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 with our London Everard Read Gallery launching at the start of 2016.
CIRCA Cape Town was unveiled in November 2016 (across the road from the existing gallery space). This addition to the Everard Read/CIRCA group has allowed the gallery in Cape Town to maximise its capacity to 900 m² and expand its exhibition schedule to include a further 4 formal gallery spaces and an outside 50 m² sculpture garden. December 2016 saw Everard Read Cape Town opening a satellite gallery in Franschhoek.
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 South Africa, Everard Read/CIRCA 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, Japan and the USA are exhibited, the gallery retains at its core an impressive stable of South African artists.
A close dialogue between all of the Everard Read and CIRCA spaces ensures that the galleries have even further access to the finest paintings, sculptures and new media works from abroad and around the sub-continent. We concurrently interface with international galleries and participate in both national and international art fairs.
We strive to continue to nurture local and international talent and advise both public and private collectors around the world.
Please note: Our website is also used as an historical archive to reflect the trajectory of our artists’ work as a resource to historians, journalists, students and art enthusiasts. As a result it is important to note that the majority of works on our website are historical and by and large sold. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure an up to date portfolio of available works by the artists whose work you have admired.
Established in 1913, Everard Read is Africa’s oldest commercial art gallery and presents modern and contemporary art from South Africa. Our Cape Town galleries have a rigorously curated exhibition programme of South Africa’s top artists