About the Shop
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.
Explore our favourites from the gift shop.
Gold Bottom Pots
Wrapping Paper by Lucy Rose Currie
Dissonance: A Collaboration between artist Nandipha Mntambo and perfumer, Tammy Frazer
Re/discovery and Memory
Our first publication covers the retrospectives of sculptors, Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae and chronicles their innovative artistic practices – 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.
How Vincent Found His Croak
‘How Vincent, a Western Leopard Toad, found his croak’, commences our new series of children’s books. It tells the story of how a drought stricken Vincent found a new homeland for himself and his fellow toads in Norval Foundation’s gardens, a Cape Western Lowland Wetland. This is a protected conservation area where the Western Leopard Toad’s mate each August. This book introduces Vincent, the Foundation, and several of the sculptures and features found in the Wetland. The next book in the series will see Vincent engaging more with the curators of the Foundation, and will see him get to know several of the artists within the Homestead Art Collection.
The Norval Foundation Shop is dedicated to creating refined corporate gift box options that are tailor-made for every event’s needs. Our custom-created gift-boxes are the perfect accompaniment to your occasion. Our range stretches from the our very own Skotnes wines, exclusively made artisanal chocolates, specially designed candles to luxury wooden pens. Also included in our store is a range of Artists Editions, in-house publications, products from various artists and exhibition posters/ prints.