Oliewenhuis presents new art in Level 1


A brand-new art exhibition called Creatively Contrasted, has been on display at the Oliewenhuis Art Museum since 30 September and will be running until 15 October 2020.

This comes after the announcement of Level 1 of Lockdown and the museum being able to open its doors to the public on 1 October 2020. Visitors have since been able to enjoy and experience the exhibition set out by the museum.

According to a statement by Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Creatively Contrasted: New views on the Permanent Collection is a curated exhibition from the Permanent Collection housed at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, specifically created in celebration of Heritage Day, which was celebrated on 24 September.

The statement reads that the Permanent Collection comprises an outstanding collection of South African art. It has a solid foundation of early South African artists and continually expands on its collection of works by contemporary South African artists.

By selecting artworks with contrasting interesting aspects, such as the oldest and the most recently created artwork in the collection, the exhibition aims to give a fresh perspective on the collection. It also highlights the incredible variety of heritage objects and pays tribute to the incredible richness of South African visual art.

The exhibition is made virtual for all to enjoy and the virtual exhibition can be viewed at: https://issuu.com/oliewenhuisartmuseum/docs/creatively_contrasted_exh_catalogue_oliewenhuis_ar

Visiting hours during Level 1 at Oliewenhuis are as follows:
Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 15:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00
Closed on Sunday.

Heidre Malgas