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Galleries and Art Exhibitions 

Start Date: 25 June, 2018
End Date: 09 July, 2018

A list of art exhibitions in Plett over the Plett ARTS Festival…





Tsala turn off on N2, Harkerville.

Opening:  25 June.  All day.

An exhibition of Robert Leggat’s work and other artists cast by Bronze Fields foundry.  Robert Leggat’s attention to details and the ability to capture the essence of his subject is exceptional.  He produces anatomically correct pieces of great sensitivity with realistic depiction of textures and natural forms.  His enquiring mind, inventiveness and a sense of fun gives his work a uniqueness not often found in the bronze medium.




Melville’s Corner, Courtyard level.

Grand Opening:  27 June. 4pm – 7pm.

Curated by Michele Bestbier and showcasing master printmaker John Moore, this art show offers a splendid cross section of art media; Print making, sculpture, ceramics, digital art, photography, film, drawing, painting, mixed medium, and cast resin art by mostly Plett and some of The Garden Route’s leading professional artists; Malcolm Solomon,  Fiona Rowett, Lisl Barry, Quinton Miller, Juliet Goddard Morawski, Daya Heller, Carmen Clews, Ruby Ovenstone, David Wells, Thomas Jung, Andrea Nixon & Michele Bestbier.





Florina Place, Main Street.

Opening: 27 June. 4pm – 7pm.

Carol and Marcel Burger host the work of artist Lorraine Bezuidenhout who is presently working with alcohol inks on Yupo paper. It is a polypropylene non-porous plastic {tree-free} paper. Lorraine’s zest for life and love of nature can be seen in her colourful bright acrylic paintings, and she will be doing some demonstrations during festival. Having discovered alcohol inks Lorraine has had to revert to her initial memories of techniques and brush strokes that she learnt in her earlier watercolour painting days.




Ilovani Showroom and Gallery at The Heath Complex on N2.

Opening: 29 June.  All day with wine in the evening.

Well known for developing and promoting uniquely modern South African design, Ilovani will be exhibiting works of differing disciplines from talented South African artists.  Superb photography, ceramics, painting and sculpture will be on view during the festival, alongside their resident artist/designers – Claire Regnard and Bridgette Laurent.  Ilovani Gallery and Showroom also showcases a locally made range of “treenware”, sustainable wood furniture and tumbled glass chandeliers. 





LM Restaurant, Main Street.

Opening:  27 June.  4pm – 7pm.

Stop off at LM Restaurant for a solo exhibition by Marlien Visagie.  Marlien is an abstract expressionist who makes use of mostly the acrylic medium.  She allows her feelings and emotions, the paint, music and her hands to guide her in the creation of any artwork, never knowing what it will look like until satisfied with what she sees on the canvas. She likes to leave the interpretation of her paintings to viewers, allowing her art to speak to others on a deeper level.  “It’s therapeutic”, she says. 




Florina Place, Main Street.

Grand Opening: 27 June. 4pm-7pm.

MAGIC MOMENTS exhibits works by some of Plett’s finest talent brought to you by the Plett Arts Association. Expect to be inspired and delighted by the magic moments presented in over 96 artworks on display from 24 Plett artists.  This engaging variety of art works comprise oils, acrylic, watercolours, pastels, charcoal, shell art and mixed media. A number of special events, demonstrations and art happenings will be held during the course of the exhibition, including an auction hosted by Francois Wolfaardt.

Click here for bios of the artists exhibiting

Magic Moments Art Exhibition - 27th June 2018




Florina Place, Main Street.

Grand Opening: 26 June. 5.30pm.

ART FESTIVAL EXHIBITION ’18 at Milkwood Gallery is featuring the cream of the crop of the Garden Route! The exhibition is a burst of colour and brimming with fun and joy of life. The intimate little gallery is bringing out the best of Plett artists Martin de Kock, Helen Mudge and Halszka Covarr. We are also welcoming Phulani Liebenberg from Jeffreys Bay and Jaques de Bruyn from George. Ceramics by Plett ceramicist, David Wells, are on display as a new addition to the gallery.

More about the artists




Florina Place, Main Street.

Opening:  27 June.  4pm – 7pm.

Vinthi Neufeld shows a collection of black & white and colour photographs printed on canvas. Vinthi gets up close with elephants, birds, Nguni cattle, lion, people and a ballerina – just part of her wide spectrum of subjects.  Vinthi is a passionate Plett photographer and owner of Frisson Room studio, who takes pictures of pretty much everything – public and private events, nature, animals, birds, people, property and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Her style is artistic and documentary.




The Plettenberg Hotel, Church Street.

Grand Opening:  28 June 2018.  6.30pm – 8.30pm.

The Plettenberg is working with Dijonne from the Gallop Hill Gallery in Sedgefield to show 3 incredible artists, all of whom have superb portraiture portfolios, and are sought after worldwide.   These 3 exceptional artists and very well respected for their individual styles and talent.  Elise Bezuidenhout, Elsire Roos and Jimmy Law will be at The Plettenberg for the grand opening to meet festinos over a complimentary glass of wine and canapes for informal engagement on their art works.  Strauss and Co. will take part in The Plettenberg art programme doing evaluations and an art talk. 

Opening night will be the 28 June 2018  from 18:30 to 20:30. Join us for wine and canapes and art. Wines supplied by Meridian Wines and the Canapes will be done by the exceptional team in the kitchen. No charge for the wines and canapes this evening. All the art works will be on display through out the whole of the Arts festival for anyone to pop in and enjoy the work.

View the artists’ bios here




Permanent Daily Exhibition.

Take time when on Central Beach to view the sand artworks by Tallman Mthinyane, Philemon Makauyiso, Sandile Yapi and Zuko.  They alternate their days on the beach to give each other the opportunity to earn a bit more money.  This holiday the Bitou Boxing Academy is partnering with the sand artists in the promotion of TATA U-MANDELA, a boxer of his time and champion of South African liberation.  Share your pictures of the sculptures of Rholilhalha Mandela @plettitsafeeling, and support these artists who’s studio is open to the elements at all times.




Melville’s Corner, Main Street.

Grand Opening: 27 June. 6pm

Especially poignant after the devastating fires of 2017, this exhibition deals with rebuilding, regenerating, re-creating and renewal. The focus is on restoring and revitalizing the lives of many who suffered dire loss through the fire. Some of the artists lost their beloved homes and are expressing themselves in the healing power of creativity. Other artists indirectly felt the profound sense of destruction and pain. Through destruction comes renewal.  The artists have re-interpreted this concept in various forms and media.

 vernissage art exhibition at the 2018 plett arts festival


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