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Durban Art Gallery

Tel: 031 311 2264/9

Fax: 031 3112273


In 1892 Durban’s harbour engineer Cathcart William Methven donated a painting

‘Durban Bay from Claremont’ to the Town Council of Durban which was to become the first acquisition of the Durban Art Gallery. The character of the Gallery’s collection which subsequently developed had a marked European flavour until the mid-1970s when the focus moved closer to home. Only in the post-Apartheid era have the Gallery’s collection and exhibitions come to represent accurately the art being produced in Southern Africa. The Gallery’s primary concern is the collection, curatorship and exhibition of traditional and contemporary art.

Open: Mon—Sat 08:30—16:00 Sun 11:00—16:00