Get ready for a weekend of fine wine, food and inspiring art exhibitions. Art Franschhoek is taking place from 25 to 27 October when visitors can look forward to the finest artworks and exhibitions in the valley.
Over the years Franschhoek has established itself as one of the country’s premier art destinations with its numerous art galleries and resident artists. Art enthusiasts can choose to 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.
A highlight of this year’s Art Franschhoek, and a first for the valley, will be an exhibition entitled ‘Masterpieces from Franschhoek Private Collections’, an unique, once-off display of exquisite artworks on loan from private owners for this weekend. These include never before seen works by the likes of William Kentridge, Alexis Preller, Dumile Feni, Robert Hodgins, Maud Sumner, to name but a few. Viewings of these rare gems will be on view to the public at Ebony/Curated’s Bordeaux House Gallery.
To celebrate the start of this festival, some of the participating galleries will be hosting special events during the weekend of 25, 26 and 27 October. A detailed programme will be available on the festival website, franschhoekart.co.za.