Exhibiting at DESIGN MIAMI.LA 2024

Southern Guild

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Southern Guild

Rich Mnisi

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Southern Guild

Porky Hefer

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Southern Guild

Jesse Ede

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DESIGN MIAMI.LA 2024

Zizipho Poswa, Isacholo, 2024

Featured Designers

Andile Dyalvane

Charles Haupt

Adam Birch

Alexandra Karakashian

Chuma Maweni

Dominique Zinkpè

Jesse Ede

Justine Mahoney

King Houndekpinkou

Nandipha Mntambo

Patrick Bongoy

Stanislaw Trzebinski

Usha Seejarim

Zanele Muholi

Zizipho Poswa

Having opened its Los Angeles gallery in February 2024, Southern Guild’s exhibition fortifies its tether to the United States, rooting the work of African artists in the local terrain. The gallery presents work by 14 of their leading artists, including immersive life-size forms by Porky Hefer and ceramic and bronze sculptures by Zizipho Poswa.

DESIGN MIAMI. 2023

For Design Miami 2023, Southern Guild presents a collection of richly handcrafted objects in which nature’s presence is unleashed in a profusion of forms that twist, morph and grow before our eyes. With an emphasis on three-dimensionality, these functional and sculptural works encompass moments of play and quiet reflection, escape and wild release.

About Southern Guild

Expertise/ Contemporary collectible South African design

Established in 2008 by Trevyn and Julian McGowan, Southern Guild represents contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora. With a focus on Africa’s rich tradition of utilitarian and ritualistic art, the gallery’s programme furthers the continent’s contribution to global art movements. Southern Guild’s artists explore the preservation of culture, spirituality, identity, ancestral knowledge, and ecology within our current landscape. Their work has been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, LACMA, Art Institute of Chicago, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pérez Art Museum, Mint Museum, Harn Museum, Denver Art Museum, Vitra Museum, Design Museum Gent and National Gallery of Victoria. Based in Cape Town, Southern Guild opened a second location in Melrose Hill, Los Angeles in February 2024, marking its first gallery in the US.

Designers

Stanislaw Trzebinski

Dokter and Misses

Porky Hefer

King Houndekpinkou

Mattias Sellden

Adam Birch

Jesse Ede

Justine Mahoney

Zizipho Poswa

Charles Haupt

Rich Mnisi

Andile Dyalvane

Patrick Bongoy

Dominique Zinkpè

Nandipha Mntambo

Zanele Muholi

Chuma Maweni

Alexandra Karakashian

Usha Seejarim

Trevyn and Julian McGowan

Founders

Cape Town

Silo 5 V&A Waterfront Silo District South Africa

Los Angeles

747 N Western Ave, Melrose Hill Los Angeles, California, United States