New inner city art space – SMITH

by Karisa

Located in Church Street (which of course has become a hotspot for art, antiques & creativity), the SMITH fine art gallery opened it’s doors only about 2 weeks ago and promises to be an exciting new space for contemporary art lovers.

Owned by photographer Candace Marshall-Smith and curator Amy Ellenbogen, the gallery will specialise in new works by a range of established and emerging artists. In fact, visitors can look forward to exhibitions by artists such as Kurt Pio, Rosie Mudge, Elsabe Milandri, Nic Eppel, Dale Lawrence, Marsi van de Heuvel, Dani Bischoff, Julia Merrett and Grace Cross amongst others.

The Church Street building in which the gallery is housed is currently undergoing an authentic yet contemporary restoration which once completed will pay homage to the historical roots of both the building and the surrounding area.  This makes SMITH part of quite an exciting bit of city renewal.

Here’s some photos to show you what the space looks like – it really is quite striking:

SMITH’s aim is to make art ever-more accessible to art lovers and collectors by “demystifying certain aspects of an often complex art world”.   The gallery will work closely with art buyers to curate collections that will not only bring beauty to your home, but also yield a good investment return.

Currently you can see a solo exhibition of works by Kurt Pio:

Kurt is able to turn his hand to many mediums, some of which include oil, acrylic, charcoal and ink work.  His love for design and space clearly shine through in his fine art work.  Kurt is a dedicated artist constantly challenging himself with new spaces and concepts in many mediums.

Kurt Pio exhibition

Kurt Pio exhibition

Want to pay SMITH Studio a visit?  Then take note of the following:

  • You’ll find them here:  56 Church Street, Cape Town (that’s on the cobblestone side that’s closed off to traffic)
  • You can contact them on: 072 944 4824 or
  • They are open:  Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5pm & Saturday: 10am – 3pm  (they are closed on Mondays & Sundays) * They will also be taking part in First Thursdays *
  • And you can also connect with them on:  Facebook & Twitter


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