Everard Read Gallery
Originally founded in Johannesburg in 1913, Everard Read is South Africa's oldest commercial gallery. Evolving within the continents economic powerhouse, Everard Read has since its inception been associated with pre-eminent artists working in Southern Africa. Always dynamic, the gallery strives to maximise the exposure and dissemination of fine contemporary painting and sculpture to a broad audience. An important contributor to the already vibrant cultural life of South Africa, Everard Read and Everard Read's CIRCA Galleries maintains a strong and unique identity for itself. The development of young artists’ careers is also a crucial component of the gallery’s mission.
In 2009, the CIRCA building was developed alongside the gallery. CIRCA, which is supported by Deutsche Bank has been internationally recognised as an outstanding contribution to South African architecture. Within the subtle curved walls of CIRCA, a series of profound and powerful exhibitions have already been held. The curatorial directors seek to intersperse contemporary art exhibitions with human technology and scientific installations. The magnificent Darwin Room at the apex of CIRCA is used for workshops and lectures. A close dialogue between all of the Everard Read and CIRCA spaces ensures that the galleries have even further access to the finest paintings, sculptures and new media works from abroad and around the subcontinent. We concurrently interface with international galleries and participate in both national and international art fairs. We strive to continue to nurture local and international talent and advise both public and private collectors around the world.