KZNSA Gallery in Durban, KZN, seeks proposals for exhibitions for their 2020 exhibition calendar. Successful applications will be announced no later than 30 September 2019. Read more on how to apply here.

  • 29 July 2019
  • General, KZNSA

KZNSA Gallery in Durban, KZN, seeks proposals for exhibitions for their 2020 exhibition calendar. There are three exhibition spaces available and proposals can look at using these individually, or all together. Floor plans and elevations can be viewed here: Main javascript:mctmp(0); and Mezzanine


Exhibition proposals can use the space/s for a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 6 weeks. Venue rates are applied weekly – see rate sheet here: javascript:mctmp(0);


The society has an in-house publicity officer and publicity services and installation view and opening photography costs are mandatory. 


Main Gallery, photograph by Paulo Menezes. 


Mezzanine Gallery Photograph by Niamh Walsh-Vorster



The Main Gallery is a double-volume space, half of which is covered by the mezzanine. Clerestory 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 the walls are white.

Floors are screeded concrete. 

Floor space: 10 m x 18 m: 180m2

Walls: See Floor & Wall plan

Lighting: Directional lighting to all walls



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 surrounds sound system. It is also available for mixed media, site-specific installations.

The floor is screeded concrete. 

Floor space: 10 m x 4.5 m: 45m2

Walls: Black, 2.5 m high

Lighting: Directional lighting to all walls


Procedure for applying for an exhibition at the KZNSA Gallery

  1. The KZNSA has a selection committee, elected by KZNSA Council, that meets to review works submitted for possible exhibition at the gallery.
  2. The selection committee reviews applications that are submitted within the open call dates: 1 May – 30 July 2019.
  3. Group or Solo Exhibitions are welcome. Curators are encouraged to apply, as are galleries or other art institutions.
  4. An exhibition proposal form is attached, please complete.
  5. Please also supply the following:
  • Exhibition title
  • Exhibition framework (description & motivation, explaining theme / intention, max. 400 words)
  • Artist/s biography
  • 5 -10 good quality images (1-5 MB) with captions (title, date, medium, dimensions and artist’s price)


If your work is selected, the selection committee will try to accommodate your preferred date and space. Due to the high number of applications, we may not be able to accommodate every applicant’s preferences, in which case we will allocate (a) gallery space(s) and exhibition date(s). You are welcome to accept these or not.


Works submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed. The selection committee’s decision is based on a majority vote and is final. Feedback regarding acceptance or rejection of your proposal is given at the Director’s discretion.


Should your proposal for an exhibition be successful, a contract between you and the KZNSA will be drawn up concerning this exhibition and you will be sent to sign.



Please submit your application in PDF format, not exceeding 2MB and include only the information requested. Photos of work to be attached as separate jpg. files.


Please insert as the subject of your e-mail and title of your application document, downloadable here: javascript:mctmp(0);

Submission 2019 _Your Name and Surname


Successful applications will be announced no later than 30 September 2019.
If you have any queries, please contact the gallery on 031 277 1705 or

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