Standard Bank Art Gallery


If you're in this part of town it's worth dropping by this light-filled gallery to see what's showing in its regularly changing exhibitions by important South African artists.

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Nearby Johannesburg attractions

1. Main St Pedestrian Mall

0.16 MILES

Honouring Jo'burg's history of mining are a series of information panels, statues and artifacts lining the partly pedestrianised mall at the western end…

2. Rand Club

0.21 MILES

Founded in 1887, this version of the illustrious (and once whites- and men-only) club dates from 1904. It's now open to all, and so long as you're not…

3. Gandhi Square

0.25 MILES

in 2002 Van der Bijl Sq was revamped and renamed Gandhi Sq in honour of Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi. Look out for the bronze statue representing him as a…

4. Thunder Walker

0.26 MILES

Inside century-old Somerset House, a former bank office, Thunder Walker is a bar/restaurant/events venue with a historic twist. The building's interior is…

5. Anglo American Head Office

0.27 MILES

This handsome building, taking up an entire block, has been the mining company's HQ in Africa since 1939. It has an impressive main entrance with delicate…

6. Johannesburg Public Library

0.31 MILES

At every desk in this handsome multilevel library (first opened in 1935 and designed by John Perry in an Italianate style) sit people reading and working…

7. One Eloff

0.31 MILES

Painted an unmissable acid yellow and turquoise, this art-deco building was originally a car showroom but was revamped in 2016 by the property developers…

8. Johannesburg City Hall

0.32 MILES

This fine late-Edwardian building received a welcome renovation in 2012. Designed by William Hawke and William McKinlay in a mixture of neo-classical and…