ABOUT EVERARD READ
Everard Read is Africa’s oldest commercial art gallery. Established along a dusty street in the young mining town of Johannesburg the gallery celebrated its centenary year in 2013. Evolving within the continent’s economic powerhouse, Everard Read has since its inception been associated with pre-eminent artists working in Southern Africa.
Always dynamic, the gallery strives to maximise the exposure and dissemination of fine contemporary painting and sculpture to a broad audience. An important contributor to the already vibrant cultural life of South Africa, Everard Read and Everard Read’s CIRCA Gallery maintains a strong and unique identity for itself. A programme of both solo and group exhibitions is often accompanied by publications serving to showcase established contemporary artists as well as the emerging younger generations. Whilst artists from the United Kingdom, Europe, and the USA are exhibited, the gallery retains at its core an impressive stable of South African artists. The development of young artists’ careers is also a crucial component of the gallery’s mission.