In May 2002, seven local Prince Albert artists with a desire to create an exhibition space to show their work formed a collective and the Prince Albert Gallery was born.
Two of the original seven now run the gallery, which has grown over the years. The curators’ main mission is to help support local artists, and bring their work to the attention of the wider public. As the venue attracts visitors from all over the world, these artists have their works in collections worldwide.
The gallery has instituted a bi-annual Prince Albert Art Festival (PArt). Their PArt 2012 Festival was a regional highlight, showcasing the works of almost 130 artists in 17 venues around the town: these included solo exhibitions by William Kentridge, Mikhail Subotsky, Herman Niebuhr and Strijdom van der Merwe. PArt festivals have also aired the work of David Goldblatt, as well as bronzes by Guy du Toit and paintings by local artists George Coutouvidis and JP Meyer.
This Karoo- based gallery hosts between 30 to 40 annual exhibitions, specializing in painting, etching and ceramic art.