Details of current installation at Priest.


Gallery Director Wayne Matthews and Assistant Curator Alison Shaw are bucking the normative white cube.  Priest comes to you as a hybridized, off kilter and progressive gallery run by artists for artists. Whilst the zeitgeist leans ever more into the tainted touch of commercialism and consumption Priest desires more nuance, deviation, experiment and serious play, the virtues of art as we understand it.

  • Concept
  • Process
  • Collaboration
  • Performance
  • Intervention
  • Presentation and conversation
  • Site specific, non-specific and installation.
We are open for propositions and proposals…


Priest is part Art Gallery and part Production office and Edit Suite.  It is situated on the “gallery strip” on 142 Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

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Living artwork Mark Rautenbach knitting at the opening of Fetish “Traversing the Occupied Body”

Cami Scoundrel’s music fills the air during Joburg Art Week.

Live performance for Priest by Aaliyah Chana.  Live on Jan Smuts Avenue!

Fred Clarke, visual artist and music producer, preparing his mural for his show “Sudoku”

Sheldon Sheldon Sheldon completing his protest piece for “Artists have no Fucking Respect”

Riaan Malan opening reclusive E Cape artist Marc Rautenbach’s exhibition “Bright New Morning”

Delightfully trashy and decadent Pink Squirrels!