The most interesting art galleries in South Africa you sometimes find off the beaten track. The gallery of artists Willem and Tina De Roubaix for example. It’s in Wolvengat; somewhere in the outback of the Western Cape. The artist couple is not internet minded (so don’t google) but their clientele can be found around the globe.
Here an example of their work (just visit the gallery with its sculpture garden someday)
Every year there is this art festival in Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa. Plenty of sculptures along the Cliff Path but not this year. It’s a meager outdoor exhibition but the few sculptures I saw are interesting. The event, including some concerts, workshops, etc. started last Thursday and ends this Sunday 18 June.
More worthwhile is to visit the different art galleries. Their level has gone up significantly in the past few years and some of them can match themselves with the best in South Africa and abroad. There are 11 of them (if I’m not mistaken) and all within walking distance. Four artists from my village have work on display in Van Rossouw Frans Mulder), Originals (Ulrich Riek), Hermanus Gallery (Yvonne de Wit) and Walker Bay Gallery (me).
This annual event attracts art lovers from all over. Last weekend the 2015 edition was officially opened. One of the attractions is a number of sculptures along the Cliff Path which stay there for a period of 8 months. What irritates me (but I think it’s a global ‘issue’) is that the organisation is sponsored and subsidised but the artists are supposed to live of the air… There are also quite a few art galleries in Hermanus participating. Added to this gallery are a few sculptures standing outside the Abalone Gallery.