Print dealers in South Africa serve a segment of the general art market. The South African art market is a small but vibrant one. Print dealers can be found in most of the major cities such as Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria.
Print dealers can be divided into two groups in South Africa. The first have established galleries and regularly deal with the general public. The second work as agents and buyers for various corporate and private collectors. Some print dealers are a combination of the two.
There is only one gallery in South Africa that focuses on works on paper; this is The South African Print Gallery in Cape Town who are doing an excellent job of promoting South African work on paper The South African Print Gallery
is a print studio, gallery and framing business rolled into one. Fiona Pole and her husband Didier Presse run the business and are fanatics about care and detail. They can be found at 44 Stanley, Milpark Johannesburg and are well worth a visit.
Out of the Cube
Mandy Conidaris has been involved in the hand printing world for many years and is a local expert. She sells work from The Artists' Press and is an experienced art consultant. Take a look at her website here: Mandy Conidaris
Stuart Trent has established a gallery in Pretoria that regularly exhibits a fine array of work on paper.
MAP (Modern Art Projects) has a number of gallery spaces in South Africa, from Richmond in the Karoo to Pretoria and Graskop. Harrie Siertsma, who owns the galleries, has a keen eye for South African work and has many years of collecting and experience behind him.
Gallery 2 shows a combination of paintings, ceramics sculpture and work on paper. Through their wide network and years of experience, they have developed a reputation, as one of South Africa's most reliable print dealers.
Kalk Bay Modern
Kalk Bay Modern in Cape Town is focused on showcasing an eclectic selection of emerging young talents on the South African art scene as well as established and well-known names. It is also the gallery that best represents contemporary San art and represents San artists from South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.
Stevenson is a contemporary art gallery with spaces in Cape Town and Johannesburg. They represent some of the leading artists in South Africa and understand the value of original prints. Stevenson produces excellent catalogues, which are well laid out and informative.
The Goodman Gallery
The Goodman Gallery is one of the premier galleries in South Africa and exhibits prints by artists who are in their stable. These include work by Sam Nhlengethwa, Walter Oltmann, Diane Victor, Robert Hodgins, and David Koloane.
The leading "non-web" art magazine in South Africa is called Art Africa. It is available from most good bookshops and gives an invaluable insight into fine art in South Africa with lots of academic analysis and debate. Art Africa
Print dealers in South Africa buy work from us (see our list A to L)
Print dealers in South Africa buy work from us (see our list M to X)