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DAG BREAKS RECORD (article first published : 2001-02-3)

The Durban Art Gallery broke its 1999 record of 17 temporary exhibitions by an additional six, bringing the total number of temporary exhibitions last year to 23.

Exhibitions held in 2000 were the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Print Portfolio, the KZN Matric Art Exhibition, Daily Life in a Suitcase (Lieke Grobís work documenting the lives of six women), Nationís Alphabet by Ipopeng Community Projects, Steve Hilton-Barberís photographic Maputo Corridor, Millennium Tower Proposals, Hansreudi Buchiís photographic exhibition and French Collection which featured work from the Durban Art Galleryís permanent holdings.

Then came the XIII International AIDS Conference and its attendant Amasiko Programme which saw numerous exhibitions on show at the Durban Art Gallery and the introduction of the AIDS 2000 Banner which encircled the Durban City Hall.

Then followed the Material Matters wallhangings, Isiwethu Zethu which featured textile work from the DAGís outreach programme, Ezamandulo-Endowment dedicated to heritage, Alan Alborough (Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner 1999), Sight/Insight comprising works by Dan Rakgoathe and Willem Boshoff, Daimler-Chrysler Award Winner 2000 Kay Hassan and, finally, the Ithunga Project which launched the 2001 calendar by ArtWorks.




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