Appointed as the new Historical Paintings and Sculpture Curator, Iziko South African National Gallery. Hayden Proud retired at the end of February 2021.
Prior to this, he was a senior lecturer in History and Discourse of Art as well as Curatorship at UCTâ€™s Michaelis School of Fine Art. His curatorial work has extended over two decades, having mounted over a dozen major shows at both local and international institutions and galleries. He has a long association with Iziko having curated three exhibitions there including Flip at the Iziko Old Townhouse, and more recently was the Curator of the Tretchikoff: The Peopleâ€™s Painter retrospective in 2012 at the Iziko South African National Gallery. This exhibition welcomed almost 30 000 visitors with a great amount of published commentary. He has also served on the Acquisition Committee and the Council of the Friends of ISANG. His interests include contextualizing historical collections and is responsible for pre-1950â€™s artworks in the Iziko South African National Gallery, as well as the Michaelis Collection.
This year, to celebrate 150th anniversary of Iziko South African National Gallery, Andrew will be curating an exhibition, with salon styled hanging in Room 1 and the exhibition will extend to Room 2, 3, 4, 5 and the Lieberman. He has informed me that works from the Bailey Collection will definitely be featured in this anniversary exhibition. There is also the possibility that the Bailey exhibition currently in the Oval and Room 13 remains up this year to allow visitors to view this over this time.