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GFI Art Gallery

A COMMERCIAL GALLERY WITH A PHILANTHROPIC HEART

OPENING HOURS

Weekdays: 10am to 4pm
Saturdays & Public Holidays: 10am to 1pm
Closed on Sundays and Religious Holidays

 

ABOUT THE GFI ART GALLERY IN PORT ELIZABETH

   

The Gallery is a landmark building on Park Drive and is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the city. In 1936, Axel Stockelbach, then managing director of Ford South Africa, commissioned the first woman Architect to qualify in South Africa, Gertruida Brinkman, to design his house, “Ridgewood”. In 1988, Port Elizabeth businessman, Philipp Rowland Gutsche, purchased the house and it was his wish that the residence be converted into an art gallery to house the Ron Belling Military Aviation Collection of paintings.

Starting out as an Aviation Gallery with the Ron Belling Military Aviation Collection, the focus has gradually shifted with the changing times and the growing interest in the visual arts arena.

Mr Gutsche died in 2000, leaving behind him a legacy of charity and goodwill. Mr Gutsche’s daughter, Dorothea Moors, chairs the Gallery Board and the Board Members and Staff of the Gallery continue to uphold this legacy.

The Gallery Board has been a leading force in establishing NMB as a centre of the visual arts and “we look forward to the growing stature of the arts in Nelson Mandela Bay” says Mrs Moors.

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SPRING SCHOOL OF ART

It is essential to us that the community be drawn into the Gallery, socially and intellectually, and that the programmes are integrated into education at the level of both high school and university.

In September each year GFI Gallery runs a Spring School of Art for Grades 10 to 12 school learners.  Together with sponsorship from the Gallery, the Spring School is generously sponsored by Dimension Data/Dataflo and Coca-Cola Sabco. The motivation for the Spring School is to provide art enrichment to learners who are considering continuing with art after matriculation. High achieving learners stand a chance to be awarded the P.R. Gutsche Bursary towards the study of Fine Art or Architecture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).

 

P.R. GUTSCHE BURSARY

The Bursary is awarded in memory of the late Philipp Rowland Gutsche.

Arts and Culture are often overlooked when it comes to scholarships and through the Bursary scheme we assist young school leaver who, without funding, would be unable to study further in the Arts.  

 


A COMMERCIAL GALLERY WITH A PHILANTHROPIC HEART





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