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Established in 2004, Backyard Art Gallery is a 100% black and youth owned SMME business, whose main aim is selling original visual artworks, traditional and contemporary crafts and design products. These products are mainly sourced from both established and emerging Southern African (mostly black disadvantaged artists), the aims here being that of the introducing emerging artists and uplifting established artists to new and developing markets.
The awards winning Back Yard Art Gallery is a township-based gallery that seeks to develop the youth who are interested in showcasing their talent or skills in any form of art, ranging from fine arts to sculpture. The gallery is situated in Kagiso Township. Kagiso is a fairly large community situated some 12km south of Krugersdorp (Mogale City). It is an urban area characterised by a densely populated community.
Despite the fact that Kagiso is a well-established location of a rapidly growing community of about 200 000 residents, it is, like any other poor community, characterised by high unemployment rate, crime, teenage pregnancy and poverty. For this reason the gallery is committed to providing, especially to previously disadvantaged, young and emerging artists, a professional and cost effective environment in which to exhibit works of art, and an equal opportunity to express themselves through such.
Backyard Art Gallery is devoted to bringing our clients a peace of mind, harmony and tranquillity in the comfort of their work or/and living environment. Beside consulting and making tailor-made solutions of designer products to our clients, we also offer extensive advice beforehand on which products are suitable and fit our clients’ tastes – both in their corporate work environments and their social living spaces.
Backyard Art Galley prides itself as one of the first community award winning based art Gallery inside the Kagiso Township and West-Rand areas, as opposed to the norm of having galleries only in town or exclusive suburbs. We will only use quality material to produce art peace’s that are priced affordable, avoiding exploiting of artist and ploughing back into the communities where we operate. Good quality framing, continues improvement and guilty checks of our artworks, development of artist and our well known artists, networks are some of the unique factors of our products and services.