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Wednesday, May 29, 2024



(Above: Monique van Deventer, Ayanda Mthethwa-Siwila & Anda Dodo. Pic supplied)


Medium as a Metaphor: art beyond the classroom is a group exhibition featuring three Pietermaritzburg-based, female teaching artists: Anda Dodo, Ayanda Mthethwa-Siwila and Monique van Deventer. It will run in the Schreiner Gallery at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg opening on June 2, 2024, at 11h00 and running until July 28, 2024, at 17h00.

Beyond the classroom, the artists are occupied with making art that serves a narrative purpose. Their artworks engage in conversations which question personal experiences, tradition, conservation, culture, memories, femininity and their medium; clay. Their artworks appear to be familiar while imbued with symbolic meaning beyond its physical appearance.

The artists suggest that the medium itself conveys deeper messages and concepts that enhance the understanding of the artworks. The artworks become more than just physical objects – they become carriers of meaning that evoke and communicate the complex emotions and ideas associated with their personal philosophies.

They offer unique discourse and thoughts surrounding sensitive issues seen in their unglazed and bare artworks, and this vulnerability is reflected in their handling of the medium.

For more information contact or call 033 392 2811.

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 2800 or visit