Festival organisers are thrilled to have negotiated three much-anticipated, internationally-acclaimed major art exhibitions, as well as a myriad other carefully-curated exhibitions, to come to this year's Hilton Arts Festival, KZN's premier arts festival that takes place at the Hilton College from 15 - 17 September.
This year, the main Grindrod Theatre complex houses four exciting exhibitions. Situated in the Norman Dunn Gallery on the ground floor, is A Significant Life, the world's foremost photographic collection on the life and times of venerated South African anti-apartheid politician, activist and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela presented by commissioned photographer to Mandela, Matthew Willman.
You can join Willman at his two lectures, and hear his touching story, poignant memories and personal anecdotes in Memorial Hall: A Significant Life (Sun 17 @10h00) and A Life Less Ordinary (Sat 16 @ 13h00).
Upstairs in the library, Africa Media Online is thrilled to announce the World Press Photo Exhibition. This is the first time in many years that the exhibition will be presented in KwaZulu-Natal, and the first time at the province's foremost arts festival. In conjunction with the exhibition, Africa Media Online presents. They will be screening eight documentaries about the lives and works of leading photographers over the festival. The exhibition / screening package is a ticketed event. The exhibition and screenings will be in the Raymond Slater Library in the Centenary Center at Hilton College. DocuFest Africa will be held in Lecture Theatre A.
The art hub of the festival is bursting at the seams at the PWC Perspective Art Exhibition situated alongside the Bell Tower. The three marques boast a variety of artists work adorning the spaces. Over 60 artists and photographers works will be displayed and are for sale.
The festival would not be possible without the generous support of Hilton College, Grindrod Bank, Black Coffee, DWR, PWC, Bidvest Car Rental, Indwe Risk Services, Assitej South Africa, Loud Crowd, Sappi, Redlands Hotel, Zultrans, KZN Dept of Arts & Culture, BASA, Castle Lite.