. Safe parking with a car guard available. More information on 033 392 2801 or visit