Exhibitions on at Iziko SA National Gallery

Filling in the Gaps - an exhibition at ISANG
Filling in the Gaps - now on at ISANG

“Filling in the Gaps” – an exhibition of recently acquired works

Whilst the exhibition is of newly acquired works, it is also an opportunity to make public the National Gallery's revised collecting policies.  

The under funding of acquisitions has long been a bone of contention, yet "Filling in the Gaps" promises to be surprising in its diversity and evidence of its aim to continue to be relevant in showcasing excellence in the visual arts.

The exhibition features important acquisitions which addresses neglected histories - such as works by Ephraim Ngatane and Peter Clarke - and works by cutting-edge artists such as Lerato Shadi, Sethembile Msezane, Mongezi Ncaphayi and Steven Cohen, who are concerned with contemporary issues. 
not the usual suspects
"Not the Usual Suspects" - image courtesy of W. Sze

“Not the Usual Suspects” – an exhibition of works by photographers of Market Photo Workshop – to April 2019

The Market Photo Workshop is a photography training institution founded by the late David Goldblatt in 1989, in Johannesburg. It has played a pivotal role in ensuring that visual literacy and photography training reaches neglected and marginalised parts of South Africa’s society. It has graduated alumni such as Zanele Muholi, Jodi Bieber, Lebohang Kganye amongst many others who have gone on to fame and or an enriched career.

The exhibition is a survey of sorts with works drawn from learners through professional photographers who have taught and mentored there. In this way “Not the Usual Suspects” seeks to engage contemporary debates about access and visibility, (visual) histories and markets, and the curriculum.