If you’re not sure where to kick off your tour of Cape Town’s fine art establishments, Artroute Cape Town offers tailor-made art tours that showcase the best art galleries in and around Cape Town. You will be accompanied by renowned art guide and South African art expert, Talita Swarts.
Norval visual art museum and gallery. High-quality exhibitions, a sculpture garden amphitheatre, research library, restaurant and children’s play ground. The building, designed by DHK Architects, simple, straight lines and its uncluttered constructions presents itself as an elegant, modern pavilion. Art has the power to enrich our lives.
4 Steenberg Road
Privately funded Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) created such a buzz when the two abandoned Silo’s became a work of art and lifestyle. Life at the Zeitz is evolving art exhibitions on a grand scale.
Tel:+27 (0) 87 350 4777
The AVA plays an important part in the growth of contemporary visual art, particularly in the Western Cape. It is one of the oldest non-profit galleries in Cape Town and hosts up to 50 exhibitions every year. With an aim of advancing art in the country, many young contemporary artists have made their debut at the gallery.
Goodman Gallery is an international contemporary art gallery with locations in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London. The gallery represents artists whose work confronts entrenched power structures and inspires social change.
Eye-popping and cutting-edge local and international fine art and design is hosted at the 34 Fine Art Gallery in Buchanan Square, 160 Sir Lowry Road in Woodstock. The gallery has featured noteworthy artists like Esther Mahlangu, Asha Zero, Jade Doreen Waller, Norman Catherine and Mr. Brainwash.
The Hills Building,
160 Sir Lowry Road,
Tel: +27 21 461 1863
This gem in Kalk Bay has long been a favourite of sightseers and art lovers. With its own range of steelworks produced in Retreat, this gallery promotes classic and contemporary art from almost all mediums.
Conveniently situated in the V&A Waterfront area, the Everard Read Gallery opened in 1996 with an aim of giving a platform to local painters and sculptors. The gallery has expanded its operation to CIRCA, across the road from the initial gallery, which includes a sculpture garden and more exhibition space.
Occupying an old jail in Durbanville, Rust-en-Vrede is a must-see when visiting this scenic northern suburb known for its magnificent wine. With three exhibition spaces featuring established and emerging artists, Rust-en-Vrede also has a clay museum and gallery featuring an array of beautiful contemporary and traditional ceramics that honour Durbanville’s history with clay.
A short hop around the mountain from the city centre, the Barnard Gallery in Newlands is a modern art gallery that showcases work from a number of top, predominantly local, artists working in a variety of mediums.
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