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Fine Art at Plett ARTS Festival 

Start Date: 21 June, 2019
End Date: 28 June, 2019

DAILY GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS

A joyous profusion of art exhibitions is popping up in Plett for the week of 20 – 28 June during the Plett ARTS Festival. They will be open daily for your enjoyment.

*Be sure to check the dates for the opening or special nights attached to each exhibition.

 

NEW ART @ OLD NICK

Built around a 19th Century Cape trading store, Old Nick Village is a landmark destination in the Garden Route and will be hosting the CAP 2 Exhibition in the Old Museum during the Plett Arts Festival.  Take this opportunity to view work from Plett’s finest artists from the Contemporary Art Practise in an inspiring environment.

On the 20th June, join the artists for wine and snacks compliments of The Roost, to celebrate the opening of New Art @ Old Nick, and the first night of the entire Plett Arts Festival! 

VENUE: Old Nick Village
ADDRESS: N2
SPECIAL EVENT DATE:  20th June 2019
SPECIAL EVENT TIME: 4pm – 6pm 

 


ART FESTIVAL EXHIBITION ’19 at Milkwood Gallery is featuring the best of the best of Plettenberg Bay!

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, Myfanwy Bekker, David Kantey, Jane Pitchford and Sandi Rosin. We are also welcoming Natascha van Niekerk with her showcase of botanical photography. We are honored to have Malcolm Solomon join us this year with his breathtaking sculptures.

Opening night is on the 21st June from 5.30pm – 7pm. Please join us, meet the artists and enjoy celebratory wine and snacks.

VENUE: Milkwood Framing and Gallery
ADDRESS: Florina Place, Main Street
SPECIAL EVENT DATE: 21st June 2019
SPECIAL EVENT TIME: 5.30pm – 7pm

 


WOMEN OF ART

The Plettenberg will be hosting Gallop Hill Gallery in the main hotel, with all four exquisite artists there on the night to mingle with guests and talk about their works. The highly accomplished Elize Bezuidenhout, Phulani Liebenberg, Marieke Prinsloo Rowe and Olivier (who is Olivier?) variously present masterful technique in their interpretation of life experience, stories and dreams, strength and raw emotion.

For a special evening, join us on the 22nd June between 6pm and 8pm for wine and canapes. Meridian Wines represented by Riandri Visser will offer guests a taste of a different art form by way of Cape Point Vineyards and The Cape Town Wine Company wines.

VENUE: The Plettenberg
ADDRESS: Church Street, Plettenberg Bay
SPECIAL EVENT DATE:  22nd June 2019
SPECIAL EVENT TIME: 6pm – 8pm

 


OCEANA

In the breathtaking Blue Wing foyer and the Garden Room at The Plettenberg, the Oceana exhibition will be showing the work of 3 distinguished Plett artists, international awardwinning artist, Tracey Mae, Rosheen Romer and Hilary Appelgryn, in celebration of ocean, sea and water in a collection that is aptly titled “Oceana.”

The opening of the exhibition is on 22nd June from 5pm to 7pm. Enjoy wine and canapes as the sun sets on this magnificent setting and ocean inspired art.

VENUE: The Plettenberg – Blue Wing Foyer
ADDRESS: Church Street, Plettenberg Bay
SPECIAL EVENT DATE:  22nd June 2019
SPECIAL EVENT TIME: 6pm – 8pm

 


ART AFFAIR @ SKY VILLA

The CAP exhibition featuring the extraordinary fine artists from the Contemporary Art Practise will be hosted at the contemporary Sky Villa venue during Plett Arts Festival. Thought provoking work presented on what seems to be the top of the world!

Meet the artists and join us for tea and canapes, or a coffee on the 24th June, between 4pm and 6pm, when you are also invited to a culinary art cooking demonstration in our kitchen with Chef Rich. “The art of presenting Contemporary South African Cuisine”.

VENUE: Sky Villa
ADDRESS: N2, turnoff at Old Nick Village
SPECIAL EVENT DATE:  24th June 2019
SPECIAL EVENT TIME: 4pm – 6pm 

 


THE GIFT OF COLOUR

Delia’s in the Market Square is thrilled to be hosting a well-known, full time artist from East London, Lorraine Bezuidenhout. Promoting South African artists through her store, Delia’s passion for all things bespoke and self-created is evident, all year round. Creating a space for Lorraine’s work, at this time, is just perfect. At any time of day, you can stroll into Delia’s, enjoy coffee and delicious food, surrounded by arty and creative gifts and of course, Lorraine’s art.

Be sure to be there on the 25th June from 4pm to 6pm, Delia and NLR wines will be treating you to a ladle of vibrant soup and a taste explosion from Lakrids, whilst viewing Lorraine’s vibrant art.

VENUE: Delia’s
ADDRESS: The Market Square, Beacon Way, Plettenberg Bay
SPECIAL EVENT DATE:  25th June
SPECIAL EVENT TIME: 4pm – 6:30pm

 


WINTER’S TALE

Arteriors proudly brings “Winter’s Tale” art exhibition to the Plett Arts Festival this year. We are thrilled to display a unique selection of local artists’ works presenting a range of exciting media and styles. Textured abstract works on canvas, the romantic elegance of the female form, the fantasy of florals, the capturing of light and darkness amongst vibrant colours, forests and seascapes, delicate still life canvases… and more! From esteemed artists Tanya van Wyk, Ilse Kruger, Quintin Grey, Sandra Gelhaar, Ian Pletzer and Amanda Badenhorst.

Come take a walk through “Winter’s Tale” on Wednesday, 26th June, from 4pm to 7pm , while you sip soup & dunk bread and enjoy a warm sherry. The creators of these beautiful works will be there to mingle and enjoy the live music with you. We are looking forward to seeing you!

VENUE: Arteriors
ADDRESS: Lookout Centre, Main Road
SPECIAL EVENT DATE:  26th June
SPECIAL EVENT TIME: 4pm – 7pm 

 


ART AT THE GLOBAL

Nestled in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, on Piesang Valley Road is a wonderful place called the Global Village which has been running for over 20 years and is one of the most popular places to visit in Plett. We are thrilled to be hosting an exhibition for the Plett Arts Festival. Renowned artist Stephen Rado who has exhibited worldwide will be on display, as well as graphic designer Debra Firehart with an exciting range of art designed clothing.

Join us for wine and pizza on the 27th June from 3pm to 5pm, for this celebration of art at the Global.

VENUE: Global Village
ADDRESS: Piesang Valley Road, Plettenberg Bay
SPECIAL EVENT DATE:  27th June 2019
SPECIAL EVENT TIME: 3pm – 5pm

 


NINETEEN89

To celebrate the Plett Arts Festival, family run Nineteen89 restaurant in Plett will be hosting artworks by some of Plett’s well-known artists. Come in during the week for a unique dining experience, tasty artful food prepared with passion and locally sourced produce, amongst pop culture art from the year 1989 and local art pieces.

Join us on the 28th June from 3pm to 4.30pm for a complimentary wine while you take in the art at your leisure. During the week you may find artists creating their masterpieces on our patio.

VENUE: NINETEEN89
ADDRESS: Hill House, Corner Strand & Main Street
SPECIAL EVENT DATE:  28th June 2019
SPECIAL EVENT TIME: 3pm – 4.30pm

 


OCEAN BASKET

Ocean Basket is very excited to be teaming up with the Plett Arts festival 2019 – as a host venue and provider of culinary hospitality services during the course of the festival. Combine your love for art with an outing where you can browse the various artist exhibits and enjoy delicious seafood accompanied by inspired views across Formosa Bay, framed by the magnificent Outeniqua mountain range.

Quote #plettartsfestival for your complimentary glass of wine with lunch and dinner between 21 and 28 June.

VENUE: Ocean Basket
ADDRESS: Melvilles Corner, Main Str

 


ARTISTS OF PLETT

Artists of Plett is an exciting exhibition brought to you by the Plett Arts Association. Come and wonder at the many different styles, art media and wealth of subjects that each of these 24 talented artists offer. Artists range from the casual artists who paint now and then through to the more dedicated outstanding artists who produce superb work. Some of our members have had individual exhibitions, some have won awards in international competition and some are full-time professional artists. A wonderful cornucopia of art meeting nearly every preferred taste.

Make a date for the 23rd June from 10.30am till 12 and enjoy a relaxed Sunday with live music, tea, coffee and pastries. Mingle and meet the artists. Art Demonstration – 24th June – 10.30- 11.30am. Art Demonstration – 26th June – 10.30-11.30am

VENUE: Ocean Basket
ADDRESS: Melvilles Corner, Main Str
SPECIAL EVENT DATES: 24 June, 26 June

 


CELEBRATION OF ART

A “Celebration of Art” exhibition will be held at A&T Design-Emporium in Main Street for the duration of the Plett Arts Festival 2019. Alet and Theo will host artists from townships around Plett for all art lovers to enjoy. Alet Cloete will exhibit her oceaninspired expressionist and abstract art whilst abstract portraiture artists Carlyle Lodewyk, Cebuzwe September and Nyaniso Dyasop will exhibit their individual works together with Philemon Makanyiso who specializes in the charcoal medium.

Within the spirit of the “Celebration of Art”, additional artists will exhibit in the space surrounding A&T during the day and the spotlight will be on local musicians.

VENUE: A&T Design-Emporium
ADDRESS: Shop 6, Marine Building, Main Street 
SPECIAL EVENT TIME: 9am – 5pm  daily

 


ART AT CAFÉ BEA ELI

Café Bea Eli (Beautiful Elephant), in line with their philosophy of striving for excellence and priding themselves on their exceptional service, will be exhibiting two excellent artists during the Plett Arts Festival, Louise Ynclan and Jonathan Davis. Louise’s art adorns many a home, inspired by the sea and shore. Jonathan paints the “ordinary” with a mindfulness that speaks beyond the mundane. Be sure to drop in anytime, even Saturday’s till 2pm, for a meal or coffee and to browse the art works.

VENUE: Café Bea Eli
ADDRESS: Florina Place, Corner Main & Gibb Street
EVENT DATES:  Monday to Friday from 07:30 – 17:00, Saturdays & Public Holidays from 08:00 – 14:00

 


CHEMICAL PATINATION ON BRONZE

Robert Leggat’s attention to detail is exceptional and the ability to capture the essence of his subject involves long hours observing, drawing and sketching from life plus the use of taxidermic examples borrowed from collections and museums. This enables him to produce anatomically correct pieces of great sensitivity with realistic depiction of textures and natural forms. His enquiring mind coupled with a natural inquisitiveness, inventiveness and a sense of fun gives his work an uniqueness not often found in the bronze medium.

Join Robbie at 3pm daily from 21 – 28 June for a demonstration of Chemical Patination on Bronze at Bronze Fields Foundry. The gallery is open from 10am to 4pm.

VENUE: Bronze Fields, Harkerville
ADDRESS: Off the N2, turnoff to Tsala
SPECIAL EVENT DATE:  daily
SPECIAL EVENT TIME: 3pm 

 


 

 

ART WORKSHOPS

PLETT PAINT NIGHT – FRIDA

Artlifesa will be presenting a Frida Khalo Plett Paint Night during the Plett Arts Festival. Join us for a Mexicaninspired evening and release your inner Frieda as we do self-portraits inspired by this colourful, eccentric Mexican artist!

The Verandah restaurant will be serving dinner of delicious nachos, dips and salsa on arrival and hot spicy tomato soup. R380 per person includes light refreshments, a welcome drink, all art supplies and inspiration! Cash bar available or byob Booking is essential. Art is Life – Louise Ynclan 079 696 2498.

VENUE: The Whaling Station B&B
ADDRESS: Goose Valley Golf Estate, N2
SPECIAL EVENT DATE:  21st June 2019
SPECIAL EVENT TIME: 7pm – 10pm 

 


PAINT AND SIP

Outdoor painting, (weather permitting) or else in the lapa, with Artlifesa and wine tasting with Let’s Talk Wine. Let the spectacular views from the verandah at The Whaling Station B&B be your inspiration as we as we create Monet-inspired landscapes! And, because wine is the most underrated art supply, Louise De Villiers from Let’s Talk Wine will be presenting wines from Ashton Winery to release your creativity.

Get on board with the spirit of the Plett Arts Festival and partake in the arty good life with us. R380 per person includes all art supplies, inspiration and wine tasting. Booking is essential. Art is Life – Louise Ynclan 079 696 2498.

VENUE: The Whaling Station B&B
ADDRESS: Goose Valley Golf Estate, N2
SPECIAL EVENT DATE:  26th June 2019
SPECIAL EVENT TIME: 1pm – 4pm 

 


 

THE ARTISTS

Find out about the artists who will be exhibiting during Plett ARTS Festival 

 


 

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