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16 May – 03 June

Opening Event

Please join us for the opening event on Friday 17 May at 6:30 pm.

Vision 20/20 Exhibition

Sight is a very personal and intimate experience for each person. Healthy eyesight determines quality of life and experiences

This is at the heart of our exhibition; the images by photographer David Prior – showcase the individuals that benefit from the Eye care services that St John offers to South Africans and embodies our motto:

“Pro Utilitate Hominum” – In the service of humanity. 

Each individual that has been selected and showcased here, has a story to tell.

From dressmakers, truck drivers and construction workers to community leaders, these are the people that shape our communities, these are the people that St John serves.

We have included unsung heroes within St John; dedicated individuals who give of their time as optometrists, receptionists, and bookkeepers. Men and women that work towards a better vision, a grander vision,  A 20/20 Vision.

The Studio Art Gallery will be hosting the official launch of the St John Vision 20/20 exhibition on the 16th of May 2019 in Cape Town. We are excited to have the team of Dr. Paul Bayliss and Thabo Seshoka from the ABSA Art Gallery and Sarah McGee from M Studio community curating our showcase. We are happy to announce that our Our official printing partners is Rapid Studio on board. #SavingSight

The aim of the exhibition is to:

• To showcase how individual’s lives are changed when they have the gift of healthy eyesight

• To raise awareness about the eye care work of St John in local communities

• To highlight the importance of accessible, affordable, high-quality eye care

Who is St John – South Africa?

St John operates Eye Care Clinics across South Africa, providing professional eye testing and the dispensing of budget spectacles to members of the community who are unable to afford commercial rates. In addition, St John Eye Care Clinics diagnose cases where patients require corrective surgery, e.g. cataracts, and refer them to local eye hospitals for treatment. This screening process enables the hospitals to concentrate on their primary function of surgery.  Optometrists who practice at St John Eye Care Clinics are also members of the South African Optometric Association.

How can you get involved?

Book your appointment at or at any of our 12 eye clinics around South Africa.

Attend our photographic events by emailing Chris Martin ( and Robyn Keet (


Durban Art Gallery from the 4th to the 30th of April

Simons Town, Cape Town

The Studio Art Gallery from the 16th of May to the 3rd of June

Stellenbosch, Cape Town

Stellenbosch University Museum from the 24th of July to the 30th of August



Johannesburg dates and venue still to be confirmed.

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