Mary Agnes Stainbank was born in 1899 on the farm Coedmore in Bellair, Durban. She was educated at St. Anne’s DSG at Hilton.
Stainbank was an artist way ahead of her time. Though credited with introducing a modern school of sculpture to South Africa during her early career, she was often criticized for her use of avant-garde images
During her career, Stainbank produced many portraits of the people who lived on the Coedmore estate as well as architectural commissions that she received. These include decorations on buildings, in Durban, such as the Children’s Hospital at Addington Beach and the government offices in the CBD.
The Stainbank collection is generally regarded as the largest body of work by a single artist in South Africa to have remained intact. The collection is housed at the Mary Stainbank Memorial Gallery at Coedmore, the original Stainbank family estate, where the family settled in the 1880s.
Mary Agnes Stainbank died in 1996 in Durban.
Address: 14 Robin Road, Yellow Wood Park, Durban South, 4011, South Africa
Area: 625 acres
Phone: +27 31 469 2807
Times: Mon – Sat (6AM–6PM) bookings must be done in advance
|Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve||R30||R15|
|Mary Stainbank Memorial Gallery||R20||R10 (kids & pensioners)|