Exhibitions are mounted in the Main, Mezzanine and Media galleries. The Park Gallery
and the Shop retail he work of local artists and crafters, and the Café stairs and
glass box accommodate pop-up youth exhibitions every First Thursday
KZNSA hosts 15 to 25 exhibitions every year in our Main, Mezzanine and Media galleries, free to the public. Exhibitions are our core activity, and the reason for our existence.
The Main Gallery is a double-volume space, half of which is covered by the Mezzanine. Clerestorey windows, a full height doorway and another opening provide ample natural light. The 4 walls offer great versatility - an unbroken 16m run, and a large 80m2 wall. All walls are white. Floors are screeded concrete.
The Mezzanine Gallery overlooks the Main Gallery. Ideal for small shows, or to show additional works on a large exhibition. The Mezzanine is carpeted, and has access through to the Park Gallery.
Floor space: 18 m x 4.25 m: 76.5m2
Walls: 3.3 m high
Lighting: Directional lighting to all walls
The media gallery is a formal screening room with a built-in projector and surround sound system. It is also available for mixed media site-specific installations. Floor is screeded concrete.
Floor space: 10 m x 4.5 m: 45m2
Walls: Black, 2.5 m high
Lighting: Directional lighting to one wall
As well as the gallery being available for hire by artists and curators,
we have developed our own programmes to support
local work and host socially relevant exhibitions.
The KZNSA Social Art Programme 2014-2019, funded by the National Lotteries Commission and the Department of Arts and Culture, comprises 18 exhibitions exploring issues relevant to our time and place. Each exhibition had an education programme, consisting of public walkabouts, skills training workshops, artist presentations to the public, and blog posts aimed at high school students.
KZNSA is the KZN venue for the following national exhibitions:
- Sanlam Portrait Awards
- The Gerard Sekoto Award
- The Ernst Cole Award
- PPC Imaginarium
- Sasol New Signatures
- Ceramics South Africa, KZN
During the first Thursday of every month, school-going artists have the opportunity to display their work free along the gallery’s café stairs and in the glass box, showcasing their talent to a wide art-loving audience and inspiring a future in the arts.
If you would like to make use of the gallery for an exhibition, please download and submit the attached form.