Kim Sacks - Contemporary Gallery
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Welcome to the Kim Sacks Contemporary Gallery

The Kim Sacks Gallery was established in 1986. It moved in 1998 to it's present home in the centre of Johannesburg's fashionable "Gallery Strip" in Parkwood. The building has been designed and built in traditional "Adobe" style.

What is available at the gallery within a Contempory context is a mixture of rural creativity, fine-craft, cutting edge urban design, folk art and anything that is unable to be defined by the above descriptions of Contemporary creativity.

Kim works with and represents a multitude of Southern African rural and urban crafts-people. People who exhibit internationally and who are defined as "Designers" as well as people who make Contemporary products, of sublime quality, using traditional techniques. Some of these makers reside in very remote areas of the continent and alternatively there are others who live and create magical objects in the middle of dense urban sprawl. For Kim, what matters is their Creativity, what emerges from re-cycling,  constructing and re-defining form and function, and also what it means to be living in Africa at the current time. All this is  what inspires Kim endlessly. Creativity with no bounds. Resourcefulness that comes from having less, rather than more.

The fact that Kim is a craftsperson herself and an educator, as well as a patron and a gallery owner, is a good basis for a successful venue to exhibit and promote the best of Southern African Design and Fine Craft.

Services we offer:

The gallery offers a number of services to our clients, should any of the services listed below be of interest please contact the gallery for more information.

GIFT VOUCHERS
A MOUNTING SERVICE FOR ARETEFACTS
WEDDING LISTS
RESTORATION SERVICE
LOCAL AND OVERSEAS SHIPPING UNDERTAKEN
PROFESSIONAL PACKING SERVICE FOR LOCAL AND OVERSEAS CLIENTS
THE GALLERY IS OFTEN USED FOR LAUNCHES AND LECTURES.
WE ALSO HOST REGULAR TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS ON SPECIFIC TOPICS OF INTERESTS TO FRIENDS AND CLIENTS OF THE GALLERY
THE GALLERY HAS A WONDERFUL LIBRARY - COME AND HAVE A CUP OF TEA AND READ.
GROUPS OF LEARNERS ARE WELCOME TO COME AND VISIT THE GALLERY - PHONE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.