CIRCA Gallery


This striking spiral structure houses unusual sculptures, sketches and contemporary works by local artists and has wonderful views from its roof. It is surrounded by 400 10m-tall variegated aluminium 'fins' that reference a protective Zulu kraal (livestock enclosure).

The art here is curated by Everard Read, Africa's oldest commercial art gallery, whose main space is across the road.

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