Southern Africas most famous commercial art gallery was established in the young mining town of Johannesburg in 1912. Over the years the gallery has grown in size and sophistication with the emergence of Johannesburg as Africas business and financial capital.In 1980 the gallery moved from its elegant downtown location to a purpose-built building in the prestigious precinct of Rosebank. The building, an outstanding example of post-modern architecture, has become a much admired landmark. Surrounding a charming 1920s house, which is the gallerys administrative centre, is a curvaceous structure comprising sculpture courtyards and four exhibition areas of various proportions with clerestory windows that ensure abundant daylight. The sculpture courtyards and indigenous gardens draw the outdoors in, creating a beautifully inviting space for visitors from all walks of life. The gallery reflects the same cosmopolitan and energetic qualities that this fantastic city has to offer. Everard Read has become synonymous with the finest art emanating from Southern Africa. Many of this regions most celebrated painters and sculptors, both traditional artists of the past and emerging talent, exhibit with Everard Read which is also the agent for fine artists from elsewhere in the world.
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