Everard Read is South Africa's oldest and largest group of galleries. Established in 1913 in Johannesburg, the Everard Read galleries are specialists in contemporary art from South Africa and the diaspora.
The Everard Read galleries can be found in Johannesburg, Cape Town, London and Franschhoek.
There are two Everard Read galleries in Franschhoek. Everard Read Franschhoek on Huguenot Road was opened in 2016, bringing the finest contemporary art to the Cape Winelands. Everard Read Franschhoek presents a year-round programme of solo and group exhibitions.
Everard Read at Leeu Estates is the Everard Read Galleries latest offering. Opened in November 2020, the space serves as a gallery and sculpture park.
The focus is on showing monumental sculpture amongst the breath-taking fynbos and vineyards of Leeu Estates, as well as exhibiting important works by our artists in the superb purpose-built gallery on site. The Fynbosch Quarter, where the new gallery is located, was designed by DHK architects, who also designed the Norval Foundation.
The gallery complex includes a studio and cottage for the artist residency programme, which provides a tranquil retreat for artists to focus on developing new ideas and work which will generate interesting content for the gallery going forward. The artists who have moved through the residency programme thus far include Blessing Ngobeni, Teresa Kutala Firmino, Nelson Makamo, Nandipha Mntambo, Alexandra Ross, Setlamorago Mashilo, Paolo Bini, Matthew Hindley, Thonton Kabeya, Guy Ferrer, Liza Grobler, Jeanne Hoffman & Jan Tshikhuthula.
Visitors are encouraged to make a day or even a weekend of it to enjoy founder Analjit Singh’s inspired vison for Leeu Estates to be one of the Western Cape’s great destinations. Luxury accommodation abounds, and the gallery shares the same pavilion with La Petite Colombe, the internationally renowned restaurant, which has moved from Leeu Estate's sister hotel, Le Quartier Français. The Dining Room restaurant at the Manor House is a short walk from the gallery, making Leeu Estates an extraordinary fine dining venue.
The Mullineux & Leeu Family Wine Studio (Platter’s Winery of the Year 2014, 2016, 2019, 2020 and 2023) is open for wine tasting, and a world-class day spa by Healing Earth completes the experience.
Everard Read Franschhoek is in partnership with Leeu Collection.
20 Huguenot Road
+27 21 876 2446 l firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday – Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
EVERARD READ AT LEEU ESTATES
Leeu Estates, Dassenberg Road
+27 21 492 5980 l email@example.com
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Please contact us to make an appointment outside of these hours.