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    Our gallery is the only corporate gallery that hosts international arts and drives thought-leadership. It is home to the most comprehensive African Art collection in the country.

    The Standard Bank Young Artist Awards were established in 1981 to celebrate emerging South African artists who live their personal truth through their art and show exceptional talent in their chosen medium 


    Since its inception in 1997, the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival has provided the platform for renowned African artists to join global icons in delivering an outstanding jazz experience under one roof.
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Arts and Culture

Standard Bank has a proud forty-year legacy of investing in the arts in Africa and we continue to support a variety of creative initiatives. 

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Standard Bank Art Gallery

Situated at the bank’s headquarters in downtown Johannesburg, opened its doors to the public in 1990. It’s dynamic visual arts exhibition programme in keeping with the Standard Bank’s aim of promoting South African art and supporting cultural development and it is one of the few institutions in South Africa to host international exhibitions.​

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National Arts Festival

This annual event is Africa’s biggest and boldest art festival and the second largest in the world.

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Standard Bank Young Artist Award

An annual award programme for artists who have demonstrated exceptional ability in their chosen field

Current events
Blessing Ngobeni
Blessing Ngobeni Chaotic Pleasure
6 to 30 September 2020
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Lumieres dAfriques
20 to 30 May 2020
12:00 - 18:00
Standard Bank Gallery