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Experience exhilarating exhibitions

Our art gallery is not your conventional gallery. The art we exhibit in this space is both the works of pioneering art masters, and that of dynamic, inspiring and emerging visual artists. More than simply preserving the continent’s art legacy, we are committed to shining the spotlight on works of young African artists to bring their possibility to life.

We also believe that art is something everyone should have access to. And that’s why we’ve introduced virtual art events, live webinars and other digital art initiatives that allow you to truly experience art in a new way.

Art is in our DNA

Although banking is not something you traditionally associate with art, our corporate art collection is one of the largest in Africa and in the top 10 globally. Our corporate and regional buildings are filled with art from our collection, some of which were specially commissioned.

Current art events

Karin Mathebula solo exhibition

A journey through the landscape of nature’s most brilliant and vivid colours.

Visit the exhibition in the Absa Hot Spot here.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Calendar

June

24 June - Fusion of Hues: A solo exhibition by Karin Mathebula

July

Fusion of Hues: A solo exhibition by Karin Mathebula

August

Women's month exhibition (date to be confirmed)

26 August - a collaborative exhibition by Asanda Kupa and Kirsten Eksteen

Virtual Tours

Power of 35!

3D Tours

Dignifying the Diseased Body

3D Tours

Skin, Bone, Fire: The First Album

3D Tours

Resistance is Us: An intergenerational visual conversation

Previous Exhibitions

Revisit previous exhibitions and events

Power of 35! Absa L'Atelier exhibition

27 May

  • Visit the exhibition here.
  • View the catalogue here.

Artworks art investment webinars

19 November - 10 December

  • Watch webinar 1 here
  • Watch webinar 2 here
  • Watch webinar 3 here
  • Watch webinar 4 here

Art masterclass with Pauline Gutter

27 August

In discussion with Pauline Gutter

23 July

In discussion with Mongezi Ncaphayi

18 June

Art masterclass with Marguerite Kirsten

4 June

In discussion with Jaco van Schalkwyk

28 May

Dignifying the Diseased Body

By Marguerite Kirsten

21 May

Skin, Bone, Fire: The First Album
By Philiswa Lila

02 February

Resistance is Us : An intergenerational visual conversation

10 November

2019 Absa L’Atelier winning artists

27 September

Our contemporary needs and the other

23 June

Molelo Wa Badimo? (Fire of the Ancestors)
by Reatile Moalusi

05 May

Seeking Love by Banele Khoza

17 March

tête-à-tête a group exhibition
by the artists of the Bag Factory

10 February

Contact Us

Absa Art Gallery

Absa Towers North
161 Main Street, City and Suburban,
Johannesburg 2094
Hours: Temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
E-mail: gallery@absa.africa

Absa arts

Absa L’Atelier art competition

The competition for young African artists.

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Absa arts

Money Museum

The history of South Africa’s money.

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Absa arts

Art Hot Spot

One virtual world for all things art.