KZNSA is an independent not-for-profit, public benefit organisation with 18A status
INCLUSIVE AND INTIMATE
Everything about the KZNSA supports its profound belief in inclusivity. Open to all, with every exhibition and workshop being free to attend, the gallery environment is airy, intimate, welcoming and convivial. It is very much a public space, connecting the street to the park, with under-the-sky seating amidst indigenous acacia trees, and the contemporary architecture of the building itself providing a permeable, flexible and robust space to exhibit, work, learn and market.
Founded in 1902, the KZNSA is KwaZulu-Natal’s foremost contemporary gallery, hosting artists of national and international stature, and reflecting the vibrant creative heart of the province. It is a not-for-profit, public benefit organisation with 18A status is committed to the promotion of contemporary arts and linked to an extensive network of national institutions that also promote and catalyse cultural change.
Fundamentally, KZNSA is an inclusive society where the public, fellow educators, students and artists gather to share their common interests in the unique and intimate space of the gallery. In addition to exhibitions, some of which are curated by South African artists who debuted at the gallery and have gone on to achieve international acclaim, there are artist-led educational initiatives, an annual gallery member fair, as well as retail partnership opportunities.
KZNSA transforms the local arts community
through activating and incubating contemporary ideas,
artists, and cultural production.
The KZNSA is a not for profit contemporary art space whose aim is the advancement of visual art
To be a highly-regarded contemporary art space that engages its complex and diverse community with socially relevant concepts for the support & development of artists and culture production.
To host good exhibitions.To be a gallery that artists want to be associated with. To host artists from across SA and beyond. To be significant to the KZN & national arts community. To host socially relevant programming.To be accessible to a community of varying backgrounds and ages. To draw a multitude of people to the organisation, both audiences and artists. To create a dialogue between artists of varying levels and abilities.To show continued interest in the advancement of the visual arts industry at large. To be an entry-point for emerging artists. To increase public awareness of the arts. To encourage the collecting of art among the public. To develop lasting relationship with buyers and collectors
Host curated shows that have coherent aesthetics, or challenging concepts, and the possibility of sales. Invite artists to take part in curated group shows. Successfully utilise the gallery: multiple gallery spaces, double volume etc.Develop a programme that engages with issues that currently affect us; locally and internationally Host exhibitions, talks, events and other initiatives that stimulate community interest, offer new perspectives, and are visitor-centred. Encourage new audiences to visit and participate. Engage with buyers and collectors. Increase visibility.