Durban Art Gallery in Durban Central, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Durban Art Gallery in KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa is situated in the city of Durban.
The Gallery was established in 1892 and the first to recognize African craft as art in the 1970’s. It continues to ensure diversity in its’ exhibitions. Traditional beadwork, carvings, clay, sculptures and wirework are some of the contemporary local artists’ creations on show. Rotating displays keep the exhibitions diverse and lectures, classes and films keep the experience original.
The gallery holds over 3 500 works from the best of Africa’s, the East’s and European contributions to art from the 15th century to present day. The gallery stands out as one of the city’s very best and contains the work of many acclaimed artists, it is a must for visitors to the city.
Things to do and see
- Visitor Centre & Information desk
- Gary Lecture Theatre
- Volunteer Tour Guides (Pre-book)
- Coffee Shop
Admission to the Gallery is free and it is open Monday to Saturday from 8h30 to 16h00 and on Sundays from 11h00 to 16h00.
If you give the Gallery a weeks’ notice they can arrange one of the volunteer guides to do a tour in various languages.
Durban has a warm climate throughout the year with cooler evenings in the winter months and rainfall throughout the summer months.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 15˚C and 29˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 7˚C and 20˚C.
There are Domestic and International flights into Durban’s King Shaka Airport on a daily basis. Bus services, taxis and car rental companies are available for easy access around the area.
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