Visitors to Franschhoek can once again look forward to a month of artworks and exhibitions, as Art Franschhoek opens its doors to the public, until Sunday November 25.
Art enthusiasts can choose to leisurely browse the galleries situated along the village’s main road, and within comfortable walking distance from each other.
Alternatively choose to view the artworks on display at some of the wine farms, which include Grande Provence and La Motte.
Garden and art tours at Leeu Estate add an extra touch to your cultural outing.
The Everard Read Gallery will be exhibiting major works by some of South Africa’s finest contemporary artists, in a variety of media.
Manzart Gallery is the venue for Marie Stander’s solo exhibition. Marie is best known for her figurative charcoal drawings, large scale portraits, group drawings, as well as near life size drawings.
These works will take prominence in the main gallery during Art Franschhoek.
The Manzart Collection will also show works by collage artists Karin Miller and Caitlin Truman-Baker, among other prominent artists.
Magnificent sculptures by self-taught, instinctual sculptor, Bruce Little, will be on display at Franschhoek Cellars.
Bruce sculpts to capture the spirit of the wild African creatures he has observed and guarded most of his life. His technique captures the essential movement and attitudes of his subjects.
Ebony/Curated, with its exquisite displays of fine arts, sculptures and ceramics, will host three solo exhibitions in their respective galleries.
Embark on a journey of art discovery as you admire one of South Africa’s greatest masters, Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, at the La Motte Museum, with his Ink on Paper exhibition.
For a detailed programme of the opening weekend events and the various exhibitions, visit www.franschhoekart.co.za