Guns & Rain

Johannesburg, 72 6th Street Parkhurst, Johannesburg, 2193

Guns & Rain is an emerging gallery established in mid-2014, and was one of the first African galleries to harness the web to promote emerging artists. With a focus on social and political issues and the ongoing examination of African histories - both collective and personal - we support emerging contemporary African artists from 7 African countries (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland/Eswatini, Nigeria). Guns & Rain opened a new permanent exhibition space in Parkhurst, Johannesburg in March 2018.

Guns & Rain has held regular events and exhibitions in Johannesburg since 2015, and is now a seasoned exhibitor at local and international fairs. We are a member of the Emerging African Art Galleries Association (EAAGA), Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) and collaborate regularly with other partner galleries and dealers in Africa, Europe and the US. We also collaborate with local universities and have hosted artists and interns from the University of Johannesburg.

The name ‘Guns & Rain’ is used with acknowledgement and thanks. It comes from the acclaimed work of South African-born British anthropologist and playwright David Lan, who wrote about guerrillas and spirit mediums in Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle — for its reference to nature, culture, identity, land, struggle, change, and many other important African themes. Guns & Rain is committed to fair, mindful and ethical trade.

Julie Taylor

72 6th Street