Posted by Swellengram


  • Posted 10 months ago
  • Local Stories

The Drostdy Museum is about to welcome a new addition: Anami, a contemporary art gallery that celebrates the diversity and creativity of South African artists.

Anami, which means “They are with me” in Xhosa, is the vision of Alice Mfundisi, a passionate art collector and curator who wants to showcase the works of emerging and established artists, ceramicists, and sculptors from across the country.

The gallery will feature works by Zwelakhe Ngobese, Dr Willie Bester, Sally Myburgh, Sarah Walmsley, Tay Dall, Anathi Tyawa, Janko de Beer, Marco Olivier, Lorraine Piers, Rudoph Bitzer, and Grady Tomlinson Zeeman, James de Knoop Nic Van Rensburg amongst others. These artists explore themes of identity, culture, history, and social justice in their diverse and eclectic creations, using various mediums and techniques.

Anami aims to create a dialogue between the past and the present, the traditional and the modern, the local and the global, by juxtaposing bold design and art with heritage and architecture. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire the stunning artworks in a unique setting that blends old and new, as well as to participate in regular events, workshops, talks and exhibitions that promote and celebrate the vibrant and dynamic South African art scene.

Anami will open to the public on 12th November 2023. Don’t miss this chance to experience the Drostdy Museum in a new light and discover the amazing talent and vision of contemporary South African artists.

Sculptures by Nick Van Rensburg:

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