national Arts Festival Banner

Saturday, April 6, 2024



(Above: "A Sense of Space" by Suraya Tewary. 1040 x 804 mm framed in a Light Oak Box Frame. R25,500)

The Elizabeth Gordon Gallery in Morningside introduces a new artist to the gallery, Suraya Tewary.

After matriculating, Suraya completed a diploma in commerce, and thereafter another in textile design. She gained experience in different textile industries but realised her passion was for painting. She then studied under a few notable artists, namely Grace Kotze, Fiona Kirkwood and Andre Gouws. She now devotes her time to full-time painting.

In her statement Suraya says of her works :

"My works speaks of cocooning and introspection, a rebirth of sorts, of renewed attitudes to living within these limitations.  It's about harking back to the times of real community and communions, as a way of holding ourselves and those around us in safety and love.

(Above: "Tree of Life" 1040 x 804 mm. framed in a light oak shadow box frame. R25,500)

"My marks and shapes are intentionally soft as they are intended to give hope for a meeting place of the spirit of our land, functionality and the basic requirements of us as humans. It symbolises the tree of life and of having infinite possibilities."

The paintings are at Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, 120 Florida Road, Durban. Contact Joy on 082 2100 641, email or visit