About Us 

Guns & Rain works with contemporary fine artists from southern Africa, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana.  Most of our artists are young and emerging, whilst some of them are already established.


We’re excited to soon be opening our new permanent space in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.  For those across the oceans, we offer prompt and informed advisory to help you find African art that you love, and we deliver it anywhere you like.  We also assist art lovers with custom searches based on their interests and requirements, which goes beyond what’s just on the website.


Founder Julie Taylor is an anthropologist, communications specialist, and art entrepreneur, interested in the intersection of technology, creativity and the under-representation of African fine art in the global economy. She was born and raised in Zimbabwe and holds degrees from Oxford and Cambridge.  She is author of , a book based on her doctoral research about San identity in northern Namibia, and is based in Johannesburg.  Before Guns & Rain, Julie ran Google’s communications for Africa.  She is currently studying for a Masters in History of Art at Wits University in Johannesburg.


The name ‘Guns & Rain’ is used with acknowledgement and thanks.  It comes from the acclaimed work of South African-born British anthropologist and playwright David Lan, who wrote about  — for its reference to nature, culture, identity, land, struggle, change, and many other important African themes. Guns & Rain is committed to fair, mindful and ethical trade.


Andrew Van Wyk

Bevan de Wet

Wallen Mapindera

Contact Us

55 12th Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

Email: info@gunsandrain.com 

Tel: +27 76 294 5332

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