About Us

We show show timeless pieces, charming anachronisms, future classics or curiosity cabinet quirks, as long as the work is well-fashioned.

Physical: 87a Station Road, Observatory, 7925

You can spot Curious, Whetstone & Frankley easily, next to the Station Road Bridge in Observatory. Obs is considered central to patrons from the city centre, trendy Woodstock and the southern suburbs. Curious, Whetstone & Frankly is well positioned, and there's plenty of parking at the train station (where Obs Watch is stationed) and in the parking lot on the opposite side of the bridge. Huge wood-framed windows open the space to the street.

Auditory: 021 44 88 780
Electronic: info@curiouswhetstoneandfrankley.com

Who runs the gallery

Arthur Attwell: Arthur Attwell has worked in the book industry for over ten years, and is co-founder and director of Electric Book Works, a company specialising in innovative print and online publishing. Arthur is in charge of sales and systems.

Marlise Keith: Marlise is an established fine artist, with works in international collections and has been selected as a top 10 Absa Atelier finalist as well as winning the 2006 Sanlam Vuleka Art Competition. Marlise is on hand to assist artists in hanging works at Curious, Whetstone & Frankley.

Christian Lau: Co-owner of open source software developers OSS Africa. Christian develops Curious, Whetstone & Frankley's online systems and schedules and project manages our exhibitions.

Michelle Matthews: Michelle has written for the Mail & Guardian, Artthrob and Art South Africa, among other publications. She recently spent four years launching and establishing the Oshun Books imprint for Struik Publishers. Michelle is in charge of marketing for Curious, Whetstone & Frankley.

About Us
Curious, Whetstone & Frankley (est. 2008) thumbs its nose at convention without compromising on quality.

During shows, we are open:
Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 2pm
Saturday, 10am to 2pm
Or by appointment: 072 596 3099

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