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Freedom Equals No Fear


As an all female team, August represents a highlight in Eclectica Contemporary’s calendar. Join us as we explore and celebrate the narratives of women from all walks of life on the African continent in our annual, all female, group exhibition titled Freedom = No Fear. This Women’s month we shift our attention to a deep understanding of how society unconsciously leads us to dissect

Freedom Equals No Fear2021-09-17T14:08:56+02:00

Finding Eden


Salim’s new exhibition at Eclectica is titled ‘Finding Eden’. The title of an earlier showing with the gallery, ‘The Three Abstractions: love, time and death’ is as capacious. Salim asks us to engage with the big questions, be they metaphysical, theological, or achingly human. His approach, however, is tender always.

Finding Eden2021-06-30T13:59:34+02:00

Odyssey Extension


Download Catalogue Al Luke A Study of Deceit 2021 Mixed Media on paper 106 x 76 cm Al Luke A Whole lot of hot air 2021 Mixed Media on paper 106 x 76 cm Thonton Kabeya La Rumba Series Untitled 1-9 2021 Mixed Media on Canvas 33 x 42 cm

Odyssey Extension2021-06-17T12:39:49+02:00



Our journey begins in North Africa. Here artists often work in contexts charged with multiple of constraints. They can easily find themselves in war zones and regions fraught with conflict. These Geographical discords give rise to deeper inner conflicts like a crossroads of tradition or political censorship. As a result North African Artists either have to work in exile or


Stick it


Looking back on the past year, it is difficult to disentangle timelines and events while still in the deep fog of a crisis, and yet the steady presence throughout it all is the importance of front-line workers. In her online solo exhibition Stick It, Sue Greeff; South African nurse turned fine artist, offers an opportunity to retrace a personal history of Nursing in South

Stick it2021-05-13T09:52:58+02:00



11:11 - Art Exhibition - As a new beginning is offered with the start of a new year, we remain impacted and by the challenges and triumphs of the year just past.


Rest – a summer show


Rest We find ourselves in one of the most complicated times in history. The convergence and blurring of personal and private worlds alongside the intrusion or integration of professional and public lives inside our homes is situated within a desperate outside world. In order to regroup and reassess, rest is crucial. In our Summer Group Exhibition at Eclectica Contemporary, we gather artists offering

Rest – a summer show2021-07-16T12:11:05+02:00

João Ladeira – Crossing Over


João Ladeira Crossing Over Crossing Over is a solo exhibition by João Ladeira, featuring mixed media works installed on the ground floor of Eclectica Contemporary’s building. Working mostly with brightly coloured Dutch wax fabric that have become ubiquitous across many African countries, Ladiera’s works reflect on these surfaces that have become a contemporary symbol of African attire and textiles and the bodies that

João Ladeira – Crossing Over2021-02-02T11:21:04+02:00



Margins Eclectica Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Margins, a group show which runs alongside three adjacent curatorial collaborations taking place in the gallery throughout August and September to celebrate Womxn’s Month. As a womxn run and led gallery based in South Africa, August is a focal month in Eclectica Contemporary’s calendar. Our intentions, as a gallery and as a team,



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