DUT EXHIBITION: INQOLOBANE (PRESERVING THE FUTURE)
Open to public: 28 February 2008
Closing Date: 25 April 2008
Venue: Art Gallery, 1st Floor library building, Steve Biko Campus, Berea, Durban
There will be no official opening launch, this is a public announcement
The DUT Art Gallery is proud to announce its next show, Inqolobane, (direct English translation Silo) which is based on the presentation of the University’s permanent collection that has been collected for over 25 years.
Showing recently acquired works, this exhibition will be rotating old and new works. This invaluable collection consists of anonymous carvings, clay pots, beadwork, wooden and bronze sculptures, contemporary paintings, mixed media and new media art of 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The collection has become a historical reference that encompasses cultural diversity whilst encouraging continuity in research, teaching and promotion of the visual arts within the student body and society at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 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 artifacts
Our recent acquisition includes works by the following artists: Bronwen Lace (bell shaped curve), Nkosinathi Gumede (untitled series of paintings from his last Durban solo exhibition at the African Art Centre), Smphiwe Cele (photographs 365 degrees of still spaces) and the women for Children Print Portfolio which comprises of 52 national and international artists. We will also showing print portfolios of the international print exchange programme that has not been shown to the public before.
For more information visit the University’s website or call us on (031) 373 2207 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The art gallery is located at the Steve Biko Campus, Cecil Renaud Theatre, entrance access gate 2 Mansfield Road.
The gallery is open five days a week. Mondays to Thursdays 8:30 – 4:30pm and Fridays to 3pm.