South Africa’s art galleries offer visitors an artistic feast, from traditional craft-inspired art to ancient artefacts, colonial work and the richly varied art of contemporary practitioners.Iziko South Africa National Gallery is South Africa’s premier art gallery, featuring inspirational, innovative and often controversial exhibits. (Image: Iziko Museums Of South Africa)Brand South Africa ReporterJump to:Johannesburg art galleriesPretoria art galleriesCape Town art galleriesKwaZulu-Natal art galleriesWestern Cape art galleriesEastern Cape art galleriesFree State art galleriesLimpopo art galleriesMpumalanga art galleriesNorthern Cape art galleriesNorth West art galleriesNational and regional galleriesThe country’s flagship institution is the South African National Gallery, found in the scenic Company Gardens on Government Avenue in central Cape Town. The gallery falls under the umbrella of Iziko Museums, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture. It is also responsible for Cape Town’s Michaelis, William Fehr and Natale Labia collections.The National Gallery’s permanent collection spans the colonial to the contemporary, with its first works acquired in 1871.In the major cities, regional galleries – the Durban Art Gallery in KwaZulu-Natal, the Johannesburg Art Gallery in Gauteng, the King George VI Gallery in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape – showcase collections of indigenous, historical and contemporary works from these provinces.Visit the Iziko Museums website for more information.University and corporate galleriesThe universities also play an important role in acquiring works of national interest, with substantial collections housed at institutions such as the Gertrude Posel Gallery at Wits University and the University of South Africa gallery in Pretoria.There are also several corporate collections of national interest, including those of Standard Bank, Absa Bank and insurance company Sanlam.Gertrude Posel GalleryStandard Bank African Art collection at Wits UniversityAbsa art collectionSanlam art collectionCommercial galleriesCommercial galleries are found mainly in the major cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Many of these host solo and curated group exhibitions that change regularly, often on a monthly basis.Johannesburg art galleries12 DECADES ART HOTEL286 Fox Street, MabonengEach room of the self-catering 12 Decades Art Hotel features unique interior decor by some of South Africa’s most celebrated artists and designers, representing one of the 12 decades of Johannesburg’s history.WebsiteABSA GALLERYAbsa Towers North, 161 Main Street, JohannesburgThis corporate gallery hosts monthly contemporary art exhibitions and the prominent annual L’Atelier Award. Its impressive collection includes large-scale specially commissioned pieces, works by young contemporary artists and historical South African pieces dating back to the 1900s.WebsiteAFRICAN FEELINGS GALLERY154 Linden Street, Sandown, SandtonThis commercial space specialises in Southern African and African art with occasional curated exhibitions.AFRONOVA155 Smit Street, Braamfontein, JohannesburgAfronova is a Pan African gallery for modern and contemporary art created by Henri Vergon. It presents exhibitions of modern and contemporary art from the African continent and also represents artists. The gallery has a specialized bookshop with a catalogue of local and international publications on the art of the continent.WebsiteALICE ART GALLERY217 Dryf Avenue, Ruimsig, RoodepoortOwned by Alice Pitzer, Alice Art Galleries have two major galleries, in Ruimsig on the West Rand and Tshwane. They stock works that ranges from the inexpensive to investment status.WebsiteALLIANCE FRANÇAISE17 Lower Park Drive, Parkview, JohannesburgThe Alliance hosts contemporary South African and international art exhibitions, usually by solo artists. Exhibitions are solicited through proposals.WebsiteANTON SMIT SCULPTURE PARKBronkhorstspruit DamThe Anton Smit Sculpture Park is situated on the northern side of the Bronkhorstspruit Dam. It features a backdrop of natural limestone formations, manicured lawns and succulent gardens, highlighted by an expansive collection of monumental sculptures and installations. Only 40 minutes from Pretoria and an hour from Johannesburg, the Park is a destination of creativity attracting tourists and art buyers.WebsiteART AFRICA62 Tyrone Ave, Parkview, JohannesburgArt Africa will dazzle you with its collection of arts, crafts and artefacts from around Africa. The shop is split into a front section that carries funky, contemporary and often recycled items from self-help groups in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo. The back section has an amazing selection of wooden games, head rests, wooden statues and sculptures, wooden and grass bowls and bright African fabrics.ART AFRIQUEShop no U45, Legacy Mall, corner Maude & 5th Streets, Sandton, JohannesburgSpecialising in African and South African art, Art Afrique showcases fine African art, including well known pieces featured in private and corporate collections from around the world.WebsiteART ON PAPER44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf, JohannesburgThis small and reasonably priced gallery exhibits art from southern Africa with a special focus on works on paper, including all graphic and printmaking techniques as well as drawing. The print cabinets house an impressive collection of contemporary prints, and curator and owner Alet Vorster is welcoming and knowledgeable. Catalogues and books on local art are sold through the gallery.WebsiteARTIST PROOF STUDIOThe Bus Factory, 1 President Street, Newtown, JohannesburgThis innovative, community-based printmaking studio is situated in the hub of the Newtown Cultural Precinct. It is a training, production and selling facility concentrating on skills transfer and exchange programmes in Southern Africa and abroad.WebsiteARTISTS UNDER THE SUNZoo Lake, cnr Westwold Way and Jan Smuts Ave, ParktownOver 100 artists exhibit paintings, sculptures, ceramics and pottery at Zoo Lake on the first weekend of every month.WebsiteARTS ON MAIN264 Fox Street, JohannesburgArts on Main is a hub for Johannesburg’s creative community, a place to share and develop ideas. Developed in a newly converted early 1900s bonded warehouse, it features multiple creative experiences in one venue, including a restaurant, event and exhibition spaces, an outdoor cinema, and a rooftop bar.WebsiteARTONESIXTY GALLERYCorner 7th Street and Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank, JohannesburgArt One Sixty features contemporary art, new artists and an ever-changing schedule of displays.WebsiteARTSPACEGallery: 1 Chester Court, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue Parkwood, Rosebank, JohannesburgWarehouse: 3 Hetty Avenue, Fariland, Parkwood, RosebankSince opening in 2001, the Artspace Gallery has worked with talented, up and coming, as well as contemporary, South African artists. The Warehouse is a satellite gallery of Artspace and was designed to be a salon space presenting the ever changing array of works stocked by the gallery. However, demand has led to it too hosting exhibitions.WebsiteBAG FACTORY, AKA FORDSBURG ARTISTS’ STUDIOS10 Minnaar Street, FordsburgJohannesburg’s longest-established communal artists’ studio complex, the Bag Factory houses 15 local artists full time, including some of South Africa’s most established names, as well as three studios for international artists-in-residence. Founded to encourage dialogue between South African and visiting artists, it has major political and cultural importance. It houses the Artists Press and a gallery.WebsiteBATANAI ARTWORKS52 6th Avenue, Parkhurst, JohannesburgBatanai Artworks shows African art from southern Africa, focusing especially on high quality stone sculptures by master sculptors.WebsiteBENSUSAN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY121 Bree Street, Newtown Cultural Precinct, NewtownPart of MuseumAfrica, this space focuses on the history of photography and exhibits a permanent collection of optical toys, mirrors and lenses, exposing the public to the principles of photography and cinematography. It has a temporary exhibition space showing historical and contemporary work by local and international artists.WebsiteCHAPANGU GARDEN GALLERY304 Adolf Street, Strathavon, SandtonThis 1.5-acre commercial garden gallery in Sandton is home to select pieces by Zimbabwean stone sculpture masters. Artists include Agnes Nyanhongo, Colleen Madamombe, Dominic Benhura, Joe Mutasa and the late Bernard Matemera and many others.CHERIE DE VILLIERS FINE ART GALLERYShop UM25, Hyde Park Corner, Cnr William Nichol & Jan Smuts, Hyde Park, JohannesburgEstablished in Johannesburg in 1993, the Cherie de Villiers Fine Art Gallery offers an extensive range of paintings and bronze sculpture by leading South African artists.WebsiteCIRCA ON JELLICOE2 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, JohannesburgExtending the legacy and passion of the Everard Read Gallery on Jellicoe Avenue, they have, with award winning architectural firm studioMAS, created a striking sculptural structure that is as bold a creative statement as the contemporary art it will host. Gallery owner Mark Read’s vision for the gallery is to provide an opportunity for everyone, with varying stylistic interests, to look at art inclusively within in a venue that will offer patrons a complete experience of art in all its manifestations.WebsiteCO-OP68 Juta Street, Braamfontein, JohannesburgCo-Op provides a platform for new and emerging work in the fields of contemporary art and design, and features a diverse program of exhibitions, events and exclusive collaborations.WebsiteDAVID BROWN FINE ARTNelson Mandela Square, Sandton City, Sandton, JohannesburgDavid Brown Fine Art features a contemporary space with a large sculpture garden. The gallery exhibits contemporary paintings, sculptures, photography and ceramics in a variety of styles.WebsiteDAVID KRUT PUBLISHING140 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, JohannesburgDavid Krut Publishing publishes high quality books on contemporary South African art and architecture with the intention of encouraging an awareness of the wealth of creative talent in South Africa and promoting local writing on a range of subjects.WebsiteEVERARD READ GALLERY6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, JohannesburgThis commercial art gallery showcases quality work by local and international artists, holding monthly exhibitions of contemporary South African artists. It also deals extensively in investment-focused wildlife and traditional painting and sculpture.WebsiteFERREIRA ART GALLERY300 Main Road, Bryanston, JohannesburgThe Ferreira Art Gallery features art, sculptures and giftware. It also offers framing services, art classes, workshops and exhibitions. The premises include a beauty and hair salon and nail bar, as well as a fully-licenced restaurant with a continental menu.WebsiteFIRENZE GALLERYDF Malan Extension, Elandsdrift, MuldersdriftPaintings by Maureen Rugani in all media, as well as ceramics, stained glass, decoupage, pottery and hand-crafted knives.GALLERY 18136 Orleans Road, Kya Sands, Randburg, JohannesburgGallery 181 features an extensive and representative collection of authentic South African art, collected over 14 years, from artists in the Limpopo province, where sculpture is deeply rooted in tradition.WebsiteGALLERY MOMO52 7th Avenue, Parktown North, JohannesburgGallery Momo exhibits local contemporary work that goes beyond modern art and sees itself as an “alternative venue” for artists.WebsiteGALLERY ON THE SIDEPineslopes Shopping Centre, Witkoppen Road, Fourways, Sandton, JohannesburgBoasting one of the largest collections of Fine Art in South Africa, this South African art gallery displays over 3 000 unique items in stock. Gallery on the Side is right in the heart of the luxury office and residential belt of Gauteng, which services the Sandton CBD. It incorporates a true African Boma gallery on two levels – choice South African Art, African Artefacts and International Graphics are on offer together with a comprehensive framing service.WebsiteGALLERY ON THE SQUARENelson Mandela Square, corner Maude and Fifth streets, SandtonA commercial gallery focusing on prints, painting, sculpture and ceramics. International names include Picasso, Joan Miro, David Hockney and Jim Dine, while local artists include Regi Bardavid, Colbert Mashile, the Ardmore Ceramic Studio and others.WebsiteGALLERY SEIPPELArts on Main, 40 Berea Street, corner 245 Main Street, JohannesburgGallery Seippel shows upcoming South African and European contemporary art. It encourages a cultural exchange between the Seippel Gallery in Cologne and the Johannesburg gallery and often invites artists from South Africa to exhibit in Europe and vice versa.WebsiteGODART GALLERY78, 3rd Avenue Melville, JohannesburgThe Godart Gallery promotes contemporary South African art and is located in the trendy suburb of Melville. It is a a contemporary developmental gallery, giving newcomers are given an opportunity to break into the art world.WebsiteGOODMAN GALLERY163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, JohannesburgThe Goodman Gallery was founded in 1966 and remains at the forefront of the local contemporary art scene. It represents a variety of artists, both local and international, and has a regular exhibition programme of primarily solo and two-person shows. It is home to William Kentridge, Penny Siopis, Sam Nhlengethwa, Zwelethu Mthethwa, David Koloane and David Goldblatt, among other top names.WebsiteGRAHAM’S FINE ART GALLERYUnit 46, Broadacres Lifestyle Centre, corner Cedar and Valley Roads, Broadacres, Fourways, JohannesburgAn investment and fine art gallery, Graham’s Fine Art Gallery specializes in only the finest collection of work from artists such as Irma Stern, Maggie Laubser, Hendrik Pierneef, Hugo Naude, Gerard Sekoto, Alexis Preller and Walter Battiss.WebsiteHENRY TAYLOR GALLERYShop No G 7.2, Cedar Square, corner Cedar and Witkoppen Roads, Fourways, JohannesburgHenry Taylor specialises in the Old Masters. The gallery features a diversity of Old Masters, as well as up and coming artists, who have been earmarked as the next generation of Old Masters.WebsiteIN TOTO GALLERY6 Birdhaven Centre, 66 St. Andrew Street, Birdhaven, JohannesburgIn Toto strives to offer the best of many different genres and a range of styles that will cater to the established art collector, as well as newcomers to the art scene.WebsiteJOHANNESBURG ART GALLERYKlein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, JohannesburgThis Edward Lutyens-designed building houses impressive collections of 17th century Dutch paintings, 18th and 19th century British and European art, 19th century South African works, a large contemporary collection of 20th century local and international art and a print cabinet containing works from the 15th century to the present. As a major focus of urban regeneration programmes, it provides the base for the Joubert Park Public Art Project.WebsiteKIM SACKS GALLERY153 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, JohannesburgThis commercial gallery specialises in contemporary South African design, fine craft objects and folk and tribal art from the continent, including jewellery, wood carvings, furniture, ceramics, and basketwork.WebsiteMARKET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPMarket Cultural Precinct, 139 Bree Street, Newtown, JohannesburgA community-based photographic training centre with studios and darkroom facilities, the Photo Workshop’s gallery shows work by current and former students.WebsiteMUSEUM AFRICAMary Fitzgerald Square, 121 Bree Street, Newtown, JohannesburgThe museum exhibits objects related to Johannesburg’s labour history, culture, art, music and politics. It also features a journey through the glory years of Africa’s past. It houses the Bensusan Museum of Photography and the Museum of South African Rock Art, as well as a geological collection. Temporary exhibition spaces host multidisciplinary festivals, contemporary art and student shows.WebsiteNGWENYA ART GALLERYSunridge Farm, Corner Beyers Naude & Diepsloot R114, MulderdriftGlassware, vases, bowls, candle holders, glasses, animal figurines, ornaments and corporate gifts crafted from recycled glass. Talented glassblowers demonstrate their skills every weekday and last weekend of the month.OBERT CONTEMPORARY14 the High Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg6th Floor, 155 Smit Street, Braamfontein, JohannesburgThe Obert Contemporary has a flagship gallery in in Melrose Arch and an inner-city venue in Braamfontein. It is committed to the careers of a select group of contemporary artists from southern Africa. The gallery represents established artists with extensive local and international exhibition experience.OBJEKT32 7th Avenue, Parktown North, JohannesburgObjekt is located at Parktown Quarters and is committed to South African craft. It features artwork, ceramics, furniture, interior goods, and jewellery. Exhibitions, featuring a wide variety of artists, are also hosted at Objekt.WebsitePURPLE HEART GALLERYCnr. Christiaan De Wet & John Vorster Avenue, Weltevreden Park, RoodepoortThe Purple Heart Gallery is actively dedicated to promoting established and up-and-coming South African artists, focusing on work that is appealing and decorative.WebsiteROODEPOORT MUSEUM GALLERYCivic Centre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Road, Florida Park, RoodepoortThe Roodepoort Museum Gallery houses a collection of decorative art, glass and porcelain, representing such famous names as Royal Doulton, Meissen, Rosenthal, Daum, Royal Worchester, Lalique, Wedgewood, Etling and Clarisse Cliff.WebsiteROOKE GALLERYGround floor, The Newtown, Newtown, JohannesburgWorking only with a select few artists, the Rooke Gallery aims to further the appreciation of contemporary art. The gallery hosts a strictly limited number of exhibitions annually, all of which are designed to appeal to a growing art public with an appreciation for the avant-garde.WebsiteSABC CORPORATE ART COLLECTIONRadio Park, Henley Road, Auckland Park, JohannesburgThe collection holds 700 historical and contemporary works by various South African artists, including Kay Hassan, David Koloane, William Kentridge, Christine Dixie, Wayne Barker and Robert Hodgins. Some excellent contemporary works are displayed to the public in the foyer of Radio Park. In recent times the primary concern has been to acquire work by black artists and other artists previously under-represented in the collection.SEEDPOD STUDIOBroadacres Garden Centre, Cedar Rd, Fourways, JohannesburgThe Seed Pod Studio has grown from a small ceramics studio into a large Arts & Crafts studio focusing on many crafts, including ceramics, decoupage, mixed media and mosaics.WebsiteSPAZA ART GALLERY19 Wilhelmina Street, Troyeville, JohannesburgThe Spaza Art Gallery is community-based in a multi-cultured neighbourhood in the inner city of Johannesburg. It is a non-profit organisation that offers paintings, sketches, drawings, stone work from Lesotho, recycled works, decorated iron furniture, mosaic pieces, jewellery and more.WebsiteSTANDARD BANK GALLERYCorner Simmonds and Fredericks streets, JohannesburgA corporate, non-commercial space situated in Johannesburg’s downtown CBD, the gallery hosts high-profile exhibitions by local and international artists and major travelling exhibitions. Temporary theme-based exhibitions are curated from the Collection of African Art (held at the Gertrude Posel Gallery, Wits) with a strong educational focus aimed at scholars, students, academics and the general public. Annual attractions include the World Press Photo Award and the Standard Bank Young Artist exhibitions.WebsiteSTEVENSON JOHANNESBURG62 Juta Street, Braamfontein, JohannesburgThe Stevenson Gallery hosts solo and group exhibitions that engage with contemporary art practice in South Africa as well as Africa and its diaspora. There is also a Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town.WebsiteTHOMPSON GALLERY78 3rd Avenue, Melville, JohannesburgThe Thompson Gallery specialises in South African contemporary art, with regular exhibitions that include sculptures, paintings and glasswork.TOTEM GALLERYSandton City Shopping Centre, Shop U 17a, Upper Level, Sandton, JohannesburgThe Totem Gallery, which was founded in 1968, trades in high quality, authentic African art, which it ships worldwide.WebsiteUJ ARTS CENTREUJ Arts Centre, Cnr Kingsway and University Road, Auckland ParkThe University of Johannesburg Art Gallery exhibits contemporary South African art and group exhibitions by younger generation artists. Through the gallery, the university has occasionally commissioned site-specific public works, installed on campus.WebsiteUNITY GALLERYThe Bus Factory, 3 President Street, Newtown, JohannesburgThe gallery exhibits works by emerging artists, young and old, handcrafted figures and hosts spoken-word events.WebsiteWATERCOLOUR SOCIETY AFRICAManor Gallery, Norscot Manor Centre, Penguin Drive, Fourways, JohannesburgThe WSA was founded in 1975 with the objective of promoting the art and practice of watercolour painting. It has branches in Johannesburg, Centurion, Durban, Nelspruit, and Polokwane, and also hosts informal meetings in other areas. Exhibits are held at the Manor Gallery in Johanensburg.WebsitePretoria art galleriesANTON VAN WOUW MUSEUMOu Merensky Library, University of Pretoria, PretoriaDutch sculptor Anton van Wouw was best known for laying the foundations of traditional South African bronze sculpture. His works include African studies of the indigenous people of South Africa, as well as many monumental busts of leading Afrikaner leaders of the early 20th century.WebsiteARTCASE INC22 Chaumont, 174 Catherine Drive, La Montagne, PretoriaArtcase Inc exhibits paintings, sculpture, gall art, works on paper and hand embroidered art. They do consultations at the art gallery or visit homes and offices.WebsiteASSOCIATION OF ARTS PRETORIA173 Mackie Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, PretoriaA non-profit organisation, the Association of the Arts Pretoria promotes visual arts in all its forms. It features inter-connected art galleries in the peaceful setting of the Austin Roberts Park and Sanctuary. The Association hosts about 30 exhibitions annually and also puts on lectures, art classes and workshops for 500 to 1 000 people per month.WebsiteCENTURION ART GALLERYCorner Cantonments Rd and Unie Avenue, Lyttelton Manor, CenturionAffiliated to the Pretoria Art Gallery, the Centurion Art Gallery specialises in South African art. It collects, documents and conserves outstanding examples of mainly South African art, researches and compiles exhibitions from the permanent collection, and hosts major national and international travelling exhibitions, supplemented by educational activities.WebsiteCREATURE POTS8 East Avenue, IreneCreature Pots creates works of art that celebrate South Africa’s small wild creatures and encourage a love for them. The artists all express themselves in their own unique styles.WebsiteDESIGN SHOP105 Club Avenue, Waterkloof Heights, PretoriaThe Design Shop promotes South African design, applied art and selected crafts. Itprovides a showcase for young talent as well as established designers and creates opportunities for skills development and wealth creation for all South Africans, including those who have been historically disadvantaged and have difficult access to the local and international markets.WebsiteEDOARDO VILLA MUSEUMOld Merensky Library, University of Pretoria, PretoriaPermanent displays in the museums are 143 works which consist of heads, plaster of Paris reliefs, figures, tapestry, polystyrene sculptures in steel and charcoal studies. The exhibits are supported by documentary videos.WebsiteFRIED CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY & STUDIO430 Charles Street, Brooklyn, PretoriaThe Fried Contemporary Art Gallery and Studio exhibits the works of established artists, as well as of selected upcoming and previously unrecognised artists. Their shows are mostly curated and the focus is on good conceptual art, as well as on providing investment choices to art buyers and collections.WebsitePRETORIA ART MUSEUMCorner Schoeman and Wessels streets, Arcadia Park, Arcadia, PretoriaThe museum’s permanent collections include South African old masters, works from the Lady Michaelis Collection, international graphic art and 17th century Dutch paintings. The 20th century collection includes works by Irma Stern, Gerard Sekota and Judith Mason, among others. The various exhibitions halls host a number of concurrent exhibitions, some of which are aimed at school art syllabuses. A major new show opens every three months. An annual attraction is the Sasol New Signatures art prize, awarded to a young artist who has not yet held a solo exhibition.WebsiteTHE SHOWROOM78C Plot, Leander Way, Olympus, Pretoria EastThe Showroom aims to show off the best of South African art, and also features a section for new talent. They feature a wide variety of art, including Persian rugs and pewter objects.WebsiteTHE UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA ART COLLECTIONUniversity of Pretoria, PretoriaLocated in various buildings across the university’s campus, the University of Pretoria art Collection contains the works of 250 painters and graphic artists, 60 sculptors and 14 potters. They include include substantial collections of particular artists. In total there are 2 760 paintings, 800 sculptures (the largest collection in South Africa) and 30 ceramic pieces.WebsiteTHE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA ART GALLERYKgorong Building, University of South Africa Main Campus, Preller Street, PretoriaA regular exhibition programme focuses mainly on core issues in the Unisa Fine Arts and Art History degrees through curated group exhibitions. The permanent collection is a good representation of historical and contemporary South African art.WebsiteTINA SKUKAN ART GALLERY6 Koedoeberg Road, Faerie Glen, PretoriaThe Tina Skukan Art Gallery, situated on one of the last remaining small holdings in Faerie Glen, hosts monthly exhibitions of established artists, as well as events such as artists talks, demonstrations, walkabouts and performances. The exhibition areas include a sculptural garden.WebsiteCape Town art galleries34 FINE ART160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape TownFine art by leading South African and international contemporary artists.Website38 SPECIAL GALLERY38 Buitekant Street, Gardens, Cape TownEstablished in 2000, 38 Special Gallery is located in one of Cape Town’s oldest buildings, which dates back to 1770. The original walls are still visible. 38 Special operates as a day time coffee shop and showcases local art talent, usually solo exhibitions, that are updated monthly.3RD I GALLERY95 Upper Waterkant Street, Cape TownSituated in an 18th-century warehouse, the gallery showcases exhibitions exploring contemporary issues. The on-site framing workshop offers framing, museum preservation and restoration. Phone to find out about evening function times.A WORD OF ARTWoodstock Industrial Centre, Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape TownA Word of Art aims to create art projects and experiences rather then white-wall gallery shows. It reflects a new artistic subculture that is a mix of street art, graffiti art, underground art, popular art, modern art and contemporary art.WebsiteTHE ALFRED MALL GALLERYShop 1, Alfred Mall Shopping Centre, V&A Waterfront, Cape TownThe Alfred Mall Gallery features the finest in contemporary South African fine art. Established in 1994, it showcases some of South Africa’s most exciting and talented artists. Original works of art by South African artists, paintings in varied media, ceramics and bronzes, complimented by an extensive collection of the South African Print Collection, offers a wealth of choice.WebsiteART.BLibrary Centre, Carel van Aswegen Street, Bellville, Cape TownArt.b, the Arts Association of Bellville, is a community-orientated organisation, sensitive to new ideas and supportive of established and emerging artists from all cultural backgrounds. Art.b’s vibrant art gallery showcases the visual art and artists of the Western Cape. A non-profit organisation open to all, it is the Western Cape branch of the South African National Association of Visual Art. The gallery is maintained and managed with the support of the City of Cape Town.WebsiteASSOCIATION FOR VISUAL ARTS35 Church Street, Cape TownThe AVA is an important not-for-profit gallery in central Cape Town hosting up to 50 exhibitions a year, with proposals selected by committee. Run by the energetic Estelle Jacobs, the AVA usually hosts three exhibitions at a time, with many young contemporary artists making their debut here.WebsiteBARNARD GALLERY55 Main Street, Newlands, Cape TownOpened in March 2010, the Barnard Gallery focuses solely on art and sculpture. Its philosophy is to showcase that art that owner and director Christiaan Barnard has personal for and to evoke the same appreciation from the public.WebsiteBLANK PROJECTS113-115 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape TownBlank Projects is is an independent, artist-run exhibition space founded in Cape Town by Jonathan Garnham in 2005. It is dedicated to new developments in contemporary South African Art and encourages experimental practice from both emerging and established artists, building a context for the dissemination of ideas around contemporary African arts practice.WebsiteBRONZE AGE FOUNDRYKing George Way, SimonstownIncorporating Albertyn’s Stables Art Gallery and a bronze foundry which services many of the city’s artists, this wharf-side institution is housed in a 200-year-old building originally used by a cartage company to stable horses and store carts.WebsiteCAPE GALLERY60 Church Street, Cape TownThe Cape Gallery is set in the heart of the old city, flanked by the colourful Georgian and Dutch facades built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Central to the tradition of South African painting is the abiding love of the land. Early Cape painters were reporters who described the topography, flora and fauna of the land, a conservative approach which is still favoured by the gallery’s clients today. The emergence of vibrant street art has added an African character to the work on display.WebsiteCARMEL ART ORIGINALClaremont Gallery: 66 Vineyard Road, corner Cavendish St, Claremont, Cape TownConstantia Gallery: Constantia Village Shopping Centre, Main Road, Constantia, Cape TownWith two galleries in Cape Town, Carmel Art stocks a wide range of paintings by leading South African artists in a large variety of media and subjects. Traditional work is shown in the Constantia Gallery and more contemporary in the Claremont Gallery, which has recently been expanded to become the largest contemporary art gallery in Cape Town.WebsiteCASA LABIA192 Main Road, Muizenberg, Cape TownBuilt in 1929 to reflect the spirit of 18th century Venice, Casa Labia is the former Muizenberg residence of Count and Countess Natale Labia. It is a national monument and a multi-functional cultural centre that includes a contemporary South African art gallery.WebsiteCHELSEA ART GALLERY51 Waterloo Rd, Chelsea-Wynberg, Cape TownSituated in the old Chelsea Village of Wynberg is the ‘Ou Pastorie’, a beautiful Victorian house and home to the Chelsea Gallery, host to leading South African artists and monthly exhibitions of contemporary art.WebsiteDAVID KRUT PROJECTS CAPE TOWN31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, Cape TownDavid Krut Projects Cape Town is dedicated to promoting contemporary art in a dynamic and collaborative environment. It includes prints and editions from the David Krut Workshop (DKW), Johannesburg, by leading and emerging South African artists and a variety of media by artists represented by David Krut, as well as material by established local and international artists.WebsiteDEON VILJOEN FINE ART1 Palmboom Road, Newlands, Cape TownDeon Viljoen Fine Art specialises in 20th century South African art and furniture, and furniture and works of art relating to the European contact with South and Southeast Asia in the 17th and 18th centuries.WebsiteEBONY67 Loop Street, Cape TownShop 4, Franschoek Square, 32 Huguenot Street, FranschoekEbony’s art collection sources classic and contemporary South African paintings and artworks, sculptures and ceramics by some of the most recognised and collectible South African artists.WebsiteERDMANN CONTEMPORARY AND THE PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY ZA63 Shortmarket Street, Cape TownThis contemporary gallery functions as a dual-medium promoter. As Erdmann Contemporary the gallery is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary comic art, in addition to representing a select group of painters. Simultaneously as the Photographers Gallery ZA the location showcases new trends in South African contemporary photography.WebsiteEVERARD READ GALLERY3 Portswood Road, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape TownA regional offshoot of the long-established Johannesburg gallery, the Everard Read specialises in investment art including wildlife and landscape paintings.WebsiteG2 ART61 Shortmarket Street, between Loop Street and Bree Street, Cape TownG2 Art offers diverse exciting original contemporary art, including painting, ceramics, sculpture and photography, by South African artists.WebsiteGREATMORE STUDIOS47-49 Greatmore Street, Woodstock, Cape TownAffiliated to the Bag Factory in Johannesburg and the Gasworks in London, Greatmore Studios offer work places to local artists and temporary residencies to visiting artists. Exhibitions by residents are held on an irregular basis.WebsiteHÄNEL GALLERY84 Shortmarket Street, Cape TownThe Hänel Gallery has established itself as a reputable space showcasing contemporary South African and international artists falling well to the left of centre. With its roots in Germany, the gallery has exposed more than one local artist to the European art fair scene. It has a proven commitment to the local art scene and the advancement of the best in it.WebsiteIART GALLERY71 Loop Street, Cape TownWembley Square, Gardens, Cape TownThe iArt Galleries represent primarily contemporary South African artists. Opened in 2009 in Wembley Square, The Project Room serves to expose emerging talent. The gallery exhibits at major local and international art fairsWebsiteIRMA STERN MUSEUMCecil Road, Rosebank, Cape TownIrma Stern (1894-1966) was a major South African artist who achieved national and international recognition in her lifetime. Established in 1971 in the house the artist lived in for almost four decades, the museum’s permanent collection on display shows Stern’s development as an artist, with subjects including exotic figures, portraits, lush landscapes and still lifes conveyed in a variety of media. There is also a commercial gallery showcasing contemporary South African artists.WebsiteJOÃO FERREIRA FINE ART70 Loop Street, Cape TownOne of South Africa’s leading galleries for contemporary artists and art collectors, João Ferriera Gallery hosts regular shows by contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums. Work is selected for exceptional and unique quality. The gallery has the experience and expertise to provide a range of specialist services to collectors, such as the acquisition, sale, restoration and conservation of works of art; valuations and insurance advice; transportation and storage; and framing and installation.WebsiteJOHANS BORMAN FINE ART GALLERYIn-Fin-Art Building, Upper Buitengracht Street, Cape TownFeatures a selection of works by South African Masters – Irma Stern, JH Pierneef and Gerard Sekoto, among others – as well as works by leading South African contemporary artists such as Erik Laubscher, Conrad Theys and Walter Meyer, covering a diversity of styles and subject matter.WebsiteTHE LOVELL GALLERY139 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape TownThe Lovell Gallery comprises the Main Gallery, where curated and solo shows are featured regularly, and the Upstairs Gallery, where a wider variety of quality, contemporary works in a range of mediums are exhibited. The Lovell Gallery also hosts courses in photography, visual art and writing about art.WebsiteMICHAELIS COLLECTIONOld Town House, Greenmarket Square, Cape TownSituated in the historical Old Town House on Greenmarket Square in the city centre, the gallery is home to a collection of paintings by Dutch and Flemish masters as well a small collection of antique Dutch furniture.WebsiteMICHAELIS GALLERIESHiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Cape TownThese university galleries occasionally stage cutting-edge, non-commercial shows including video art by local and international artists, as well as housing postgraduate and undergraduate exhibitions.WebsiteMICHAEL STEVENSON GALLERYBuchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape TownThe Michael Stevenson Gallery opened in Green Point in 2003, but moved to Woodstock in 2008. Its exhibitions fature contemporary South African, as well as African, art. It also shows the work of international artists, thanks to its Forex programme.WebsiteMUSEUM PHOTOGRAPHIC ART GALLERYUpper Eastside, 31 Brickfield Road, Salt River, Cape TownMuseum Photographic Art Gallery is a project and exhibition space in Salt River which aims to discover and develop contemporary South African fine art photography. Each season, Museum takes on a maximum of 10 artists to fill the walls of the three-level gallery space.WebsiteNATALE LABIA MUSEUM192 Main Road, Muizenberg, Cape TownPresented to the South African National Gallery by Count Natale Labia in 1985 in memory of his parents, the museum houses a historical collection, occasional temporary shows, and offers drawing classes, workshops and lecture series.PORCUPINE CERAMICS GALLERYShop 103, Ground Level, Clock Tower Shopping Centre, V&A Waterfront, Cape TownPorcupine “Art out of Africa” has created a unique and sophisticated Euro/Afrocentric range of contemporary ethnic “raku-pit-fired” ceramics, which project a new and exciting art dimension whilst retaining the spirit of Africa.Inspired by the art of the very diverse ethnic cultures of the Southern Hemisphere and Africa, the Porcupine Ceramics Gallery at the Clock Tower has a vast range of decorative art pieces with crackled glaze, flashed metallic and blackened carbon surfaces. The firing process at the studio ensures that each fired piece is totally unique, and no two pieces are ever identical.WebsiteRAW VISION GALLERY89 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape TownRaw Vision Gallery is a newcomer to the Cape Town art scene, having opened in June 2009. It promotes the work of South African as well as international artists, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and animators. According to the Raw Vision Gallery website, “we like to exhibit ‘Art with Attitude’”.WebsiteROCOCO ART CAFE, STUDIO AND GALLERY38 Buitenkant Street, Cape TownRococo is a studio gallery, located in a heritage site. Exhibitions run for one month at a time and many different types of art are promoted, including music, photographic and contemporary art.WebsiteROSE KORBER ART CONSULTANCY48 Sedgemoor Road, Camps Bay, Cape TownRose Korber is an independent art consultant and dealer, specialising in works by leading and emerging contemporary South African artists. Her selection of artwork ranges from paintings, drawings, original prints and photography, to sculpture, ceramics and museum-quality craftwork. She also offers specialist services such as installation, framing, hanging, conservation and restoration.WebsiteSALON 9191 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape TownSalon 91 is a boutique-style gallery and showcases works by both emerging and established contemporary artists. Exhibitions rotate every three to four weeks.WebsiteSANLAM ART GALLERY2 Strand Road, Bellville, Cape TownA corporate collection of works by South African artists, comprising paintings, drawings, graphics and sculptures, with selections exhibited regularly at the company’s Bellville head office. The collection spans the 20th century and many international art movements.WebsiteSONI ART STUDIO3 Soni Road, Crawford, Athlone, Cape TownThe Soni Art Studio is the exclusive provider of “Soni Art” in Cape Town, South Africa. Inheriting its origins from the ancient art of illumination, it’s a unique art form that incorporates versatile and decorative Arabic script.WebsiteTHE SOUTH AFRICAN ART COLLECTIONShop 9, Lower Ground Level, Clock Tower Shopping Centre, V&A Waterfront, Cape TownEstablished in November 2002 by invitation of the V & A Waterfront Directors, The S.A. Art Collection has fast become a favourite South African art gallery with visitors and South Africans alike. It features a wonderful choice of South African original art, African artefacts and bronze sculptures together with the ‘S.A. Print Collection’ range. Situated on the same level and a stone’s throw from the Nelson Mandela Museum and departure point for the Robben Island ferry, it is ideally situated for a relaxing browse and coffee break whilst one gazes at unique art from Africa.WebsiteTHE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERYGovernment Avenue, Company Gardens, Cape TownSouth Africa’s flagship art museum houses major collections of South African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. Selections from the permanent collection change regularly to enable the museum to have a full programme of temporary exhibitions of paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, beadwork, textiles and architecture.WebsiteTHE SOUTH AFRICAN PRINT GALLERY109 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape TownThe South African Print gallery focuses on showcasing and dealing in quality printmaking, with the emphasis on quality, good and unusual prints.WebsiteTHE TABLE BAY GALLERYShop 6246, Upper Level, Victoria Wharf Mall, V&A Waterfront, Cape TownThe Table Bay Gallery features many genres of art, from original South African paintings to bronze sculpture, glassware to ceramics, and others objet’d art. It is presented in a contemporary and modern environment.WebsiteTHESE FOUR WALLS168 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape TownThese Four Walls’s stated vision is “to bring to the buying public a gallery that excels at exhibiting artwork that people want to live with and can afford to own.”WebsiteURBAN CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY46 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape TownThe Urban Contemporary Art Gallery exhibits the work of many different artists and holds regular exhibitions. Information on the artists and exhibitions is available on the Urban Contemporary Art website.WebsiteWHATIFTHEWORLD1 Argyle Street (Corner Argyle and Albert Road), Woodstock, Cape TownWhatiftheworld acts as a platform for a new generation of emerging South African contemporary artists, and was selected in 2007 by Contemporary Magazine (London) as one of the “Top 50 Emerging Galleries from Around the World.”WebsiteWILLIAM FEHR COLLECTIONCorner of Darling and Buitenkant Streets, Cape TownLocated in the Castle of Good Hope, and comprising both the B Block and Good Hope galleries, the William Fehr Collection is a permanent display of historical paintings and decorative arts from the 17th to mid-19th centuries reflecting social life, events and the natural environment, mainly in Cape Town, the Western Cape and Eastern Cape. There are also archaeological displays of artefacts excavated in the Castle and a number of furnished interiors. Gallery spaces are occasionally used for historical and contemporary art exhibitionsWebsiteWORLDART CAPE TOWN54 Church Street, Cape TownWorldart specialises in the managing and marketing of artists and their art and features works by a wide variety of artists. Worldart specialises in sourcing and shipping contemporary South African art to any destination worldwide.WebsiteYOUNGBLACKMAN69 Roeland Street, Cape TownYoungBlackMan exhibits a wide variety of art, somewhat off the beaten track and, at times, somewhat controversial.WebsiteKwaZulu-Natal art galleriesAFRICAN ART CENTRE94 Florida Road, DurbanFound in the centre of Durban, the African Art Centre exhibits the work of both young and established black artists, working in contemporary and traditional styles. There is a strong representation of printmaking, beadwork, woodwork, sculpture, textiles and ceramics.WebsiteALLIANCE FRANÇAISE22 Sutton Cresent, Morningside, DurbanThis non-profit gallery often hosts travelling shows with a French bias. It also supports work by local artists.WebsiteANDREW WALFORD SHONGWENI POTTERY GALLERYHillcrest, KwaZulu-NatalInternationally renowned Andrew Walford’s hilltop studio and gallery is situated in indigenous bush overlooking the Shongweni Dam and Nature Reserve. His stoneware and porcelain is inspired by nature. By appointment only.WebsiteTHE ART ROOM3A Chartwell Centre, Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, DurbanThe Art Room exhibits works by leading and emerging South African artists, ranging from oil paintings to graphcs and mixed media works, as well as bronze, wood, and bone sculptures.WebsiteARTISAN CONTEMPORARY GALLERY344 Florida Road, DurbanArtisan is an acronym for Arts in South Africa Now. The gallery hosts an eclectic collection of contemporary art, including in the fields of fine art prints, paintings, collage, sculptures, ceramics, jewellery, glassware, textiles, wood, and Africloth gift cards.WebsiteARTSPACE DURBAN3 Millar Road, Stamford Hill, DurbanArtSpace Durban offers a contemporary visual arts gallery adjacent to and in collaboration with dedicated artists studio spaces. ArtSpace offers exhibition, marketing, sales, promotion and venue hire facilities to both artists and those interested in developing the contemporary visual arts by way of organisations or project development. ASD offers a professional artists agency function focused on networking, collaborative commissions and large-scale public and private sector partnerships and projects.WebsiteBAT CENTRE45 Maritime Place, Small Craft Harbour, DurbanThis non-profit centre, originating from a grant by the Bartel Arts Trust, exhibits temporary shows by young, mainly black artists and craftspeople. It encourages first-timers in the Democratic Gallery and more established artists in the Menzi Mchunu Gallery. Housed in a converted wharfside building, it has a café and overlooks the harbour. It is also a popular venue for music gigs.WebsiteBLUE CATERPILLAR ART GALLERY37 Willowton Road, PietermaritzburgThe Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery covers two floors of the Butterflies for Africa complex in Pietermaritzburg. It exhibits a wide range of styles and mediums, featuring both established and up-and-coming artists for South Africa and beyond.WebsiteCARNEGIE ART GALLERYOld Library Building, Scott Street, NewcastleLying in the centre of Newcastle, this municipal gallery boasts a small but rich permanent collection of South African contemporary art. A collecting policy built around the theme of landscape and a particular focus on the art and craft of the Newcastle region give the collection coherence.WebsiteDURBAN ART GALLERYSecond floor, City Hall, Smith Street, DurbanHoused in the Durban City Hall, this municipal gallery has a permanent collection specialising in Victorian painting and South African contemporary art. The bulk of the European collection was donated in 1920 and includes British, French and Dutch paintings, objets d’art such as French and Chinese ceramics, early glass vases by Lalique and bronzes by Rodin. The collection focus is now largely concentrated on works that reflect the rich multi-cultural diversity of Durban and South Africa. The gallery hosts a wide range of travelling shows of national and international interest.WebsiteDURBAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ART GALLERYLibrary Block, Durban Institute of Technology, 51 Mansfield Road, Berea, DurbanEstablished to bring art to the student body of the Durban Institute of Technology (formerly Technikon Natal), this educational gallery focuses on student work and travelling exhibitions. It has a permanent collection of South African contemporary art with a special focus on KZN artists such as Andrew Verster, Clive van den Berg and Bronwen Findlay.WebsiteEMPANGENI ART AND CULTURAL HISTORY MUSEUMTurnbill Street, EmpangeniNon-profit gallery with a permanent collection and rotating exhibitions. The Empangeni museum is situated in the Old Town Hall erected by the sugar farmers of the town in 1916. Extensively renovated in 1995 it was reopened as a museum in April 1996. It houses a representative collection of contemporary art from KwaZulu-Natal including works by Andrew Verster, Trevor Makoba, Dennis Purvis, Andries Botha, Gert Swart, Raphael Magwaza, Diamond Bozas, Bonnie Ntshali and Nesta Nala.WebsiteFAT TUESDAY GALLERYBellevue Campus, 5 Bellevue Road, KloofThe Fat Tuesday Gallery has a strong emphasis on photography, but also accepts work in traditional and new media. It features an eclectic blend of paintings, photographs and ceramics.WebsiteHOUSE OF MAKIWA22 Ayliffe Rd, Boughton,PietermritzburgThe House of Makiwa is located in Boughton, Pietermaritzburg, and features the work of the internationally acclaimed, self-taught artist Makiwa Mutomba. Visits are by appointment only. “I opened this gallery because art deserves a beautiful home. My paintings are like my children. I have seen some of them hanging in appalling light conditions, and I felt the same pain as a mother would feel when she sees her son suffering in life. A painting, is visual communication. When I create a painting I am trying to convey a message that words cannot,” the artisit said of his decision to open a gallery.WebsiteIMBIZO GALLERYShop 7A, Ballito Lifestyle Centre, BallitoThe Imbizo Gallery features paintings by leading artists in a wide variety of styles. The Gallery is also home to a superb collection of bronzes and pots.WebsiteJACK HEATH ART GALLERYFine Art Department, University of KwaZulu-Natal, PietermaritzburgBased at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the gallery’s collection focuses on contemporary South African art, particularly graphic prints and ceramics. It also includes a few fine examples of European art. The gallery frequently holds exhibitions by Masters students and contemporary KZN artists.KIZO ART CONSULTANTS AND ART GALLERYShop G350, Palm Boulevard, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga, DurbanThe Kizo Art Gallery is owned by Craig and Barbra Mark, who have more than 20 years of experience in the South African art industry. They have coordinated exhibitions are over the world, including in the USA, the United Kingdom, India, Switzerland, and at the United Nations. The gallery plays an active role in arts awareness programmes.KZNSA GALLERY166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, DurbanThis non-profit gallery services the members of the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts. Housed in a custom-designed building by an award-winning architect, it has a regular exhibition schedule showing work of established artists of provincial, national and international reputation working within a contemporary arts framework. The gallery also supports younger up-and-coming artists and is involved in community outreach initiatives.WebsiteMARGATE MUNICIPAL ART MUSEUMCivic Centre, Dan Pienaar Square, MargateThis municipal gallery has a permanent collection of contemporary South African art and also hosts temporary exhibitions. Focusing mainly on two-dimensional work with pieces by Dennis Purvis, Tinus de Jonge and Andrew Verster, the collection also has a small ceramics section including works by Ian Calder and Jonothan Keep.TAMASA GALLERY36 Overport Drive, Berea, DurbanA small commercial gallery, Tamasa exhibits a broad variety of contemporary KZN artists.TATHAM ART GALLERYCorner Longmarket Street and Chief Albert Luthuli (Commercial) Road, PietermaritzburgHoused in the former Supreme Court building in Pietermaritzburg, the Tatham collection was initiated in 1904 with donations of Victorian art. Supplemented in 1923 by a collection of glassware, porcelain and Oriental rugs as well as 19th and early 20th century French and British art works, the collection has grown to include Degas, Renoir, members of the Bloomsbury group, Picasso, Matisse and Hockney.WebsiteTHE COLLECTIVE48 B Florida Road, DurbanThe Collective promotes young artists under the age of 35 within the Durban area. In addition, to the visual arts, it also champions music and poetry, as well as arts that are not usually given a platform, such as street art and graffiti.WebsiteWestern Cape galleriesGalleries outside Cape Town.ALAN AINSLIE WILDLIFE STUDIOHermanus, Western CapeAlan Ainslie specialises in in wildlife art, from drawings to paintings to prints to sculptures.WebsiteBEATRIX BOSCH ART GALLERY57 Die Duin, WildernessBeatrix Bosch has been creating unique artworks in leather since 1969, and is a sought-after artists by private collectors, as well as corporates, the public sector, interior designers and architects. In recent times she has also branched into digital graphics.WebsiteD-STREET GALLERY112 Dorp Street, StellenboschD-Street Gallery is located on the ground floor of Merweda House, a proclaimed heritage building in historic Dorp Street, Stellenbosch. The gallery showcases contemporary collector and investment art by established and emerging artists, catering to a culturally diverse and international audience from all walks of life. Its vision is to create a sense of artistic community and to be a place of contemplation, stimulation, discussion and enrichment.WebsiteDE KRAAL GALLERY AND STUDIO123 Main Street, PaarlThe De Kraal Gallery is home to an exquisite collection of contemporary artworks, oil paintings, sculpture and ceramics, capturing the diversity of South African culture. There is also a continuously changing display of functional and one-off ceramic works by Anna-Marié Scholtz, handmade in the adjoining studio.WebsiteDORP STREET GALLERYCorner of 176 Dorp and Ryneveld streets, StellenboschDorp Street specialises contemporary South African artists, with a new exhibition every three weeks. They feature South African artworks in all mediums: painting, graphic work, sculpture, ceramic, glass, installation art, textiles and so on. There is also a shop selling glass, jewellery, graphics, paintings, ceramics, textiles, sculptures and African decorative collectablesWebsiteGALLERY HERMANUS151a Main Road, Hermanus, Overberg Region, Western CapeGallery Hermanus – Fine Art Gallery – established in August 2002 in the Main Road of the quaint, scenic, vibrant holiday and recreation coastal gem, Gallery Hermanus offers an intimate selection of original fine art from well known South African artists in addition to a wide range of prints and African artefacts.WebsiteTHE KALK BAY GALLERY62 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape PeninsulaThis Cape Town art gallery’s reputation for the most comprehensive selection of contemporary South African original fine art has made it a favourite destination with collectors and investors from South Africa and around the world. Established in 1995, the Kalk Bay Gallery is housed in the now distinct Orange Building – 62 Main Road Kalk Bay, overlooking False Bay on the South Peninsula coast of Cape Town. It offers a unique selection of over 3 000 items.WebsiteLIPSCHITZ GALLERY16 Market Square, Beacon Way, Plettenberg BayThe Lipschitz Gallery is well known nationally and internationally for representing the best of South Africa’s emergent and established artists in all genres, in the biggest gallery on the Garden Route.WebsiteSASOL ART MUSEUM52 Ryneveld Street, StellenboschThis museum is run by the University of Stellenbosch and houses a collection of historical works by Cape artists as well as temporary curated and solo exhibitions.WebsiteSTELLENBOSCH ART GALLERY34 Ryneveld Street, Shop 1, Ryneveld Plaza, StellenboschThe Stellenbosch Art Gallery features an extensive selection of paintings, sculpture, handmade glass and ceramicsby selected Western Cape artists.WebsiteSTELLENBOSCH MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY (SMAC) Gallery1st floor, De Wet Centre, StellenboschThe SMAC Gallery is primarily concerned with the significance of historical and contemporary art movements in South Africa. It aims aims to provide a platform to continually present exhibitions that assist in the process of reviewing and revising South African art.WebsiteSTRYDOM GALLERY79 Market Street, George, Western CapeEstablished in 1968, Strydom Galery is a family business internationally recognised for its high standard and tasteful display of selected artworks by a cross-section of South African painters, sculptors, printmakers, potters and photographers.WebsiteUS ART GALLERYCorner Dorp and Bird Streets, StellenboschThis gallery, situated in an old church, falls under the University of Stellenbosch and is regularly host to exhibitions of contemporary art.WebsiteVINEYARD GALLERY FRANSCHOEK21 Huguenot Street, Cape Winelands, Franschhoek, Western CapeSituated on the main road of Franschhoek, the elegant and contemporary Vineyard Gallery Franschhoek features some of South Africa’s finest artworks. On offer in this modern, light and bright art gallery is a comprehensive selection of South African art. On display are South African landscapes and seascapes, wildlife and township art, abstract and impressionist art, as well as unique African sculptures.WebsiteEastern Cape art galleriesDE BEERS CENTENARY ART GALLERYUniversity of Fort Hare, AliceWebsiteEPSAC COMMUNITY ART CENTRE36 Bird Street, Central, Port ElizabethThe Eastern Province Society of Arts and Crafts was established in 1918 to nurture and and promote all forms of art and craft in the Eastern Cape Region. Now a non-profit organisation, the EPSAC Community Art Centre still maintains the same vision today.WebsiteIBIS ART CENTREMartin Street, Nieu-BethesdaIn the small town of Nieu-Bethesda – home also to the Owl House, where outsider artist Helen Martens and Koos Malgas constructed a garden of figurative sculptures – the Ibis Art Centre mounts exhibitions of contemporary art including the !Xoe biennial exhibition of site-specific sculpture.MARLENE NEUMANN FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY8 Kent Road, Vincent, East LondonThe Marlene Neumann Centre for Fine Art Photography features a fine art photographic gallery that serves as a permanent showcase for Marlene’s exclusive photographic art. It also includes a studio for teaching creative photography courses. There is also a fully equipped lecture venue and a large professionally equipped darkroom for students. The art garden is also a must-see attraction.WebsiteMORNE KRETSCHMANN ART GALLERYBloomingdales Village,145 Main Road, Walmer, Port ElizabethThe Morne Kretschmann Art Gallery features the works of over 80 of South Africa’s leading artists, including decorative and fine arts, as well as highly important South African paintings.WebsiteNELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM1 Park Drive, Port ElizabethCollections include of South African art, particularly from the Eastern Cape, British art, international printmaking and Oriental art, including Indian miniatures and Chinese textiles. There is an active programme of temporary exhibitions.WebsiteTHE OWL HOUSE MUSEUMRiver Street, Nieu-BethesdaOver a period of about 12 years in the mid-20th century, Helen Martins and Koos Malgas created from her imaginings the hundreds of sculptures and relief figures that crowd the Camel Yard and cover the walls of the Owl House. Her favourite animals, owls and camels, predominate, but all manner of real and fantastical beings are to be found.WebsitePETER’S ART GALLERY18 Da Gama Road, Jeffreys BayWebsiteRON BELLING ART GALLERY30 Park Drive, Port ElizabethRon Belling was South Africa’s foremost aviation artists who produced 1 650 paintings during his lifetime, of which 500 are aviation subjects. Many of these are exhibited at the Gutsche Family Investment, Ron Belling Art Gallery, dedicated to his memory in Port Elizabeth.WebsiteTHE VINCENT ART GALLERY2 Donald Road, Vincent, East LondonThe Vincent Art Gallery reflects the artistic spirit of Southern Africa. The art is classic, young, established and it contemporizes the past, present and future For the collectors of South African art the gallery houses an exceptional collection of fine arts, sculptures, ceramics, exclusive precious stones, silver and amber jewellery.WebsiteUNDERCULTURE CONTEMPORARY FINE ARTS GALLERY98A Park Drive, Central, Port ElizabethUnderculture Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery, which caters for a discerning and culturally aware urban audience, aims to promote and offer quality contemporary fine artists in the greater Nelson Mandela Bay metro and Eastern Cape. It also serves as a trustworthy platform for the development and promotion of promising local career artists.WebsiteWALTER BATTISS GALLERY45 Paulet Street, Somerset EastIn an official ceremony held in front of the white-gabled house in Paulet Street, Somerset East, in September 1981, Walter Battiss bequeathed his collection of his own art works to “the people of Somerset East and South Africa”. The two-storied house with its long, shaded veranda is a familiar landmark in the small Karoo town. The Walter Battiss art gallery was originally built in 1818 and served as an officers’ mess on Somerset Farm.WebsiteFree State art galleriesBELLRINGER ART GALLERY3A Dok Beyers Street, Heuwelsig, BloemfonteinThe Bellringer Art Gallery hosts quarterly exhibitions in a beautiful lush garden setting, and provides opportunities for up-and-coming artists to show off their works without having to foot the bill.WebsiteGALLERY 885 Riemland Street, SasolburgThis intimate house environment hosts a collection of academic and commercial contemporary South African art.JOHANNES STEGMANN ART GALLERYSasol Library, University of the Free State, BloemfonteinBased at Free State University of the Free State, the gallery’s permanent collection includes art by old South African masters (dating as far back as 1929) alongside a specialised collection of work by the Bloemfontein group and artists from Thaba’nchu and other surrounding towns. The annual Absa L’Atelier Regional Selection show and student exhibition are hosted by the gallery.OLIEWENHUIS ART MUSEUM16 Harry Smith Street, BloemfonteinAs a satellite of the National Museum in Bloemfontein, the Oliewenhuis concentrates solely on South African art ranging from the old masters to contemporary paintings, graphics and sculpture. The permanent collection houses works by David Brown, Justinus Khoalibe, Winston Saoli, Ben Botma, Paul Emmanuel, Leora Farber and many others.WebsiteLimpopo art galleriesGEMCO ART GALLERYPlot 124, Ivydale, PolokwaneMasks from all over Africa, paintings from well-known South African artists, craftwork in iron wood, African jade and verdite, Zulu baskets, hand-painted and carved ostrich eggs, hand-carved furniture, mud and batik table cloths, lampstands made from horns and bones and lots more.JOHANN KOCH GALLERY119 Thabo Mbeki Drive, MokopaneExperience the feel of the African bush in both the animals and the bushland backdrops and foregrounds that Johann Koch uses lavishly in his paintings.POLOKWANE ART MUSEUMDanie Hough Cultural Centre, 70 Schoemann Street, PolokwaneThe museum concentrates on paintings and sculptures by artists from Limpopo. Its permanent collection has been accrued through donations by local artists, including the prominent Jack Botes.TZANEEN MUSEUMAgatha Street, TzaneenThe museum houses a notable collection of Tsonga and North Sotho artifacts and art, including the world’s largest collection of pole carvings from the region. Among the objects are the royal drums of the famous rain queen Modjadji. Sculptures by local artists also form part of the permanent collection.WebsiteMpumalanga art galleriesARTIST’S PRESSWaterfield Farm, near White River, MpumalangaProfessional collaboration, printing and publishing of original hand-printed artists’ lithographs. Also artists’ books, monotypes and letterpress prints, particularly for artists working in South Africa.WebsiteBOSCH STUDIO64 St Georges Road, White RiverCeramic studio on a smallholding outside White River with a range of work by ceramic artist Anton Bosch, including vast ceramic panels.WebsiteELOFF STUDIOTwo kilometres outside White River on the Hazyview RoadZakkie Eloff’s wildlife paintings, etchings and sketches are available, as are Coral Stephens’s woven hangings, Anton Bosch ceramics and Renee Eloff oils and silkscreens.Northern Cape art galleriesDUGGAN CRONIN GALLERYEgerton Road, KimberleyNext to the historical McGregor Museum, this gallery holds a collection of early photographs of Africans by Duggan Cronin, an Irish photographer who arrived in Kimberley in 1897. Shot between 1919 and 1939, some of the traditional tribal rites depicted can never be photographed again. The gallery also displays African arts and crafts and a number of rock paintings (originals).WILLIAM HUMPHREYS ART GALLERYCivic Centre, Cullinan Crescent, KimberleyThe gallery’s collection focuses on Dutch and Flemish art from the 16th and 17th centuries, South African art, ceramics and furniture.WebsiteNorth West art galleriesADLOU ART GALLERYSt Monica Street, (Scott Street ext), Schoemansville, Hartbeespoort DamIncludes the work of Adriaan Boshoff, Tienie Pritchard, Branka Dimitrov, Joyce Carrera, James Harris, David Ras, Zerk de Villiers, Christopher Haw, Carla Louw,Gavin Calf, and Ryan LoubserWebsiteALICE ART GALLERYHartbeespoort Waterfront Gallery (Opposite the Snake Park), HartbeespoortAlice Art Gallery Hartbeespoort houses all types of art, ranging from paintings, drawings, and etchings to sculptures, ceramics, mosaics and carvings. They also have a very diverse selection of mediums in the works they display: oil, acrylic, watercolour, Indian ink, ballpoint pen, pastel, charcoal, pencil, metal, wood and bronzes.WebsiteDIETMAR WIENING GALLERYR512 Lanseria Road, Broederstroom, Hartbeestpoort Dam, North WestSouth Africa’s leading bronze sculptor of marine life and birds. Figurative art, painting and stunning water features are permanently exhibited at the artist’s gallery in Broederstroom.WebsiteHARTEBEESPOORT ART GALLERY110 Scott Street, Schoemansville, Hartbeespoort DamThis gallery focuses mainly on wildlife paintings and features some old South African masters including Maggie Laubscher and Franz Oerder.JAARSMA’S ART13 Waterbok Avenue, Miederpark, PotchefstroomJaarsma’s Art Gallery stocks a large variety of paintings from various local, national and international artists, and also offers professional framing services.WebsiteJO ROOS STUDIO GALLERYDe Wilt, near Cheetah Farm, R513, Brits DistrictDetailed bronzes of African wildlife and life-sized nudes, impressionist oil paintings and watercolours.WebsiteKOSMOS ART GALLERY139 Paul Kruger Street, Kosmos Village, KosmosPIETER JACQUES KRUGEL ART GALLERY AND STUDIO52 Scott Street, Schoemansville, HartbeespoortFeaturing the work of Pieter Jacques Krugel, best known for his magnificent landscapes and Nguni cattle scenes. His medium of choice is acrylic paint on canvas.WebsiteWATERFALL GALLERYWaterfall Mall, Augrabies Avenue, RustenbergWILLEM ANNANDALE ART GALLERYPublic library, Melville Street, LichtenburgArticle reviewed on 20 January 2014Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.