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The Martin Osner Fine Art Photography Gallery is popular art hub nestled in the Green Point region. Operating since 2009, this gallery has gained a following in a short time period. Name after the ace photographer from Africa, Martin Osner, this gallery was started to commemorate 20 years of his photography. Apart from exhibiting Martin Osner’s works, the gallery also showcases quite other reputed photographers. If you are interested in buying any art from here, you can send in a picture of the place where you want to keep the artwork and the gallery will arrange an interior mock-up to give you a feel of how it will look.
Church Street is where you can find the AVA art gallery. It is most likely the one of the oldest not-for-profit galleries of the city and is dedicated to developing the contemporary visual art scene of South Africa. AVA regularly hosts month long exhibitions that showcase performances, paintings, installations, ceramics, and photographs. The gallery has roots that go back all the way to the year 1850 and their presence has definitely shaped the art of the city.
Begun as a small collection of 45 paintings in 1871, the Iziko South African National Gallery originally showcased work by early 20th-century British artists. Beginning in the 1980s, however, the increasing emergence of impressive and significant art from South African artists caused the museum to begin to shift its acquisition policies. This lead in 1990 to a complete redefinition of the institution's purpose, which now celebrates vital examples of artistic expression from all over the African continent as well as European art, with a particular focus on the Southern African regions. Featuring such genres as painting, photography, textiles, sculpture, and bead-work, the National Gallery represents the pinnacle of indigenous artistic achievement.
Originally a tiny gallery in Cape Town’s City Centre, the WhatiftheWorld Gallery has since moved to bigger premises in what is becoming the rising creative neighborhood of Woodstock. Selected in 2007 by Contemporary Magazine in London as one of the Top 50 Emerging Galleries from Around the World, the gallery has become a hot platform of emerging contemporary South African artists. As a big supporter of local talent the gallery has launched the careers of several young artists and hosts regular critically-acclaimed solo and group exhibitions. It is one of the hottest galleries on the Cape Town arts scene and ideal for scouting out the local scene.