Nel Art should reflect society but this can only happen with society. Artist owned and directed, Nel has an inclusive, multi-disciplinary approach.
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Nel aims to actively engage the public through exhibitions, interventions, disruption and performance.

Visit Nel Gallery TONIGHT during ! We have a fresh new Winter Curation hanging on our walls. We are open until 8 pm toni...
06/06/2024

Visit Nel Gallery TONIGHT during ! We have a fresh new Winter Curation hanging on our walls. We are open until 8 pm tonight, take a stroll through the streets of Cape Town and view the wide array of art available in all the many galleries and venues in town. You will not be able to miss Nel, we are on the corner of Long and Church Streets and we are waiting to welcome you. 

Art of the DaySofia van Wyk Mirror Me Jelutong Wood, Acrylic Paint, Mirror, Concrete. Clouds Painted by MJ Lourens 38×24...
06/06/2024

Art of the Day

Sofia van Wyk 

Mirror Me 

Jelutong Wood, Acrylic Paint, Mirror, Concrete. 

Clouds Painted by MJ Lourens 

38×24×18cm

We have finally arrived on the day, our Monthly first Thursday when the Gallery will be open until 8pm, come and visit us, pop in and browse the art up for display with the current show. We bring you a fresh new show every month.

With our Art of the Day we present you with: Cheryl Traub - Adler Rework at the end of the Rainbow Mixed Media 42x52cm20...
05/06/2024

With our Art of the Day we present you with: 

Cheryl Traub - Adler 

Rework at the end of the Rainbow 

Mixed Media 

42x52cm

2023

With just one more day to go until our Monthly first Thursday when the Gallery will be open until 8pm, come and visit us, pop in and browse the art up for display with the current show. We bring you a fresh new show every month with fresh new art by talented and amazing artists. These artists work around the clock and pour their hearts and souls into their work. 

Each painting and sculture has a story to tell, each one evokes fresh emotions and memories, what memories does this painting by Cheryl Traub - Adler trigger for you? What emotions does it bring forth? 

Give us a like and a share, and let us know where this painting takes your mind and your heart.

Art of the Day Presented at our Gallery at 117 Long Street, located on the corner of Long Street and Church Street, Cape...
04/06/2024

Art of the Day Presented at our Gallery at 117 Long Street, located on the corner of Long Street and Church Street, Cape Town CBD, come and visit us, allow the presence of our art to warm your heart on this cold rainy day. 

Sinthandile Witbooi 

Thoughts Woven in Time 

Mixed Media 

54x41cm

2019

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We loved having the bright, curious and talented students from The Rainbow Academy visit our gallery. You are all always...
01/06/2024

We loved having the bright, curious and talented students from The Rainbow Academy visit our gallery. You are all always welcome

SEE our Winter Curation today, it is the perfect day for it. Visit ALL the Church Street galleries. A perfect Saturday m...
01/06/2024

SEE our Winter Curation today, it is the perfect day for it. Visit ALL the Church Street galleries. A perfect Saturday morning with a diverse group of galleries in one street.
Nel is open until 2 pm. Everybody’s Welcome

Artwork, a detail of Anton Brink’s work ‘touch’ currently in our winter show

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Cathy McShannon Flying BackOil on Canvas 2024
31/05/2024

Cathy McShannon 

Flying Back

Oil on Canvas 

2024

Meghan Macnamara Lovers 55×45cm2020
30/05/2024

Meghan Macnamara 

Lovers 

55×45cm

2020

Eyes of Pre(a)y (Detail)200x108cmOupa SibekoMixed media, 2024
14/05/2024

Eyes of Pre(a)y (Detail)

200x108cm

Oupa Sibeko

Mixed media, 2024

Sangoma Esque (Detail)200x132cmOupa SibekoMixed media, 2024MORWALO, art is made of the same material as the social excha...
09/05/2024

Sangoma Esque (Detail)

200x132cm

Oupa Sibeko

Mixed media, 2024

MORWALO, art is made of the same material as the social exchanges, it has a special place in the collective production process, a gathering. The work demonstrates not only its manufacturing and production process, its position within the set of exchanges, and the place, or function, it allocates to the beholder, but also the creative behaviour of the artist, otherwise put, the sequence of postures and gestures which make up his work, and which each work passes on like a marker.

Sangoma Esque 200x132cmOupa SibekoMixed media, 2024SOLDMORWALO, art is made of the same material as the social exchanges...
08/05/2024

Sangoma Esque

200x132cm

Oupa Sibeko

Mixed media, 2024

SOLD

MORWALO, art is made of the same material as the social exchanges, it has a special place in the collective production process, a gathering. The work demonstrates not only its manufacturing and production process, its position within the set of exchanges, and the place, or function, it allocates to the beholder, but also the creative behaviour of the artist, otherwise put, the sequence of postures and gestures which make up his work, and which each work passes on like a marker.

Kaapstad Express 125x80cmOupa SibekoMixed media, 2024MORWALO, art is made of the same material as the social exchanges, ...
07/05/2024

Kaapstad Express 

125x80cm

Oupa Sibeko

Mixed media, 2024

MORWALO, art is made of the same material as the social exchanges, it has a special place in the collective production process, a gathering. The work demonstrates not only its manufacturing and production process, its position within the set of exchanges, and the place, or function, it allocates to the beholder, but also the creative behaviour of the artist, otherwise put, the sequence of postures and gestures which make up his work, and which each work passes on like a marker.

Oupa SibekoSangoma-esque1.3X2mMixed media2024
04/05/2024

Oupa Sibeko
Sangoma-esque
1.3X2m
Mixed media
2024

Eyes of Pre(a)y 200x108cmOupa SibekoMixed media, 2024SOLD
02/05/2024

Eyes of Pre(a)y 200x108cm

Oupa Sibeko

Mixed media, 2024

SOLD

We are OPEN today, 1 May, from 10 am to 2 pm! We have fresh work to show you on Oupa Sibeko's solo exhibition MORWALO. V...
30/04/2024

We are OPEN today, 1 May, from 10 am to 2 pm! We have fresh work to show you on Oupa Sibeko's solo exhibition MORWALO. Visit the gallery today, the perfect day for viewing art!

For our emerging artists, this is a great competition to enter!
26/04/2024

For our emerging artists, this is a great competition to enter!

Call for entries | We are searching for South Africa’s new artistic talent in the 2024 art competition. Submission dates are 4 -5 June 2024. Find all the details and entry forms here www.sasolsignatures.co.za. The winner gets R100 000. Please tag an emerging 🇿🇦 artist.

Cut of the Stone (Detail)240x149cm Oupa SibekoMixed media, 2024
26/04/2024

Cut of the Stone (Detail)
240x149cm
Oupa Sibeko

Mixed media, 2024

Rising of the Lights (Detail)200x132cm Oupa SibekoMixed media, 2024
25/04/2024

Rising of the Lights (Detail)
200x132cm
Oupa Sibeko

Mixed media, 2024

Gillian Rosselli, who showed with Nel on several occasions, last in the collaborative project MILK, is one of the artist...
20/04/2024

Gillian Rosselli, who showed with Nel on several occasions, last in the collaborative project MILK, is one of the artists included in the Zimbabwe Pavillion at the 60th edition of La Biennale di Venezia

by Richard MudarikiEvery two years, the art world converges upon the enchanting city of Venice, Italy, for one of the most prestigious and eclectic celebrations of contemporary art: the Venice Biennale. From April 20 to November 24, 2024, amid the labyrinthine canals and historic architecture, the w...

A Stroll 80x120cmOupa SibekoMixed media, 2024
18/04/2024

A Stroll
80x120cm
Oupa Sibeko

Mixed media, 2024

Ukhulahlu Ethambeni 80x120cmOupa SibekoMixed media, 2024
16/04/2024

Ukhulahlu Ethambeni
80x120cm
Oupa Sibeko

Mixed media, 2024

Heartfelt 1 80x120cmOupa SibekoMixed media, 2024
12/04/2024

Heartfelt 1
80x120cm
Oupa Sibeko

Mixed media, 2024

Heartfelt 2 80x120cmOupa SibekoMixed media, 2024
11/04/2024

Heartfelt 2
80x120cm
Oupa Sibeko

Mixed media, 2024

Anytime Storytime 80x120cmOupa SibekoMixed media, 2024
10/04/2024

Anytime Storytime
80x120cm
Oupa Sibeko

Mixed media, 2024

Oupa Sibeko in 300Magazine
09/04/2024

Oupa Sibeko in 300Magazine

Oupa Sibeko, an interdisciplinary artist from South Africa, returns to the Cape Town-based gallery Nel with a new solo exhibition. While the artist is primarily

Oupa Sibeko's MORWALO gets noticed
09/04/2024

Oupa Sibeko's MORWALO gets noticed

The new mixed-media art exhibition by Oupa Sibeko, a prolific South African performance artist, is on view at Nel through May 16, 2024.

Gevaarlik 80x120cm Oupa SibekoMixed media, 2024
09/04/2024

Gevaarlik
80x120cm
Oupa Sibeko
Mixed media, 2024

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Welcome to Nel

Nel is situated in the centre of the Art, Design, Antiques, African crafts and Fashion hub that is Church Street in Cape Town. Luan Nel is the owner and director of the gallery. He is himself a practicing artist, as well as freelance curator and art writer for various print as well as digital publications. His partner (and spouse) is Neil Pendock, a mathematician but also a wine writer and art lover. Neil and Luan have been actively collecting art for 28 years. The gallery starts as an extension of this love of painting, objects, installation, or even less tangible things like performative work. Luan hopes Nel to be a space that attempts to fill the gaps in the current art landscape of Cape Town. It is a commercial space as much as it is a space for more experimental work, work not always geared for the market. He believes there is room enough for an art space that focuses on the beautiful, the meaningful, the informative and work that sparks the imagination.

Central to Nel is ‘the hang’ in the salon-style. Nel likens it to ‘The Borg’ from the sci-fi series Star Trek in the sense that it forms a type of collective of reflections from different artists using various art practices and showcasing various themes as well as addressing current issues in the art landscape and society. It is constantly changing and developing, in this sense it is a ‘shape-shifter’

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