The Grayston gallery situated at 55 Andries street, Wynberg is designed to help artists increase their exposure and develop their career. Initiated by Reza Motani and Ebrahim Kayat, who are renowned for discovering and showcasing spaces in which self-expression, diversity and unconventional ideas flourish, like Blu and Ozzyskitchen, the gallery is primarily aimed at providing artists with a unique opportunity to connect with other artists.
Ebrahim explains that their motivation behind the idea of the Grayston Gallery is to help artists gain exposure in the art world. Particularly to promote emerging artists who were previously disadvantaged or(unexposed) and create a program that fuses the experienced with amateur resulting in a development and mentoring relationship between artist.
As a promotional Gallery, Ebrahim & Reza can take pride in the diverse group of artists from across Gauteng and represented by the Grayston Gallery. The gallery officially opens on Friday November 3 at 5PM and is open to the public from 4 November 2017 daily between 10am and 4pm.
The location and space offering at the gallery is unique and a first for South Africa. With stunning views spanning across the Sandton skyline, the gallery will promote exhibitions and the easy access of acquiring art from the floor. The gallery space will also be evolved into workshop space where some of the exhibiting artists will be offering art tutorials and workshops.
“We’re building a lifestyle destination where people can indulge in experiences that are meaningful to them. The space is a melting pot of artistry, creativity and collaboration where you can feel at home in your own skin and really enjoy yourself” says Reza. The space is a wonderful venue offering art exhibit, a fine dining restaurant, retail shopping and a venue for corporate functions.