In the entrance to the South African Parliament in Cape Town a remarkable piece of artwork winds its way along the wall, 120-metres of tapestry. This is the work of Keiskamma Tapestry. A group of Eastern Cape women’s embroidery in the tradition of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. The technique was brought to Hermanus and currently the Living… Read More Keiskamma Tapestry at Hermanus FynArts 2019
On the eve of Hermanus FynArts, as tradition dictates, those who have worked behind the scenes with festival director Mary Faure and administrator Chantel Louskitt gathered at Braemar, Hemel-en-Aarde family home of Anthony Hamilton Russell, to raise a glass to the good fortune of the festival. For a few hours the hard work of the… Read More 2019 Hermanus FynArts
Manina Baumann has been importing and collecting these silk embroidery pieces of art since 2012. Hermanus FynArts invited her to exhibit at their gallery and she told the interesting stories of empowerment and perseverance represented by the cloths. One woman embroiders but the work involves the whole town. Weave, wash, dye, selection of designs based… Read More Suzani Art
I attended the Hermanus FynArts AGM at The Windsor Hotel tonight and was really pleased with the amount of tour buses parked at the hotel. This indication of high visitor numbers is music to any destination marketer and I’m not exempt. Totally distracted this was just a bye the bye consideration as I was heading… Read More Hermanus FynArts Flashback & Fast Forward
I love having art around me. A piece to appreciate. Its the same as music, flowers, wine and jewelry. It makes me happy like a freshly made bed Gianfanelli’s sculpture in Hermanus or that first coffee in the morning. I also like how I have learnt so much from reading up in art work or… Read More Art and About
There are so many fashions when it comes to wine but Cabernet Sauvignon from Simonsberg is the quintessential Stellenbosch varietal. It shows its terroir and makes the winelands fward proud. Stellenbosch is experiencing a huge resurgence in Cabernet Sauvignon because everyone has figured out that Cabernet works. Norma Ratcliffe of Warwick Wines joined Hermanus FynArts… Read More Simonsberg Cabernet Sauvignon – Best of Stellenbosch?
The Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award is very much part of the annual Hermanus FynArts Festival. Artists are invited to sumit round work of art – tondo or tondi – that can be fitted the barrel heads for display at Bouchard Finlayson’s cellar. The maximum diameter of the tondi is 60cm which includes a mount… Read More The Shape of Art
Hemel-en-Aarde winery, Creation, is always keen to collaborate and participate. They go all out. Hermanus FynArts Festival is no exception. Not only is Creation onboard for the festival with a Geometrica exhibition of Gordon Froud’s welded steel work but they also have a whole new menu for the occasion. Food and wine pairing just got a whole… Read More Fine Art of Wine & Food
Hermanus FynArts is due to start this weekend and the artwork is being displayed – not just in galleries but also on the Hermanus Cliff Path, Municipal Auditorium and on wine estates. There is due to be something for everyone. Come and visit and see for yourself.