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Remembering the SS Mendi

20 February 2017 - 18 May 2017
Remembering the SS Mendi


A total of 616 South Africans, including 607 Black troops serving in the South African Native Labour Contingent, died when the SS Mendi sank in the English Channel on the way to France on 21 February 1917.  

Local Eastern Cape artist Hillary Graham produced a comprehensive installation that commemorated this tragic event.  This exhibition of paintings and drawings from the Art Museum's Permanent Collection, will be on display to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the sinking of the SS Mendi.

The exhibition opening will be held on the 21 February 2017 at 17h30.

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