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SOUL OF AFRICA WALKABOUT (article first published : 2001-10-5)

The exhibition Soul of Africa, currently on show at the Durban Art Gallery, is the most important African art exhibition ever shown in Durban. It consists of sculptures from Central Africa dating back 500 years and features Benin bronzes, Kuba masks and many objects used in ceremonial occasions.

The works are on loan from the Volkermuseum in Zurich and were collected by Han Coray a Swiss collector in the early part of the 20th century.

Carol Kaufman curator of African Art at the SA National Gallery has given many talks on this collection. At the invitation of the Friends of the Durban Art Gallery she will give a walkabout of this collection on October 9 at 19h00. Cost is R10 which includes refreshments.




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