Past Exhibitions

In this first ever-edition of Hotel Hernandez Art School, a group of seven established and emerging artists were carefully selected and invited to…
amaHubo, a video installation by Buhlebezwe Siwani, interrogates the historical associations between African spiritual beliefs and cosmologies and…
a continuation of the exhibition disquieting domesticities, vestiges of violence (or, the ghost in the house)   a video installation by LEORA…
Disquieting domesticities, vestiges of violence (or, the ghost in the house) is the second in a series of installations in which Prof Leora Farber…
Dreams as R-evolution is a site specific, multi-media installation that encompasses sculptural forms, drawings, paintings, photographs and costume.…
Territories between us, and the sites at which we meet. Territories Between Us foregrounds embodied ways of knowing, delving into various…
Framing Landscape: ‘the Picturesque’ and ‘the Sublime’ unites landscape paintings from the Bailey Collection, the William Fehr Collection and the…
Iziko Museums of South Africa celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the online launch of The Adventures of Mbali – Iziko’s Super Explorer…
Matereality presents a survey of emerging and established artists in the 21st century who use particular media in deliberate, surprising and…
Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year, 2019   South African multimedia artist, gender advocate, and 2019’s Standard Bank Young Artist award winner…
Drawing from the Collection showcases the variety of drawings and works on paper from the Permanent Collection of Iziko South African National…
Tribute is an active display where learners and teachers can interact with artworks especially chosen to support their classroom practice. All…
The Iziko South African National Gallery, with the support of Goodman Gallery, are pleased to present A Resilient Visionary: Poetic Expressions of…
Media images and interview requests and enquiries, please contact: Zikhona Jafta 021 481 3838 or email zjafta@iziko.org.za   Iziko Museums of South…
The Origins of Early Sapiens Behaviour Exhibition is a showcase of a culmination of some 30 years of archaeological research in the southern Cape,…
The Effendis of 71 Wale Street, Bo-Kaap is an exhibition through which Iziko Museums of South Africa hopes to help validate, celebrate and honour the…
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…
Igshaan Adams, When Dust Settles Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year, 2018 In this exhibition, Adams presents a multi-sensory large-scale…
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…
The repatriation and reburial of Sarah Baartman increased public awareness of past atrocities on the indigenous peoples of South Africa. Many people…
In this collection of mobile museums things of many kinds are displayed. These displays refer to the complex world of images and objects: their…
When Dust Settles Igshaan Adams In this exhibition, Adams presents a multi-sensory large-scale installation, bringing together aspects of sculpture…
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 Under Cover of Darkness aims to highlight the experience of colonial subjects through a specific focus on the lives of three women - ‘…
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…
A fresh and full installation of the Iziko Michaelis Collection, Cape Town's famous collection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, is now on…