PLEASE TAKE NOTE: ART & JUSTICE TOURS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19).
TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN TOURS RESUME, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO CCAC@CONCOURTTRUST.ORG.ZA INDICATING YOUR INTEREST.
ACCESS TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT AND THE ARTWORKS ON DISPLAY IS SUBJECT TO THE DIRECTIVES ISSUED BY CHIEF JUSTICE MOGOENG MOGOENG ON 17 MARCH 2020 - THE DIRECTIVES ARE AVAILABLE HERE.
Art & Justice tours of the Constitutional Court Art Collection
Monthly Art & Justice tours of the Constitutional Court Art Collection (CCAC) are presented by members of the curatorial team on the last Saturday of every month, from 09:30 to 11:00.
Artworks on show in the public gallery are explored, whilst tour goers are also treated with rare access to some private areas and gardens of the Court – showcasing more of the art and perspectives on the renowned collection and architecture of the Constitutional Court.
A maximum of 10 people can be accommodated on each tour. Bookings are essential.
The tours are presented free of charge, although online donations to the CCAC endowment fund are encouraged and appreciated.
The tour commences at the main entrance of the Constitutional Court at 1 Hospital Street, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein. Underground parking is available at the Constitution Hill precinct. The Court is generally wheelchair friendly, although persons with disabilities are kindly requested to reach out beforehand.
Please direct all bookings requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +27 (0)11 359 7577 for queries.
Please note that the tour focuses specifically on the CCAC and does not include a tour of the surrounding site. Tours of Constitution Hill can be booked through visiting their website.
Booking are now open for the following 2020 dates: 25 January, 29 February (fully booked), 28 March (cancelled), 25 April, 30 May, 27 June, 25 July, 29 August, 26 September, 24 October, and 28 November.
The Constitutional Court Trust (CCT), custodian of the CCAC, is dependent on donor funding to care for the more than 600 artworks in its custody - all for the benefit of the public. To avoid conflicts of interest, the CCT can, however, only receive funding from individuals or organisations that have little or no prospect of litigating before the Constitutional Court. We have therefore partnered with The Foundation for Society, Law and Art in South Africa, a US based non-profit organisation, to receive anonymous donations to our endowment fund.
Make an online donation towards our work of preserving and presenting the CCAC here.
“...it is the most vibrant collection I have seen in any courthouse in the world.”
“Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the Constitutional Court. If one were going only to see the art, it would be worth the trip. If one were going only to see the Court, it would be worth the trip. But seeing both, and learning how meticulously the two have been melded together to reflect the values embedded in the South African Constitution was, quite simply, extraordinary and moving. No visitor to Johannesburg should miss this experience.”
“[Our] students were taken on a behind-the-scenes curatorial tour of the Constitutional Court, which preserves the ‘architecture of brutality’ and, at the same time, aspires towards South Africa’s rebuilding on a stronger democratic foundation through adaptive reuse. They were able to develop a greater understanding of identity politics, social justice, and human rights through art."