By: Zongezile Matshoba
Albany Museum is abuzz with the 2011 National Arts Festival exhibitions. Exhibitors, artists and visitors have ignored the on and off cold weather to come and see for themselves some of the best creativities that are on offer.
The museum complex always offers prime space to some outstanding exhibitions at Natural Science Museum, History Museum, Observatory Museum, Fort Selwyn and Provost.
The following artists are accommodated at Albany History Museum:
Eastern Cape Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC) is presenting A Century of Fallen EC Visual Artists at History Museum Foyer
Johannesburg Art Gallery has Allan Crump: A fearless Vision at the Standard Bank Gallery
Caversham Centre is exhibiting People, Prints and Process at the Grahamstown Gallery
ILAM is showcasing For Future Generation at the Transformation Gallery.
At the Albany Observatory Museum diamond room, there is the Stamps Exhibition by the South African Post Office.
The Albany Natural Science Museum has the following artists:
Zingisa Nkosinkulu presenting Beyond Synergy at the Green Gallery B
Mathias Chirambo with Sacred Spaces at the Green Gallery A
Sonnett Olls is using the Museum’s Rennie Wing Hall to exhibit A Silent Witness
Brett-Anne Moolman is exhibiting the State of Being at the foyer next to the Blue Planet Gallery Michael Selekane is showcasing Ifa Lethu at the main foyer
Daniela Novela is at the Education Room with Three Primary Colours
Johann Badenhorst’s (on)duidelik is at the Cube Gallery just below the Green Gallery
Gordon Legg has Open Spaces at the Coffee Shop
Fanizani Akuna, Elvis Mavura and Richard Mteki are at the Gazebo with Contemporary Shona Sculptures
The Museum is opened daily from 09h00 to 17h00 for the 11 days of the AMAZ!NG festival which runs from the 30 June to 10 July.
Artists interested in booking for an exhibition venue must contact the Museum’s Exhibition Officer, Thabang Tshobeni.
For more about the exhibitions and the arts festival, please visit the:
National Arts Festival