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Mission Statement

The Rossouw Modern team mission is to devote our full energy to placing The Rossouw Modern in a class of its own as the most respected, profitable and aesthetically beautiful Art Gallery in South Africa, with a focused range of art of the most sought after, individual and original expressive young artist.
Growing, guiding and elevating selected, individual young artists and to facilitate national and international platforms to showcase their work.

About Us

Jozua Rossouw’s beginnings in the world of art started in 1991 trading his own work on various markets. In 1995 he opened the Fisherman’s Gallery, today known as Rossouw Modern Hermanus, This gallery has stood the test of time and is enjoyed by many art lovers and new collectors. The quaint historic fisherman’s cottage, which offers a relaxed atmosphere in which to appreciate fine artwork and special attention to client and artist alike, has made this gallery a not to be missed experience.

During Jozua’s travels in search of talented young South African artists he opened a second gallery – the Tug Gallery in Swakopmund, Namibia (est. 1995). His expanding vision for South African art then led him to acquire premises in Cape Town near the V&A Waterfront (2003). He closed the Tug Gallery and focused his attention in this area, representing both up-and-coming as well as established artists. During this period he established himself as a respected and dedicated participant in the arts environment.
In 2007 Jozua closed the waterfront gallery to establish an exhibition space at Groot Constantia, the oldest wine making estate in South Africa, where he had a permanent show of artists in the Wine Sales and Tasting area for five years. In October 2012 Jozua closed Groot Constantia due to extensive renovations on the estate, and to focus his attention on the international market and on promoting his artists on a global scale.

Jozua’s passion for modern art is evident in the collection of gifted South African artists he discovers, develops and proudly represents.

This passion extends to the clients and art lovers he deals with, and with His trained eye and extensive experience delivers outstanding investment opportunities to clients and art lovers worldwide.

Collectors that live abroad can be assured of a professional standard of packaging and shipment of art to any destination in the world. We work with the best shipping companies and offer a service that includes the tracking and close monitoring of the process, at very competitive rates.