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Underrated gallery

This art gallery is housed in a beautiful old building which was once a law court. Yet it is quite... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
David L
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Pretoria
What a cultural gem!

If you find yourself visiting Pietermaritzburg you cannot afford not to visit this gem of a... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
ilanlax
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

This art gallery is housed in a beautiful old building which was once a law court. Yet it is quite difficult to find, although it is more or less opposite the Town Hall. Enormous rooms, each with its own character and style of exhibition. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed 16 September 2018

If you find yourself visiting Pietermaritzburg you cannot afford not to visit this gem of a cultural hub. The gallery has a cross-cultural permanent collection with regular ad-hoc exhibitions relevant its mission of providing a bridge between the colonial past and the new democratic dispensation...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

I really love the paintings at this gallery, beautiful abstract pieces, leave much to the imagination, local and international pieces

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

If you look carefully you will still see the beauty and class of Pietermaritzburg but it is quickly being overrun by inner-city ills. One of the oases of culture is the Tatham Art Gallery opposite the beautiful old town hall in the CBD. Friendly and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Finding art galleries in Pietermaritzburg can be quite challenging, especially in town. Tatham Art Gallery is in my opinion an attribute to the city. The building used to be the Old Supreme Court building and is full of history. As an art teacher from the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

A very serene place to be just to relax.and admire the beauty of all different types of art .from different cultures to all diversities and all forms of art from contemporary to abstract.you will find something that catches your eye.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank naidookersey
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The Tatham Art Gallery is a truly special gem in the heart of Pietermaritzburg. I usually go for concerts which are done or organised by Christopher Dugan... world renowned pianist. The setting is incredible. The art works laid out in this period building are spectacular....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

The whole city centre is very run down, so the old Supreme Court building in which the gallery is contained suffers accordingly. The gallery has an interesting collection of contemporary African works, though many of the rooms were closed without explanation. It includes a pleasant...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ian2005wine
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Much as the good people at the Tatham Art Gallery are keeping the gallery up to scratch, it's the coffee shop that is the real gem. The menu is varied, the quality of fare is very good, and the service is good. It temains a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank dcapmb
Reviewed 19 July 2017

|If you are into art, I was amazed what huge selection of local contemporary- and international artists this gallery in Pietermaritzburg has to offer: Well-known German artists, even a early Picasso and a big selection of older- and young South African artists. If you are...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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