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WOMEN’S WORK: Crafting stories, subverting narratives opened at the Iziko South African National Gallery on recently. The exhibition showcases the innovation demonstrated by a diverse group of contemporary South African artists and artisans, who utilize and transform techniques such as knitting, crocheting, embroidery, quilting and beadwork to create works that blur the boundaries between art and craft.
The Castle of Good Hope in partnership with the Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans are planning its final closing event of the 350-year commemoration programme, scheduled to take place on 09 December 2016.
“Our Lady,” a multi-media exhibition drawn from the permanent art collections of Iziko Museums of South Africa and the New Church Museum, opened at the Iziko South African National Gallery, on 11 November 2016.
The Sex Worker and Education and Advocacy Taskforce and Sisonke National Sex Worker Movement of South Africa have initiated an open dialogue with Iziko Museums of South Africa and the New Church Museum about the inclusion of Zwelethu Mthethwa’s artwork in the Our Lady exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery.
Bringing together a selection of artworks from the permanent collections of Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG) and the New Church Museum, Our Lady reflects on the evolving canon of artistic representations of women spanning more than 170 years.
It’s Summer in Cape Town and it gets hot, hot, hot! #BeatTheHeat and celebrate summer with Iziko Museums of South Africa. Include a cool museum in your holiday exploration itinerary. Take your pick of one or all of the 11 natural history, art and social history museums in the Iziko portfolio. These museums are bound to offer fascinating and inspiring summer memories.
Iziko Museums of South Africa’s Education and Public Programmes Department, in partnership with Learn to Earn (LtE) - a not for profit skills development organisation - will showcase the work of the Learn to Earn’s 2016 Graphic Design Students.
A poignant exhibition aiming to memorialize the forgotten history of the South African slave trade will open at the Iziko Slave Lodge on 21 October 2016. My Naam is Februarie: Identities Rooted in Slavery will open to the public today, after an intimate opening ceremony last night.
The unique exhibition, Home Truths: Domestic Interiors from South African Collections, curated by Emeritus Professor Michael Godby, closes on 23 October 2016 at the Iziko South African National Gallery.
Today, Iziko Museums of South Africa and the United States Embassy to South Africa announced a $500,000 (R7million) funding program through the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), the largest AFCP grant ever issued in South Africa.
BirdLife South Africa and Iziko Museums of South Africa will once again host the annual Oceans of Life photographic exhibition, which opens at the Iziko South African Museum on the 7 October 2016.
Iziko Museums of South Africa will host an exhibition by the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Arts 2016: Mohau Modisakeng. The show titled “LEFA LA NTATE” will open at theIziko South Africa National Gallery on 20 October 2016.