Founded in 2005, Fried Contemporary is the leading contemporary art gallery in Pretoria with Dr. David Thom as the gallery director.  The gallery has three exhibition rooms showcasing a curated selection of contemporary art from across South Africa.

We have the experience and dedication to work with individuals and companies in advising them on buying and collecting art. With more than 15 years experience in the art industry and building invaluable contacts in the art market Fried Contemporary occupies a unique position within the local arts industry.

The gallery has three dedicated rooms that exhibits different artists or group shows every month. Room 1 & 2 regularly hosts group and solo exhibition for established and emerging artists from across South Africa. The Collector’s Room (established in August 2014),  presents the work of professional artists to collectors. The gallery also invites young and established curators to put up exhibitions.

Inspired by the potential of Pretoria as a creative hotbed, the gallery has subsequently launched an exhibition programme, titled ‘Young Collectors’. The  exhibition annually provides a platform for promising emerging artists creating affordable pieces for new or young collectors.


Contact details

Telephone: 012 346 0158



Address: 1146 Justice Mahomed St (Formerly 430 Charles St) Brooklyn | Pretoria 0181

Business hours: Tue – Fri 9am – 5pm | Sat 10am – 2pm | Closed: sun, mon & public holidays. Free Entrance



  • David Thom, Director
  • Johan Thom, Senior Curator
  • Nolene Gerber, Gallery Manager
  • Shenaz Mahomed, Curator


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