The Kim Sacks Gallery is located in an adobe-style building in Parkwood’s “gallery strip” in Johannesburg. The building was built in 1997 by well-known Swiss clockmaker Cornelius Lehr, and Sacks says she considers it as representing a large clay vessel in which she stores unusual and inspirational objects.
The gallery houses a wide mix of contemporary, creative works of art that showcase rural creativity, fine craft, cutting-edge urban design, folk art and other eye-catching pieces.
A comprehensive range of media is reflected in various collections, including basketry, textiles, beads, furniture, metalwork, sculptures and wood.
Sacks represents numerous Southern African rural and urban crafters, some of whom live in remote corners of Africa, and others who live in busy cities. Personally, she is probably best known for her ceramic work.
As a crafter, educator, patron and gallery owner, she is best placed to exhibit and promote the best of Southern African design and fine craft. Sacks displays items she finds inspirational, resourceful and representative of contemporary Africa.
The gallery also does restoration, shipping of art and professional packing, and hosts launches and regular talks.
The venue is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm and on Saturday from 10am to 5pm. After-hours openings are by special appointment.