Past Exhibitions

Drawing from the Collection showcases the variety of drawings and works on paper from the Permanent Collection of Iziko South African National…
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…
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…
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…
Friends50 is a curated selection of items taken from the more than 300 Friends supported acquisitions which have been purchased during the course of…
InterseXion is a body of photographic images, voice and video installations pertaining to sex workers in South Africa, in particular feminine…
Meyina marks the first solo museum exhibition of El Anatsui – one of the most influential contemporary artists working today – in South Africa. Over…
Using technical examination methods such as infrared photography, ultraviolet light, x-ray imaging and microscopic analysis, Painted Surfacesgoes…
“Alternative Press” is an exhibition of original cartoons dedicated to the talent of cartoonist Derek Bauer. He became well-known for his inherently…
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…
An image and sound installation that re-imagines a 19th century performance in Victorian England by The African Choir as a contemporary sonic…
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 Iziko South African National Gallery together with the District Six Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition by Lionel Davis. The anti-…
The Art and Music Centres of the Western Cape Education Department will use an exhibition space in the Iziko South African National Gallery, Annexe…
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…
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…
Reflecting on contemporary times, The Art of Disruptions showcases works by artists who employ different strategies to actively ‘break apart’,…
WOMEN’S WORK:  Crafting stories, subverting narratives showcases the innovation demonstrated by a diverse group of contemporary South African artists…
This photographic exhibition, conceived by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, honours 40 photographers who took a stand against the atrocities of the…
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…
The methods, materials and techniques used by artists are a constant source of interest to art historians and curators. Technical studies, often…
An exhibition showcasing an exchange of youth solutions to crime and safety through artwork created by young offenders in Pollsmoor Prison and youth…