Iqholo le Afrika (Her African Pride)

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: March 16, 2012     To: August 19, 2012
Iqholo le Afrika (Her African Pride)
Bushveld blond, Singceni – Swaziland 1949 Watercolour Campbell Collections, UKZN

A Centenary Celebration of the Life and Work of Barbara Tyrrell
Iziko South African National Gallery, Rooms 2 and 3
16 March – 08 July 2012

An exhibition, by curators Vusi Buthelezi and Yvonne Winters of the Campbell Collections at the University of KwaZulu - Natal, celebrates and honours the veteran Durban-born artist and author, Barbara Tyrrell. A selection of over 150 of her highly decorative and accurate visual recordings of southern African costume will be exhibited. Also on display complementing the strong design aspect of her works will be items of adornment and costume from ISANG’s own African art collections. Magnificent examples of beadwork, fertility figures, regalia and gala dress reflecting adult ceremonial attire resonate with her work on many levels.  

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