The Joburg art scene rings to a completely different tune in the north as that being played in the city, and has become even louder now with the opening of the Southern Guild Gallery. Art dealers Justin Rhodes and Ashleigh McLean and Southern Guild’s Trevyn and Julian McGowan have launched their dynamic new space in Rosebank’s Keyes Art Mile precinct. This is the Cape Town based gallery’s first step outside of its hometown of Woodstock.
The 300-square-metre contemporary exhibition space, in the R50 million StudioMAS designed Trumpet building is a collaboration between Southern Guild and WHATIFTHEWORLD. The opening show presents work by Nigerian photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo, Zimbawean sculptor Moffat Takadiwa and visual artist Athi-Patra Ruga alongside limited-edition furniture by leading African designers such as Cheick Diallo, Hamed Ouattara and the late Babacar Niang as well as South African heroes Gregor Jenkin, Porky Hefer and Dokter and Misses.
You can find the gallery at 19 Keyes Avenue, Trumpet, Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank.