ART TOUR

CELEBRATING THE RISE OF SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

Art speaks to the soul, no matter the medium, Johannesburg has a range of galleries and art studios suited to your preference.

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Saxon Art Collection

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The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa is a highly respected patron of the arts with an inspired vision of the creative arts. The impressive art collection showcases an eclectic mix of established and emerging artists and includes art and artefacts from Africa, Europe and the East. The Saxon believes in supporting South Africa’s most promising emerging artists and takes pride in displaying the work of our established artists who have gained recognition on the local and international art scene. The art collection of the original home includes exceptional pieces that tell a story of a life lived with friends. In recent years over 200 original artworks were sourced from various South African artists, representing the largest single corporate art acquisition made in South Africa for interior design purposes, bringing the walls to life and reflecting a vibrant connection with Africa

Wits Art Museum

25 minutes driving time | 15 km / 9mi

Home to the largest and most significant holding of African arts in Southern Africa. On display are collections of beadworks, drums, headrests, wooden sculptures, ceremonial and fighting sticks, masks, basketry, wirework, and textiles. There are also paintings, drawings and watercolours by recognised artists such as Irma Stern, Gerard Sekoto, Azaria Mbatha, Willem Boshoff and William Kentridge. 

Wits art gallery | Saxon art tour

Nirox Sculpture Park

50 minutes driving time | 40 km / 25mi

Enjoy a scenic hour-long drive to the Cradle of Humankind and the Nirox Sculpture Park where you can spend the afternoon, located on 20 hectares of landscaped gardens and waterways, the park is committed to excellence in all disciplines of contemporary arts. The Nirox collection comprises artworks left by artists in residence. Within the reserve lie several permanent artworks, some only available for viewing by special appointment. These currently include works by Richard Long, Willem Boshoff, Caroline Bittermann, Valerio Berruti, Rebecca Chesney, Priyanka Choudhary, Rosenclare and Thomas Mulcaire.

Nirox Art