Southern Guild has spearheaded the high-end design category in Africa, propelling artists and designers to make spirited, challenging, and complex work. The gallery’s highly curated exhibitions have redefined global perceptions of African design, significantly escalating values on the international market. Works from the gallery’s collection have been included in Making Africa, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany (2015); Beauty: Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, New York (2016); and the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Southern Guild has galleries in Johannesburg and in Cape Town’s Silo District, adjacent to the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA).
Trevyn and Julian McGowan