Everard Read Gallery Cape Town
Everard Read is South Africa’s oldest commercial art gallery. Established in Johannesburg in 1913, Everard Read has since its inception been associated with pre-eminent artists working in the country.
Everard Read in Cape Town opened its doors in the historic V&A Waterfront in September 1996. CIRCA Cape Town, which was unveiled in 2016, is housed in a beautiful Victorian building alongside the original gallery. A spacious lawn allows for the curation of monumental bronzes against a backdrop of the iconic harbour.
The gallery strives to maximise the exposure of contemporary South African art to a broad audience. We interface with local and international galleries, institutions and art fairs, including FNB Art Joburg, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, 1:54, Masterpiece, ArtXLagos, ARCOLisboa and CONTEXT Miami. Everard Read maintains a unique identity with a dynamic programme of solo and group exhibitions which serves to showcase established artists as well as emerging voices. We continue to nurture local and international talent, and to advise both public and private collectors around the world. A close dialogue between all of the Everard Read spaces – which includes galleries in Franschhoek and London – ensures that the gallery is an important contributor to the vibrant cultural life of South Africa.