ART GALLERIES TO VISIT IN STELLENBOSCH
ART GALLERIES TO VISIT IN STELLENBOSCH
Stellenbosch is not only a wine and food destination, but also a place for all art people.
The town draws artists and art lovers from around the world. Their work is on display in the many art galleries in town and on wine estates.
One of the flagship artworks on display in front of the Stellenbosch Town Hall is the Nelson Mandela memorial piece by South African land artist Strijdom van der Merwe.
We put together a few Art Galleries, that we think you should visit, when you are in Stellenbosch.
Absolut Art Gallery
As a leading South African art gallery, Absolut Art Gallery (Dyman Gallery) offers an extensive and exclusive range of original South African art, as well as expert art valuations and experienced investment advice.
The owners of Absolut Art Gallery, Gerrit Dyman Sr and Gerrit Dyman Jr, have more than three decades worth of specialist experience in the art industry.
Atelier & Gallery
Their mission at The Atelier & Gallery is to offer the public and art collectors an opportunity to experience and view classical artwork. They display artwork that is unique and of a high technical standard.
The gallery at Cavalli (Winner of the regional 2015 Best of Wine Tourism Award for Art and Culture) aims to encourage the local arts through its platforms of a public retail art gallery and public sculpture spaces.
Dorp Street Gallery
Founded in 1984, now situated in Church Street in the Oude Bank building, The Dorp Street Gallery is one of the oldest and most esteemed galleries in Stellenbosch.
E Gallery is located in the heart of the historic town centre. Here you will find the most beautiful ceramic art pieces and paintings done by artist and owner Emz Ficoroni.
Fine Art @ Neethlingshof
Neethlingshof is home to a Fine Art Gallery with a selection of excellent artworks in a variety of media. The collection is carefully selected and curated by Corlie de Kock from Knysna Fine Art and gets updated frequently. Currently the gallery is showing works by artists like Jaco Roux, Gary Stephens, Krisjan Rossouw, James Stead, Toby Megaw and Aidon Westcott, to name but a few.
Gavin Collins Gallery
Gavin had his first solo exhibition at the age of 14 and went on to become a top selling artist with a huge collector base worldwide, two of the bigger markets being in the United States and Europe. Gavin has been painting for over 34 years and has had numerous solo exhibitions and owned 4 of his own galleries. His present galleries are situated in the Clock Tower, V & A Waterfront and Church Street, Stellenbosch.
GUS (Gallery University Stellenbosch)
The Gallery of the University of Stellenbosch (GUS) is an off-campus extension of the Visual Arts Department.
Their vision is to serve as a public multi-disciplinary community centre, creating a space for sharing of knowledge, ideas and inspiration. In addition to exhibitions, GUS hosts live music events, poetry sessions, open workshops, lectures and discussions.
Marzé Botha Art Gallery
The Gallery is based in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape and specialises in original South African art from well-known artists.
MOK Gallery Muratie
MOK gallery is an abbreviation for modern kontemporêr, the Afrikaans for modern contemporary. This allows the gallery to exhibit all works from the modern era starting in the late 19th century to modern day art. The mission of the gallery is to give artists a platform from where their art can communicate, whether it be social, political, cultural or simply aesthetic.
Palette Art Gallery
Palette Fine Art Gallery is nestled among the romantic Oak-lined trees of Church Street in the historic town of Stellenbosch. Palette showcases bronze sculptures and paintings of local artists, ranging from Abstract Art to typical South African Landscapes.
SMAC gallery was established in 2007 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Since it’s inception, SMAC has focused on presenting the work of emerging and mid-career South African artists, as well as established international artists. The gallery expanded to its current flagship space in Woodstock, Cape Town, in 2014 and opened a third space in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016.
Stellenbosch Art Gallery
The Stellenbosch Art Gallery is located in picturesque Stellenbosch where an extensive selection of paintings, sculpture, handmade glass and ceramics by selected Western Cape artists are on offer to the discerning buyer.
Stephan Studio Gallery
Stephen's sculpture studio is an intimate, historical venue at 44 Church Street, the top of the road, filled with beautiful, poetic works of sculpture in bronze and the artists original drawings. The building dates back to 1804.