|THE GOODMAN GALLERY
Established thirty-nine years ago, the Goodman Gallery’s primary goal was to encourage contemporary South African artists to exhibit, despite Apartheid. The policy of the Gallery was to foster the culture of the country despite despotic duress.
Today, the vision remains the same, but the methodology and philosophy are geared towards an engagement with the dynamic flux of our fledgling democracy, its new-found freedoms and challenges. In this context we have widened our avenues to encourage the participation of our artists in exhibitions around the world as well as at home. We believe it is essential for both the development of artistic talent and cultural consciousness that artists are afforded the opportunity to exhibit work to both local and global audiences.
The policy we have always held in the past, of promoting art through established and new contemporary talent, whilst maintaining absolute quality as our criteria, remains the same; while the content and narratives within much contemporary South African art has changed significantly over the last decade. As artists were freed from demands of ‘art for advocacy’, and as artistic freedoms became constitutionally entrenched under the new dispensation, new aesthetic, social, political, and economic themes emerge, and we have witnessed the growth of more intimate narratives that deal with history, geography and self. We have also witnessed the emergence of a range of diverse languages, as artists seek out new forms and strategies that challenge both art history and new socio-political demographics.
Tuesday - Friday: 09h30 - 17h30
Saturday: 09h30 - 16h00
The Gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays
THE GOODMAN GALLERY
163 Jan Smuts Avenue
P.O. Box 411137,
Craighall, 2024, South Africa
TEL +27- (0)11- 788 - 1113
FAX +27- (0)11- 788 - 9887