The Top 5 Art Galleries in and around Cape Town

Cape Town is filled with art and history. The city has many Galleries for artistic folk. We have listed a few of our must-see Galleries is you are an art lover.

Popular Art Galleries in and around Cape Town

Iziko South African National Gallery

This premier museum houses an outstanding collection of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. The collection changes regularly to enable the gallery to have a full programme of temporary exhibitions of paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, beadwork, textiles, and architecture.

Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery

Built in the 1840s, Rust-en-Vrede is a national monument and is now home to a gallery, a clay museum, several art studios and a coffee shop. There are two exhibition spaces in the main gallery area, referred to as Salon A and Salon B. The entrance room is known as Salon C and is used for small solo or group exhibitions. The clay museum houses an exclusive, largely contemporary version of the nation’s ceramics.

Hout Street Gallery

Established in 1975, this Paarl-based gallery, which sits in a Georgian house, compromises four large exhibition rooms that display ceramics, sculptures, hand-blown glass and other works with a focus on contemporary art.

Bordeaux Street Gallery

Formerly a physical exhibition space based in Franschhoek, Bordeaux Street Gallery now operates entirely online so that art lovers everywhere can view and purchase a range of abstract and contemporary work in cyberspace.

Allderman Gallery

This was a bricks-and-mortar space in Kenilworth for many years. This well-established gallery now operates via pop-up exhibitions in various venues across Cape Town, and owner Gill Allderman will also visit homes and corporates to assess collectors’ art needs and source appropriate pieces.

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