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Alt and Omega: Jackson Hlungwani

Galleries 2-8

2 September 2020 – 26 July 2021

 

Jackson Hlungwani (1923 – 2010) was born into a XiTsonga-speaking family that prided itself as being part of a Shangaan warrior lineage. Growing up in rural Limpopo and northern Mpumalanga, he never attended school and, as a child, herded the family goats and sheep. When he was old enough his father taught him to carve, as his father had before him, transferring skills, familiar styles and underlying concepts common to the community.

iiNyanga Zonyaka: Athi-Patra Ruga

Atrium

2 September 2020 – 26 July 2021

 

In the first iteration of Athi-Patra Ruga’s iiNyanga Zonyaka — The Lunar Story Book — his story world takes the form of a window vinyl, permeating the space like the mouth of the universe, opening out of the atrium. Inspired by the stained glass of a church, the translucent film depicts a visual narrative which cross-pollinates through various time zones.

The Reunion: Georgina Gratrix

Gallery 1

13 February 2021 – 31 May 2021

 

Norval Foundation is proud to present The Reunion: Georgina Gratrix, the first solo exhibition at a museum of the South African artist’s paintings. Bringing together 27 major artworks, completed between 2011 and 2020, The Reunion draws upon the holdings of the Homestead Collection, based at Norval Foundation, as well as loans from private lenders.

 

 

Mixed Company

Gallery 9

13 February 2021 – 31 May 2021

 

Mixed Company is a thematic group exhibition exploring the act of gathering, pictured through the eyes of eleven modern and contemporary artists from southern Africa: Omar Badsha, Jody Brand, David Goldblatt, Dada Khanyisa, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Musa N. Nxumalo, Leonard Matsoso, John Muafangejo, Kresiah Mukwazhi, Selby Mvusi, and Gerard Sekoto. 

 

Sculpture Garden

Ongoing

The Sculpture Garden at Norval Foundation features three-dimensional and installation-based artworks by artists from South Africa and Africa. The unique site, bisected by a protected Cape Lowland Freshwater Wetland and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Western Cape, features flora that are indigenous to the area. The placement of artwork takes the site into consideration, using the contours of the garden to hide and reveal work, creating an experience of discovery for the viewer. The building has been designed so that the Western side gives way onto the Sculpture Garden at multiple points, allowing visitors access from the galleries, building connections between exhibitions taking place both inside and outside.