art galleries

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 in what to do and where to go

Plenty of choices, depending on what you like. Check out this website for updates on exhibitions – www.artthrob.co.za.

Here’s a list of the ones we like the most:

  1. 3rd I Gallery
    95 Upper Waterkant Street, Cape Town
    This small commercial gallery in central Cape Town showcases mainly photography and paintings by young and emerging artists. Some real treasures are to be found here.
  2. Association for the Visual arts
    35 Church Street, Cape Town
    The AVA is an important not-for-profit gallery in central Cape Town hosting up to 50 exhibitions a year, with proposals selected by a committee. They usually host three exhibitions at a time and this is where many young contemporary artists make their debut. www.ava.co.za
  3. Bell Roberts Art Gallery
    Ground Floor, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
    This contemporary gallery has made a great impact on the contemporary art scene in the past two years, soliciting solo exhibitions by trendy young artists. Bell Roberts is also South Africa’s foremost art publishing company. www.bell-roberts.com
  4. Everard Read Gallery
    3, Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront
    A regional offshoot of the long established Johannesburg gallery, the Everard Read specialises in investment art including wildlife and landscape paintings. www.everard-read-capetown.co.za
  5. Blank Projects
    198 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town
    Open by appointment only. Be prepared for anything in this interesting gallery, owned by the charismatic and quirky Liza Grobler. www.blankproject.blogspot.com
  6. In Fin Art
    Buitengracht Street, Cape Town
    This is the Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery, which features South African old masters and top contemporaries. www.infinart.co.za
  7. Picto-Ifas
    11-13 Bree Street, Cape Town
    A photographic gallery run in association with the French Institute of South Africa.
  8. Hout Bay Gallery
    71 Victoria Avenue, Hout Bay
    Most of the artwork in this hotel has been sourced from this gallery. He has both well-established artists like Richard Scott, and also new and upcoming artists. The owners have a very good eye for new talent. www.houtbaygallery.co.za