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The Keyes Art Mile – short guide and infographic

Keyes Art Mile Guide - picture of the corner of Keyes Avenue with the gallery buildings clearly shown. Picture seem to be oil painted.

The Keyes Art Mile is set in the heart of Joburg’s shopping haven, Rosebank. It is where foodies, art lovers and business people flock to for inspiration, relaxation and a great cuppa since August 2016. ‘Curated Neighbourhood Living’, as the Keyes Art Mile website coined it, you can spend a whole afternoon getting lost in the galleries, shops and restaurants featured.

We have split the shops and galleries into three sections – The Lane, The Trumpet and The Galleries – which gives you an idea of what you can explore and what you can devour (in more than one sense of the word). We have also put together a printable infographic which is a visual guideline to the iconic brands featured in the Keyes Art Mile.


the lane

This is where some of the shops and restaurants are located and has a modern, hipster feel to it. There are things to do both day and night.

Keyes Art Mile Shops - 'the lane'

Keyes Art Mile Shops – ‘the lane’. Picture source:


Shelflife is a premium sneaker and streetwear store that specialises in limited edition, rare and exclusive collectable products.

T: +27 10 594 5129



Jed and Josh are two guys who want to share their love for the great American burger experience.

T: +27 10 593 4545


Anatomy Design

A bespoke retail experience focused on timeless products with crafted detail.

T: +27 11 024 3727



Milk Bar aims to visualise what is super cool about Africa and realise it with the best products from the best sources. They are open early, starting off with breakfasts, teas and pastries, then moving on to lunches, more coffees and cakes, and then it’s drinks time – the ‘bar’ in the name is there for a reason!

T: +27 10 594 5128


the trumpet

The Trumpet has more designer shops and galleries, as well as a ‘curated members’ club’ called Mesh. It also features a new restaurant called Marble, by David Higgs of Saxon Five Hundred fame.



Africa’s first curated members club where entrepreneurs and like-minded people work and meet during the day, and connect and socialize in the evening. MESH Bar opening times: 4pm until close (open to public).

T: +27 10 594 5545



Marble is Johannesburg’s first live-fire restaurant and a celebration of quintessential South African fare. Founded by award-winning chef, David Higgs, and local entrepreneur, Gary Kyriacou, Marble embodies South Africa’s love of cooking with fire – a quality that distinguishes our food culture. Meat, fish, poultry, vegetables and breads are all cooked on coals.

T: +27 10 594 5550


True Design

Kartell, Moroso & Cassina are suppliers of high-end designer furniture and accessories.

T: +27 83 271 8447



Cassina offers uncompromising quality in furniture and design, deploying master craftsmanship on timeless modern classics designed by their i Maestri such as Le Corbusier, Gerrit Rietveld, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Charlotte Perriand. The same exceptional hand made quality is found in Cassina’s contemporary designs by today’s superstars which include Zaha Hadid, Patricia Urquola, Jean-Marie Massaud and Pierro Lissoni.

T: +27 83 271 8447



Where the playful design of furniture, lights, and home accessories meet the technical mastery of modern day materials. Founded in 1949 and represented in 130 countries, Kartell products are recognisable around the world for the emotion it generates, its durability and undisputed quality. Colour, irony, transparency, unique shapes and a play on the senses all come together to make unique pieces under the guidance of the world’s leading contemporary designers such as Marcel Wanders, Antonio Citterio and Philippe Starcke.

T: +27 83 271 8447



FLOS is characterised by its high-quality approach to lamp design and production. Many of the lamps designed for the company are some of the best-known and most successful products of industrial design. They have won awards and historical critical accolades, and are included in all the most important collections and design museums around the world.

T: +27 10 594 5130



Genuine Leather Hand Made Handbags, Bags from Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa.

T: +27 10 203 9046



Okapi produces luxurious, artisanal handbags and accessories entirely handmade in South Africa from locally sourced materials.


the galleries

TrueDesign - Picture by InYourPocket

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Circa Gallery

In 2009 the CIRCA building was developed alongside the Everard Read Gallery and the building has been internationally recognised as an outstanding contribution to South African architecture. The curatorial directors seek to intersperse contemporary art exhibitions with human technology and scientific installations.

T: 011 788 4805


Everard Read

Everard Read is Africa’s oldest commercial art gallery, celebrating its centenary year in 2013. Evolving within the continent’s economic powerhouse, Everard Read has since its inception been associated with pre-eminent artists working in Southern Africa.

T: 011 788 4805



WhatIfTheWorld is a leading South African art gallery with a focus on contemporary artists from the African continent.

T: +27 10 594 5062 / +27 21 447 2376


SMAC Gallery

SMAC Gallery has a comprehensive and diverse program run over three exhibition spaces and a reputation for curatorial projects that contribute toward contemporary and historical artistic discourses. It represents South African artists alongside selected artists from the African continent and provides an active platform to showcase international artists.

T: +27 10 594 5400


Southern Guild

Southern Guild is the most significant forum for collectible, limited edition contemporary South African design. Exhibiting functional pieces such as furniture, ceramics, lighting and sculpture, the design gallery has become a popular name on the international design fair circuit.

T: +27 10 594 5062 / +27 21 461 2856


events, hours & contact


The Keyes Art Mile features regular events such as Art Saturdays and First Thursdays. Go to their Facebook page for more information.

Contact – 19 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng


Trading Hours

Galleries and stores: 09h00 – 17h00
Galleries are closed on Mondays
MESH Club: 07h00 – 23h00 (Monday – Saturday)
MESH Club Bar: 4pm until close (open to public)
Marble Restaurant: 12h00 until 23h00


Elize Rowe

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