Founded in 2010 by Christiaan Barnard, the Barnard Gallery is home to a small but select group of contemporary artists, both talented newcomers and more established artists. In the few years since it was established, highly successful solo shows, as well as diverse and thoughtfully curated group exhibitions have solidified the gallery’s place on the South African art scene and built a loyal following of collectors. Art fairs have increasingly become a feature of the gallery schedule, with participation in the FNB Joburg Art Fair (2012-2018), Cape Town Art Fair (2013-2018), START London (2018), VOLTA Basel(2018), AKAA (Also Known as Africa, 2017-2018), VOLTA NY (2017) and 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London (2016-2017). In this interview with Omenka, the owner/director, Christiaan Barnard, discusses the evolution of the gallery, plans for the future, and the gallery’s participation in the 2019 edition of the Cape Town Art Fair.
GALLERY PROFILE: BARNARD GALLERY
OYIN OLANIYAN, Omenka Online, April 17, 2019