Franschhoek Wine Valley

Up to the Mark group exhibition at AITY Gallery Art in the Yard | Franschhoek

About the exhibition

DEFINITIONS: What is mark? To write or draw on something, so that someone will notice
what you have written i.e. I’ve marked the pages you need.
Mark noun (SYMBOL) … a symbol that is used for giving information i.e. I’ve put a mark on the
map where I think we should go for a picnic.
If you make your mark or make a mark, you become noticed or famous by doing something
impressive or unusual.

We are proud to start off the summer season with this exhibition running from 11th
September until 5th October 2021 with a strong focus on abstract works. Abstract art uses
elements of form of marks, lines, colours, shapes and so much more to achieve a desired
effect. With this exhibition we allow the artist as well as the viewer to explore their minds in
a world where there are no tangible boundaries, to perceive that which speaks to them and
to provoke an emotional engagement.

The outstanding artists we will be featuring will include Greta McMahon, Dave Robertson,
Helen van Stolk, Alistair Berg Carmen Clews and Theo van der Merwe, whose exquisite work
we are proud to introduce in our gallery for the first time.

Download the Up the Mark Press Release here

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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’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • 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.


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.


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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

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