Standard Bank Gallery

Simmonds St & Frederick St

Simmonds St & Frederick St, Johannesburg Central, Johannesburg, 2001

Monday - Friday - 8AM – 4:30PM (Thursday 12AM – 4:30PM)
Saturday 9AM–1PM
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.

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