18 October 2010-13 February 2011. This exhibition, entitled A Vigil of Departure, is a retrospective of the modern abstractionist Louis Maqhubela and displays his works from 1960 to 2010.

The London-based artist studied at the Polly Street Art Centre, the first large-scale urban art centre in South Africa, from 1957 to 1959 during the apartheid regime.

Later he travelled to Europe where he met visionary and abstract European artists, who taught him how to use line, form, shape and colour as expressive means with a predilection in the rituals and places of the country of his birth.

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Address Iziko South African National Gallery. Government Avenue, Company's Garden, Cape Town, tel. +27 (0)21 467 4660. Tue-Sun 10.00-17.00.

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A Vigil of Departure by Louis Khehla Maqhubela

Iziko South African National Gallery. Government Avenue, Company's Garden, Cape Town, tel. +27 (0)21 467 4660. Tue-Sun 10.00-17.00.