Southern Guild commissions, produces, and exhibits contemporary collectible design by the most compelling talents in South Africa. The gallery has pioneered the collectible design category on the continent, propelling its artists and designers to make original work that is distinctly African and globally relevant. Founded in 2008 by Trevyn and Julian McGowan, Southern Guild holds regular solo and group exhibitions at its gallery in Cape Town’s newly revitalized Silo District, adjacent to the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. Its rigorous curatorial program has shaped the world’s perceptions of African design and forged a unique vernacular in the international arena.
Trevyn and Julian McGowan