Iziko Museums of South Africa

Impressions of Rorke's Drift

iziko  South African National Gallery

Impressions of Rorke's Drift The Jumla Collection is an educational resource developed for the Impressions of Rorke's Drift The Jumla Collection exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery in 2014.

Impressions of Rorke's Drift Educational Resource Poster
Impressions of Rorke's Drift Educational Resource
Impressions of Rorke's Drift Educational Resource

About Impressions of Rorke's Drift

"Curated by Thembinkosi Goniwe, the exhibition includes over 100 works (comprising mainly prints) from 17 artists, who studied at the renowned Evangelical Lutheran Church Art and Craft Centre (known as Rorke’s Drift)in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. In conversation with those of the Jumuna Collectionare artworks drawn from ISANG’s Permanent Collection.


The centre operated for a mere 20 years (1962—1982), but had a major impact on South African contemporary art. Some of the country’s most influential artists emerged from Rorke’s Drift, includingSam Nhlengethwa, Pat Mautloa, John Muafangejo, Kay Hassan, Dumisani Mabaso, Bongiwe Dhlomo, Azaria Mbatha, Paul Sibisi, Lionel Davis and Sandile Zulu, among others. No complete archive of the phenomenal output of the centre’s artists exists outside of this collection, making it invaluable to the art world."

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An educational resource featuring artworks from the Impressions of Rorke's Drift exhibition, information about the history of Rorke's Drift, information about some of the artworks themselves, a number of activities and the elements and principles of art.



This resource had a number of important art principles, printing techniques and activities. The Salsa saw this as an opportunity to increase the longevity of this resource by designing it to fold out into a poster which showcases this useful information. When folded, the resource also reads as a booklet.

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