Hein Kaiser
Journalist
2 minute read
11 Mar 2021
12:23 pm

Art gallery that makes talent development the main focus

Hein Kaiser

Arteye Gallery in Fourways is a mini-me of the Parisian museum, but it’s instead dedicated to the wealth of talent in South Africa.

'Reason and despair' artwork by Michele Silk at the Art Eye gallery. Picture: Instagram

Each year millions of tourists flock to the Louvre in Paris to immerse themselves in one of the richest art and sculpture collections in the world. Art Eye Gallery in Fourways is a mini-me of the Parisian museum, but it’s instead dedicated to the wealth of talent in South Africa. Art Eye first opened eight years ago in Fourways, but headed to Doornfontein after a couple of years. “We wanted to contribute to the revival of the inner city,” said general manager Nonhlanhla Mahlangu, a fine art graduate. “During our tenure near Ellis Park, we created a workspace for emerging...