Current Exhibitions

South African flora
From the 18th to 21st century

Art and photographs illustrating South Africa’s flowering plants are on display along with manuscripts and books from the library’s collection.

Artists showcased in this exhibition:

Auriol Batten
Gillian Condy
Tessa Dean

Georg Dionysius Ehret
Andrew James Fuller
Louise Guthrie

Sir John Herschel
Thalia Lincoln
William Paterson

Arabella Roupell
Helen Vanderplank

Hyacinthus Africanus (c. 1730) Georg Dionysius Ehret

Leucospermum Argenteum (c. 1835) Sir John Herschel ; George Henry Ford

Gardenia thunbergia (1777-1779) William Paterson

Asphodelaceae & Eriospermaceae (c.1993-c.1997) Helen Vanderplank

Crassula coccinea (1777-1779) William Paterson

Asphodelaceae (c.1993-c.1997) Helen Vanderplank

Tritomia Uvaria (1836) Sir John Herschel ; Lady Margaret Herschel

Protea scolymocephala (c. 1730) Georg Dionysius Ehret

Pelargonium crassicaule (1777-1779) William Paterson

Passage exhibition
A tribute to Jürgen Schadeberg
(1991-2020)

Past Exhibitions

CHARLES HAMILTON SMITH
African hoofed animals

ZULU WARS

ELLAPHIE WARD-HILHORST
Botanical artist

THOMAS BOWLER
Artist at the Cape

THE FOUNDING OF JOHANNESBURG

CONSTANCE STUART LARRABEE
1914–2000

MAJOR A B CREE
British Regiments in South Africa 1795–1902

THE BINDERY AT THE BRENTHURST LIBRARY
Taking care of the collection

FREDERICK TIMPSON I’ONS
1802–1887

Zulu Wars: Zulu, British & Boer – The first 50 years

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