Galia Gluckman produces large-scale multi-faceted artworks in her medium of choice: pigment ink on cotton paper and collage. Reflecting varied contemporary concerns, Gluckman highlights ongoing creative and social conversations through her exploration of atmospheric and emotive themes. Wide ranging in their hybrid of environmental and social references, they draw upon contemporary notions of the passage of time, referencing the mixture of creative subcultures that ebb and flow through the limitless global community.
SMAC gallery was established in 2007 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Since it’s inception, has focused on presenting the work of emerging and mid-career South African artists, as well as established international artists. In addition to its contemporary programme, the gallery regularly presents large-scale historical exhibitions and projects that offer a critical re-evaluation of South African art history within a global dialogue.
Ebony/Curated – Cape Town
Marc Stanes, Dewald Prinsloo and Leonard de Villiers co-founded EBONY/CURATED in 2007 and they now have three Galleries in Franschhoek and Cape Town dedicated to a program of contemporary and historic African art including specific design and craft. EBONY/CURATED Cape Town opened in 2009 and is a stand-alone gallery in the CBD representing a core group of both young and established international and local artists from the African Diaspora. EBONY/CURATED has held a number of significant solo and group exhibitions and regularly participates in local and international art fairs.
Ellermans House – Bantry Bay
Ellerman House sits perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head in the prestigious Bantry Bay residential area in Cape Town. The elegant Cape Edwardian mansion was once the home of the shipping magnates, Sir John and Lady Ellerman and is known for having one of the most beautiful ocean views in South Africa.
Their expansive collection includes works by Pierneef, Laubser, Preller and Sekoto. Contemporary South African art is well represented by John Meyer, Debra Bell and Kentridge amongst others. Their art gallery artfully tucked into the mountain is a masterpiece in its own right.
Kilkee House – Bahamas
Built more than 60 years ago and lovingly restored to its original splendour, Kilkee House is a majestic historic estate perched on a private spit of land on Paradise Island, the Bahamas.
Accessible only by boat, the grounds span over two acres and include magnificent gardens, meandering stone pool grotto, prime sandy beachfront and harbourside gazebo. Here Cape Town designer, Ralph Krall brought a sense of wonder and his eccentric touch to the artworks on show.
Delaire Graff Estate – Stellenbosch
A world-class art destination in the Stellenbosch Valley, Delaire Graff Estate offers a rare chance for art aficionados to view some of Laurence Graff’s personal art collection in an outstanding setting. Frequently named one of the world’s top art collectors, Laurence Graff’s collection at the Estate is a carefully curated showcase of some of South Africa’s finest contemporary artists.
Equus Gallery – Cavalli Wine Estate
Cavalli estate aims to encourage the local arts through its platforms of public sculpture spaces and a public art gallery.
Guests that venture into the Lower ground level of Equus are surprised to find the Commercial Gallery, a hidden gem below ground. The 600 square metre art gallery has a stretched translucent ceiling backlit by LEDs, conceptualized to simulate daylight, showcasing rotating exhibitions of Visiting curators, alongside a permanent exhibition of other notable works from the Cavalli Estate Private Collection. More can be seen at Cavalli
Everard Read Gallery / CIRCA – Waterfront
Originally founded in Johannesburg in 1913 Everard Read is South Africa’s oldest commercial gallery.
An important contributor to the already vibrant cultural life of Cape Town, Everard Read maintains a strong and unique identity for itself. A programme of both solo and group exhibitions is often accompanied by publications serving to showcase established contemporary artists as well as the emerging younger generations. See more at Everard Read Cape
Luminance – Hyde Park
South Africa’s leading fashion, beauty and lifestyle boutique department store designed by John Jacob Interiors. Luminance is home to over 70 contemporary and luxury brands as well as offering a platform for art, craftwork and fashion from local artists and designers.
The frames we made were all in a gloss black with the artworks mounted on top of mirrors to complement the interior finishings of the store. See more at John Jacob Interiors
Private Residence – Cape Town
We have the opportunity to work with many different designers, here Colin Elias and his client, renovated a rather dull home into one which is bright and spacious. We were asked to frame many different types of artworks and together with Colin, found contemporary solutions that were not necessarily white box frames.
The interplay of colour, texture and depth added to the atmosphere of the house and the results are spectacular.