Come visit Woodstock,where the contemporary art scene is happening – leading, world renowned art galleries and design shops pepper the once working class neighbourhood. Woodstock has become the new trendy design, art and tech scene in Cape Town. The vibrant area plays host to the old Biscuit Mill market and famous restaurants including the Test Kitchen. A stroll around the streets of Victorian cottages where one can view extraordinary murals painted on the walls and buildings of Woodstock.
Woodstock is home to Cape Town’s leading contemporary art galleries…
Goodman Gallery is one of the most distinguished and longest-standing international contemporary art galleries. Established in Johannesburg in 1966, the gallery works with artists who are contemporary, influential and strive to shift perspectives and engender social transformation. In five decades, the Goodman Gallery has played a vital role in forging change through artistic production and dialogue, shaping contemporary art within and beyond the continent. Some artists represented by Goodman include William Kentridge, Brett Murray, Lisa Brice, Diane Victor, Mikhael Subotsky, David Goldblatt and many more.
The Stevenson gallery hosts a variety of group and also solo art exhibitions in line with contemporary art practice in South Africa. Stevenson has an international exhibition programme with a particular focus on the region. The gallery opened in 2003, and has spaces in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
SMAC Gallery is a leading South African contemporary art gallery representing established and emerging artists from South Africa, Africa, and further afield. The gallery first opened in Stellenbosch in 2007 and launched a second space in Cape Town in 2011. The gallery manages a dynamic programme of exhibitions and curatorial projects that focus on contemporary artistic discourses, while facilitating collaborative projects with local and international institutions, including Zeitz MOCAA, and leading artists.
Blank is a leading contemporary art space opposite Goodman and Stevenson showcasing new and exciting artists. Current represented artist Igshaan Adams won the Standard Bank Young Artist award for 2018. Owner Jonathan Garnham is an artist himself and Chairman of the Visual Arts Network of South Africa.