African Art Centre - Durban
Are you a business owner in Durban?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Durban.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to African Art Centre
During the past 50 years the African Art Centre has provided thousands of artists and craftspeople with opportunities for self-employment and the realization of their talents. 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 organization. Visit our shop and gallery where we showcase the best of traditional and contemporary South African art and craft by Master Craftspeople and Fine Artists. Products include Antique Zulu and Xhosa fine beadwork and artefacts, telephone wire products, Ilala Palm Baskets, handmade ceramics, paintings, works on paper, sculpture and embroidery.
Regular Development Projects presented by the African Art Centre not only focus on skills transfer and product development but also on the preservation of traditional craft skills. Over the past 50 years, the Centre has represented the interest of craftspeople and artists by supporting and promoting their work at the shop and also via retail markets and art galleries in the rest of the country and abroad.
Today operating from premises in Florida Road, Durban the African Art Centre has adapted to the changed political, economic and artistic landscape and expanded its operations. It is proud to be recognized as the longest surviving South African organization involved in the development and promotion of black artists and craft-workers
The vision of The African Art Centre is a society where the work of indigenous artists and craftspeople is acknowledged, respected, appreciated, promoted and preserved to ensure that they are able to earn a sustainable living from their artistic creativity and craftsmanship.
The African Art Centre contributes to the development, promotion and appreciation of the works of artists and craftspeople by:
* providing creative and craft skills development training for groups of talented youth, and targeted male and female crafts people, primarily in KwaZulu Natal
* actively discovering, encouraging and nurturing works of creativity, originality and of the highest quality
* providing an outlet for the exhibition, sale and dispatch of artists’ and crafts persons’ work, based on the principles of fair trade
* assisting young and established artists/craftspeople to become self-supporting by accessing funding for training, development and for exhibitions/ displays and publicity
* communicating and documenting traditional and contemporary trends in art and craft
* preserving our cultural heritage
You may also like
Full-Day Durban Highlights Tour
Explore the fascinating city of Durban on this full-day tour. Enjoy a drive along the ‘Golden Mile’, the beachfront promenade, viewing the upgraded Point Waterfront,1 ReviewsFrom ZAR 1,205.00
St. Lucia Wetlands & Estuary: Day Tour & Boat Safari
Take a day tour of the St. Lucia wetlands and estuary and enjoy a variety of activities. Visit a crocodile farm, go on a boat safari, and walk along the Board Walk from t1 ReviewsFrom ZAR 2,772.00
Durban City & PheZulu Cultural Village
This scenic tour starts off in the busy hub of the city of Durban where you will see the main attractions, and wends its way up into the serene and majestic Valley of a T3 ReviewsFrom ZAR 992.00
- Best Seller
Underberg: Full day 4X4 trip to the Sani Pass & Lesotho
Drive through the awe-inspiring Sani Pass, the highest point in South Africa. Make your way to Basotho Village in Lesotho, where you'll have a chance to meet the inhabita7 ReviewsFrom ZAR 952.00
Durban Sightseeing City Tour
Embark on an educational, historical, cultural, and fun city tour of Durban, all within the safety and comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.1 ReviewsFrom ZAR 1,240.00
- Best Seller
Half-Day Safari from Durban
Enjoy a half-day tour focusing on KwaZulu-Natal’s diverse wildlife. Your local qualified tour guide will share their knowledge and experience, educating you about South8 ReviewsFrom ZAR 1,634.00
Battlefield History from Durban
Spend time with a visit of a famous battle of Isandlwana and Rocker's Drift. This tour is all about the history of Zulus, Anglo and Boer wars.From ZAR 2,378.00
Drakensberg World Heritage Tour
Visit Giant's Castle, a World Heritage Site in the South African Drakensberg mountain range. This 3km round trip hike takes you into the mountain's caves to see the Bushm4 ReviewsFrom ZAR 2,525.00
Zulu Oracle & Herbalist Experience
Come and enjoy a unique Zulu experience with a traditional Zulu oracle, diviner or herbalist. An Inyanga or a Sangoma is a traditional medicine practitioner or shaman of1 ReviewsFrom ZAR 438.00
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi & Emdoneni Wild Cat Project Day Tour
Spend a day in the wild on this day tour from Durban. Visit Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve ad spot the Big 5 with your guide. Then learn about big cats and their conservaFrom ZAR 2,480.00