Franschhoek Wine Valley

Art Franschhoek

As with good food and premium wines, so too fine art needs to be experienced to be appreciated. In 2016 the Franschhoek Wine Valley launched Art Franschhoek, whereby visitors to the valley are able appreciate the fine art collection exhibits on show during the months of October and November. This year Art Franschhoek will once again ‘open its doors’ to the public from 26 October to 27 November.

Visitors to the valley will be treated to an abundance of art as Franschhoek’s many galleries and resident artists showcasing their finest works. To celebrate the start of this festival of art appreciation some of the participating galleries will be hosting special events during the weekend of 27 to 29 October, which includes a series of curated artist walk-abouts.




Friday 27 October:


Opening event:  Group Exhibition | ‘Magiciens d’Afrique’ & SOLO Exhibition | Layziehound Coka | “DREAM CHASERS – slaves to our desires”
ODA Gallery, 42 Huguenot Street


Gallery walk-about, show of a selection of the summer show works by various artists
Holden Manz Gallery, 30 Huguenot Street


Opening and Artist Walkabout with Carina du Randt
Boschendal Sculpture Garden


Gallery walk-about, show of a selection of the summer show works by various artists
Holden Manz Gallery, 30 Huguenot Street


Saturday 28 October:


Artist Walk-About
ODA Gallery, 42 Huguenot Street


Opening event:  Erik Laubscher ‘The Landscapes’ (A Selection of Paintings from 1946 – 2012) Hayden Proud, Curator of Historical Collections at the Iziko South African National Gallery
EBONY/CURATED, Bordeaux House, Bordeaux Street, Franschhoek    

This major exhibition of over 40 works by the late Erik Laubscher focuses on the landscapes of one of South Africa’s most recognisable masters. For more information on the exhibition please e mail


Opening event: STATE OF THE ART
Everard Read, 20 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek
RSVP: +27 (0)21 876 2446 or


Artist Walkabout with Carina du Randt
Boschendal Sculpture Garden


Artist Walk-About
The Gallery at Grande Provence
Bookings: +27 (0)21 876 8630 or


Gallery walk-about, show of a selection of the summer show works by various artists
Holden Manz Gallery, 30 Huguenot Street           


Artist Walk-About
Adriaan Diedericks
Art in the Yard
Bookings: / +27 (0)21 876 4280


Opening event:  Ian Garrett ‘Behind the Lines’
EBONY/CURATED, Bordeaux House, Bordeaux Street, Franschhoek


Artist Talk: JH Pierneef – A Period of Discovery and Mastery presented by Alastair Meredith (Art Specialist, Strauss & Co)
La Motte Wine Estate

The background of artist JH Pierneef (1886-1957) is explored with a discussion on his development as an artist and travels to the then South West Africa and Europe mid 1920s up until his work on the renowned JHB Station panels and panels for the South Africa House by early 1930s. In order to best contextualise the period, the artist’s training and formative influences are presented, and his early experimentation is examined.

Talk: R50pp

Talk & Lunch: R350pp

A 2-course Pierneef inspired lunch presented by the renowned Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant, after the talk.

Bookings essential, tickets available on / +27(0)21 876 8850 /


The selection of performance based art in Franschhoek communities

The Programme: Channel is your Host (MC)
Prayer and welcoming- Elzona (Young Harvest dance group Leader) Channel Fortuin
The introduction of the Event (Theme)
Opening Act: Young harvest Dance Group (Elzona is the coordinator)
Kwaito and spiritual dance
The Revelation dramatic art Group-skuld (name of the play)
Channel Fotuin is the coordinator of the group
Closing by Channel


Artist Walkabout with Carina du Randt
Boschendal Sculpture Garden


Gallery walk-about, show of a selection of the summer show works by various artists
Holden Manz Gallery, 30 Huguenot Street


Sunday 29 October


Artist Walkabout with Carina du Randt
Boschendal Sculpture Garden


Opening event: an exhibition of paintings by Heike Allerton Davies
Is Art Gallery 21 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek
RSVP Friday 20 October 2017 at / +27 (0)21 876 2071


Gallery walk-about, show of a selection of the summer show works by various artists
Holden Manz Gallery, 30 Huguenot Street           


Opening event: Hennie Meyer ‘Full Circle’ & Gerick Terblanche ‘Origin’
EBONY/CURATED Franschhoek Square, 32 Huguenot Road


The selection of performance based art in Franschhoek communities

The programme: Jeffrey Siqwayi is your host (MC)
Welcoming and Prayer by Jeffrey Siqwayi and Unathi Giba
JMP foundation ­-the poetry with the African rhythm
Mphozisi Qalekiso-My mother (the singer of afro soul genre)
The Man Afro-gospel double trio -Andinawo Amandla( Azola is the coordinator)
The poetry open Mic- The Franschhoek art (the them)
The Mooiwater Children’s Choir(Alvin is the coordinater)
Collaboration song among the singers (The Man, Mpho and JMP foundation)
Closing By Azola Tafeni


Artist Walkabout with Carina du Randt
Boschendal Sculpture Garden


Gallery walk-about, show of a selection of the summer show works by various artists
Holden Manz Gallery, 30 Huguenot Street



The Pierneef Experience
La Motte Wine Estate
Tuesdays : 10h30 – 13h00

The experience offers guests an hour and half guided tour of both A Tribute to the life and work of JH Pierneef and Die Kraal – homage to the work of ceramicist Nicolene Swanepoel exhibitions. In addition guests are introduced to the estate’s further Pierneef associations – with a tasting of its internationally acknowledged collection of Pierneef wines and a Pierneef inspired cheeseboard from the renowned Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant.

Bookings essential, limited to 8 pax per tour.
R250 pp (inclusive of the tour, wine tasting and cheeseboard)
R70 pp   (inclusive of the tour and wine tasting)


La Motte Sculpture Walk
La Motte Wine Estate
Thursdays : 10h00 to 11h00.

The guided walk includes 9 sculptures by South African sculptors Theo and Toby Megaw. From the welcoming Wine Bearer to the sculptures displayed in the

La Motte Museum, Wine Tasting Room, Rupert Vinoteque, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant and its courtyard. The walk is concluded with a tasting of the estate’s limited release La Motte Méthode Cap Classique and an elegant traditional French Madeleine under the age-old oak trees in La Motte’s garden.

R50 pp (limited 8 pax per tour, bookings essential)

For more information and bookings contact Eliz-Marié Schoonbee at

+27 (0)21 876 8850 or email



La Motte Wine Estate & La Motte Museum
R45, Main Road, Franschhoek

Die Kraal – homage to the work of ceramicist Nicolene Swanepoel
in conjunction with the exhibition A Tribute to the life and work of JH Pierneef.

The La Motte Museum launched a special celebrative exhibition for 2017 – A Tribute to the life and work of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957). Celebrating the artist’s contribution to South African art and enhancing the museum’s permanent heritage collection with selected artworks and personal artefacts from various collections in South Africa. Through this exhibition of over 100 artworks, key aspects and periods are identified to introduce JH Pierneef – the man, the artist and heritage.

During the last months of renowned ceramicist Nicolene Swanepoel’s life, she personally engaged with the graphic work of JH Pierneef. This engagement was part of her last (yet unfinished) commission for Pierneef-inspired ceramic plates and cow heads. Die Kraal – homage to the work of ceramicist Nicolene Swanepoel (1962 – 2016) showcase pieces that documents the various project phases and her technique. Subtle references to the shared inspiration and interest of both Pierneef and Swanepoel can be expected.

Exhibition info:

A Tribute to the life and work of JH Pierneef (1886 – 1957)
Exhibited in the La Motte Museum
Hours: Tue – Sun ; 9:00– 17:00 (closed on Mondays)

Die Kraal – homage to the work of ceramicist Nicolene Swanepoel (1962 – 2016)
Exhibited in the La Motte Tasting Room – Maturation Cellar
Hours: Mon – Sat ; 9:00-17:00 (closed on Sundays)
Entry to exhibitions complimentary

For more information and reservations contact Eliz-Marié Schoonbee at

+27 (0)21 876 8850 or email


The Gallery at Grande Provence
R45, Main Road, Franschhoek

8 October – 25 November 2017

A major exhibition of sculpture by one of South Africa’s leading sculptors


– Anton Smit

Entry: Complimentary

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9:30-17:30.  For more information and gallery tours, contact the curator: +27 (0)21 876 8630 or


The Blue Lion Gallery at Artemis
37 Uitkyk Street, Franschhoek

The Blue Lion Gallery at 37 Uitkyk Street will only be open on the weekends as it’s a private gallery showcasing the work of two local artists, Andrea Desmond-Smith and Henk Scholtz. The artists will be sitting in to meet any visitors.  Behind the two Blue cement lions at the entrance, lie 3 hectares of wild indigenous gardens with lily ponds, a labyrinth and various intriguing installations in honour of the goddess of wild nature, Artemis.   Visitors are invited to spend time not only in the gallery, but enjoying the gardens with their magnificent mountain views.

Opening hours: Sat 9:00–17:00, Sun-Fri 10:00–15:00


The Ceramics Gallery – David Walters
24 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek.

‘Handmade in Franschhoek’

David Walters has been making pots in Franschhoek for twenty years. He has developed a reputation for porcelain tableware, which is used in many local restaurants, as well as private homes all over the world. His current range of place settings – dinner plates, pasta bowls, platters and other useful porcelain will be on exhibition.

The centrepiece will be a collection of vases thrown by David and his daughter Sarah Walters. Sarah has moved to Newlands Village in Cape Town, where she is experimenting with new soft green and blue glazes on small bud vases and large decorative vessels.

Opening hours: The Ceramics Gallery is open all week, from 10am – 5pm. Every-body is warmly welcome to visit the ceramics studio and gallery – there is wheelchair access. Telephone +27 (0) 21 876 4304.


42 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek

SOLO Exhibition | Layziehound Coka | “DREAM CHASERS – slaves to our desires”
The Wing @ ODA | 28 October to 23 November 2017

Coka’s process of creation is borne from an attraction to the “human story”, which he translates into powerful, visual works. The metaphoric symbols and imagery used in his work are provocative yet assertive in their approach to the punch lines in each particular piece, which include the use of sweeping lines, graffiti spray text and complementary colours.

He intends for his work to connect people with their feelings, as an advisor or teacher or a visual conjurer would do, in order to elevate minds to transcendent levels of reasoning. The experience of his artwork is not simply visual but allows for the movement of  philosophical contemplation. Layzie has started amassing a following of local and international collectors and has been hailed as one to watch.  He lives and works from Johannesburg, South Africa.

Group Exhibition | ‘Magiciens d’Afrique’
The Loft  @ ODA | 28 October to 19 December 2017

Contemporary African Art is difficult to categorize just as singularly defining ‘art’ in the 21st Century is virtually impossible. What does the expression mean? Is there a distinct visual language that justifies the expression ‘contemporary African art’? Who is African? Whom to include?

“Some people have had a difficult time seeing this modern art as being true African art, yet that’s exactly what it is in every respect. Contemporary African art blends the past with the present. Realizing that the African continent is the human story, past values and regional cultures become the groundwork beneath the modernist styles. The result is a fascinating art form that speaks to the viewer of the present turmoil while evoking a rich cultural past. “ (

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 09:30-19:00, Sun 09:30-17:00


Makiwa Galleries
Makiwa Gallery Franschhoek 1 – Place Vendôme, 13 Main Road, Behind Ryan’s Kitchen, Franschhoek
Makiwa Gallery Franschhoek 2 – Pick n Pay Daily Centre, 23 Main Road, Franschhoek

Makiwa Mutomba as well as Anthony Gadd, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Eric Eatwell, Lute Vink, Lynne-Marie Eatwell, Frank Ross, Marlien Van Heerden, Munro, Mandy Herdien, Sarah Richards, Shaune Rogatschnig, Tony de Freitas and Willie Strydom. Multiple exhibitions during October and November 2017.

Entry: Complimentary.

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9:30-17:30. For more information please contact Michelle Page on +27(0)21 876 2609 or email


Kim Donaldson Gallery
Shop 8A, The Yard, 38 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek


Kim Donaldson Gallery will be featuring the work of our exclusive artists for the 2017 Franschhoek Arts Festival.    On display will be selected sculptures and paintings from Kim Donaldson, Gerbrand van Heerden, Douw van Heerden, Kirsty May Hall, Llewellyn Davies, Florian Junge and Sarah Fynn.

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10:00-17:00. For more information, please contact Nicole Donaldson by e-mail | 074 720 3684


Bordeaux House, Bordeaux Street, Franschhoek

Opening Saturday 27th October 2017 at 11.00am. Exhibition continues until Sunday 7th January 2018

Erik Laubscher
‘The Landscapes’
A Selection of Paintings from 1946 – 2012

Opening Saturday 27th October 2017 at 11.00. Exhibition continues until Sunday 7th January 2018

This major exhibition focuses on one of South Africa’s finest abstract artists and his recurring examination of the South African landscape. Drawing on works over a 50 year period, ‘The Landscapes’ will exhibit works which have never been seen before and will include large scale, finished oils and smaller preparatory sketches and drawings.

Erik Laubscher’s career is well documented – from his early years at Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town in the 1940’s to his studies in London and Paris and his inclusions in the Sao Paulo and Venice Biennales. Laubscher described the challenge he set himself as “creating the illusion of the landscape having continuing vastness and the painting being part of the whole, instead of something complete and contained”.

Opening Saturday 27th October at 12:00. Exhibition will continue until November 26th

Ian Garrett
‘Behind the Lines’

Opening Saturday 27th October at 12:00. Exhibition will continue until November 26th

Considered one of South Africa’s foremost living ceramicists, Ian Garrett’s masterful work has grown out of a life-long fascination with the primordial ceramic technology of hand-building, burnishing and pit-firing. Informed by an expert knowledge of archaic traditions, Garrett’s nuanced, hybrid vessels appear both timeless and strikingly contemporary.

Original forms and highly refined, intricate surfaces characterise Garrett’s oeuvre, with glossy burnished areas contrasted against elaborate swathes of matt-textured linear motifs. Suggesting finger-prints, cartographic contours or magnetic force-fields, these lines appear to make visible hidden energies within the clay fabric.

The work on exhibition follows Garrett’s award of a prestigious Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship in 2016. New colours are introduced, along with an increasingly sophisticated exploration of symmetry and pattern composition.

021 876 4477

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 09:00-18:00 Sun 09:00-17:00. For more information contact +27 (0)21 876 2616 or email


Franschhoek Square, 32 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek

Exhibitions will open on Sunday 28th at 11.30am. Exhibitions will continue until November 26th

Hennie Meyer
‘Full Circle’

Full Circle is a largely installation based solo exhibition focusing on Hennie Meyer’s most recent hand built and experimental pieces in the round. The artist explores the circular shape both as canvas and as an element and whilst reflecting on his past and journey to date believes he has come ‘Full Circle’.

Hennie Meyer, a highly individual artist with a unique and strong signature style, is a multi award winning ceramicist, considered one of South Africa’s most exhibited and hard working artists and his work is regularly shown worldwide with pieces in major public collections.

Gerick Terblanche

Gerick Terblanche is a self-taught artist with a background in Industrial design. He admits to being obsessed with nature and uses it as subject matter. He believes that there is both a spiritual and emotional gain in nurturing our relationship with nature and that the power of the natural environment is not to be under-estimated.

Terblanche’s beautifully detailed paintings on canvas place wildlife in a contemporary setting reflecting on our relationship with the natural world. Elements of Ndebele Culture such as decoration, simple pattern work, texture and colour all relate and influence his work.

This is his first solo exhibition at Ebony following sell out shows in Cape Town.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 09:00-18:00 Sun 09:00-17:00. For more information contact +27 (0)21 876 4477 or email


Holden Manz Gallery
30 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek

Summer Group Show – Including Luhanri Bekker, Donna McKellar, Lisette Forsyth, David Filer, Karin Miller, Caitlin Truman-Baker, Calr von Bach, Zoe Mafham and more.

Manzart will show throughout the month of October and November the best new works of our contemporary South African artists. Enjoy an explosion of creative powers within our gallery walls and be inspired, amazed and enchanted. Works in many different mediums from oils and acrylics to collages, digital works and sculptures are on display. Daily changing exposition layout will keep you coming back for more.

Donna Mckellar Solo Show

We are honoured to present Donna mckellar’s solo show for the 2017/18 art franschhoek season in our gallery in the very centre of the franschhoek village.

The new solo show by Donna is on view at the manzart in the high street from the 24th November 2017 onwards.

The new shift of thought has become strikingly evident in her stylistic technique: peaceful, painless and serene landscapes with perfect lighting have now evolved into fragmented, unsettling landscapes that evoke emotional unrest. Donna’s realistic signature style is still evident in her work, yet another dimension of meaning has been added, almost as if it has been superimposed onto sections of the work, which resulted in a deep, and sometimes dark, but also playful expression of emotion.

Adding these new dimensions to her work has shed a new light – literally – onto the subject matter that Donna chooses for her art. Her paintings are, in essence, an adventure and an expression of her life experience – Donna appreciates that her life, along with her understanding of it, is something that is constantly evolving.

In addition the manzart collection will show works by collage artist Karin Miller, amazing pencil drawings by david filer, vintage newspaper and map artist lisette forsyth, the highly anticipated african playing card series by caitlin truman-baker and zoe mafham’s collage works as well as sculptor vincent da silva with his wildlife works.

A feast for any contemporary art lover in the months to come in our gallery space awaits.

Opening hours: Daily 9:00-19:00. For more information contact +27 (0)21 876 4402 or


is art gallery
11 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek

Title: Foreign Body
An exhibition of paintings by Heike Allerton Davies

“This work is part of an ongoing series which looks at the female body as the exotic and the gaze that accompanies it – both the male and female gaze. Heike plays with ideas around the fear and fantasy of the exotic or the ‘other’. Her interest lies particularly in the women of the Dwarsriver Valley of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek and the complex historical narrative that is carried in the lives, faces and bodies of these women. “The blue and green eyes interspersed through the communities reflect hints of myself and of my own children and something brutal reflects back at me through the same blue eyes, subtle visual reminders of the layered complexities of being a women. It is about being able to return the gaze not only as a woman but also as a forbidden other.”

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00–17:00. Weekends and public holidays 10:00–17:00

You are invited to the opening of an exhibition of paintings by Heike Allerton Davies on Sunday 29 October at 11h00, Is Art Gallery 21 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek
RSVP Friday 20 October 2017
Contact:  021 876 2071

Heike’s work will be shown in room 1 & 2 of the Gallery.

A superb collection of contemporary sculpture, paintings and ceramics will be on exhibition in rooms 3 and 4.

Artists represented are:  Michelle Nigrini, Zimele Ceramics, Gail Catlin, Helen Vaughan, Guy du Toit, Frikkie Eksteen, Sarel Petrus, Egon Tania, Willem Strydom, Wilma Cruise, Marlene von Durkheim, Cobus Haupt, Ralph Johnson and Frans Mulder.

During the Festival IS Art will be opening an exhibition of Paintings by Nhlanhla Nhlapo and Sculpture by Francois Visser, that will be opened by Angus Taylor, on Sunday 12 November 2017, at 11h00


Johannes du Plessis
‘My Wyn’ boutique cellar. Uithoek farm, Uitkyk Street (turn right before Dieu Donne’) Franschhoek.

Contemporary Painting and Sculpture – by resident artist Johannes du Plessis.

A variety of artworks will be on display and for sale at ‘My Wyn’ wine cellar and surroundings during the Opening weekend of the Art Franschhoek festival, which starts Friday 27 October 2017.

Feel free to explore the excursion and come and enjoy a glass of  ‘MY WYN’ and meet the artist, while you browse around and view Art versus Nature, which is an event in itself.

For more information please contact Johannes du Plessis at+27(0) 825796403 or

Opening hours:  Mon-Sun 10:00-12:30 or by appointment.


ORGARI By Heidi Steck
The Ivy, Shop 1, Kruger Street, Franschhoek, 7690

Since 2010 we created a brand devoted to exquisite décor products that represent South Africa’s finest qualities, of craftsmanship, design and simplicity. Each of our ORGARI pieces are made and painted by local well trained people from the local community. Each piece is incorporating the perfect balance between timeless European designs and raw African flare.

For more information contact +27(0)21 876 2582 / 060 963 4141


Leeu Estates
Leeu Estates, Dassenberg Road

Garden & Art Tours at Leeu Estates

A relaxing and rewarding way to spend a few hours is a visit to Leeu Estates, a five-star getaway ensconced in 68 hectares (168 acres) of landscaped gardens, manicured vineyards and indigenous fynbos in the Franschhoek valley, and to take a guided tour of the gardens interspersed with artworks. The 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.


Garden & Art Tour – R250
A one-hour guided tour followed by traditional Afternoon Tea

Garden & Art Tour – R150
A one-hour guided tour followed by tea with scones and homemade jam

Terms & Conditions
Bookings need to be made one week in advance
Full pre-payment secures the booking
Group sizes: from 2 to 10 guests
Bookings can be made via


The Boutique Gallery
9 Huguenot street, Heritage Square, Franschhoek

“Everything you can Imagine is real “ – Pablo Picasso  

The Boutique Gallery in Franschhoek is a state-of-the-art hybrid gallery and boutique environment that offers a unique experience by presenting a collaboration of exceptional contemporary artworks, by notable upcoming and established local as well as international artists, and exclusive high-end brands.

More than 40 sought-after artists and brands were launched in the successful 2016 inaugural exhibition and recently expanded with the development of a new additional space (opening in Camps Bay soon).

The owners will be assisted in further achieving their vision for the forthcoming Summer 2017/18 shows by curator Carina du Randt.

Opening hours: see and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. For more information contact us at / +27 (0)21 876 2723


Everard Read
20 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek


Everard Read Franschhoek will be exhibiting major works by some of South Africa’s finest contemporary artists in a variety of media.

Artists will include Liberty Battson, Deborah Bell, Nic Bladen, Carol Cauldwell, Grace da Costa, Liza Grobler, Sasha Hartslief, Phillemon Hlungwani, Vusi Khumalo, Becky Kraft, Dylan Lewis, Paula Louw, Colbert Mashile, Ceramic Matters, Lucinda Mudge, Brett Murray, Caryn Scrimgeour, Lionel Smit, Gary Stephens, Angus Taylor, Shany van den Berg and Barbara Wildenboer

The exhibition opens at 11:00 am on Saturday 28th October. Mullineux Kloof wines will be served.

Opening hours:  Mon-Sun 9:30–17:30. For more information contact +27 (0)21 876 2446 or


Art in the Yard
38 Huguenot Road

Perceptive Resonance: Solo Exhibition by Adriaan Diedericks

Perceptive Resonance is the latest body of work created by Adriaan Diedericks upon his return from carving busts in sandstone at the Fourth International Artist Symposium in Neustadt, Germany in August 2017.

Hinting at Rodin’s carved works, the show explores themes of identity, masculinity and the ideal form through an experimental and instinctive methodology which combines classical forms with abstractions. Jutting sharp edges are contrasted with smooth surfaces of the human form.

Adriaan Diedericks’ (b. 1990, Cape Town) is a South African sculptor based in Strand, Cape Town. He grew up in rural Piketberg and his upbringing there has had a great impact on his work. After graduating with a Degree in Fine Art from Stellenbosch University in 2012, he did an apprenticeship with Lionel Smit from 2012 until the end of 2014.

He has exhibited extensively in group exhibitions, this will be his sixth solo exhibition.

His work can be found in private collections around the world – New York, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Holland, Los Angeles, Australia, Las Vegas, Italy, Belgium, Germany, London, Canada, South Africa and Barbados.

The exhibition runs from 21 October to 16 November 2017. Opening event: Saturday 21 October, 15:00-16:00 A live casting demonstration by Adriaan.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9:00-18:00, Sun & public holidays 9:30-17:30. For more information contact Georgia  at / +27 (0)21 876 4280


Potina Ceramics
41 La Motte Village, Franschhoek

Potina Ceramics based in Franschhoek in the Western Cape is owned and managed by Ceramic Artist, Vuyisa Elvis Potina.

“To work with our hands is part of our culture” says Vuyisa Elvis whose roots go back to the rural Eastern Cape. Vuyisa Elvis blend the traditional smoke-firing technigues of his roots with a contemporary approach to form and function.

l prefer to let the natural colours and textures of the clay come to the fore ,ensuring that my work remains original, exciting and sought after.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00, closed on Saturday, Sun 9:00-17:00



Boschendal Sculpture Garden

The Boschendal Sculpture Garden for the Franschhoek Art Festival 27-29 October is arranged by The Boutique Gallery and will be curated by Carina du Randt. The garden will open on Friday 27 October at 11h00 with a walkabout and further daily walkabouts will take place on 28 and 29 October at 11am and 4pm. The Sculpture Garden exhibit at Boschendal will continue as a seasonal interest at Boschendal after the festival for the remainder of the season until February 2018. More than 20 celebrated South African artists will participate in this exciting event. All artworks will be for sale and will be replaced where required as a result of sales.

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