Five years in, Smith Studio bids farewell to its good friends

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This is what Grace Cross has to say about Pleasuring Ground, her current exhibition at Smith Studio.
This is what Grace Cross has to say about Pleasuring Ground, her current exhibition at Smith Studio.
  • The end of August 2020 will see the Cape Town based gallery space, Smith Studio closing its doors due.
  • In a statement to the public, the gallery’s founder and director, Candace Marshall-Smith said this  is due to the financial weight of running the space in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. 
  • To close off their five-year run Smith is presenting a conclusive group exhibition titled Farewell to Good Good Friends


Since being established in 2015, Smith has housed over 18 artists through over 75 exhibitions across varying mediums. Apart from their at-home shows, the gallery has participated in numerous art fairs like Latitudes, FNB Art Joburg and Investec Cape Town Art Fair at home as well as the Also Known As Africa Fair in Paris.

“This was made possible with the help of supportive shareholders, a dedicated team at SMITH, a loyal and talented stable of artists, and a very special group of collectors,” said Marshall-Smith. 

To close off their five-year run Smith is presenting a conclusionary group exhibition titled Farewell to Good Good Friends. Taking its title from an artwork by Brett Charles Seiler, the show features just over 60 pieces. Artists in the show include Talia Ramkilawan, Thandiwe Msebenzi, Rosie Mudge, Nabeeha Mohamed and Michaela Younge. 

To view the exhibition Farewell to Good Good Friends click here


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