Originally founded in Johannesburg in 1913 Everard Read is South Africa's oldest commercial gallery.
Everard Read in Cape Town, opened its doors in the V & A Waterfront, in September 1996. Always dynamic the gallery strives to maximise the exposure and dissemination of fine contemporary painting and sculpture to a broad audience.
An important contributor to the already vibrant cultural life of Cape Town, Everard Read maintains a strong and unique identity for itself. A programme of both solo and group exhibitions is often accompanied by publications serving to showcase established contemporary artists as well as the emerging younger generations. Whilst artists from the United Kingdom, Europe and the USA are exhibited, the gallery retains at its core an impressive stable of South African artists.
A close dialogue with our Johannesburg gallery ensures that both Everard Read in Cape Town and Johannesburg have even further access to the finest paintings and sculptures from abroad and around the sub-continent. We concurrently interface with international galleries and participate in both national and international Art Fairs. The above all serves our ambitions to continue to nurture local talent and advise both public and private collectors around the world.