As part of the Department’s arts development programme, we are working to construct art centres in all of KwaZulu-Natal’s districts.
Government owned art centres include:
- Indonsa Art Centre (Zululand)
- Gobhela (Sezela)
- Stable Theatre (EThekwini)
- Osizweni Art Centre (Amajuba)
- Mbazwana Art Centre (Umkhanyakude)
- Bulwer Art Centre (Sisonke).
The Department also provides support to existing arts centres such the Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre (KwaMashu), BAT Centre (Durban), Rorke’s Drift (Shiyane) and Khula Arts Centre (Richards Bay).
Stable Theatre offers performance and rehearsal space as well as an easily accessible venue for workshops or seminars. With its perimeter of beautiful thorn trees (Acacia xanthophloea) also known as Fever Tree, the venue offers a home to all the arts where artists may present exhibitions, writers may hold book launches, film-makers premiere their films and poets offer new work.
Tel: 031 309 2513
The Osizweni Art Centre was established in 2010 by KZN Department of Arts & Culture responding to a request by Amajuba district artists. The centre is well located to service artists and tourists within the district and also from outside. Activities at the centre are performed and administrated by professional artists who have won local, provincial, national and international honours in both indigenous dances and visual arts.
Tel: +27 34 329 7253
Cell: +27 82 557 0846
Gobhela Art center is a community-based organisation (CBO) that runs community development, craft projects with ceramics, leather, jewellery, cane and weaving. The centre’s target market is tourists and is open from 08:00 to 15:00, Monday to Friday.
Tel: +27 39 972 1553
Cell: 082 481 6198
Indonsa Arts and Craft Centre is one of the RDP Centres initiated under the provincial Department of Arts and Culture. In August 2001 the Department approached Zululand District Municipality to form a partnership in which a well structured institution was to manage the centre’s finances and operations. Indonsa started functioning fully in 2002 under the management of the Zululand District Municipality up until now.