IS Art, the monogram, moniker and brain-child of Ilse Schermers-Griesel – proprietor, celebrated curator and art historian of note, has been a staple of the South African contemporary art scene since its inception in 2007.

With Ilse herself being involved for close to 30 years in the art community – both locally and internationally; consulting, collecting, critiquing and publishing, all constituting a résumé nearly too long to mention – IS Art is a gallery headed-up by a seasoned and stoic captain.