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THIS WEEK'S ART GALLERY FEATURE
JOHANNESBURG ART GALLERY
(Featured Artist: Gerard Sekoto)
The collection in Johannesburg's major public gallery includes international artists such as Rodin, Picasso and Henry Moore, as well as South Africans such as Sekoto, Batisse and Pierneef. There is also an extensive collection of the works of contemporary local artists. Guided tours are conducted on request, subject to prior booking.
Address: Klein Street, Joubert Park, Johannesburg.
Tel: 011 725 3130
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm
Arts on Main
Is an arts venue for the creative community. It has an outdoor cinema, restaurant and rooftop bar. Visit it in the Johannesburg CBD today.
Address: 264 Fox Street, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 334 1054
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 10am to 4pm
Cherie de Villiers Fine Art Gallery
This gallery was established in 1993 and offers an extensive range of paintings and bronze sculptures by leading South African artists.
Address: 136 Rosebank Mall, Cradock Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 788 9949
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays 9am to 6pm, Saturdays 9am to 5pm, Sundays 10am to 2pm
The Absa Gallery
This gallery, at Absa's head office in the city centre, houses up to 20 000 works. Group and solo exhibitions of up-and-coming artists are held throughout the year.
Address: 160 Main Street, Absa Towers North, CBD, Johannesburg.
Tel: 011 350 5139
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9:30am to 3:30pm
Artists under the Sun
Over 100 artists exhibit paintings, sculptures, ceramics and pottery at Zoo Lake on the first weekend of every month.
Address: Zoo Lake, cnr Westwold Way and Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 432 1482
Opening hours: 9am to 4.30pm 1ST weekend of the month Saturday - Sunday
The gallery exhibits local contemporary work that goes beyond modern art and sees itself as an "alternative venue" for artists. Originally a family house, the gallery opened its doors in mid-2003.
Address: 52, 7th Avenue, Parktown North
Tel: 011 327 3247
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays 9am to 6pm, Saturdays 9am to 5pm
This gallery is the oldest contemporary art gallery in Johannesburg. The gallery opened in 1966 as a venue for contemporary artists of all colours - against Apartheid laws. It remains a leader in contemporary art and sculpture in the city and is home to Kentridge, Geer & Goldblatt.
Address: 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood
Tel: 011 788 1113
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Fridays 9.30am to 5.30pm, Saturdays 9.30am to 4pm
Gallery on the Square
The Gallery on the Square exhibits eclectic works from 20th-century masters such as Miro and Chagall and includes those of contemporary South African artists.
Address: Nelson Mandela Square, Shop 32 Sandton Square, cnr 5th and Maude Street, Sandton
Tel: 011 784 2847
Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays 9am to 6pm, Sunday by appointment.
Batanai Artworks showcases African art from southern Africa, including stone sculptures from Zimbabwe.
Address: 52 6th Avenue, Parkhurst, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 462 3669
Cell: 082 493 2785
Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays 8.30am to 5.30pm, Saturdays and Sundays by appointment