Founded
1966
Directors
Liza Essers
Locations
163 Jan Smuts Avenue
Parkwood
Johannesburg
2193
South Africa
3rd Floor, Fairweather House
176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
Cape Town
7925
South Africa
Exhibited artists
David Goldblatt

Goodman Gallery is one of the most distinguished and longest-standing international contemporary art galleries. Established in Johannesburg in 1966, the gallery works with artists who are at once contemporary, influential and strive to shift perspectives and engender social transformation.
Founded during the era of apartheid, Goodman Gallery offered a non-discriminatory space when museums served the agenda of the autocratic government. Since 2008, under the directorship of Liza Essers, Goodman Gallery has expanded on this legacy, shifted its focus, and introduced numerous pivotal curatorial initiatives and partnerships. Essers has promoted a global outlook, while initiating unconventional interventions both within and outside of the traditional gallery space.