Past Exhibitions

The Iziko South African National Gallery, with the support of Goodman Gallery, are pleased to present A Resilient Visionary: Poetic Expressions of…
Igshaan Adams, When Dust Settles Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year, 2018 In this exhibition, Adams presents a multi-sensory large-scale…
This year the world commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Napoleon. This recently opened exhibition is based on the history of the wine…
As an important response to 2019’s ‘tenor of the times’, the Iziko South African National Gallery will be foregrounding its recent acquisitions in an…
Nature’s Best Photography Africa is the premier annual African nature photography competition in the world that has been running for 4 years. Iziko…
H2O Today explores the beauty and essential nature of water, the planet’s lifeblood. The exhibition examines the diversityand challenges of our…
In this collection of mobile museums things of many kinds are displayed. These displays refer to the complex world of images and objects: their…
A survey of the Market Photo Workshop (MPW), a renowned photography and visual literacy training institution based in Johannesburg and founded by the…
The exhibition Hidden Treasures is a rich display of many outstanding and rare objects from Iziko’s Permanent Collection of African Art. Some of…
As the scratchings on the 70 000-year-old Blombos ochre reveal, that non-figurative mark-marking long predates the very notion of ‘art’ itself. While…
The exhibition Under Cover of Darkness aims to highlight the experience of colonial subjects through a specific focus on the lives of three women - ‘…
When Dust Settles Igshaan Adams In this exhibition, Adams presents a multi-sensory large-scale installation, bringing together aspects of sculpture…
In 2018, the year of Nelson Mandela’s Centenary, we are excited to have you join us at Iziko South African Museum for our upgraded Tata Madiba…
The repatriation and reburial of Sarah Baartman increased public awareness of past atrocities on the indigenous peoples of South Africa. Many people…
Friends50 is a curated selection of items taken from the more than 300 Friends supported acquisitions which have been purchased during the course of…
This multi-media exhibition arose against a backdrop of increasing gender-based and sexual violence perpetrated by men in South African society, that…
This exhibition enters into conversation on the legalisation of sex workers; the history of the Slave Lodge as an unofficial “slave brothel”; and an…
Reflecting on contemporary times, The Art of Disruptions showcases works by artists who employ different strategies to actively ‘break apart’,…
Oceans of Life: A retrospective photographic exhibition. A collection of beautiful, ocean inspired images. Oceans of Life photographic exhibition,…
Asian theatre puppets are an expression of the richness of Asia’s performing arts. The over 100 string, rod, hand and shadow puppets featured on this…
The Art and Music Centres of the Western Cape Education Department will use an exhibition space in the Iziko South African National Gallery, Annexe…
Through Positive Eyes is an exhibition which builds on the work of South African photographer Gideon Mendel, harnessing the power of the arts to…
The Iziko South African National Gallery together with the District Six Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition by Lionel Davis. The anti-…
As the scratchings on the 70 000-year-old Blombos ochre reveal, that non-figurative mark-marking long predates the very notion of ‘art’ itself. While…
An image and sound installation that re-imagines a 19th century performance in Victorian England by The African Choir as a contemporary sonic…
Footprints is an exhibition of works by Andrew Tshabangu spanning almost twenty-five years. Tshabangu’s black-and-white photography moves beyond the…
Visitors to the Museum will be treated, once again, to an annual exhibition of breath-taking, African focused photographs coordinated by Nature’s…
The exhibition Hidden Treasures is a rich display of many outstanding and rare objects from Iziko’s Permanent Collection of African Art. Some of…
“Alternative Press” is an exhibition of original cartoons dedicated to the talent of cartoonist Derek Bauer. He became well-known for his inherently…
"Hemelliggaam or The Attempt To Be Here Now" is a long term project by the artists Tommaso Fiscaletti and Nic Grobler. The Project is exploring the…