For over a decade, Thompson's Gallery has formed personal bonds with South Africa. Whilst there, we have been captivated by the breadth of creative talent, which we are now thrilled to present to the UK in our first exhibition of carefully selected South African artists.
'Contemporary South Africa' will explore a variety of media, techniques, and subject matter by some of the most inspiring contemporary artists living and working in South Africa today: Gail Catlin, Ruan Huisamen, Arend Louw, Thembalethu Manqunyana, Leon Müller, Hennie Niemann Jr., Jaco Roux, Anton Smit, René Snyman, and Louis Jansen van Vuuren.
Some are celebrated internationally, others are emerging figures, yet all artists are united by their creativity and shared nationhood. From bushland renderings to stylised portraits; challenging narrative scenes to large-scale bronzes, each artist's work is a world unto its own. Explore viewpoints and stories anew in the extraordinary selection of painting and sculpture presented in 'Contemporary South Africa' at Thompson's Gallery Harpenden.