The Scheryn Art Collection is thrilled to have Nick Cave’s Soundsuit, 2012, and Abdoulaye Konate’s Composition Bleue avec Orange et Jaune, 2016, currently on display as part of the opening exhibitions at the Norval Foundation, Pulling At Threads, curated by Owen Martin. The exhibition will run from 28 April until 20 August 2018.

The exhibition considers the role of craft in the practices of contemporary artists from South Africa and beyond. Bringing together artists that use techniques such as weaving, sewing, beading and collage, the artworks included in the exhibition challenge traditional art historical hierarchies that prefer painting and sculpture over craft-based media. These techniques represent both process and subject, where the form of making fundamentally informs the meaning of each object[1].

The Norval Foundation is a new centre for art dedicated to the research and exhibition of 20th and 21st century visual art from South Africa and beyond. The Norval family are the founders and initial funders of the Norval Foundation[2].

[1] Norval Foundation, 2018. Pulling At Threads, Norval Foundation, [Online]. Available:

[2] Norval Foundation, 2018. About the Foundation, Norval Foundation, [Online]. Available: