the end of an era

Two of the busiest art galleries in PE are currently holding their final exhibitions, before closing.

The delightful Cuyler Street Gallery, owned by Tossie Theron, has been doing great things for PE artists for the past 13 years. Tossie is taking a well earned rest, and has sold the gallery to the owners of the Ron Belling Gallery, who apparently plan to keep it as a gallery, and open a coffee shop there too.

On the other side of town, Heidi and Frans, of the Kuhne Boekkooi Gallery in Charlo, are relocating to Nieu Bethesda in the Karroo, and tomorrow will be the last day that the gallery is open. It is sad to see them go, but Heidi will be continuing to promote the arts with her digital newsletters.

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  1. Gillian

    So sad, both Tossie and Heidi have done a wonderful job and I will miss them both.Most timely post!

  2. Firefly

    I am so glad to see that the Cuyler Street Gallery will stay a gallery with the addition of a coffee shop. I really think that more can be done to promote art galleries in Port Elizabeth.

  3. Jeanne

    Glad to hear the Cuyler Street Gallery will remain open – we have few enough galleries as it is!