With galleries such as Everard Read, Circa Gallery and SMAC there, it’s no surprise that the Keyes Art Mile is the go-to place for art lovers around Rosebank. If you look around a bit though, there are other gems to you can find in the trendy metropolitan suburb that will make you fall in love with art, if you haven’t already.
The Goodman Gallery misses the Keyes Art Mile by a few hundred metres. You could even walk there after your visit to the popular attraction. The Goodman Gallery is on the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Bolton Road and the nice design of the building makes it hard to miss when you’re travelling along Jan Smuts. It is one of the exciting galleries in town with In Context: Africans in America being one of the great exhibitions they’ve had recently.
Kim Sacks Gallery
Variety is the word with the Kim Sacks Gallery. The gallery not only exhibits fine artworks, it also has a school of ceramics on the premises. Work on offer is also not limited to contemporary art, with the tribal gallery, vessels and different types of crafts on offer. The gallery is just down the road from the Goodman Gallery, too.
David Krut Projects (DKP)
The branch is one of three, with others in Cape Town and New York. Also situated along Jan Smuts Avenue, David Krut Projects (DKP) is more than a gallery. It's an establishment focused on collaborations and helping independent artists make their mark in the art world. The project has outreach and literacy programmes in the community as well. Right next to DKP, you can also find Maker Studio and Res Gallery, with Gallery 2 just a few shops over.
Established in 2002, Gallery MOMO on 7th Avenue in Parktown North is a mainstay in the area and the contemporary art on offer is of world-class quality. Top local and international artists exhibitions are a regular feature at the gallery. Another great feature is the residency programme, which is a way for the gallery to nurture up-and-coming talent.
Chérie De Villiers Fine Art Gallery
Chérie De Villiers Fine Art Gallery has officially been around for decades now – it was opened in 1993. The gallery boasts top fine art pieces and bronze sculptures from local artists. You can see some of these works on the website, which they update regularly as well.
There are ever more art galleries on offer and within short distances of one another in and around Rosebank. The place is heaven for art lovers and you will not be disappointed if you visit. Start your art affair here and see if you can find some of the other hidden gems in the area, too.