There is no doubt in my mind about it; Cape Town is the cultural Mecca of South Africa. If you find yourself on the shores of the Cape of Storms, consider visiting a few of the renowned art galleries to absorb some of this culture. Here are a few galleries to start with:
Iziko South African Gallery
Situated in the Company’s Garden’s, Iziko South African Gallery is one of Cape Town’s premier galleries. With a host of local as well as European exhibitions, no tour of Cape Town’s art scene would be complete without visiting this gallery
The Cape Gallery
Focussing on art pieces that reflect the love of the land, this gallery is distinctly African. More recently street artists have been able to make a name for them by having work featured at the galleries displays.
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A few kilometres out of Cape Town’s Central Business District in Woodstock is a gallery that focusses on South African as well as international contemporary pieces .
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One of this galleries goals are to nurture young South African artists , this is a great place to view exciting contemporary work from South Africa’s up and coming artists.
Stellenbosch Modern and Contemporary art Gallery
In the heart of the Cape Town wine lands, this gallery is focussed on Modern and Contemporary South African art as the name suggests.
The Claremont museum of art
Nestled in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, is an art gallery without walls as their slogan reads. This gallery plays home to a host of South African contemporary artists with a mission to promote art in Claremont.
The Irma Stern Museum
This gallery is solely dedicated to displaying the works of one of South Africa’s more famous artists Irma Stern and is situated in Rosebank in Cape Town’s Southern suburbs.
The Michealis Gallery
This gallery is situated on The University of Cape Town and is rather unique. This is the only gallery in South Africa that showcases Video art.
Situated in Wynberg, this gallery focuses on some of South Africa’s top artists. When you are planning your trip, make sure you schedule your visit to the gallery around one of the monthly contemporary exhibitions.
Situated in the CBD this is one of Cape Town’s top galleries, Everard Read galleries is dealers of fine as well as contemporary art pieces and sculptures.