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Location: Steve Biko Campus Cecil Renaud Theatre 2nd floor
The Durban University of Technology Gallery is located in Durban, on the Steve Biko Campus in the Cecil Renaud Theatre above the Library. It is a space dedicated to the displaying of all visual arts. It serves as a support department for the Art and Design Departments in the Faculty of Arts. The gallery’s main objective is to educate, research and serve the art community using visual art as its primary tool.
The DUT Gallery is the University’s cultural base that is dedicated to collecting, documenting and conserving art. Since 1982 the gallery has collected current and historical art that includes ancient and modern artefacts. The university’s collection includes anonymous carvings, clay pots, beadwork, wooden and bronze sculptures, contemporary paintings, mixed media and art installations.
The collection has become a historical reference that encompasses cultural diversity whilst encouraging continuity
in research, teaching and promotion of the visual arts within the student body and society at large. The collection continues to grow through donations and purchases that have relevance to current commentary.
The gallery is also dedicated to serving and promoting practicing artists though the mounting of exhibitions. It promotes visual art through various activities that include exhibitions, seminars and networking. Exhibitions rotate regularly; these exhibitions vary from established artists, students, and community projects. An exhibitions programme is formulated annually, encompassing traveling, curated and sourced shows. Artists are invited to exhibit and proposals are evaluated in accordance with the gallery’s core aims and values.
8h00-16h00 Mon – Thurs
To contact us:
Curator, DUT Art Gallery
Durban University of Technology
Tel: 031 373 2207
Hidden Gem exhibition set to enchant
An evening of eco sparkle awaits guests to the upcoming ARROWSA/DUT Jewellery Exhibition.
The exhibition opens on Tuesday 28 May at 5:30pm for 6:00pm at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) Art Gallery, Steve Biko Campus.
Jewellery Design & Manufacture students of DUT will mesmerise you with their intricate creations influenced by the theme, Hidden Gem. Designs draw inspiration from fauna and flora spotted during trails through the Palmiet Nature Reserve in Westville.
Jewellery such as earrings, rings and necklaces made of sterling silver will be on sale. Pieces are embellished with wood, gemstones and enamel. Student designers include Slindile Mbelu, Chantal Benson, Vusi Xaba, Ayanda Myeza (3rd year), Carlo Assumption, Lloyd Moodley and Zuki Xulu (B-Tech) amongst others.
The collaborative exhibition is presented by ARROWSA, Fine Art and Jewellery Design at the Durban University of Technology, CCMS (Centre for Communication, Media & Society) at UKZN and Bechet High School, Sydenham.
Proceeds from the sale of jewellery will go towards funding for a small group of ARROWSA-Bechet learners to attend the 2013 Indra Global Congress in Derry UK. The global congress will be an opportunity for groups of young people from existing and potential Indra (International Development of the Arts for Reconciliation) centres to come together and share their practice, ideas and experience. The Congress will coincide with the UK City of Culture celebrations beginning on Sunday 30 June and finishing on Friday 7 June.
ARROWSA – Art, Culture & Heritage for Peace is a voluntary non-profit organisation in South Africa. The programme seeks to join people as individuals, from organisations and institutions, and from all over the world in art projects and face-to-face meetings that break down barriers, and promote conflict resolution and reconciliation, and understanding.
“We hope to achieve this by sharing our stories, challenging prejudice and stereotypes, and developing the arts as a resource for reconciliation and the creative transformation of conflict,” says ARROWSA chairperson, Mary Lange.
Exhibition opens: Tuesday 28 May 2013, 5:30pm for 6pm
Exhibition closes: Friday 7 June 2013, 3:00pm
Safe parking available (Gate 2 entrance Steve Biko Campus)
Durban University of Technology Art Gallery
51 Steve Biko Road, Durban, 4001
Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30 – 4pm, Fri: 8:30 – 3.00pm
Tel: 031-373 2207
Media Liaison, ARROWSA
082 545 6792