Matric art exhibition at TAG

2016-06-01 06:00
                                                                                 PHOTO: supplied ‘Post Office’ by Lebo Khoza can be seen at the KZN Midlands Matric Art Exhibition at the Tatham Art Gallery, until 10 June.

PHOTO: supplied ‘Post Office’ by Lebo Khoza can be seen at the KZN Midlands Matric Art Exhibition at the Tatham Art Gallery, until 10 June.

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AN exhibition of artworks produced by matriculants from schools in the city and Midlands has become a highlight on the Tatham Art Gallery’s calendar.

Due to renovations in 2015 the gallery was unable to host the exhibition, but this year 17 schools are participating.

The gallery’s education staff visited schools last year to see what the pupils produced. They were assisted by an independent selector to make the final choices. “As always, there are a number of surprises in this year’s selection,” said Pinky Madlabane-Nkabinde, education officer at the gallery.

The artworks take many forms, including sculptures, ceramics, paintings, installations, photographs, prints and digital images. A number of art journals, which form part of the curriculum, were also selected for display.

“We looked at the progress from Grade 10 to the final stage in Grade 12, where pupils produce their final piece. Sometimes there is a gradual link or consistency, and huge progress in technique and skills,” said Madlabane-Nkabinde.

Apart from traditional art, the exhibition boasts innovative subjects, techniques and use of medium, as the pupils provided a shift in visual art.

“From found objects, where we see a clock made out of all sorts of steel elements by Richard Braithwaite from Hilton College, titled The Gears of Time, to the bleach and ink drawings from girls of Russell High, who took to the streets of Pietermaritzburg to do architectural drawings, which coincided with our Building History exhibition that has been a huge success,” said Madlabane-Nkabinde about what to expect at the exhibit.

“The girls also showed creative process in their production of old buildings of Pietermaritzburg, such as one of the works by Lebo Khoza, The Post Office, and another by Anelisiwe Dlamini, Harwin’s Arcade,” she said.

The KZN Midlands Matric Art Exhibition is in the gallery’s Main Room and the shop passage walls. It is open until 10 June. - Supplied.

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