Simmonds St & Frederick St, Johannesburg Central, Johannesburg, 2001
Monday - Friday - 8AM – 4:30PM (Thursday 12AM – 4:30PM)
Sunday Closed Visit Website
The Standard Bank Gallery is an inspirational exhibition space, situated in the vibrant heart of downtown Jozi. Since it opened in 1990, it has established itself as one of the city’s principal fine art venues. The gallery offers a dynamic exhibition programme, serving as a testament to Standard Bank’s true commitment to cultural development. It is operated on a non-commercial basis.
The gallery has hosted retrospective exhibitions by prolific South African masters, including Irma Stern, Gerard Sekoto and Cyprian Shilakoe. Contemporary South African artists such as Penny Siopis, Willem Boshoff, Karel Nel and Wayne Barker have also lent their vibrant creative energies to the gallery.
The Standard Bank Gallery was the first institution to bring original works by a 20th century European artist to South Africa with the Marc Chagall exhibition in 2000 followed by Joan Miro and, in 2006, the record breaking Picasso and Africa exhibition. South Africa’s own internationally acclaimed Marlene Dumas had her first solo exhibition on home soil in 2007.
With excellent acoustics, the gallery regularly plays host to concerts and recitals. Guided tours of exhibitions for school groups form part of the bank’s outreach programme.
Harmonia: Sacred Geometry, The Pattern of Existence is an exhibition of interdisciplinary work by artist, academic and curator, Gordon Froud.
The show investigates aspects of sacred geometry in the world around us. It includes over 100 pieces that range from small-scale crystal glass works to a monumental 6.5m high polyhedron made from 18 giant road cones.
The Standard Bank Gallery – located on the corner of Simmonds and Frederick streets in central Johannesburg – offers free, safe undercover parking on the corner of Harrison and Frederick streets. Gallery hours: Mondays to Fridays from 8:00am to 4:30pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Entrance to the exhibition is free.
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