The Oliewenhuis Art Museum team has been hard at work to create meaningful virtual experiences for all to enjoy until we are open to the public again. Our social media followers can look forward to a variety of posts featuring images of artworks, interesting information and activities from previous exhibitions and the Oliewenhuis Art Museum Permanent Collection.

Every week will start by introducing the selected exhibition and artworks on Monday and then continuing with posts right through the week. Posts will include images, photos, videos, interesting information and even practical activities for kids. Delving into our archives we’re discovering treasures of visual material and information, including videos of walkabouts presented by South African artists, demonstrations of techniques and catalogues produced. This affords us the wonderful opportunity to share some visual heritage in the form of past exhibitions that are still relevant or, in some instances, relevant again.

Please join us from Monday, 8 June to Sunday, 14 June 2020 on our social media platforms for the start of our virtual art museum exhibitions and activities. Revisit, explore and reflect through an array of posts consisting of videos and photos – a virtual re-displaying of a past group exhibition, ‘Performing Wo/Man’, curated by Derek Zietsman. The exhibition commented on how a changing post-apartheid socio-political environment is causing South African men and women to create new conceptions of identity, and on how South Africans are breaking down and reconceptualising previously imposed preconceived identities.

‘Performing Wo/Man’ was on show from 26 May until 26 June 2016 in the Reservoir, Oliewenhuis Art Museum.

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Oliewenhuis Art Museum is a satellite of the National Museum, Bloemfontein, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture.