The African continent has produced a huge diversity of art and fine crafts that has influenced – and been influenced by – art from around the world. At the Kim Sacks Gallery in Johannesburg, you’ll discover work by African artists ranging from carvings, sculptures and paintings to jewellery, dolls and textiles.

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Kim Sacks has been involved in South African arts and crafts for over 40 years.

A vast diversity of African artists and craftspeople are represented at the Kim Sacks Gallery. Paintings, sculptures, ceramics, fabrics, beadwork and carvings by established and emerging artists from all over the continent are on display at this Johannesburg art gallery, ready to be sold to customers from across the globe.

At the Kim Sacks Gallery, you will find the finest hand-printed cloth from as far away as Mali on sale alongside telephone-wire baskets from KwaZulu-Natal. You’ll discover historical masks from Nigeria alongside contemporary beadwork from the Eastern Cape. Traditionally functional objects like milk gourds, head rests and stools are exhibited alongside modern ceramics and paintings. Exquisite African jewellery is sold alongside antique African furniture.

Some of the South African artists whose work is on sale at the gallery include Samuel Musharu, Lindelani Ngwenya, Richard Sithole, Carolyn Heydenrych, Clementina Van Der Walt and Christina Bryer.

The gallery’s stringent standards make it an important outlet for contemporary African art in South Africa and Kim Sacks, the gallery's founder, is also a ceramic artist and art teacher.

Sacks' knowledge of art from the African continent, along with her many years of experience, informs every aspect of the running of the gallery, from exhibitions promoting well-known artists to shows that promote art sourced from remote rural areas in South Africa and further afield.

The adjoining Kim Sacks School of Ceramics helps develop new talent by holding regular classes for beginners and advanced students, as well as specialist courses in various fields of ceramic art.

In winter, the gallery, which is housed in a beautifully restored historic building, is warmed by a crackling fire, while in summer the back veranda is a cool spot from which to contemplate your next purchase.

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Who to contact

Kim Sacks Gallery
153 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg
Tel: +27 (0) 11447 5804

153 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood
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How to get here

The Kim Sacks Gallery is situated at 153 Jan Smuts Avenue, in the northern suburb of Parkwood in Johannesburg.

Best time to visit

The Kim Sacks Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm; Saturdays between 10am and 5pm; and on Sunday by appointment only.

Around the area

Parkwood is conveniently close to both Sandton and Hyde Park with their mix of upmarket shops and boutiques. It is also close to Greenside, Norwood and Parkhurst, with their pavement culture and high streets lined with cafés and restaurants.

What's happening

Visit the Kim Sacks Gallery website for regular exhibition updates.

Best buys

There are always original, beautifully crafted ceramics to choose from. The gallery will wrap and ship them for you.

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