A Celebration of Sekoto: The Life & Song of Gerard Sekoto

13 May - 01 June 2014
Mezzanine Gallery

In partnership with the Gerard Sekoto Foundation, Cedric Nunn, the Tatham Art Gallery, Concerts SA and The Headroom, the KZNSA invites you to join us in celebrating the extraordinary life, art and music of Gerard Sekoto (1913 – 1993).

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Widely recognized as the pioneer of modern black South African art, we pay tribute to his life and song with an illuminating multimedia display in the Mezzanine Gallery and we mark his legacy in our Main Gallery with a solo exhibition by Isabel Mertz, the 2011 winner of the Gerard Sekoto Award.


For the opening event on Tuesday 13th May, Concerts SA have put together an African Jazz ensemble featuring Dalisu Ndlanzi on double bass, Dr Sazi Dlamini on guitar, Paki Peloeole on drums, and Sthembiso Ntuli on turner sax. Sharing the stage with this notable quartet will be acclaimed local poet Menzi Maseko as we embark upon an evening spent rejoicing in the rich heritage of Sekota’s music, art and poetry.


Isabel Mertz’s exhibition is presented by Absa, together with the French Institute of South Africa in collaboration with SANAVA, the Embassy of France in South Africa and the French cultural network of Alliances Françaises in Southern Africa.

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16 May 2014
Exhibition Opening
The KZNSA Gallery hosted the opening of three new exhibitions on Tuesday 13 May 2014.