• Iziko South African National Gallery

    South Africa’s premier art museum, Iziko South African National Gallery, houses outstanding collections of South African, 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. They provide insight into the extraordinary range of aesthetic production in this country, the African continent and further afield. This programme is complemented by a range of temporary visiting exhibitions. Government Avenue, Company’s Garden, Cape Town 8000 Open daily 09h00 to 17h00 Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3970

  • Iziko William Fehr Collection

    The William Fehr Collection contains fine and interesting examples of paintings and decorative arts of special relevance to the Cape’s wealth of historical information concerning peoples and landscapes of early colonial South Africa. The William Fehr Collection is exhibited at the Castle of Good Hope and Rust en Vreugd,(see below) both historic buildings. The Castle, Cape Town’s oldest building, houses the component of oil paintings, furniture and decorative arts. Rust en Vreugd, a very fine example of colonial eighteenth century urban architecture, houses the art on paper – prints, drawings and watercolours. The artefacts, including the art works, date from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth century, the period of Dutch colonial settlement and, after 1795, the era of British occupation. The art works constitute a uniquely rich and important resource for many aspects of the history of the period. The collection reflects the outlook and aesthetics of a single collector, William Fehr (1892–1968), and his social context, and so differs from most museum collections that are the result of selection by museum staff over an extended period. William Fehr’s private collection was first displayed at the Castle in 1952 during the Van Riebeek Tercentenary Festival. Here a large Read more [...]

  • Iziko Rust en Vreugd

    Rust en Vreugd was built as a home around 1777 – 1778. It showcases a selection of William Fehr’s drawings, watercolours and print art works. This house museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th Century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to a priceless collection of ceramics. A household such as this would only have been able to function with its share of servants and slaves, and recent research has brought to light the names and professions of some who lived in the house at the time, as well as the kinds of activities they would have pursued. The house opened its doors as a museum in 1914, after the deaths of its last private owners, Marie Koopmans-de Wet and her sister Margaritha. It is the oldest house museum in the country. Marie Koopmans-de Wet, after whom the Museum is named, was well known during the South African War for her help to the orphans and widows of the Boer republics. 35 Strand Street, Cape Town 8000 Open Thur to Fri 09h00 to 16h00 Closed Sat, Sun, Workers’ Day and Christmas Read more [...]

  • Gallery South

    Gallery South is a unique boutique museum and gallery representing politically and spiritually rich work by South African art masters largely ignored during the apartheid years, alongside curated contemporary exhibitions of internationally prominent and emerging artists from Johannesburg, Venda, southern Africa and the continent more widely. Ideally located two minutes’ walk from Muizenberg’s Blue Flag beach and surfers’ mecca. Enjoy original art when you stay at Sea B&B, inspired by the town’s art deco history, behind the gallery in the historic village. 18 – 20 Church St, Muizenberg. info@seabnb.captown www.seabnb.capetown

  • Kalk Bay Modern

    Kalk Bay Modern is an eclectic space that serves as a creative platform for contemporary artists, photographers, ceramists, designers and other creatives from the Southern African region. They specialise in affordable art, art editions and San Bushman art. The gallery also features a select range of ceramics, textiles and selected high quality crafts and jewellery. Expert framing offered. 1st Floor Olympia Buildings, 136 Main Rd,  Kalk Bay, Cape Town 7975 +27 (0)21 788 6571  +27 (0)82 715 3380 kbmodern@iafrica.com  Visit Mon to Sun 09h30 – 17h00  Phone for extended summer hours

  • Ebony City Centre

    Exclusive local design stands alongside classic and contemporary fine art in EBONY CURATED’s three gallery spaces; the resulting atmosphere is one that simultaneously exudes energy and elegance. Sourcing artwork from across South Africa and rest of the African continent, EBONY CURATED’s art and design collection is engaging and vibrant, with a distinctly African twist.

  • Mogalakwena Craft Art

    This special little double storey gallery owned by Elbe Coetzee, anthropologist and author of Craft Art in South Africa opened in 2008. Elbe is the owner and founder of the Mogalakwena Craft Village in Limpopo where she works with a team of embroiderers, beaders, weavers and sculptors. The work of these artists is on display together with specialist exhibitions very often focused on the work of women. The gallery is part of the Mogalakwena Craft Art Development Foundation, which works towards economic upliftment to a variety of communities. The 2nd floor is dedicated to works created by craft artists of the foundation.

  • Barnard Gallery

    Barnard was founded in 2010 by owner and director Christiaan Barnard and represents emerging and mid career contemporary artists from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Europe. The gallery has presented a number of significant solo exhibitions by its represented artists whose works have also been included in group shows at significant museums and institutions including amongst others IZIKO South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Zeitz MOCCA, Cape Town; Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon; Pratt Institute, New York; Foto Museum, Antwerp; BOZAR, Brussels, Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome; Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice and The Center for Book Arts, New York. The gallery regularly participates in local and international art fairs. To date these have included: Cape Town Art Fair (2013-2020); 1-54: Contemporary African Art Fair, New York (2019); AKAA: Also Known as Africa, Paris (2017-2018); START, London (2018); VOLTA, Basel (2018); FNB Joburg Art Fair (2012-2018); VOLTA, New York (2017) and 1-54: Contemporary African Art Fair, London (2016-2017). Barnard has an active publishing programme – an initiative aiming to further explore and support the work and careers of the gallery’s stable of artists through the medium of the book. To date these limited-edition publications have been added to the library collections of the University Read more [...]

  • Ebony Curated

    Exclusive local design stands alongside classic and contemporary fine art in EBONY CURATED’s three gallery spaces; the resulting atmosphere is one that simultaneously exudes energy and elegance. Sourcing artwork from across South Africa and rest of the African continent, EBONY CURATED’s art and design collection is engaging and vibrant, with a distinctly African twist.

  • Rust-en-Vrede Gallery & Clay Museum

    This historic building (declared as a national monument in 1984) houses an Art Gallery, Eatery, various art studios and a Clay Museum. The well-established gallery exhibits contemporary ceramics and artworks, and hosts frequent art-related events, classes and tours.

  • Sanlam Art Gallery

    From 2018 Sanlam celebrates its 100th anniversary and more than fifty years of collecting and showing South African art. With works dating from the late nineteenth century to the present, the Sanlam Art Collection constitutes an historically representative sample of South African paintings,sculptures and prints. Building on its strengths Sanlam continues to acquire works of historical significance as well as important images by emerging contemporary artists. A selection of these works is regularly exhibited in the Sanlam Art Gallery in the Sanlam Head Office in Bellville, which is open free to the public. Travelling themed exhibitions from the collection to various centres and arts festivals in South Africa are organised on a regular basis.

  • University Museum: Sasol Art Museum

    University Museum:  Sasol Art Museum – Presents exhibitions of the University’s art, cultural historical and anthropological collections. Admission charged.

  • Christopher Møller Art

    The Christopher Moller Gallery deals in contemporary art, specializing in art from the African continent.

  • The Cape Gallery

    The Cape Gallery seeks to expose fine art that is rooted in the South African tradition, work which carries the unique cultural stamp of our continent. Rotating exhibitions add to the diverse and often eclectic mix of work on show.

  • UCT Irma Stern Museum

    Set in a tranquil garden, Irma Stern’s former home houses a permanent exhibition of her work and private collection.  Contemporary exhibitions hosted on a regular basis.