First Thursdays at Norval Foundation


Norval Foundation opens its doors every First Thursday of the month – offering free admission to all.

With extended opening hours, Norval Foundations allows visitors to step into a world of art in an environment that also fosters an appreciation for nature – separate from the bustle of the inner-city First Thursdays.

Norval Foundation’s art exhibitions are complemented by its sculpture garden, outdoor amphitheatre, purpose-built exhibition spaces and research library. The estate also includes a sophisticated restaurant and bar a bespoke shop and a children’s playground.

Current exhibitions on display:

‘Trade Winds’ by Yinka Shonibare CBE

A series of artworks, including sculptures, photographs and a major installation, created between 2008 and 2018, which are connected through their use of Dutch Wax fabric.


‘On the Mines’ by David Goldblatt

The last exhibition that the photographer personally helped conceptualise before his death in 2018. Goldblatt is revealed as the great chronicler and documenter of South Africa: the quiet observer of how the country, its peoples, its institutions and landscape have been inscribed by politics and power.

‘Labour of Many’ by Ibrahim Mahama

Mahama’s rigorous, socially engaged and process based practice, brings to the fore Africa’s role in the global exchange of commodities while considering the movement of its people and how labour is valued. For the installation at Norval Foundation, Mahama intervenes in the Foundation’s largest gallery, at nine metres high, covering the surfaces with hessian sacks, contrasting the humility of the materials with the monumentality of the space.

Venue: Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Rd, Tokai, Cape Town
Time: 10am to 8pm
Cost: Free

Tel: 087 654 5900
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