Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Group and solo exhibitions hosted by StateoftheART Gallery in Cape Town.
  • 2021 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
    StateoftheART is pleased to announce the ten artists shortlisted for the 2021 StateoftheART Gallery Award.
  • Opening of CREASE by Karla Nixon
    See photos and videos from the opening event of 'CREASE', a solo exhibition by Karla Nixon of contemporary artworks made from paper and inspired by textiles.
  • Opening of INTIMACY by Lisette Forsyth
    On Saturday 20 February, we hosted the opening event of 'INTIMACY' by Lisette Forsyth. The artist created a small, intimate space to relax and join her in an intimate conversation.
  • Opening of WATER MARK by Laurel Holmes
    On 24 October we opened Laurel Holmes' debut solo exhibition 'Water Mark' at the Gallery in Cape Town. Watch our recap video or read the opening address by Helen Walne.
  • Opening of LIMINAL TIMELINE | February 2020
    Mother and son due Pascale and Claude Chandler opened their joint exhibition 'Liminal Timeline' on 12 February 2020 at StateoftheART Gallery in Cape Town.
  • Artist Walkabout with Grace Kotze
    On Saturday 9 November, we learnt about Grace Kotze's solo exhibition 'Wonderland' in a walkabout with artist.
  • Opening of WONDERLAND | November 2019
    Photos from the opening reception of 'Wonderland' - a solo exhibition of painting and sculpture by Durban based artist Grace Kotze.
  • Opening of SOLUS HYDRO | October 2019
    On 3 October we opened 'SÕLUS HYDRO' - a solo exhibition of paintings by Port Elizabeth based artist Joanne Reen.
  • Awards Reception : Finalists Exhibition 2019
    An exciting evening to celebrate the second edition of the StateoftheART Gallery Award and the top ten Finalists with work on show. We also announced the 2019 winner - Balekane Legoabe.
  • Opening of Uncharted Territory | June 2019
    On Wednesday 12 June we opened 'Uncharted Territory' - the debut solo exhibition by Karen Wykerd featuring her paintings and embroideries.
  • Opening of NEXUS | March 2019
    On 7 March 2019 we opened NEXUS : a solo exhibition of new portrait paintings by Durban-based artist Corné Eksteen.
  • Opening of SUPER NATURE | June 2018
    On 7 June as part of First Thursdays, we opened SUPER NATURE, a group exhibition of paintings by Catherine Ocholla, Karen Wykerd and Joanne Reen. Howling Media took some photos of the event.
  • First Thursdays in the East City
    On 3 May we opened 'Immure' - a solo exhibition by Minien Hattingh.
  • Cape Town East City - First Thursdays
    This week the East City will be abuzz with many noteworthy art exhibitions, live music and fine food offerings.
  • City Views | Autumn 2018
    StateoftheART is featured in City Views: a free Central City Newspaper in Cape Town.
  • CAPE TOWN MEMOIRS AND DANGEROUS LIAISONS
    On 1 March 2018, StateoftheART opened the solo exhibition of Lizelle Kruger, entitled 'Cape Town Memoirs and Dangerous Liaisons'. With opening speeches by C T Gilfellan and Simon Norton.
  • Elinor Speirs performs at THE MARKS WE MAKE
    Elinor Spears performed at the exhibition opening of The Marks We Make on 25 January, improvising a musical response to the artworks on show.
  • Culture Trip Top Cape Town Picks
    "Walking through the streets of Cape Town is like walking through a huge art gallery. Apartment blocks, buildings and bridges are brought to life with striking murals and graffiti by local street artists. There are also numerous art galleries, where you’ll be introduced to amazing sculptures, paintings and photography by local and international artists. Highlights include Gallery Momo, Whatiftheworld, StateoftheART, and Ava, one of Cape Town’s oldest non-profit galleries." - The Culture Trip
  • Bloomberg: Hottest Art Capital in Southern Hemisphere
    Cape Town is set to become the "hottest art capital in the Southern Hemisphere in 2017" according to Bloomberg - and we're thrilled that StateoftheART has been included in their list of favourite galleries!
  • First Thursdays | October 2016
    For our October First Thursdays on 6 October we opened LIFE.BODY.TIME, a group exhibition of work by Bettie Coetzee-Lambrecht, Chris Denovan, Michaela Rinaldi, Jodi Hugo, Janna Prinsloo and James de Villiers.
  • First Thursdays | September 2016
    On 1 September we opened a solo exhibition of new paintings by Mila Posthumus, entitled PORTRAIT which opened on Thursday, 1st of September in conjunction with the First Thursdays event.
  • First Thursdays | August 2016
    For our August First Thursdays on 4 August we opened ANIMALIUM MAGICIS - a truly enchanting exhibition by Sally Rumball. The exhibition runs until 20 August.
  • First Thursdays | July 2016
    Thank you to everyone who braved the cold to join us for the opening of 'Scapes: Rhythms Of An Environment' on 7 July. Artists: James de Villiers, Karen Wykerd, Joanne Reen, Catherine Ocholla, Janna Prinsloo, Laurel Holmes, Lezanne Kotze.
  • First Thursdays | June 2016
    On June's First Thursdays we opened our first group exhibition for the year, 'Beneath the Skin'. Participating artists: Claude Chandler, Corné Eksteen, Ntobeko Mjijwa, Kendall-Leigh Nash, Gary Frier, Damien Schumann, Sarah Walmsley, and Andrew Ntshabele.
  • First Thursdays | May 2016
    Our May exhibition is a solo exhibition by Zaan Claassens, "Walking on Water". The art of Zaan Claassens is a celebration of life. In her exhibition, WALKING ON WATER, her primary focus is on water: what happens on its surface, how it varies, how light plays on it, how its moods change.
  • First Thursdays | April 2016
    On 7 April 2016 we opened ORGANISM, the second solo exhibition of Janet Botes. Showing recent work inspired by the scientific-biological nature, but also the spiritual symbolism, of an organism.
  • First Thursdays | March 2016
    Every first Thursday of the month participating galleries in Cape Town stay open until late so people can walk the galleries after work. We took some photographs before things became super busy...