About Galerie Noko

Galerie NOKO is housed in a landmark building that has recently been renovated to contemporary values on one of Port Elizabeth’s main route, Russell road.  A uniquely positioned building, it is bordered on the back by Campbell street as it faces Russell road and on either sides by Bain and Moffat  streets.

Galerie NOKO’s pursuit is to provide a contemporary space for visual arts and to give maximum opportunity to artists and  as well as marry their works to its audience.  We house artist residency space, an exhibition space and a contemporary art Gallery that focuses on contemporary, modern and abstract arts. The Gallery is envisaged to serve as a fulcrum for established or renowned artists and also as the ultimate springboard to launch professional careers of distinguished emerging artists.  Galerie NOKO aims to create an integrated dialogue of cultures between the international, national and local artists

We serve as an art advisory and consultancy sounding board to art collectors and the art community at large. The double storey facility is a year – round destination in its own right and a landmark for Port Elizabeth.

The ground floor houses the contemporary art gallery with a dedicated ceramic exhibition space where regular  changing exhibitions is presented . The upper floor contains artist residency space, a state of the art exhibition space that is ideal for performance art, installations, video installations, and a 30 – 50 person conference and workshop facility.


The vision of Gallerie NOKO  is purely to expound the reaches of  visual art, and our programs seeks to facilitate a contemporary dialogue between audiences, art and artists.

Gallerie NOKO is designed to serve as a fulcrum for dialogue through thematically structured group and solo exhibitions. We foresee in our pursuits a parallel run in our community that will add to the diverse and multicultural art dimensions in the Province and beyond with an integrated focus of exhibiting local and international artists.

The gallery is opened as a means of diffusion and showing progressive contemporary, modern and abstract arts (including photography, painting, sculpture, Ceramics, installation and sound/film media projects) with an eye to showing fresh visions by established, mid-career and emerging artists.

Core mandate

“ To operate and maintain in the Nelson Mandela Bay, an accessible art gallery for visual arts , exhibitions and interpretations of works of art and for the development of public understanding and appreciation of art”