Impressions Of Rorke’s Drift

The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg
27 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017



Impressions of Rorke’s Drift was an exhibition of important artworks that were created at the Rorke’s Drift Art and Craft School in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

This Swedish Missionary School was one of the only places where black artists could study art during the Apartheid period.

The school had an important impact on South African contemporary art with respected artists of the likes of John Muafangejo, Sam Nhlengethwa, Pat Mautloa, Bongi Dhlomo, Kay Hassan and others having studied here.

The exhibition was well received by the art sector, media and the public as it toured nationally.

A hard-covered publication featuring essays from various guest writers and the curator will be released towards the end of 2017.


Exhibition views

Some views of the exhibition