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Sunday, December 4, 2022



(Left: Garth Claassen’s “Only Connect”, conte and gouache on paper)

This exhibition Our Choice will be curated by Tatham Education Staff and will be displayed in the Main Exhibition Room at Pietermaritzburg’s Tatham Art Gallery from Sunday December 4, 2022 until Sunday January 29, 2023.

Our Choice is the second iteration of an eclectic exhibition of artworks drawn from the Tatham Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Artworks displayed have been chosen by staff and volunteers connected with the Tatham Art Gallery. 

Both full-time staff and volunteers who serve on the Board of Trustees and its Committees have been invited to participate, by choosing an artwork that has moved them in some way. 

Some of the artworks displayed have been in storage for many years. Others are old favourites.  Displayed with each artwork is the name of the person who chose it, and a motivation for their choice.

(Right: M Themba Mhlongo- Set of Six Portrait Busts)

Some artworks have been chosen by more than one person and the different responses to artworks create an interesting dialogue. 

A number of reactions to artworks are affirmative and some are not, but all responses are acknowledged and valued as a personal reaction to an artwork. 

Artworks too big to display in the Main Exhibition Room, are on display in other parts of the Gallery and are identified by a coloured label.

(Left: D Maupa Chimbura, Mixed media)

The Exhibition will be supported by a series of Talk Shops where participants in the exhibition will talk about their choice and motivation for selection. 

Walkabouts / Talk Shops with participants in Our Choice II

December 4, 2022, from 11h00 to 12h45: Walkabout of Our Choice Exhibition

January 27, 2023, from 10h00 to 11h00: Talk Shop with participants

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.

For more information contact or 033 392 2811 or visit