About

The Norval Foundation shop is a natural extension of our mission to make art widely accessible to more people. In terms of both price and physical access, the shop is very easily accessible, and guests do not need a museum ticket to enter. 

It is a true South African museum shop, with books, exhibition posters and other products. Of our merchandise, 80% is designed and manufactured locally, while 20% represents global talent. 

The products cater to everyone’s tastes, not just those of art lovers. Everyone will be able to walk away with a souvenir of their time at the Norval Foundation, whether a wooden pencil or a limited-edition Irma Stern coffee mug.  

Our products are regularly synchronised with the exhibitions in the museum, so there is always something new to discover. Items based on featured artists such as Gerard Sekoto, Norman Catherine and Walter Battiss are just some of the things on offer at the Norval Foundation shop.

 

Publication

This publication documents four chapters of the exhibition Re/discovery and Memory. It covers the retrospectives of eminent South African sculptors, Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae and chronicles their innovative artistic practices. This is the first of its sort to be undertaken by any institution globally. They are presented alongside fellow sculptor and friend Edoardo Villa, whose work between 1958 – 1968 gives insight into the interactions of these artists associated with Polly Street Art Centre and the Amadlozi Group. Working with his ongoing concern regarding the notion of displacement, Serge Alain Nitegeka’s contemporary practice – as experienced through his immersive installation – offers us a means for reassessing Villa’s own engagement with immigration, as seen in his early works.

The publication is available at Norval Foundation’s shop for purchase, copies signed by the artist and curator is also available.

Shop Favourites

Norval Foundation chocolates, locally made by Cocoafair. 

Postcards featuring artists from the ‘Pulling at Threads’ exhibition, such as Maria Nepomuceno.

The Artist in Collaboration silk scarves – designed specifically for the Norval Foundation.

Isobel Sippel textiles inspired by our local flora and fauna.