African Art Centre

Durban, 15a Station Drive Morningside

Originally a project of the South African Institute of Race Relations, the Durban African Art Centre has, since 1984, operated as an autonomous, non-profit organisation. The African Art Centre has provided thousands of artists and craftspeople with opportunities for self-employment and the realization of their talents over the last 50 years.

The African Art Centre has a commitment to development work. Art and crafts projects, training workshops and exhibitions to promote individuals and community groups are some of the activities that are continuously undertaken. A number of strategic sustainable projects which serve to generate economic opportunities for crafters and artists in both rural and urban Kwa-Zulu Natal are facilitated by the Centre and ensure a steady stream of new entrants into the art and craft markets

The African Art Centre is a non-governmental, not for profit organization that contributes to the development, promotion and appreciation of the works of indigenous artists and craftspeople.

From the time of its initiation in 1959, the African Art Centre started collecting exceptional Zulu Artifacts and Fine Arts. This collection is now known as The Jo Thorpe Collection and has been donated to The Campbell Collections (of the University of KwaZulu-Natal) now housed at Dr. Killie Campbell’s residence “Muckleneuk” at 220 Marriott Road, Durban. The collection is available for study and to view by appointment.

Sharon Crampton (Director), Nozipho Zulu

15a Station Drive

P O Box 803

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