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Norval Sovereign African Art Prize Finalists 2024

Norval Sovereign African Art Prize Finalists 2024

  Norval Sovereign African Art Prize Finalists 2024 Gallery 9 14 February 2024 – 12 May 2024   The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize is an annual award that celebrates the practices of leading contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora. A collaboration...

Famakan Magassa: Witness of My Time

Famakan Magassa: Witness of My Time

  Famakan Magassa: Witness of My Time Gallery 9 24 August 2023 - 25 January 2024   In this exhibition, Famakan Magassa, the winner of the Norval Sovereign African Art Prize 2023, reflects on the complexities and persistent struggles that migrant bodies encounter...

Collectors’ Focus: The Kilbourn Collection

Collectors’ Focus: The Kilbourn Collection

  Collectors’ Focus: The Kilbourn Collection Gallery 9 22 April 2023 - August 2023   Frank Kilbourn, an entrepreneur and Chairperson of Strauss & Co., and Lizelle, his wife, a property lawyer and author, have been art collectors for nearly forty years. They...

World of Illusions: Grada Kilomba Copy

World of Illusions: Grada Kilomba Copy

  A World of Illusions: Grada Kilomba Gallery 1 8 September 2022 - 9 January 2023     Norval Foundation is honoured to present an immersive installation A World of Illusions: Grada Kilomba in Gallery 1 at Norval Foundation which opens on 8 September...

The Norval Sovereign Africa Art Prize 2023

The Norval Sovereign Africa Art Prize 2023

  The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize 2023 Gallery 1 26 January 2023 - 28 February 2023 The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize aims to benefit contemporary artists working in Africa or of the African diaspora Born and raised in Kita, a village located 180...

Berni Searle: Having but little gold

Berni Searle: Having but little gold

  Having but little Gold: Berni Searle Atrium and Galleries 2-8 15 February 2023 - 13 November 2023   Norval Foundation is delighted to announce a retrospective exhibition of the work of South African artist Berni Searle, that will run from 15 February 2023 until...

Maggie Laubser Portraits and the Landscape

Maggie Laubser Portraits and the Landscape

  Maggie Laubser Portraits and the Landscape: 1886 - 1973 Gallery 1 1 April 2023 - 30 November 2023   Maggie Laubser. Self-portrait, 1924. Oil on board. 42.5 x 34 cm. Courtesy of the Sanlam Art Collection Cape Town, South Africa – Norval Foundation is...

Bonolo Kavula: Lewatle

Bonolo Kavula: Lewatle

  Bonolo Kavula: Lewatle   Gallery 9 29 October 2022 – 20 March 2023     From her earliest works to the present, Kavula’s art has existed between the intersections of painting, printmaking, drawing and sculpture, pushing the limitations of each....

When Rain Clouds Gather

When Rain Clouds Gather

When Rain Clouds Gather: Black South African Women Artists, 1940 – 2000 Galleries 2-8 9 February 2022 - 9 January 2023 When Rain Clouds Gather: Black South African Women Artists, 1940 – 2000 is a reflection upon the influential and often unacknowledged contributions...

Uncover: Kamyar Bineshtarigh

Uncover: Kamyar Bineshtarigh

  Uncover: Kamyar Bineshtarigh Gallery 9 23 July 2022 - 10 October 2022     Norval Foundation is honoured to present Uncover: Kamyar Bineshtarigh, which opened on 23 July 2022 and runs to 10 October 2022. The exhibition is an opportunity for a selected...

The Norval Sovereign Africa Art Prize

The Norval Sovereign Africa Art Prize

  The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize  Gallery 9 26 January 2022 - 28 February 2022 The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize aims to benefit contemporary artists working in Africa or of the African diaspora by increasing their international exposure. A...

Selections from the Homestead Collection

Selections from the Homestead Collection

  Selections from the Homestead Collection Gallery 9 16 March 2022 - 11 July 2022 The Homestead Collection, housed at Norval Foundation, comprises of an extensive collection of artworks by twentieth-century South African artists, and a growing collection of...

Kapwani Kiwanga: Shady

Kapwani Kiwanga: Shady

  Shady: Kapwani Kiwanga Atrium 9 February 2022 – 9 January 2023     Kapwani Kiwanga is a Franco-Canadian artist based in Paris, whose work traces the pervasive impact of powerful asymmetries. Kapwani Kiwanga: Shady is an exciting exhibition on a large...

iiNyanga Zonyaka: Athi-patra ruga III

iiNyanga Zonyaka: Athi-patra ruga III

  iiNyanga Zonyaka: Athi-Patra  Ruga III Museum Entrance Ongoing     Norval Foundation is pleased to present a major commission by South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga in their triple-volume atrium. Coinciding with the Foundation’s relaunch on 2...

The Zanzibari Years: Irma Stern

The Zanzibari Years: Irma Stern

  The Zanzibari Years: Irma Stern Gallery 1 3 November 2021 – 1 August 2022 Norval Foundation is pleased to present Irma Stern: The Zanzibari Years, an exhibition focusing on a small body of significant works produced by Irma Stern during her two stays in...

Congress: The Social Body in Three Figurative Painters

Congress: The Social Body in Three Figurative Painters

  Congress: The Social Body in Three Figurative Painters Gallery 9 2 October 2021 – 10 January 2022 Congress: The Social Body in Three Figurative Painters is a thematic exhibition that places the work of three multigenerational South African painters — Trevor...

As Yet Untitled: James Webb

As Yet Untitled: James Webb

  As Yet Untitled: James Webb Sculpture Garden 2021 – 2023 Norval Foundation is pleased to present James Webb’s As Yet Untitled (2021), a site-specific, sound installation, on view until 2023. Obscured within the Cape Lowland Freshwater Wetland of Norval...

Mixed Company

Mixed Company

  Mixed Company Gallery 9 13 February 2021 – 28 June 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...

The Reunion: Georgina Gratrix

The Reunion: Georgina Gratrix

The Reunion: Georgina Gratrix Gallery 1 13 February 2021 – 31 May 2021Norval Foundation proudly to presented The Reunion: Georgina Gratrix, the South African artist’s first solo exhibition at a museum. Curated by Guest Curator Liese van der Watt, The Reunion brought...

Recent Acquisitions by the Homestead Collection

Recent Acquisitions by the Homestead Collection

  Recent Acquisitions by the Homestead Collection Gallery 9 2 September 2020 – 25 January 2021 Recent Acquisitions by the Homestead Collection brings together a series of artworks that speak to the evolving identity of the Homestead Collection, a major resource...

And then you see yourself: Zanele Muholi

And then you see yourself: Zanele Muholi

  And then you see yourself: Zanele Muholi Zanele Muholi Gallery 1 2 September 2020 – 25 January 2021 Zanele Muholi, born in 1972 in Durban, is a self-described visual activist, working primarily through photography. Their stated mission is to “re-write a black...

Alt and Omega: Jackson Hlungwani

Alt and Omega: Jackson Hlungwani

  Alt and Omega: Jackson Hlungwani Gallery 7 29 August 2020 to 10 January 2022 Alt and Omega: Jackson Hlungwani offers an immersive and inclusive look into Hlungwani’s artistic practice. Jackson Hlungwani’s artistic practice was spiritual, innovative, and...

Accomplice: Michael Armitage

Accomplice: Michael Armitage

  Accomplice: Michael Armitage Michael Armitage Gallery 1 8 February 2020 - 15 June 2020 Accomplice brings together a series of eight paintings and nine preparatory ink drawings by Kenyan artist Michael Armitage created over a two year period beginning in 2017....

Mapping Worlds: Scheryn Art Collection

Mapping Worlds: Scheryn Art Collection

 Collector's Focus Mapping Worlds: Selected Works from the Scheryn Art Collection Various Artists Gallery 9   2 November 2019 – 27 January 2020 Mapping Worlds: Selected Works from the Scheryn Art Collection is part of Norval Foundation’s ongoing Collector’s...

in Pursuit of Venus [infected]: Lisa Reihana

in Pursuit of Venus [infected]: Lisa Reihana

  in Pursuit of Venus [infected] Lisa Reihana Gallery 1 3 August 2019 - 20 January 2020 This exhibition features the immersive video artwork in Pursuit of Venus [infected] (2015-17) by Lisa Reihana (born Aotearoa New Zealand, 1964). Integrating hand-painted...

On the Mines: David Goldblatt

On the Mines: David Goldblatt

  On the Mines: David Goldblatt David Goldblatt Galleries 2 - 7 13 February 2019 – 11 August 2019   Shown for the first time in its entirety, On the Mines: David Goldblatt is the last exhibition that the photographer personally helped conceptualise before...

Labour of Many: Ibrahim Mahama

Labour of Many: Ibrahim Mahama

Labour of Many: Ibrahim Mahama Gallery  8 13 February – 5 August 2019 Norval Foundation is delighted to announce a major installation by Ibrahim Mahama, the first of its kind in South Africa. Mahama’s rigorous, socially engaged and process based practice, brings to...

Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE

Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE

Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE Gallery  9 13 February – 23 September 2019 The exhibition Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE at Norval Foundation, brings together a series of artworks, including sculptures, photographs and a major installation, created between 2008 and...

Collectors Focus: NUDES IN THE SANLAM ART COLLECTION

Collectors Focus: NUDES IN THE SANLAM ART COLLECTION

Collector's Focus III Nudes in the Sanlam Art Collection 13 February 2019 – 21 July 2019 Gallery 1, Norval Foundation Norval Foundation’s Collector’s Focus is a series of exhibitions and talks that highlight the role of collectors of visual art and design in shaping...

Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture

Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture

 Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture William Kentridge Atrium, Galleries 2-8 24 August 2019 - 27 July 2020 In Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture, visitors encounter a range of new and historical artworks that have been produced over the last two decades, which narrate...

Heliostat: Wim Botha

Heliostat: Wim Botha

  Heliostat: Wim Botha Gallery  2- 8 Curated by Owen Martin 29 September 2018 – 21 January 2019 Heliostat: Wim Botha brings together key works in the South African artist’s career spanning two decades and is organised around the idea of refraction. Refraction, as...

Batlhaping Ba Re!

Batlhaping Ba Re!

Batlhaping Ba Re! Gallery  1 Curated by Portia Malatjie  1 September 2018 – 28 January 2019Batlhaping Ba Re! is a solo exhibition by Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi (born 1943, South Africa) featuring paintings, etching and a sculpture from a career spanning five...

Re/discovery and Memory

Re/discovery and Memory

Re/discovery and Memory: Sydney Kumalo, Ezrom Legae, Serge Alain Nitegeka and Edoardo Villa Gallery 2-8 Curated by Karel Nel 28 April – 10 September 2018Major retrospectives of the work of both Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae will be shown alongside an exhibition of...

Pulling at Threads

Pulling at Threads

Pulling at Threads Gallery 1 Curated by Owen Martin 28 April 2018 – 20 August 2018 Pulling at Threads considers the role of craft in the practices of contemporary artists from South Africa and beyond. Bringing together artists that use techniques such as weaving,...

notes on spectrality, sorcery and the spirit

notes on spectrality, sorcery and the spirit

Collector's Focus I notes on spectrality, sorcery and the spirit Gallery 9 Curated by Portia Malatjie 28 April 2018 – 22 October 2018Stemming predominantly from a period between the 1950s and 1980s to as recent as the 2000s, the artworks in the Norval family’s...

Atrium Commission

Atrium Commission

  Structural Response III Serge Alain Nitegeka Norval Foundation AtriumCourtesy of the Claire & Edoardo Villa Will Trust Forced migration is central to Serge Alain Nitegeka's Structural Response III . The theme of disrupted lives, disrupted work and disrupted...