Each 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.
7th Floor, Main Street Life building
286 Fox Street
Gauteng E-Mail 12 Decades Art Hotel
+27 11 026 5601
Banking is not something you automatially associate with art - yet, as you walk into the Absa Towers North building in the Johannesburg CBD, you are struck by the sheer volume and potential of the open-plan space that was designed around the art it was created to house.
Absa Towers North
161 Main Street
Gauteng E-Mail Absa Gallery
+27 11 350 5139
Afronova is a Pan African gallery for modern and contemporary art created by Henri Vergon. The elegant gallery space is located in the heart of Johannesburg, Parkhurst, and contributes to the cosmopolitan landscape of the city.
155 Smit Street
Gauteng E-Mail Afronova
Owned 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 - R500 000 and more.
217 Dryf Avenue
Gauteng E-Mail Alice Art Gallery
+27 83 331 8466
The Alliance hosts contemporary South African and international art exhibitions, usually by solo artists, with recent shows by Wayne Barker, Trevor Coleman, Rene Paul, Clifford Charles, Pauline Mazibuku and others. Exhibitions are solicited through proposals.
17 Lower Park Drive
Corner Kerry Road
Gauteng E-Mail Alliance Fran
+27 11 646 1169
The Anton Smit Sculpture Park, three hectares in size, are situated on the northern side of the Bronkhorstspruit Dam, on a plateau over looking the water. 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.
Gauteng E-Mail Anton Smit Sculpture Park
+27 82 653 7659
Art Africa will dazzle you with its collection of ethnic 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.
Gauteng E-Mail Art Africa
+27 11 486 2052
Specialising 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.
Shop no U45, Legacy Mall
Corner Maude & 5th Streets
Gauteng E-Mail Art Afrique
+27 11 292 7113
This 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.
44 Stanley Avenue
Gauteng E-Mail Art On Paper
+27 82 808 9971
This 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.
The Bus Factory
1 President Street
Gauteng E-Mail Artist Proof Studio
+27 11 492 1278
Since 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.
1 Chester Court
142 Jan Smuts Avenue
Gauteng E-Mail Artspace
+27 11 880 8802
Johannesburg'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 some 10 years ago to encourage dialogue between South African and visiting artists, it has major political and cultural importance. It houses the Artists Press and a gallery, and is developing a multipurpose workshop space for educational purposes. It has excellent links with institutions and facilities in the area.
10 Minnaar Street
+27 11 834 9181
Batanai Artworks shows African art from southern Africa, focusing especially on high quality stone sculptures by master sculptors.
52 6th Avenue
Gauteng E-Mail Batanai Artworks
Part 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.
121 Bree Street
Newtown Cultural Precinct
Gauteng E-Mail Bensusan Museum Of Photography
+27 11 373 7500
This 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.
304 Adolf Street
Gauteng E-Mail Chapangu Garden Gallery
Established 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.
Shop UM25, Hyde Park Corner
corner William Nichol & Jan Smuts
Gauteng E-Mail Cherie De Villiers Fine Art Gallery
+27 11 325 5395
Extending 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 courageous vision for this new 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.
2 Jellicoe Avenue
Gauteng E-Mail Circa On Jellicoe
+27 11 7884 805
Co-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.
68 Juta Street
Gauteng E-Mail Co-op
+27 11 023 0336
David 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.
Nelson Mandela Square
Gauteng E-Mail David Brown Fine Art
+27 82 777 7373
This commercial art gallery showcases quality work by local and international artists, holding monthly exhibitions of contemporary South African artists including Dylan Lewis, John Meyer, Helen Sebidi, Vusi Khumalo, Henk Serfontein and others. It also deals extensively in investment-focused wildlife and traditional painting and sculpture.
6 Jellicoe Avenue
Gauteng E-Mail Everard Read Gallery
+27 11 788 4805
Gallery 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.
36 Orleans Road
Gauteng E-Mail Gallery 181
Gallery Momo exhibits local contemporary work that goes beyond modern art and sees itself as an "alternative venue" for artists.
52 7th Avenue
Gauteng E-Mail Gallery Momo
+27 11 327 3247
Boasting one of the largest collections of Fine Art in South Africa, this South African art gallery displays over 3,000 unique items in stock. Established in 1998, Gallery on the Side is right in the heart of the luxury office and residential belt of Gauteng, which services the Sandton CBD. It occupies 250m
Pineslopes Shopping Centre
Gauteng E-Mail Gallery On The Side
+27 11 467 2475
A 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.
Nelson Mandela Square
corner Maude and Fifth streets
Gauteng E-Mail Gallery On The Square
+27 83 457 4851
Gallery Seippel shows upcoming South African and European contemporary art. It encourages a cultural exchange between the Seippel Gallery in Cologne and the Johannesburg gallery, which was opened in 2007, and often invites artists from South Africa to exhibit in Europe and vice versa.
Arts on Main
40 Berea Street, corner 245 Main Street
Gauteng E-Mail Gallery Seippel
+27 82 299 0550
The 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.
78, 3rd Avenue Melville
Gauteng E-Mail Godart Gallery
+27 11 726 8519
South Africa's most established commercial space, this 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.
163 Jan Smuts Avenue
Gauteng E-Mail Goodman Gallery
+27 11 788 1113
An 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.
Unit 46, Broadacres Lifestyle Centre,
corner Cedar and Valley Roads
Gauteng E-Mail Graham's Fine Art Gallery
+27 11 465 9192
Henry Taylor specialises in the Old Masters. The gallery features a diversity Old Masters, as well as up and coming artists, who have been earmarked as the next generation of Old Masters.
Shop No G 7.2, Cedar Square
corner Cedar and Witkoppen Roads
Gauteng E-Mail Henry Taylor Gallery
+27 82 553 2208
In 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.
6 Birdhaven Centre
66 St. Andrew Street
Gauteng E-Mail In Toto Gallery
+27 11 447 6543
This 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 and is developing links with awareness groups and community centres based in the surrounding urban area.
Klein and King George Streets
Gauteng E-Mail Johannesburg Art Gallery
+27 11 373 7500
This 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.
153 Jan Smuts Avenue,
Gauteng E-Mail Kim Sacks Gallery
+27 11 447 5804
A community-based photographic training centre with studios and darkroom facilities, the Photo Workshop's gallery shows work by current and former students.
Market Cultural Precinct, 139 Bree Street, Newtown
139 Bree Street
Gauteng E-Mail Market Photography Workshop
The 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.
Mary Fitzgerald Square
121 Bree Street
Gauteng E-Mail Museumafrica
Glassware, 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.
Corner Beyers Naude & Diepsloot R114
Gauteng E-Mail Ngwenya Art Gallery
The 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.
14 the High Street
Gauteng E-Mail Obert Contemporary
Objekt 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.
32 7th Avenue
Gauteng E-Mail Objekt
Owned by Letitia Stalker, Purple Heart Gallery is actively dedicated to promoting established and up-and-coming South African artists, focusing on work that is appealing and decorative.
Cnr. Christiaan De Wet & John Vorster Avenue
Gauteng E-Mail Purple Heart Gallery
+27 11 475 7411
The 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.
100 Christiaan de Wet Road, Florida Park,
Gauteng E-Mail Roodepoort Museum Gallery
+27 11 761 0225
Working 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.
Gauteng E-Mail Rooke Gallery
+27 72 383 5091
The 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.
Broadacres Garden Centre
Gauteng E-Mail Seedpod Studio
The 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.
19 Wilhelmina Street
Gauteng E-Mail Spaza Art Gallery
+27 11 402 2085
A 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
Corner Simmonds and Fredericks streets,
Gauteng E-Mail Standard Bank Gallery
+27 11 631 4467
The 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.
62 Juta Street
Gauteng E-Mail Stevenson Johannesburg
+27 11 403 1055
The Thompson Gallery specialises in South African contemporary art, with regular exhibitions that include sculptures, paintings and glasswork.
78 3rd Avenue
Gauteng E-Mail Thompson Gallery
The Totem Gallery, which was founded in 1968, trades in high quality, authentic African art, which it ships worldwide.
Sandton City Shopping Centre,
Shop U 17a, Upper Level,
Gauteng E-Mail Totem Gallery
+27 11 873 1266
The 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.
UJ Arts Centre
corner Kingsway and University Road,
Gauteng E-Mail Uj Arts Centre
+27 11 559 2099
The gallery exhibits works by emerging artists, young and old, handcrafted figures and hosts spoken-word events.
The Bus Factory
3 President Street
Gauteng E-Mail Unity Gallery
+27 82 584 9924
The 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.
Norscot Manor Centre, Penguin Drive
Gauteng E-Mail Watercolour Society Africa
+27 11 465 7934
Dutch 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.
Ou Merensky Library
University of Pretoria
Gauteng E-Mail Anton Van Wouw Museum
+27 12 420
Artcase 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.
174 Catherine Drive
Gauteng E-Mail Artcase Inc
+27 12 803 8765
A 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.
173 Mackie Street,
Gauteng E-Mail Association Of Arts Pretoria
+27 12 346 3100
Affiliated 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.
Corner Cantonments Rd and Unie Avenue,
Gauteng E-Mail Centurion Art Gallery
+27 12 358 3477
Creature 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.
8 East Avenue
Gauteng E-Mail Creature Pots
+27 12 667 2226
The Design Shop promotes South African design, applied art and selected crafts. It provides 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.
105 Club Avenue
Gauteng E-Mail Design Shop
+27 71 606 6757
Permanent 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.
Old Merensky Library,
University of Pretoria
Gauteng E-Mail Edoardo Villa Museum
The 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.
430 Charles Street
Gauteng E-Mail Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio
+27 12 3460158
The 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.
Corner Schoeman and Wessels streets,
Gauteng E-Mail Pretoria Art Museum
+27 12 344 1807
The 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.
78C Plot Leander way
Gauteng E-Mail The Showroom
+27 12 991 2374
Located 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.
University of Pretoria
Gauteng E-Mail The University Of Pretoria Art Collection
+27 12 420
A 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.
University of South Africa Main Campus
Gauteng E-Mail The University Of South Africa Art Gallery
+27 12 441 5681
The 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.
6 Koedoeberg Road
Gauteng E-Mail Tina Skukan Art Gallery
Second Floor Hills Building
Western Cape E-Mail 34 Fine Art
+27 21 461 1863
Situated in an 18th-century warehouse, the gallery showcases exhibitions exploring contemporary issues.
95 Upper Waterkant Street
Western Cape E-Mail 3rd Igallery
+27 21 425 2266
One of the largest exporters of African hard stone sculptures, this is the home of Shona stone sculpture from Zimbabwe.
43 Almond Drive
Western Cape E-Mail Art Creations Africa
+27 21 855 0131
Ashbeys are fine art and antiques appraisers and auctioneers; they also conduct weekly auctions.
43-51 Church Street
Western Cape E-Mail Ashbeys Galleries
+27 21 423 8060
Visit one of the oldest non-profit art galleries in Cape Town, which showcases contemporary South African art across all media.
35 Church Street
Western Cape E-Mail Association For Visual Arts
+27 21 424 7436
The Canterbury Framers and Gallery represents well-known local artists such as Alice Goldin, Lyn Smuts, Hardy Botha, Theo P Vorster, Melissa Shaw, Philippa Allen, Gerrie van Tonder, Ian Tainton and others.
58 Vineyard Road
Western Cape E-Mail Canterbury Framers And Gallery
+27 21 674 0568
Nestled in the old Chelsea Village of Wynberg in the Ou Pastorie, the Chelsea Gallery showcases leading South African artists and hosts monthly contemporary art exhibitions.
51 Waterloo Road
Western Cape E-Mail Chelsea Gallery
+27 21 761 6805
The Everard Read gallery is well-known for showcasing fine contemporary painting and sculpture.
3 Portswood Road
Western Cape E-Mail Everard Read
+27 21 418 4527
The gallery showcases a range of unique, modern South African art including painting, ceramics, sculpture and photography.
61 Shortmarket Street
Western Cape E-Mail G2art
+27 21 424 7169
Galleria Gibello specialises in African fine art and wildlife photography.
Cape Quarter Square
Western Cape E-Mail Galleria Gibello
+27 21 425 0439
This gallery sells original art, frames, decor items, easel hire and organises corporate art workshops.
Cape Garden Centre
56 Tarentaal Road
Western Cape E-Mail Gallery Fabriano
+27 21 987 1997
Irma Stern Museum and Art Gallery is the former home of famous South African Expressionist Irma Stern (1894-1966). The gallery hosts a permanent exhibition of the artists paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculpture, as well as her private collection of early European furniture and African and Oriental art. Its massive wooden Zanzibari doors, painted furniture and vibrant colours mirror the artist
Western Cape E-Mail Irma Stern Museum And Art Gallery
+27 21 685 5686
Features works by Mark Francis, Aaron van Erp, Marlene Dumas, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Sanell Aggenbach, David Brown, Bridget Baker and others.
70 Loop Street
Western Cape E-Mail Joao Ferreira Gallery
+27 21 423 2136
Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery is situated in the In-Fin-Art Building on Buitengracht Street in Cape Town and offers a showcase of the best South African Old Masters and some top contemporary artists.
Ground floor, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Michael Stevenson has been dealing in South African art since 1990. Initially focusing on 19th and 20th Century paintings, as well as art from south-east Africa, the business expanded to encompass contemporary South African art in 2003 with the opening of a gallery in Green Point, Cape Town. It has since moved to Woodstock in Cape Town.
Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road
Western Cape E-Mail Michael Stevenson Gallery
+27 21 462 1500
South Africas top photographic gallery was opened by Heidi Erdmann in 2001 to create a platform for innovative and modern South African photographic works.
63 Shortmarket Street
Western Cape E-Mail Photographersgalleryza
+27 21 422 2762
The South African National Art Gallery in the Companys Garden in the city centre is one of the countrys best galleries, with outstanding collections of African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art dating from colonial to modern times. The collection includes paintings, photography, and other media, by some of the countrys best-known artists, as well as works by some of the world
Founded in 1902, the South African Society of Artists has greatly influenced the development and appreciation of local art.
Western Cape E-Mail South African Society Of Artists
+27 21 671 8941
Early Cape painters often captured the flora and fauna of the Cape, which the Cape Gallery specialises in.
60 Church Street
Western Cape E-Mail The Cape Gallery
+27 21 423 5309
This forum for emerging South African contemporary artists was nominated in 2007 as one of the Top 50 Emerging Galleries from Around the World.
1 Argyle Street
Cnr. of Argyle and Albert streets
Western Cape E-Mail What If The World
+27 79 490 7293
Worldart has a gallery, and also focuses on artists marketing and management.
54 Church Street
Western Cape E-Mail Worldart
+27 21 423 3075
Found 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.
94 Florida Road
KwaZulu Natal E-Mail African Art Centre
+27 31 312 3804
22 Sutton Cresent
Internationally 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.
The 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.
3A Chartwell Centre
KwaZulu Natal E-Mail The Art Room
+27 73 717 3943
Artisan 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.
344 Florida Road
ArtSpace 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.
3 Millar Road
Kwazulu Natal E-Mail Artspace Durban
+27 31 312 0793
This 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.
45 Maritime Place
Small Craft Harbour
KwaZulu Natal E-Mail Bat Centre
+27 31 332 0451
The 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.
37 Willowton Road
+27 33 387 1356
Lying 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.
Old Library Building
Kwazulu Natal E-Mail Carnegie Art Gallery
Housed 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.
Established 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.
Durban Institute of Technolog
51 Mansfield Road
Non-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.
+27 35 901 1617
The 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.
5 Bellevue Road
KwaZulu Natal E-Mail Fat Tuesday Gallery
The Imbizo Gallery, located in beautiful Ballito on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, features paintings by leading artists in a wide variety of styles. The Gallery is also home to a superb collection of bronzes and pots. Check the website for news of exhibitions.
Ballito Lifestyle Centre
KwaZulu Natal E-Mail Imbizo Gallery
+27 32 946 1937
Based 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.
Fine Art Department
University of KwaZulu-Natal
+27 33 260 5170
The 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. Kizo is also the founder and coordinator of The Heritage Arts Festival, the premier arts festival in KwaZulu-Natal. In addition, in a world first, it is also behind 2010 Fine Art, which is an art collection officially endorsed by Fifa to celebrate the 2010 World Cup..
Gateway Theatre of Shopping
+27 31 566 4324
This 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.
166 Bulwer Road
KwaZulu Natal E-Mail Kznsa Gallery
+27 31 277 1705
This 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.
Dan Pienaar Square
+27 39 688 2000
A small commercial gallery, Tamasa exhibits a broad variety of contemporary KZN artists.
36 Overport Drive
+27 31 207 1223
Housed 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.
Corner Longmarket Street
and Chief Albert Luthuli (Commercial) Road
KwaZulu Natal E-Mail Tatham Art Gallery
+27 33 392 2800
The 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.
48 B Florida Road
KwaZulu Natal E-Mail The Collective
+27 31 303 4891
The Melrose Gallery is an exciting 290 sq m art space that is situated on The High Street of the exclusive Melrose Arch urban precinct. The gallery features works by some of South Africa's most respected and up and coming talents and host regular exhibitions. It is our intension to work together with Melrose Arch, artists, performers and other interested parties to turn the precinct into a valuable platform for creative expression. The Melrose Gallery is a partnership between Justin Divaris, Clint Strydom and Craig Mark.
10 High Street
Gauteng E-Mail The Melrose Gallery
+27 83 777 6644