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Rieldansers, animation, music and poetry

22 Aug, 2017

FynArts Festival boasts a wide variety of performances, music concerts, talks and film screenings. Read the full article here

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Kuns in tye waar “waardes verlore is”

22 Aug, 2017

HERMANUS FYNARTS Kuns in tye waar `waardes’ verlore is Goldblatt foto’s te sien David Goldblatt Foto: LIZA VAN DEVENTER Melvyn Minnaar Hy is kwaai en twyfel oor sy werk in hierdie onsekere tye waarin “waardes” verlore gaan. Die 85jarige David Gol… Read the full article here

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Thank You 2017

3 Jul, 2017

The 5th Hermanus FynArts was celebrated with a full programme of events attended by a record number of festival goers. This was only possible due to support from our sponsors, committees, staff and the dedicated team of volunteers. Once again the Advisory Board, MANCO, Media team and Administrative Coordinator, Chantel Louskitt, worked hard over the…

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2017 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award

27 Jun, 2017

The 2017 Hermanus FynArts festival has been another huge success and has now drawn to a close with the final concert on Sunday 18th. What a wealth of openings, performances, workshops, tastings, shows, concerts and talks there were – one wishes one could attend them all. The prize-giving and opening of the Tollman Bouchard Finlayson…

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Newsletter #5 May 2017

2 May, 2017

FynArts is a classic arts festival and also a winter school that includes talks, demonstrations and workshops. The full programme can be viewed on www.hermanusfynarts.co.za. There are 24 different workshops in various art forms on the programme this year, all proving to be very popular and some are already sold out. In the category of…

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Newsletter #4 April 2017

20 Apr, 2017

As Early Bird ticket prices draw to a close within a few days, don’t miss these three exciting new additions to the programme; a heartfelt presentation, a première of a marionette theatre for adults and an Oscar-winning documentary. Dawid’s Return – A presentation by Patricia Glynn In 2011 Patricia set off for the Kalahari to…

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Stephan Welz Series of Talks and Presentations

10 Apr, 2017

With more than twenty talks, presentations, discussions, and breakfast sessions, this year’s series offers the widest variety of topics, to date, on our programme. The visual arts feature strongly with topics ranging from A Life in Art with Frank Kilbourn, Executive Chairman of Strauss & Co and the Power of Abstract Art by Marilyn Martin,…

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Newsletter #3 April 2017

6 Apr, 2017

In 65 days the Opening Concert will launch the fifth FynArts festival – and only eight days, until 14 April, the last day to buy your Early Bird tickets. We are pleased to inform you of an increased distribution of the festival programme. The full programme booklet is available in an attractive electronic version –…

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Where to get your SA Art Times

4 Apr, 2017

You can now collect your copy of this months SA Art Times with the FynArts program booklet at the following outlets: WESTERN CAPE CAPE TOWN CITY BOWL Eclectica Design and Art/Eclectica Contemporary, Eclectica Print Gallery The Book Lounge Cape Gallery Ebony Fugard Theater Lutge Gallery Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) Spin Street Restaurant Gallery…

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Tollman Bouchard Finlaysay Tondo Competition

24 Mar, 2017

Culminating in one of the principal exhibitions of the festival, the Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award is a national art competition with prize money to the value of R40 000. As in previous years, the work of 40 – 50 finalists will be exhibited in the traditional, in the working wine cellar of Bouchard Finlayson….

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Opening Weekend 2017 – Art

24 Mar, 2017

The first weekend of FynArts 2017 will be filled with openings and walkabouts. Willie Bester is the 2017 Festival Artist and his exhibition, Transformation, is curated by Michael Godby and Sandra Klopper. The exhibition will be opened by Michael on Saturday 10 June at 14:00. Also opening on the Saturday will be Forms of Expression…

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Opening weekend 2017 – Music

24 Mar, 2017

Four diverse concerts, presented and conducted by Richard Cock, will make for an unforgettable musical experience. The weekend programmes range from the music of Mozart to Miriam Makeba, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Dolly Rathebe and then on to Broadway. The FynArts Festival Orchestra will accompany the soloists at each concert. The 2017 Opening Concert…

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New for FynArts

19 Dec, 2016

In the world of Art, Writing and Music there is nothing that shows more commitment, determination and originality than your signature. (Peter Southworth, designer of the new FynArts logo) In celebration of its five years, FynArts has a new logo for a signature arts festival. As well as the new logo, FynArts now has a…

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Announcing the dates – FynArts 2017!

19 Dec, 2016

Diarise the dates 9 – 18 June 2017 and make sure you are in Hermanus for ten stimulating, uplifting days at the FynArts festival. The 2016 programme was crammed with exhibitions, music, talks, demonstrations, workshops, dinners, tastings and pairings, films and a children’s programme. There will be something, and more, for everyone. Don’t miss the…

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FynArts 2016 is here

10 Jun, 2016

Hermanus FynArts 2016 is officially opened. Be sure to check out Sculpture on the Cliffs and all the other art exhibitions around town. Click here to view the full programme or download a printable programme for 10-14 June and 15-19 June.

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Hermanus FynArts celebrates the art of wine

7 Jun, 2016

Hermanus FynArts celebrates the art of wine The excitement is mounting as the opening of Hermanus FynArts approaches fast. From 10 June the town will be alive with all things art. This includes wine. Hermanus FynArts will be presenting the WinePlus series for the third year to ensure that wine secures its rightful place as…

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The Hermanus FynArts Festival Friday 10 – Sunday 19 June 2016

26 May, 2016

The Hermanus FynArts Festival Friday 10 – Sunday 19 June 2016 A combination of Arts Festival and Winter School, the Hermanus FynArts festival has a focus on the visual arts and includes over twenty exhibitions, as well as eighteen concerts, several gourmet dinners, talks, panel discussions, workshops, classic movies, chefs’ demonstrations and a series of…

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Food and Wine Tastings

24 Apr, 2016

From French to South African, using products from the land to the sea, this year’s food demonstrations will inspire, entertain and educate. Top chefs will bring their talents and tips out of the kitchen and into the MacBrothers pop-up kitchen installed at the Whale Coast Hotel. Watch, learn – and taste – during informative and…

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New for FynArts 2016

22 Apr, 2016

This year sees the launch of a FynArts festival wine. Louis Jansen van Vuuren was commissioned to create the wine label for the inaugural FynArts wine. In celebrating a French Connection, the design is based on the French 18th Century Aubusson tapestries. We are grateful for the opportunity of being able to offer a limited…

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Programme and Bookings

20 Apr, 2016

The line-up for Hermanus Fynarts 2016 is elegant, eclectic, extensive and exciting and while the focus is on visual arts this is interspersed with uplifting music, award-winning wines and gourmet food. Tickets are now available at Webtickets or, for a list of the Webticket outlets at selected Pick ’n Pay stores, click here. Tickets are…

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FynArts comes early to Hermanus

30 Mar, 2016

Book now for a special concert in support of the FynArts Development Fund. On Sunday, 17 April Songs from the Parisian Belle Époque will introduce the French theme that runs through this year’s Hermanus FynArts programme. For this world-class performance Hermanus is privileged to welcome back South African pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz, who is a recipient…

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Tondo Competition 2016

25 Jan, 2016

Stand a chance of winning up to R20 000 for your barrel head art. This year’s theme is Terroir. The work of 40 finalists will form the Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Barrel Head Exhibition, a highlight of the FynArts festival. For more information click here To download the entry form, please click here Alternatively please email…

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Don’t miss it: 10 – 19 June 2016

17 Nov, 2015

The 2016 festival programme is quickly filling up with a wide variety of fine visual artists, musicians, speakers and presenters of demonstrations and workshops. Expect a festival offering visual, intellectual and creative stimulation that will appeal to young and old whether singles, couples, groups or families. Amongst the line-up of new faces to be announced…

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Onward and Upward

17 Nov, 2015

The FynArts programme is growing by the day and so is the structure. This year the festival moved out of the Tourism Bureau incubator and has taken its first steps towards independence and sustainability. In August this year, a Constitution was adopted at a meeting of Founder Members at the Marine Hotel. The document has…

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Art and Wine

17 Nov, 2015

Watch this space for more details on the Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Tondo Competition 2016! The highlight of this competition – and one of the highlights of Hermanus FynArts – is the finalists’ exhibition in the cellar of the Bouchard Finlayson wine estate in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Selected work is displayed on the heads of barrels…

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A French Connection

17 Nov, 2015

The 2015 innovation of acknowledging the contribution of one country to the arts as well as to the South African way of life will continue through the 2016 programme. French will be the fine thread that runs through the events, from talks to demonstrations; from art to food and wine; and from the contribution of…

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2015 a great success

12 Jun, 2015

Sold out concerts! Sold out dinners! Sold out films! Exhibitions, talks, demonstrations, workshops and the third Hermanus festival was off to a rollicking start. By the end of FynArts 2015 more than 300 musicians (including choir and orchestra members) will have been part of the festival. In addition 200-plus artists – sculptors, painters, ceramicists, jewellers,…

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High-Art Treat: Art Times

8 Jun, 2015

Up for a glorious third time, Hermanus FynArts is not to be missed for its inventive attitude towards the arts. The festival will forge ahead into its third year from June 5 to 16 with another high-quality, innovative programme. Read the full article in the Art Times Art Times FynArts.

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Demonstrations at FynArts

8 Jun, 2015

Be sure not to miss any of the exciting demonstrations on the programme this year.

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Wine Plus at FynArts

8 Jun, 2015

Warm up with a glass of wine at the Hermanus FynArts Wine Plus series. Presented by some of the best-known names in South African wine will share their passion. The more you think about it (and drink it!), the more wine resembles and echoes art. And when the place is one of the hotspots of…

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Birds in our City

4 Jun, 2015

Or-gari Goilden Safari cordially invites you to attend the spectacular Birds in our City exhibition at the Hermanus FynArts Festival from 5-16 June 2015.

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Hermanus FynArts bied sterk jazzfees – Die Burger

26 May, 2015

Louis Armstrong se gevierde woorde “to jazz, or not to jazz, there is no question!” vat die jazz-deel van die derde jaarlikse Hermanus FynArts goed saam. Tussen 5 en 16 Junie is daar vyf geleenthede op die fees om die siel van jazz te ervaar. Lees meer hier.

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FynArts 2015. Newsletter #6

25 May, 2015

A fine thread that links Italy to the arts and to the South African culture runs through the programme for FynArts 2015. This year is the first time that immigrants from one country making up the South African population are acknowledged by FynArts in such a way. This innovation will continue into future FynArts festivals…

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Hermanus FynArts: Wyn en kuns – Die Burger

23 May, 2015

Dit is straks ’n bietjie van ’n kulturele makietie, kwalik hoogdrawend – Hermanus FynArts is ’n fees vir dié wat in die seisoenale kilte aan die kus snoesige lafenis vir lyf en siel begeer. Lees meer in Die Burger.

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FynArts 2015. Newsletter #5

13 May, 2015

It is just less than four weeks to the start of Hermanus FynArts 2015 and festival goers can once again expect a varied, stimulating and quality programme. Only in its third showing this fusion of ArtsFest and Winter School offers a long line-up of artists, musicians, chefs, writers, wine makers and other personalities. The full…

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RSG gesels met die FynArts span

5 May, 2015

Christelle Webb-Joubert van RSG gesels met Colleen Naude oor hierdie jaar se Hermanus FynArts fees. Vind uit hoekom die fees begin het, waar die tema Italian Connection vandaan kom en wat jy alles kan verwag by hierdie jaar se fees. Die gewilde kunstenaar Jaco Sieberhagen gee ons ook ’n voorsmakie van Sculpture on the Cliffs,…

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FynArts 2015. Newsletter #4

4 May, 2015

NEWS FLASH! Early Bird bookings extended to Thursday 7 May for you to take advantage of the special rate to book tickets for a wide range of demonstrations which is now finalised and loaded onto the website. Tickets at the full price will continue to be on sale at Webtickets. Read the full Newsletter here.

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FynArts 2015. Newsletter #3

17 Apr, 2015

The Hermanus FynArts Festival celebrates arts and artists in a programme of exhibitions and entertainment while the Winter School section of the programme has a wide range of interesting and entertaining panel discussions and illustrated talks on topics related to the arts. There will also be a series of demonstrations and workshops that offers like-minded…

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Classic FM finds out more about FynArts

9 Apr, 2015

Tamara LePine-Williams from Classic FM talks to Mary Faure about this year’s Hermanus FynArts Festival. Mary explains this year’s theme Italian Connection and how it will be integrated throughout the 11 days. Find out why she describe this not-to-be-missed festival as a fusion of arts festival and winter school.

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Connections

8 Apr, 2015

The theme for this years Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Competition and Award is Connections. A winner’s prize of R30,000 and 3 merit prizes of R5,000 each are on offer, so don’t hesitate to enter the competition now and stand a chance to win. The deadline for entires is the 15th May. The works of finalists…

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FynArts 2015. Newsletter #2

31 Mar, 2015

After ten exciting months spent planning a bumper programme, the full line-up is now available on our brand new website with information and news about events, artists and presenters. Early Bird ticket prices are offered for many of the events and will be available until 30 April 2015. All tickets can now be purchased via…

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Delft Big Band leads to big dreams

11 Mar, 2015

At a time when it’s sometimes so difficult to focus on what’s good in this country come the inspiring stories about the Delft Big Band. Founded in 2008, the band – which adheres to the traditional big band lineup of 16 musicians and two vocalists – comprises young men and women aged 16 to 25…

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Fynarts 2015. Newsletter #1

16 Jan, 2015

This year will take place from 5 to 16 June. The festival made its debut onto the Arts Calendar in 2013 to a warm and generous reception. In 2014 FynArts returned with an even bigger and better programme And now, with a brand new website and a programme that is filling up fast, the festival…

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Wine Plus at FynArts

8 Jan, 2015

The relationship of wine with Hermanus FynArts is set to improve with age just like a good red. On the first Saturday of the festival local wineries will offer their wines for tasting to the public at The Marine Hotel and the wineries will ensure that visitors will appreciate the art of every wine enjoyed….

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Music and more

21 Dec, 2014

Apart from words, wine, food and, of course, visual arts, there will be music to suit every taste at Hermanus FynArts: classical, jazz, opera and lighter music performed by a line-up of orchestras, choirs, ensembles and soloists that include singers, violinists, harpists, pianists and more. On Friday 5 June at 19:00 the third Hermanus FynArts will kick off with a…

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You look while chefs cook!

18 Dec, 2014

If you have exhausted your cooking and floral repertoire on your family, friends and acquaintances over the past few weeks, don’t miss the twice daily demonstrations to be held at the pop up kitchen in the dining room of the Windsor Hotel. Garth Stroebel, renowned chef, judge, instructor, co-proprietor of the South African Chefs Academy…

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It’s 5 – 16 June 2015!

16 Dec, 2014

Welcome to the new website for Hermanus FynArts, a festival fusion of ArtsFest and Winter School. This blog will keep you posted as the programme fills up and introduce you to artists and  presenters as they sign up for next year. Subscribe now to receive our newsletters and regular updates. The full programme of events will be announced…

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A blend of art and wine

16 Dec, 2014

Hermanus FynArts celebrates the best in art and artisanal creations. Eleven art galleries will each host an exhibition during the festival. You don’t need to wait for Hermanus FynArts before visiting these galleries that make up the Hermanus Art Amble, however. Better still, come to the monthly Hermanus First Fridays for late night browsing, shopping and socialising….

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A taste of what to expect

16 Dec, 2014

Hermanus FynArts 2015 will once again bring you an eclectic mix of arts, with a focus on the visual arts – exhibitions, films, music recitals, concerts, talks, workshops, demonstrations, tastings and pairings, dinners and more. In addition to a  long line-up of new faces, as well as those we will welcome back to Hermanus, expect a couple…

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