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 27 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.

Download our 2017 Art Franschhoek programme for a detailed list of all events and exhibitions that will be on during the time.

 

OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS:
27-29 October 2017

FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER

11:00 & 16:00
• GALLERY WALK-ABOUT
Summer show works by various artists
Manzart, 30 Huguenot St

18:30
• OPENING “CARNIVAL”
The Blue Lion Gallery at Artemis,
37 Uitkyk St

SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER

10:00
• OPENING EVENT
Summer Exhibition
The Boutique Gallery, 9 Huguenot Rd
Open daily 10:00-18:00

11:00
• OPENING EVENT: Erik Laubscher
‘The Landscapes’ (A Selection of
Paintings from 1946-2012). Opening
address by Hayden Proud.
EBONY/CURATED
Bordeaux House, Bordeaux Street

• OPENING EVENT – State of the Art
Everard Read, 20 Huguenot Road
RSVP +27 (0)21 876 2446

• ARTIST WALK-ABOUT
with Carina du Randt
The Boutique Gallery @ Boschendal

• ARTIST WALK-ABOUT
with Anton Smit
The Gallery at Grande Provence
+27 (0)21 876 8630

• GALLERY WALK-ABOUT
Summer show works by various artists
Manzart, 30 Huguenot St

11:30
• OPENING EVENT “DREAM
CHASERS” & ‘Magiciens d’Afrique’
ODA Fine Art, 42 Huguenot St

12:00
• OPENING EVENT
Ian Garrett ‘Behind the Lines’
EBONY/CURATED
Bordeaux House, Bordeaux St

12:30
• ARTIST TALK
JH Pierneef – A Period of Discovery and
Mastery presented by Alastair Meredith
La Motte Wine Estate
Talk – R50pp, Talk & Lunch – R350pp
Bookings essential www.la-motte.com

15:00-16:00
• THE FRANSCHHOEK THEATRE
A selection of performance based art
from Franschhoek communities.
Franschhoek Town Hall

16:00
• GALLERY WALK-ABOUT
Summer show works by various artists
Manzart, 30 Huguenot St

SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER

10:00-13:00
• WORKSHOP
by Ashleigh Tempelcamp in Reflections
The Blue Lion Gallery at Artemis,
37 Uitkyk Street

10:00
• OPENING EVENT Summer Exhibition
The Boutique Gallery, 9 Huguenot Rd

11:00
• OPENING EVENT An exhibition of
paintings by Heike Allerton Davies
Is Art Gallery 11 Huguenot Street
RSVP Fri 20 Oct +27 (0)21 876 2071

• GALLERY WALK-ABOUT
show of a selection of the summer
show works by various artists
Manzart, 30 Huguenot St

11:30
• OPENING EVENT
Hennie Meyer ‘Full Circle’
& Gerick Terblanche ‘Origin’
EBONY/CURATED Franschhoek Square,
32 Huguenot Road

• ARTIST WALK-ABOUT
Layziehound Coka “Dream Chasers”
ODA Fine Art, 42 Huguenot St

11:30-12:30
• THE FRANSCHHOEK THEATRE
A selection of performance based art
from Franschhoek communities.
Franschhoek Town Hall

13:00
• ARTIST WALK-ABOUT
with Adriaan Diedericks
Art in the Yard +27 (0)21 876 4280

15:00-16:00
• A LIVE CASTING DEMONSTRATION
by Adriaan Diedericks
Art in the Yard +27 (0)21 876 4280

16:00
• ARTIST WALK-ABOUT
with Carina du Randt
The Boutique Gallery @ Boschendal

• GALLERY WALK-ABOUT
Summer show works by various artists
Manzart, 30 Huguenot St

OTHER

TUESDAYS 10:30-13:00
• The Pierneef Experience
La Motte Wine Estate
R70 / R250pp, Bookings essential.

THURSDAYS 10:00-11:00
• La Motte Sculpture Walk
La Motte Wine Estate
R50pp, Bookings essential.
For more information and reservations
contact us at +27 (0)21 876 8850 or
museum@la-motte.co.za

Make a weekend of your  Art Franschhoek experience and book into one of the valley’s splendid accommodation establishments, ranging from the finest bed and breakfasts, to luxurious boutique hotels, all nestled in a picturesque and safe environment. This should also afford you ample time for a leisurely stroll down the main road, uncovering world-class shops and boutiques, allowing for an intimate and relaxed shopping expedition. Take time out to visit some of the award-winning wine farms in the region or enjoy that superb glass of Franschhoek wine with a delicious meal at one of Franschhoek’s fine dining establishments.

 


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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.

Disclaimer

Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.

 

Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za