Goodman Gallery hosts a Walkabout with Ravelle Pillay

17 February 2024
10:00 – 11:00
Goodman Gallery
37a Somerset Road, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8051, Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Join Goodman Gallery for a walkabout with artist Ravelle Pillay, in light of her second solo exhibition with Goodman Gallery. The exhibition marks a year since Pillay's residency at Gasworks London and her first UK institutional show with The Chisenhale Gallery.


Goodman Gallery is an international contemporary art gallery with locations in Johannesburg, Cape Town, London and New York. The gallery represents artists whose work confronts entrenched power structures and inspires social change. It has held the reputation as a pre-eminent art gallery on the African continent since 1966 and has been pivotal in shaping contemporary South African art, bringing Lisa Brice, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, David Koloane, Sam Nhlengethwa and Sue Williamson to the world’s attention for the first time during the apartheid era.


Since Liza Essers became owner and director in 2008, the gallery roster has grown by more than 30 international artists, with a focus on artists from the African Diaspora and beyond. Goodman Gallery has a global programme working with prominent and emerging international artists whose work engages in a dialogue with African and post-colonial contexts. Some of these artists include Ghada Amer, El Anatsui, Candice Breitz, Alfredo Jaar, Grada Kilomba, Kapwani Kiwanga, Shirin Neshat, Ernesto Neto, Tabita Rezaire, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Mikhael Subotzky and Hank Willis Thomas. Critical to this programme has been the introduction of two ongoing curatorial initiatives: “In Context”, which explores tensions of place and belonging; and “South-South”, which considers connections between artists from the “global south”.


Goodman Gallery’s expansion to London furthers it’s mission to confront dominant historical narratives and to contribute to contemporary art discourse and social repair. Goodman Gallery has a legacy of facilitating broader social access to art, serving in an institutional capacity through its public programming, publishing, and education. The gallery and its artists have a history of supporting NGOs in the healthcare sector and committed to advocating for human rights in South Africa. Since 2003 Goodman Gallery has raised R25 million (£1.4 million) for charities such as Orange Babies, Red Cross and most recently entering into a long-term partnership with the Witkoppen Health and Welfare Clinic.

Goodman Gallery
37a Somerset Road, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8051, Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
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