Arts on Main

Joburg art galleries

Johannesburg’s art scene is growing and changing every day, but here are a few essential stops

Goodman Gallery

One of South Africa’s most prestigious┬ácontemporary art galleries, with exhibits that become national talking points. The gallery is in Parkwood, but close to both the Rosebank Mall and the Rosebank Gautrain Station. They also have a smaller space at Arts on Main.

Joburg art galleries: Goodman Gallery

Circa on Jellicoe Multimedia Art Gallery

Across the street from Goodman is Everard Read’s new Circa, worth a visit for the architecture as much as the art. Climb to the top to enjoy the view and lounge in a deep leather chair.

Joburg art galleries: Circa on Jellicoe

Art on Paper

Regular exhibits by leading South African artists, inside the 44 Stanley complex. Buy originals, or browse through their vast selection of more affordable prints.

Joburg art galleries: Art on Paper


Arts on Main

Joburg art galleries: Arts on Main

This old warehouse complex has become home to top artists and galleries. Many Joburg art galleries with main homes elsewhere in the city also have space here. Arts on Main was the first bright spot in the Maboneng Precinct on the city’s East End, which hosts a popular Sunday market and an ever-expanding range of shops and cafes.