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Must- see galleries in Stellenbosch

Must- see galleries in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch, Western Cape offers a wide variety of dining experiences, nightlife, student ammenities, winelands and last but not least- contemporary art galleries. The small Western Cape winelands town boasts a new contemporary art community built of varied curated institutions. Hello Art decided to compile a list of must-see art galleries to visit on your next trip to Stellenbosch during the oncoming Spring season ranging from Community-based and educatory to thought-provoking and historically relevant.

 

Absolout Art Gallery

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As a leading South African art gallery, Absolut Art 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.A snapshot of featured artists include world-renowned South African Masters, as well as established contemporary artists — ranging from:

Irma Stern, J. H. Pierneef, Frans Oerder, Hugo Naude, Maurice Van Essche, J. E. A. Volschenk, Gerard Sekoto, Tinus De Jongh, Cecil Skotnes, Robert Gwelo Goodman, Walter Battiss, Ephraim Ngatane, W. H. Coetzer, Adriaan Boshoff, William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas and Conrad Theys – amongst others.

A: 19 Ryneveld Street (1st floor)
W: http://www.absolutart.co.za/

 

GUS

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GUS (Gallery University Stellenbosch) forms part of the Visual Arts Department at the University of Stellenbosch. The gallery is set in an old church and serves as an open forum to it’s local students and visitors to the area. GUS allows its student body to participate and activate the gallery space whilst also including live music, slam poetry and performance based arts. GUS offers a unique access for the public into the arts community.

A : Corner of Dorp and Bird Street

 

 

SMAC

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Curated by Bongo Flepu, the community-driven gallery is located in the old Bokomo-mill with it’s origional architecture in-tact. The Ghetto-Art Gallery offers dynamic exhibitions by local artists and upon attending their exhibitions you will be entertained by performers and will have the opportunity to participate in community debates.

A: 135 Bird Street

W: https://www.facebook.com/ghettoartgallery/

 

 

Vincent Da Silva

Vincent Da Silva is a sculptor based in Somerset West near Stellenbosch. The Artist works from his studio on large sculptures and promotes his smaller-scaled bronze works in the gallery located in the popular Church Street close to Absolout Art and offers a glimpse into the young and newly renowned sculptural prodige’s creative practice.

A: 38 Church Street

W: http://www.vincentdasilva.com

 

*Compiled by Megan Theunissen, HelloArt 2017.

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