Over the last 20 years, Gallery 2 (previously known as Gallery on the Square) has established itself as one of South Africa’s leading fine art galleries. Built on a strong affection for the arts, it strives to promote a cross-section of both established and emerging contemporary South African artists across a variety of disciplines, as well as supporting various local development projects.
In May 2010, the gallery relocated to what has become known as the “Art Strip” on Jan Smuts avenue in Parkwood, Johannesburg. Rebranded as Gallery 2, it continues to draw on the ever-present talent and energy of South Africa’s visual artists, finding its niche within the South African art market, as well as providing an environment that is enjoyed and supported by artists, private and corporate patrons alike.
Gallery 2 looks to mediate between formalist ideals and the theoretical artistic discourse of contemporary art. It is our goal to promote a re-appreciation of not only the aesthetic but also a return to the essence of production in art as well as any conceptual discourse that the work may signify.