Norval Presents When Rain Clouds Gather

9 February 2022 to 9 January 2023

norvalNorval Foundation presents When Rain Clouds Gather: Black South African Women Artists, 1940 – 2000, an exhibition that reflects on the influential and often unacknowledged contributions of Black women to South African art history in the twentieth century.

Expressed through a Black African feminist lens and curated by Portia Malatjie and Nontobeko Ntombela, the exhibition is a cross-generational communion of 40 Black women artists, spanning from early Modernism to the contemporary period.

The exhibition places the intellectuality of Black women artists at its core, offering a rare encounter with history in which Black women’s work is the object, method, and theory of study.

The over 120 works displayed in the exhibition demonstrate a number of recurring themes such as the effects of apartheid in 1948 and the racial and gender injustices that preceded it,  as well as religious and spiritual engagements, black womanhood, family and community.

The artworks feature a variety of media, including painting, drawing, etching, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, installation, and textiles.

The exhibition brings together works by Selina Baloyi, Edith Bukani, Ros Buthelezi, Regina Buthelezi, Dudu Cele, Valerie Desmore, Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa, Patience Dlamini, Emilia, Faiza Galdhari, Josephine Ghesa, Bina Gumede, Francis Halala, Bongi Kasiki, Noria Mabasa, Diana Mabunda, Rosinah Maepa, Esther Mahlangu, Venus Makhubele, Letisa Mashawu, Esther Maswanganyi, Sisanda Mbana, Elizabeth Mbatha, Katherine Mchunu, Gladys Mgudlandlu, Judith Mkhabela, Dinah Molefe, Ruth Motau, Alina Ndebele, Henrie‑e Ngako, Rita Ngcobo, Gabisile Nkosi, Bonnie Ntshantshali, Sophie Peters, Helen Sebidi, Alvitha Sooful, Kedibone Sarah Tabane.

Venue: Norval Foundation Art Gallery1 Ou Kaapse Rd, Steenberg Estate, Cape Town
Time: Gallery times Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm | Closed on Tuesdays
Cost: Daily Admission ticket R180 for one year’s membership

Tel: 087 654 5900
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