From yesterday to 10 October:
Wolvengat is not on many maps but on Google Maps (apps) you can find this hamlet in the middle of nowhere somewhere between Bredasdorp and Die Dam in the Western Cape. Wolvengat is home to one of the most fore-standing artists of South Africa; Willem Roubaix and his wife Tina. They have their own gallery there plus a sculpture garden with a wide variety of sculptures including a flight simulator.
is checking on me ….. (What wikipedia does not mention is that there are many known artists living in Baardskeerdersbos. The ‘rocket scientist’ -recycle artist Jan Vingerhoets- is one of those)
I’m participating in the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route. Twice yearly (Aurumn and Spring) this art event is organised by artists and an art gallery in this hamlet in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa. Gallery owner Ivan Trollip loves my quirky imaginaries and you will see quite a few of these next to some landscapes.
Dates: Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October.
Prices vary from R 250.00 for small prints on high quality museum paper (Hahnemuller) to R 7000.00 for framed 90×60 cm images.
Closer to date more about this event.
“Photography is, by it’s nature, a manipulation. It always has been. When we accept this we can move on to more interesting discussions and bigger stories; we can begin to think more critically about the stories we accept. When we stop asking “if it really looked like that” our craft will finally be able to move unhindered into art and we’ll be able to more freely perform our roles as artists and storytellers, constrained not by the rules and expectations of others but, for better or worse, by our humanity.” – David du Chemin (world- and humanitarian photographer)
Every first Friday of the month 14 galleries in Hermanus remain open until 8 PM displaying the work of around 300 artists. Art Thirst is one of those galleries and owned by well known South African painter Leon Müller. This Friday evening he will have a surprise artist in his gallery. Men are invited to bring their wives/spouses and surprise them with a treasure of Mother Earth. You will see it at the entrance when you pop in this Friday between 6 and 8 PM. You are Welcome.
The ‘Hermanus First Friday Art Walk‘ is an initiative of the participating galleries which are virtually all within walking distance from each other.