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Circa Gallery

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location Johannesburg
function exposition space, gallery
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This new gallery in Johannesburg is part of the Everard Read Gallery and showcases contemporary South African art. Located on the corner of Jellicoe and Jan Smuts Avenues, it is described by Pierre Swanepoel of studioMAS as "a small building with a big attitude". Its 500 tall aluminium slates soar up to 14 metres into the sky, totally encasing the three-storey building in a protective, fortress-like fashion, yet arousing curiosity as to what this structure is. That curiosity is further encouraged on entering. A concrete spiral walkway pulls you up into the building, with the multi-coloured slates or fins on one side, a concrete wall on the other. The vision for the gallery is to become "a cherished city landmark in an impressive art precinct". The building is very much part of the art. "The architecture is therefore a sculptural artwork, moulding itself around the art it contains" (text from website City of Johannesburg).

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Mieke Goold-Verschoyle says:
a beautifull and exciting sculpture-building that I hope to see in real life!
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Circa Gallery
Jellicoe Avenue 2
South Africa
Project is public!
Opening hours 08.30 - 17.00
How to get there? Safest by your own car
Completion 11- 2009
Floor area/size 500 m2
associate architectPierre Swanepoel
Client Everard Read Gallery
Project ID 5337
Latitude/Longitude 26°08'36S 28°02'11E
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