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As with fine food and world-class wines, so too fine art needs to be experienced to be appreciated. Visitors to Franschhoek can once again look forward to a weekend of artworks and exhibitions, as the 4th annual  Art Franschhoek ‘opens its doors’ to the public over the weekend of 25 to 27 October.

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ART PROGRAMME:

25 TO 27 OCTOBER 2019

VILLAGE GALLERIES

 

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ART IN THE YARD

The Yard, 38 Huguenot Street

TRIUMVIRATE

/trʌ ɪˈʌmvɪrət/

Definition: a group of three powerful or notable people or things.

We are proud to present this festival exhibition which runs from 25 October to 19 November 2019, with strong focus on the three timeless cornerstones of art in their contemporary state: Portraits, Landscapes and Still Life.

 

Featured artists will include Frans Smit and Kelly John-Gough; Lindsay Patton and Nicolas de Jesus; as well as Diane McClean, Amos Letsoalo, and renowned sculptor and landscape artist, Strijdom van der Merwe, whose exquisite work we are proud to introduce in our gallery for the first time.

Summer Opening hours: Mon-Sun 09:00-18:00

Entry: Complimentary

For more information please contact Gita Claassen at +27 (0) 21 876 4280 or email art@artintheyard.co.za

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ABE OPPERMAN GALLERY

11 Huguenot Street

Abe Opperman Gallery is proud to present the latest exhibition from Abe Opperman “...times and tales of the unexpected”.

 

Following a warm and inviting greeting from the Franschhoek community and its visitors, the Abe Opperman Gallery will be expanding its space at its current location at 11 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek allowing for new art and ideas. The latest exhibition, “....times and tales of the unexpected”, is a continuation Abe’s inspiration drawn from his childhood and observations of the complex and everyday South Africa. 

 

The concept of time is portrayed through his often whimsical expression by seeing each canvas as a frozen moment in the tale of our everyday lives with a deep desire to pay tribute, albeit subtle, to his African roots. Within this exhibition are colourful three dimensional shapes that offer a greater tactile experience of his characteristically thickly textured canvases. 

We look forward to welcoming you on this journey and discovery of “time” through Abe’s art which speaks visually of his wishes, dreams and memory. 

Special event: Friday 25 October 2019

Launching the new exhibition in the new bigger space from 17h00 onwards - Two rooms full of large canvas pieces as well as beautifully framed works.  Bubbly and snacks will be served. 

Opening hours: Mon to Sun 09:00 - 17:00, 
Entry: Complimentary

Contact: Ben Theron +27 (0)82 551 9708

info@abeopperman.com

www.abeopperman.com

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EBONY/CURATED (BORDEAUX HOUSE)

Bordeaux House, Bordeaux Street

1. IZIXAZULULO (SOLUTIONS) BY SIBUSISO DUMA

 

Sibusiso Duma is searching for solutions to his life and environment and through this investigation; he shares the stories of his childhood, his social opinions and the beliefs of his culture. His pictorial stories enrich one deeply with an understanding of his life and strikingly, it is the dominance of the human figure in his work which underlines his strong visual language. 

Sibusiso Duma was born in Mbumbulu, KwaZulu Natal in 1978. He has been exhibited frequently both locally and internationally including notable solo exhibitions at Stevenson and ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg and the AVA Gallery, Cape Town. His works are included in important private and public collections.

2. UNDERPINNINGS BY MARK RAUTENBACH

Mark Rautenbach’s latest body of work, ‘Underpinnings’ looks at unseen forces and tensions, which are inside, beneath, behind and between visible things. Materially, this is expressed by securing, stretching and suspending fine, colourful hand-knitted circular fabrics attached by small gold safety pins. These materials have no intrinsic value and as separate actions they go largely unnoticed. However, when combined in such a manner, they give form to something striking, complex, vital, and compelling.

Mark Rautenbach (1964 - ) currently lives and works in Cape Town. His artworks have been included in a number of significant public exhibitions, commissions and residencies.

Opening hours: Mon to Sun 09:30 - 18:00, 
Entry: Complimentary

Contact: Marc Stanes +27 (0)21 876 2616

info@ebonycurated.com

www.ebonycurated.com

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EVERARD READ GALLERY

20 Huguenot Road

Angela Banks – Deep in the Quiet 

Angela Banks is a fine artist living and working in Johannesburg. She received a BA (Fine Arts) in 1999 and MA (Fine Arts) in 2003 from the University of Pretoria. She has since exhibited in various group and solo shows and has been on residencies in both France and China and these residencies afforded her the opportunity to engage with European as well as Eastern artists. The act of painting, the passion Banks has for it and the drive the artist has to produce is really just part of who she is. Banks is inextricably connected to the portrait (both human and animal) and uses friends, family and intriguing strangers as subjects. Her work however, is not just a simple documentation. Banks is interested in what the individual projects but more importantly, she is after what lies behind the projection.

The depiction of the relationship between human and animal stems back to our prehistoric ancestors who shared their world in paint on cave walls. As John Berger notes, our first paintings and symbols were animals, paradoxically ‘what distinguished man from animals was born out of our relationship with them’. It therefore makes sense to Banks that visually juxtaposing human and animal exposes the large and small intricacies of our humanity. “The first thing one notices about Angela Banks’ work is the meticulous and disciplined formality of the paintings. They seem to have an almost Victorian innocence to them, but this is deceptive, and her subjects look right back at the viewer with a gaze both cool and self-assured. Banks has created a small world all of her own, as true artists have always done, and it is one that is coherent and with an internal logic that is immensely attractive but that also has a slightly uneasy edge to the charm. I find an almost irresistible reminder of that fine modern writer, Phillip Pullman and “His Dark Materials” in her use of animals (he calls them “daemons”) as a foil to her human subjects. The animals are not anthropomorphised or “cute”, nor are they pets, and they live their lives next to the humans who have such a limpid and clear-eyed view of our own rackety world. She works slowly and her output is small and thus known so far only to a few collectors, but Angela Banks’ lovely exhibition will give enormous pleasure to those who see it.” - Trent Read

Opening hours: Mon to Sun 9:30 – 17:30
Entry: Complimentary 
Contact: Karla Benade | +27 (0)21 876 2446

karla@everard.co.za
 

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GALLOP HILL GALLERY

River Rock Manor, Happy Valley Road

Featured artist: Phulani Liebenberg

Phulani was born in 1976, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. She is a self-taught artist and has always expressed herself artistically through different mediums, whether it be drawing, painting, photography or clothing design.

 

Her focus if mainly portraiture. “I’m drawn to the challenges of capturing the ‘life’ and emotion of the subject’s eyes. I love the process of breaking down the overall composition into the separate elements that harness human emotion, and how the smallest changes in each affect the mood and the feeling in my work. I see each subject as a synergy of intense complex aspects that perfectly capture and preserve emotion, expression, concern and wonder.”

 

She has always loved how Africa celebrated bright rich colors and how beautiful they were used to represent and tell a story about specific culture and a way of life. Her paintings are her perspective of a beautiful continent and it’s people and the raw emotion that connects us all.

 

Opening Hours: 09:30 to 15:30

Entry: Complimentary 

Contact: Dawn Claffey T: +27(0)78 672 7920 | E: polodawn@yahoo.com

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GERART EXCLUSIVE ART GALLERY

19A Huguenot Road

 

Gerart Exclusive art Gallery is everything but ordinary. His art promises to make one stare.


Unique, fresh, exciting and must see for all art lovers.


Gerart is known for his wildlife, portraits and figures. He has a very  noticeable style of bold brush strokes which makes his art unmistakably Gerart!cHis colours range from black and white to subtle monotones and unbelievable colour explosions.cVibrant, exciting, modern art by a true South African artist.
 

Opening Hours: Mon to Sun 9:00 - 18:00
Entry: Complimentary 

Contact: T: +27 (0)83 356 9898 or +27 (0)82 378 9668

E: info@gerart.co.za

www.gerart.co.za

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JOHANNES DU PLESSIS

1 Unie street, Franschhoek

‘ART#GARDEN’
‘A GLIMPSE IN THE LIFE OF AN ARTIST IN HIS STUDIO. 
EXPRESS HIMSELF IN CREATIONS THAT SURPASS THE UNSENSATIONAL SPOKEN WORD.
THE USE OF HIS IMAGINATION’

A Private studio of Johannes du Plessis will open his doors and interact socially with the art lovers and share a glass of wine/soft drink. It will feature paintings, photography and sculptures.

Opening hours: Mon to Sun 10:00 – 17:00
Entry: Complimentary 
Contact: Johannes du Plessis | +27 (0)82 579 6403 

johannesdup53@gmail.com

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MAKIWA GALLERY

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23 Huguenot Street

 

The First Grand Annual Makiwa Exhibition (GAME) is a 3 month solo exhibition which will be spread over three Galleries in three different provinces. kicking off  in October at Makiwa Gallery in Pretoria with “100 MOMENTS” , featuring 100 monochromatic acrylic works on canvas, The GAME  will then move onto Franschhoek in November, with “Wild Passions” – Wildlife Oils, and then onto Durban (Umhlanga Rocks) in December with “20 Years an African” – Human portraits and figures in Oils.

Makiwa Mutomba was born in 1976 in Zimbabwe. In 1999, after 3 years of University studies in Electronic Engineering, Makiwa abandoned his studies to follow his dream of becoming an artist. He is now highly regarded as one of the top painters in South Africa and has a growing international following. He is also the director of  Makiwa Galleries which was formed in 2014. 

His 100 MOMENTS SOLO MONOCHROME EXHIBITION will feature 100 paintings (mostly portraits) done with sensitivity and passion for the modern African people.  Makiwa Gallery will donate some proceeds of the sales to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) 

“The hardest task for an artist is to say something with your paint which words cannot. Real art begins when words fail…. In 100 MOMENTS,  I try to do  just that with my large portraits”

Contact: 082 379 1135 or infobk@makiwagalleries.com

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ODA | objekt - design - art 

OINK

42 Huguenot Road

 

1. Solo exhibition @ The Wing, by Zié Jean-Laurent Koné, Ivory Coast


“Metamorphosis – the universal human”

Koné's art is deeply rooted in African culture, his work is characterized by intricately structured compositions that combine linear figurative elements with bursts of colour abstraction. Koné holds a bachelor of arts degree in art history and archaeology, he teaches at the Bingerville Center for Applied Arts. He has exhibited internationally and continues to be recognized for his works through awards and professional journals.

2. Group exhibition @ The Loft

"Secret Garden I"

 

A Pan African group exhibition, opening 25 October until 24 November 2019, turning the ODA art space into a fine art garden experience. We invite you to take a walk through our art garden that spans all the way from the deep South of Africa  to Mali in the North...

 

Featured Participating Artists:

Kelechi Nwaneri (Nigeria), Moustapha Baidi Oumarou (Cameroon), Richard Mason (South Africa), Silas Adelanke Adeoye (Nigeria), Sanda Amadou (Benin), Gerald Chukwuma (Nigeria), Layziehound Coka (South Africa), Mohamed Diabagaté (Mali), Tendai Mupita (Zimbabwe)

Opening hours: Mon to Sun 09:00 - 17:00

Entry: Complimentary

T: +27 (0)83 77 43 603| E: patrizia@odagallery.co.za

www.odagallery.co.za

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SENECHAL-SENEKAL ART GALLERY

34 Huguenot Road

 

​Junaid Senechal-Senekal is an internationally renown local artist. He developed a unique signature technique using acrylic and mixed media on wooden boards, which is proudly displayed in his gallery. He has taken part in International Artexpos' since 2015 and was the Spotlight Artist Award Winner New York, in 2017. His artwork which is displayed in the gallery is his latest collection. Junaid will make himself available to meet and greet festival goers.

Opening hours: Mon to Sun 9:00 – 18:00 (closed on Fridays between 13:00 and 14:00)

Contact: Junaid Senechal-Senekal  T: + 27 (0)21 876 4331

info@jssartgallery.com

www.jssartgallery.com

OINK

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THE BLUE LION GALLERY

AT ARTEMIS

37 Uitkyk Street

 

ANDREA DESMOND-SMITH, HENK SCHOLTZ &

MARINDA DU TOIT


Andrea Desmond-Smith, Henk Scholtz and Marinda du Toit will be exhibiting at the Blue Lion Gallery at Artemis during the Art Franschhoek. Du Toit is well known for her quirky and witty ‘dolls’ made out of recycled materials. Surprising combinations give rise to intriguing results.
 

Desmond-Smith is exhibiting a few small tempera and oils with the theme of horses and gardens, while Scholtz’s decorative
paintings are well known to the art buying public.


All items on the exhibition were created during the past year. Also open at the same time is a small shop featuring arts, crafts, crystals, junk and Artemis olives!


Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12h00-18h00

Contact: art@artemis.co.za | www.artemis.co.za

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THE BOUTIQUE GALLERY

Heritage Square, 9 Huguenot Street

 

Friday from 6PM : Private view solo exhibition Samuel Allerton Soul Series. RSVP gallery@theboutiquegallery.co.za Limited availability.

Saturday & Sunday 10AM - 6PM : Opening weekend Solo Exhibition Samuel Allerton Soul Series. 

 

Franschhoek based artist Samuel Allerton went to Virunga in Congo to observe the gorilla’s and this trip inspired him to create a gorilla exhibition. The exhibition was shown in Europe in August and will be traveling across this continent. Now for the first time in South Africa, in his ‘hometown’ Franschhoek.

 

Opening Hours: Mon to Sun 10:00-18:00
Entry: Complimentary 

 

GALLERIES ON WINE ESTATES

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LA MOTTE MUSEUM

La Motte Wine Estate, R45, Main Rd

 

LAND REWOVEN / LAND HERWEEF 

Land Rewoven comprises a considered body of work by MJ Lourens in conversation with selected paintings of JH Pierneef from the La Motte Museum collection. 

The exhibition was inspired by the notion of recontextualising Pierneef’s well-known oeuvre within a contemporary dialogue. It explores the interpretation of land by two South African artists from different generations, whose work could broadly be classified within the same genre. 

Lourens’ expansive land- and cityscapes invite the viewer to join an exchange of ideas surrounding themes of geographical place, memory and identity and to read them in relation to Pierneef’s work. His paintings, despite elements of visual resemblance, subtly resist the perfect harmony of the untainted traditional landscape. Lourens’ practice involves an ongoing process of observing a more urban South African landscape and thoughtfully portraying the complexities thereof.

Presented in collaboration with Barnard Gallery.

Special event: LAND REWOVEN PUBLICATION LAUNCH AND ARTIST TALK

Land Rewoven is accompanied by a signed, hard-cover limited-edition exhibition publication with a scholarly text by Hayden Proud. MJ Lourens will be in conversation with Barnard Gallery Creative Director, Alastair Whitton, for the publication launch on Saturday 26 October at 10:00. 

Opening hours: Tue to Sun 09:00 – 17:00

Entry: Complimentary | Reservation is essential 

T: +27 (0)21 876 8850
E: museum@la-motte.co.za

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LEEU ESTATES

Leeu Estates, Dassenberg Road

 

GARDEN & ART TOURS 

Take a relaxing and rewarding tour of the gardens interspersed with artworks at Leeu Estates, a five-star getaway ensconced in 100 hectares (247 acres) of landscaped grounds, manicured vineyards and indigenous fynbos in the Franschhoek valley. These guided tours provide an opportunity to connect with art and nature in serene and meditative spaces with exceptional views.

Analjit Singh, the Leeu Collection’s founder, is a keen gardener, and the gardens or ‘Leeuscapes’ at Leeu Estates have been meticulously designed and landscaped.  Art has also been a lifelong interest for Analjit. He personally curated the collection at Leeu Estates, which features predominantly life-sized bronzes by Angus Taylor, Deborah Bell, Dylan Lewis and Otto du Plessis, among other well-known, mainly South African artists. Each sculpture has been strategically placed between the pristine lawns and rows of hand-tended vines to be shown to its best advantage. Visit our art shop in the Manor House after your tour and spoil yourself or loved one with a special bird / flower pendant to remember your walk.

TOUR PACKAGE OPTIONS:

Garden & Art Tour – R330 p/p Followed by a picnic in the vineyard or Bokkie Garden Leeu Collection Picnic

Garden & Art Tour – R320 p/p Followed by traditional Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea at Leeu Estates

Garden & Art Tour – R185 p/p Followed by a Signature Mullineux tasting Subject to availability

Garden & Art Tour – R170 p/p Followed by tea with scones and homemade jam

Garden & Art Tours at Leeu Estates are an hour long, can be booked daily for 10h00 or 14h00 and are subject to availability.

Bookings need to be made one week in advance. Prices are subject to change. Full prepayment secures the booking. Group sizes: From two to 16 guests.

 

T: +27 (0)21 492 2475| events@leeucollection.com 
www.leeucollection.com 

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THE GALLERY AT GRANDE PROVENCE

R45, Main Road

 

“The Enkindled Spring”

This exhibition of paintings, sculpture, ceramics and works on paper marks the growth and promise of Spring as immortalised by D.H. Lawrence “as it bursts up in bonfires green, … this conflagration of green fires lit on the soil of the earth, this blaze of growing…”

 

The Gallery at Grande Provence, surrounded as it is by vineyards, is the perfect place to celebrate this wonderful time of year and the boundless energy and inventiveness of our artists.

Opening Hours: Mon to Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Entry: Complimentary 

Contact: T: +27 (0)21 876 8630 

E: gallery@grandeprovence.co.za 

 

EXPERIENCES

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LA BRI ESTATE

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La Bri Estate, Excelsior Road

If you appreciate the finer things in life be sure to visit La Bri Wine Estate

during the month of October for our first ART exhibition by artists

Katherine Hamilton, Belinda Ormond and Helen Treweek.

 

-Katherine Hamilton-

Fine Art photographic prints: unique interpretations of natural forms and

landscapes captured in an abstracted way – Contemporary Art

 

-Belinda Ormond-

Hand built sculptural vessels in charcoal clay inspired by the traditional

African milk pot.

 

-Helen Treweek-

Ceramic plates and oil paintings inspired by her surroundings and travels

through Africa and Asia.

 

And don’t forget to treat yourself with one of our decadent wine pairings…

Chocolate, Biltong or Turkish Delight.

 

Tasting room hours:

Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm

Weekends and Public Holidays: 10am – 4pm

 

Contact: +27 21 876 2593 | info@labri.co.za | www.labri.co.za

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OINK AT FARM SANCTUARY SA

OINK

59 Dirkie Uys St

 

MEET PIGCASSO

Meet PIGCASSO - the half a ton of talent prodigy has been taking the art world by storm since releasing her signature abstract expressionist collection in 2017.

 

Featured on SKY, BBC and CNN, the painting diva also become the first of the non-human kind to host her own art exhibition at the V&A Waterfront earlier this year and the iconic OINK exhibition will be touring Europe this fall. 

OINK the GALLERY is situated at Farm Sanctuary SA and showcases the works of the famous swine. Proceeds benefiting Farm Sanctuary SA – an NPO that aims to inspire sustainable and kinder food choices. 

Opening hours: Sat & Sun 11:00 – 15:00

Contact: Joanne Lefson T: + 27 (0)61 499 5006

info@farmsanctuarysa.org 

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NG CHURCH FRANSCHHOEK

NG Church, Huguenot Street

 

Art by local artists will be exhibited in the church and the theme this year is 'Portraits of Grace.'

 

The following local artists will be exhibiting: 
Ronelle Pinnard

Barry Bardenhorst

Candice Holgate

Pieter Haasbroek

Marina Herbst

Kim Tracey

Hester Stumpher

Ilse van Aswegen

Lona Human

Wilna Botha

Peter Nicolle

Elbe Lans

Lee Mpofu

Yde Coetzer

Caroline Wheeler

Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 10:00-16:00, Sun (closed)
Entry: Complimentary 

E: verl.roux@gmail.com

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RIVER CAFE

River Café, 29A Huguenot Street

 

SCULPTURES UNDER THE TREES

Enjoy the tranquil setting under our trees at River Café and be mesmerised by our collection of fabulous contemporary life sized metal sculptures by Morne Geldenhuys, while enjoying a glass of wine or scrumptious lunch.

Opening hours: Daily 07:00 - 21:00

Contact: T: +27 (0)21 8763333 | www.rivercafefranschhoek.com