MOMENTS IN TIME

29 SEPTEMBER - 27 OCTOBER

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About Us

The Ron Belling Art Gallery was established in 2000 in Port Elizabeth. The focus has gradually shifted over the years with the changing times and the growing interest in the visual arts arena. The Gallery name has since been changed to the Gutsche Family Investment Art Gallery (GFI Art Gallery) and the building has over the years been sensitively adjusted to accommodate its ever changing role.

The Gallery is a landmark building on Park Drive in Port Elizabeth and is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the city. In 1936, Axel Stockelbach, then managing director of Ford South Africa, commissioned the first woman Architect to qualify in South Africa, Gertruida Brinkman, to design his house, "Ridgewood".

The house was purchased in 1988 by Port Elizabeth businessman, Philipp Rowland Gutsche Senior. On his death in 2000, leaving behind a legacy of charity and goodwill, it was his wish that the residence be converted into an art gallery.

The purpose at the time was to house the Ron Belling Military Aviation Collection of Oil Paintings which had been acquired by the Gutsche family.

To this day Mr Gutsche's daughter, Dorothea Moors, chairs the Gallery Board and together with the Board Members and Gallery Staff, Mr Gutsche’s legacy is upheld through the passionate promotion of visual arts in the Eastern Cape and beyond. 

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Current Exhibition

FORGET - ME - NOT

FORGET - ME - NOT

Exhibition of Fine Art responding to Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

GFI Art Gallery in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Region of Alzheimer's South Africa NPC invited artists to submit works responding to Dementia & Alzheimers disease. The exhibition provides the non-profit with an opportunity to raise funds and a portion of the Gallery’s commission will go to this great cause.


SATURDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 10am
Opening address by Dr Reino Verster (Psychiatrist) and Mark Eaton (Clinical psychologist).
“A mental Health due takes us through Dementia issues.”

SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER 10 am
“A conversation with Dr Leandre Gauche – an opportunity to also have all your questions about dementia answered.”
Dr Gauche is a psychiatrist in private practice and previously the head of a state psychiatric hospital.

SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER – 10 am
“All the family / carer needs in their toolbox to cope with the caring of a Dementia patient. “
Mrs / Rev Roxanne Jordaan

Forget me not

Upcoming Exhibitions