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New in 2018: Curated Spaces at the Monument

Published on 8 June 2018

This year, for the first time, the National Arts Festival will be hosting curated exhibitions at the Monument. The purpose of this initiative is to provide a platform for curated exhibitions in one of the main Festival centres, while bridging the space between the Fringe and Main art programmes. The exhibitions, which have been curated by Carmen Ford, include carefully selected artworks from local and national artists and creative groups, all of which will also be for sale to the public.  

  •  All exhibitions will be open from 10:00 to 18:00 daily 
Keiskamma Art Project
NomNompilo Sibisi's Gentle Lessons


First Floor Alcove
The African tradition of storytelling is at the heart of an innovative exhibition of tapestries and craft work made by the Hamburg-based Keiskamma Art Project.    

Sister Sister

Olive Schreiner Annex
An all-female exhibition featuring work by Bev Butkow, Chemu Ng’ok, Shenaz Mohamed and more.  


Ground Floor Alcove and Annex
A small collection of portrait and landscape artworks that seek to question how we place ourselves in and amongst the physical and psychological landscape of South Africa. Featured artists include Dolla Sapeta, Jonathan Silverman, Qhama Maswana, BA Moolman, Desmond Mnyila and more.