Celebrating almost five decades of passion and expertise, the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery is proudly nestled in an elegant Edwardian house on the bustling Florida Road. As one of KZN's premier commercial art galleries, we've curated a rich collection of original works, showcasing both the established and the emerging voices of South Africa's vibrant art scene.
Our gallery, while focusing on local talents, also embraces the diversity of the African continent, featuring captivating works from Sudan, Zimbabwe, eSwatini, and Mozambique.
Every art piece within our gallery is thoughtfully framed in our on-site workshop, where we merge conservation techniques with contemporary trends, tailoring each frame to best enhance and protect the art it carries. At Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, we strive to create a world where art and audience connect in a profound narrative of creativity and knowledge.
Celimpilo Dlamini is our very popular Swazi artist and someone we admire enormously. He loved art as a child and took it as a subject in high school, but sadly there were no finances for further education. Undaunted Celi taught himself by reading about art mediums, watching other artists, and trying his hand at various mediums.
Celi's preferred medium is oil as he likes the variety of effects that can be achieved and the richness of colour. He enjoys painting landscapes, still life and people.
Celi's aim is to produce a unique, personal interpretation of what he sees. "I like to keep it loose and free, using as large a size brush as possible, without too much attention to intricate detail," says Celi.
Framed example in Natural Light Oak frame
Bridge over Usuthu
Oil on Board
1040 x 930 mm in Natural Light Oak Frame
Bridge over Mbuluzi
Oil on Board
700 x 600 mm in Natural Light Oak Frame
The Elizabeth Gordon Gallery stands proudly as a beacon of sophistication, culture, and artistic knowledge in KwaZulu-Natal. This leading commercial art gallery, birthed from the combined passion and foresight of Gordon Lowings and Elizabeth Johnstone in 1976, has served as a platform for both eminent and emerging artists for almost fifty years.
Its journey, much like the evocative tales told through the artworks it houses, has seen the Gallery inhabit various spaces in Morningside, Durban, reflecting the dynamism and vibrancy of the art world. Since 2002, the gallery has found its home within the elegant embrace of a historic Edwardian house, situated on the buzzing and fashionable Florida Road.
This unique location encapsulates the essence of the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery — a blend of rich tradition and progressive creativity, inviting patrons from all walks of life to discover, learn and connect with the compelling world of African art.
As the dynamic owner of Elizabeth Gordon Gallery since 2000, Joy Reynolds has been a central figure of the gallery's evolution since 1989, and has been instrumental in curating exhibitions and offering expert art consultations to clients in their homes and offices.
Joy's foray into the art world began at the young age of 23 at the original Neil Sack Gallery, formerly nestled at 490 West Street, Durban. This vibrant initiation provided an invaluable foundation for her future endeavors, as she absorbed the creative energy of the flamboyant Neil Sack and the sage wisdom of Gordon Lowings.
Life's journey took Joy from Durban to Johannesburg with her young family, even leading her abroad for a period. However, the magnetic pull of the art world guided her back to Durban in 1989.
Upon her return, the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, founded by Gordon Lowings and Elizabeth Johnstone - another alumnus of the Neil Sack Gallery - had already established its reputation. When Gordon decided to retire and Elizabeth moved to the UK in 2000, Joy took the helm. With a deep respect for its legacy, she has proudly sustained the name of the esteemed Elizabeth Gordon Gallery.
Joy's passion and commitment to the world of art remains at the heart of the gallery's vision, cultivating a welcoming environment that inspires a deeper understanding and appreciation for African art.
Premier KZN art gallery in Durban specialising in South African fine art.
Featuring Durban artists, South African artists, and African artists.
Paintings for sale in Durban at Elizabeth Gordon Gallery.
We have a range of South African art prints available in our Durban art gallery on Florida Road.
We deliver in South Africa and internationally.