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…
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…
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…
When Dust Settles Igshaan Adams In this exhibition, Adams presents a multi-sensory large-scale installation, bringing together aspects of sculpture…
Friends50 is a curated selection of items taken from the more than 300 Friends supported acquisitions which have been purchased during the course of…
Reflecting on contemporary times, The Art of Disruptions showcases works by artists who employ different strategies to actively ‘break apart’,…
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…
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…
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…
Using technical examination methods such as infrared photography, ultraviolet light, x-ray imaging and microscopic analysis, Painted Surfacesgoes…
Meyina marks the first solo museum exhibition of El Anatsui – one of the most influential contemporary artists working today – in South Africa. Over…
InterseXion is a body of photographic images, voice and video installations pertaining to sex workers in South Africa, in particular feminine…