The African Art Centre

The African Art Centre

The African Art centre in Durban was established in 1959 with the backing of the South African Institute of Race Relations. The African Art Centre became a non profit organization in 1982, and the primary focus is on assisting both local and young artists and craftsmen in KwaZulu Natal, by providing them with adequate funding, necessary training, and publicity through various exhibitions and displays.

The African Art Centre also strives to uncover new skills by encouraging and developing this talent and creativity. The centre aims to use the documentation of contemporary African art and craft trends, and in doing so hopes to preserve the cultural heritage of South Africa. A massive variety of exceptional artworks are housed within the centre, not only providing prospective buyers with an almost endless variety to choose from, but providing many of the craftspeople, with a source of income.

In doing so, one might also be assisting in building the reputation of the artists, improving their chances to achieve both national and international fame. And, as the Art Centre can provide one with insight and information into the various artists and craftsmen, one can be sure that they will be making a well informed decision with every purchase. Many of the artists that have been encouraged and developed through the African Art Centre, have become well known both in South African and internationally.

Art featured at the African Art Centre include a variety of beadwork, both traditional and contemporary; beaded cloth sculptures and dolls; a variety of traditional grass and telephone wire baskets; a number of ceramic pieces which include traditional Zulu beer pots; hand painted, beaded, and embroidered fabrics, as well as meat platters and spoons carved from wood, and a fine selection of woven rugs and tapestries.

Opening Hours : Monday to Friday 08h30 to 17h00, Saturdays 09h00 to 15h00, Sundays / Public Holidays 10h00 to 15h00 by appointment only (phone during office hours to book)
Address : 94 Florida, Durban, 4001, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Contact : (tel) +27 (0) 31 312 3804/5 (fax) +27 (0) 31 312 3818

Accommodation Near The African Art Centre

Sleeps: 2

Madeline Garden Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Morningside, Durban

0.4km North West of The African Art Centre

Madeline Garden Apartment lies in the hub of Durban's sub-urban street life (one street away from Florida road and Lilian Ngoyi (formerly 'Windermere') road.

Mabhida View

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Morningside, Durban

0.5km North West of The African Art Centre

This cozy open plan apartment with lovely views is conveniently situated above a shopping mall in Morningside where one can conveniently pop downstairs to Woolworths Food, Checkers, Wimpy, Restaurants, bottle store and many more shops.

Bon Ami On Ninth

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Morningside, Durban

0.6km North West of The African Art Centre

We offer upmarket, Hotel Style Accommodation featuring 15 en-suite bedrooms with the Housekeeper and Night Guard on site to see to all your requirements. Our aim is to exceed your expectations, providing the very best hospitality in colonial style...

4 Isabella Gardens

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Morningside, Durban

0.6km West of The African Art Centre

4 Isabella Gardens is a lovely 3 bedroom (6 sleeper) duplex in 7th Avenue, Morningside, Durban. It is within walking distance to Greyville Racecourse, Avondale Spar, Argyle Road Spur, Florida Road with all its pubs and restaurants.

Sleeps: 6

10th Avenue

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Morningside, Durban

1.0km South West of The African Art Centre

This is a newly-decorated 3 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed simplex in Durban's fashionable Morningside, within a few minutes' walk from Greyville Racecourse, shops and restaurants, and within a few minutes' drive of all Durban's amenities

Sleeps: 6

Summersands 39

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.1km East of The African Art Centre

Summersands 39 is situated in the prime area of the Durban Beachfront, it is a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom, luxury self-catering apartment. It has modern furnishings and decorated with beautiful paintings and chandeliers.

Sleeps: 4

Luxury Ground Floor Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.1km East of The African Art Centre

Set in a secure estate, luxury self catering apartment is well located along the prime area of the Golden Mile. It has an attractive appearance with well-maintained gardens and a pool.

Sleeps: 4

North Beach Durban Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.2km East of The African Art Centre

North Beach Durban Apartment is a self-catering apartment located in a secure complex, situated in the North Beach area of Durban.The apartment is ideal for guests looking for comfortable lodging, close to the beach and a variety of action.

Sleeps: 4

North Beach Durban Holiday Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.2km East of The African Art Centre

North Beach Durban is a self-catering apartment located in a secure complex, situated in the North Beach area of Durban. The apartment is ideal for guests looking for comfortable lodging, close to the beach and a variety of action.

Sleeps: 4

195 on Innes - Self Catering Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Morningside, Durban

1.2km North West of The African Art Centre

195 on Innes self catering cottage is set in its own garden. The unit is separate from the main house with secure off street parking. The unit is fully furnished and the modern kitchen contains all the necessary utensils to prepare meals. The main...