About Us

SMITH is a gallery of contemporary art situated at 56 Church Street in Cape Town, South Africa. The gallery is housed in a 230-year-old Heritage site, the only “pakhuis” or warehouse building in the city centre not to have been subdivided. The high-ceilinged gallery covers a floorspace of 43m long and 6m wide, with a glass enclosure or courtyard dividing the front and back gallery areas. Founded in 2014, SMITH has within its stable a number of the country’s outstanding emerging artists. The gallery disregards convention and favours artists producing brave, joyous and timeless work that values and contributes to the discourse of contemporary art in South Africa. SMITH is passionate about creating an environment that deepens the relationship between artists and collectors and works to create unique fine art collections by profiling rare skill from unexpected places.