Johannesburg Art Tour

Start the day at ARTS ON MAIN, a newly re-developed art and design hub in central Johannesburg.

Start the day at ARTS ON MAIN, a newly re-developed art and design hub in central Johannesburg. This space houses world renowned artists such as William Kentridge, Mary Sibande, Mikhael Subotzky, and Kim Lieberman. Other interesting places that can be popped into is art galleries such as GoetheOnMain, NIROXprojects, David Krut Projects, and Parts&Labour Design Studio, depending on the client’s interests.

WITS ART MUSEUM

From Maboneng it is a short drive to the WITS ART MUSEUM in Braamfontein. This museum has wonderful exhibitions by leading contemporary as well as historically significant artists from South Africa and houses the Jack Ginsburg center for book art, an absolute jewel!

Lunch

Lunch recommended in Rosebank for example Marble or Ciro’s

Rosebank galleries

After lunch the Rosebank galleries will be visited. These galleries are all close to each other. Not all these galleries will necessarily be visited and will depend on the client’s interests and exhibitions that will be up during the time of their stay in Johannesburg. They are for example:

The order galleries will be visited will greatly depend on where guests will have lunch, and these spaces can easily be viewed within 20-30min.

Everard Read Gallery

A must when visiting Johannesburg, is stopping at EVERARD READ GALLERY. This is the oldest commercial art gallery in Africa established in 1913. They also have a beautiful entertainment space on top of their new Circa gallery where special sundowners can be arranged at an additional cost. Artist can also be arranged to meet with the guests, talk about their work etc. There are many more wonderful arts destinations that can be exchanged with some of our suggestions above, for example: Guests can visit Victoria yards, instead of Maboneng and the Johannesburg art museum instead of the Wits art museum. You could also leave out the museums and visit Victoria yards and Maboneng in the morning ending with the Rosebank galleries in the afternoon. Like our tours in Cape Town each tour is custom designed around the interests of the guests and tailored to their needs. It is also possible to arrange studio visits with prominent artists represented by the main galleries listed above but is subject to availability.