The Mother City is known for its creative flair and extraordinary art galleries – from the impressive Zeitz MOCAA to the newly opened Norval Foundation – there are too many to choose from. It is a melting pot of art and culture, a true reflection of the city’s past and present.
Feast your eyes on amazing pieces while sipping on a glass of wine at one of these stunning galleries – whether its during First Thursdays or a Monday evening there is something soul-searching about art gallery strolls.
Here are 5 local galleries you must visit
1. YoungBlood Foundation
The Young Blood Foundation aims to empower the diversity of art in all its forms – from visual to theatrical, dance and music showcases. The foundation hosts a wide variety of art genres and has won a Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) award for its innovation in the art scene.
Located in the bustling Bree street, YoungBlood offers a variety of art – from contemporary to modern.
Each month they showcase a different artists’ unique work. Visual art exhibits are free of charge but live performances are charged per ticket.
Address: 70-72 Bree St, Cape Town CBD, Cape Town
Contact: 021 424 0074
2. Gallery MOMO
The MOMO Gallery is an international art house known for it is popular for its display of funky, unique and modern art pieces.
The gallery established its footprint in the international art industry and artists who have displayed their work at the MOMO have gone on to be showcased an international biennales and events.
Address: 170 Buitengracht street, Cape Town
Contact: 021 424 5140
3. World Art Gallery
World Art showcases modern and abstract pieces of work – taking the viewer on a fun journey. Located in Church street, it is surrounded by galleries but it’s unique elements attract passers by and art lovers.
The gallery hosts new exhibits each month and the mediums on display vary from visual art to sculpture and more. Entrance to the gallery is free of charge.
Address: 54 Church Street, CBD, Cape Town
Contact: 021 423 3075
4. The Goodman Gallery
This place was established in 1966 and is one of the world’s longest-standing international contemporary art galleries that showcase established and emerging local artists.
They exhibit artists who strive for change and shift perspective and transform social norms. International artists who explore unequal power structures and question the social narrative in the world, is mainly who showcases at the gallery. Visit the space to leave with a bigger picture of the art realm.
Address: 3rd Floor, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Rd, Foreshore, Cape Town
Contact: 021 462 7573
5. Irma Stern Museum
The Irma Stern museum can be found in the cozy corner of Rosebank, the gallery offers an escape from the city hustle. Irma Stern, a big name in the art world is celebrated through out the display and a collection of her art and artifacts set the scene.
The gallery is the previous home of Irma Stern and displays paintings, sculptures and ceramics. The art work shares Irma’s love for colour and life. Artifacts from all around the world are housed in the gallery – from Africa to Zanzibar.