Our much loved, annual Members' exhibition.

  • 15 January 2018 - 03 February 2018
  • Main Gallery, Media Gallery, Mezzanine Gallery



Disrupted thoughts:

The Art of disruption

Disruption of realism 

Disruption as a subversion of power

Disruption and expectations

Disruption and memory

Disruption and history

Disruption and continuity 

Disruption and consciousness


A feminist perspective: 

“Like desire, language disrupts, refuses to be contained within boundaries. It speaks itself against our will, in words and thoughts that intrude, even violate the most private spaces of mind and body.” (bell hooks, 1994: 167)


A literary perspective:

“At the end of it all [...] I was able to witness in a very light manner the heavy dramas of disruption and continuity in history; of disconnection, reconnections or new connections; of limitations in choice, followed by moments of plenitude and sometimes confusing, even disempowering choice. As if that was not enough, there was one more hurdle to jump: anguish from the resonances of implication.” (Njabulo Ndebele, opening address at the launch of the Cambridge History of South African Literature, UCT)





16 January – 4 February 2018

Opening and prize giving – Tuesday 16 January 17h30



Please deliver work to the KZNSA gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban on these dates:

Thursday 11 January 09h00 – 17h00

Friday 12 January 09h00 – 17h00

Saturday 13 January 09h00 – 13h00

No late submissions can be accepted.



All mediums are welcome: Painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, collage, sculpture, ceramics, performance etc. Our media gallery is also available for digital and film submissions.

Members may submit one piece each.



All submissions are eligible for the Joan Emanuel Family Trophy and a share of the R20 000 prize money. Independent judges will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. In additional, the KZNSA exhibition sub-committee award a commendation for an outstanding piece.

1st prize: R10 000

2nd prize: R5 000

3rd prize: R2 500

KZNSA prize: R2 500


Download and fill out the members application form here

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