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).
Here a few images of the outdoor event.
Tesselaarsdal is a small hamlet somewhere in nowhere between Caledon and Hermanus in the Western Cape, South Africa.
Busy weeks ahead. To start with: preparing 2 exhibitions; first one ‘Angels & Demons’ in Breytenbach Gallery in Wellington from 26 November to mid-January 2017 and after that in Cape Palette in George. And then I just got involved in the decoration of a house in Hermanus with some of my Overberg landscapes; printed on high quality archival museum medium and in sizes 90×60 and 120x80cm. All framed!!! BTW the landscapes sold are not the ones published here.
Mixed Media 2
(Fernkloof is a botanical garden in Hermanus, South Africa)
Tomorrow at First Friday Art Walk in Hermanus
(2 pictures) Artist: Leon Muller, Hermanus, South Africa.
Prawn Flats, Hermanus, South Africa.
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.