Gallery Guide: Northern Suburbs
Rust-en-Vrede Gallery & Clay Museum
Nestled in the centre of Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs, The Rust-en-Vrede Gallery and Clay Museum is full of culture and history. Originally built in the 1840’s as a prison and police quarters, this building also served as a magistrate’s court and private dwelling before being purchased by the municipality. Now standing as a national monument since 1984, this gallery features a tranquil garden and is also home to a quaint restaurant, Yoco Eatery..This venue is also the home of the only clay museum in the Western Cape and houses a mosaic studio, a jeweller, a design studio and florist. Craft markets and events are also hosted regularly. This non-profit gallery values tradition and culture, focusing on promoting South African arts.
Opening Times: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 4PM, Saturday 9AM – 1PM; Coffee Shop: 7:30am – 4pm Saturdays: 7:30 – 2pm
10 Wellington Road | Durbanville | +27 (0) 21 976 4691
An initiative of the innovative and community-oriented Arts Association of Bellville, Art.b offers a platform for emerging artists from all cultural backgrounds, The gallery showcases visual art from the Western Cape – paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery and more – to raise public awareness of art. What’s more, the space also occasionally exhibits works by amateur artists from the community, so it’s not just focussed on full-time creatives.
Opening Times: Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 5pm; Saturday: 10am – 1pm
The Library Centre | Carel van Aswegen Street | Bellville | Cape Town |+27 (0)21 917 1197
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