In Johannesburg’s inner city lies an exclusive art building, housing more than 50 independent, pan-African contemporary artists, in private art studios, known to the locals as ‘The Artists’ Playground’.

To the outsider it’s a mere 1940s historic structure, but inside is where the magic lives, in five storeys of private art studios.

August House gives artists a unique creative hub. With its high columns, authentic architecture and large open plan floors, it’s a wonderful blend of inspiration and stillness. Once a light warehouse, August House celebrates 11 years as a well-established, local and international contemporary African artists’ community, within walking distance from the Maboneng, Arts on Main district.



A Space that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration through incubation and collaboration.



August House is the epicentre where proud African talent meets international convention and interest.



David Mayers

August House is a composite of David Mayers’ two great passions – art and property. Having fallen in love with the building in 2014, David formed Quorum Property Group and commenced the renovation of this iconic building. David is not an artist, but August House has allowed him to carve his own niche in the art world, giving him his own personal front row seat to watch both new and established artists from around the continent grow and excel.

Kate Ballenden

A lover of contemporary African art and urban spaces, Kate is a creative trained in art therapy, various forms of expressive arts, and also has a background in advertising and marketing. Kate has a studio office in the House from where she manages the media affairs, in-house events and special projects. She is also the general liaison person between the August House community and the greater industry.

Artists Hub

5 stories, 50 Contemporary African artists, in private Studios.

Open Studio Events

Provide an opportunity for art lovers to buy art directly from emerging South African artists.

Studio Rentals

For both emerging and established artists from across the continent in a stimulating space.

Events & Film Shoots

The building is an iconic backdrop as a location for a film shoot or event.


August House is a part of the Quorum Property Group