June 2022



New exhibition: On the face of it

17 Dec, 2021

Our latest exhibition On the face of it was opened in the FynArts Gallery on 3 December by Barbara Lindop. Fun,quirky ceramics by Adela Friedmann, Catherine Brennon, Charmaine Haines, Katja Abbott, Lynette Morris-Hale, Martin Swart, Nanette Ranger and Tania Babb and paintings by Annette Faure will be on show until 30 January 2022. We invite…

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Introducing: Jo Roets

14 Sep, 2021

Capetonian Jo Roets is a passionate sculptor, painter and mould maker. Art has always been a central theme in Jo’s life and art practises are interwoven in her education and professional careers. She calls her clay artworks ‘light relief sculptures’. The way Jo uses the medium is unique. The artworks are created from an air-drying…

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Nanette Ranger – Sculpture on the Cliffs 2020

16 Apr, 2020

We received this wonderful video from Nanette Ranger – showing her working on her sculpture for Sculpture on the Cliffs 2020 and her very cute helper Ziggy.

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FynArts Gallery – Joshua Miles Exhibition

19 Mar, 2020

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New exhibition at the FynArts Gallery

13 Aug, 2018

Lwandiso Njara envisions the Engineering the New Jerusalem The FynArts Gallery in association with Lizamore & Associates showcases a solo exhibition by Lwandiso Njara; Engineering the New Jerusalem II. This body of work is a reflection of his own understanding of the renewal of identity. Growing-up in a traditional Xhosa household, Lwandiso Njara’s Catholic schooling…

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FynArts 2018 – Thank You

25 Jul, 2018

Thanks to the loyal support of festival goers and the growing number of new festival visitors, Hermanus FynArts 2018 has once again reached record numbers. We hope that you enjoyed the festival and all that Hermanus has to offer. We cannot mention all our advisors, supporters, stakeholders and benefactors individually but we do want to…

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Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award

23 Jun, 2018

The finalists and winners in the 2018 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award were recently announced at the opening of the exhibition in the Bouchard Finlayson Winery Cellar . The exhibition can be viewed in the cellar until the end September. Juanita Oosthuizen won the first prize with Timeless Vintage followed by Suné Burger with Saved…

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Announcing: Festival Artist 2018

2 Mar, 2018

Kate Gottgens will present an exhibition of new paintings that follows on from her recent solo exhibitions, Tired from Smiling at SMAC Gallery and The Meek at The Silo District, both in Cape Town. Durban-born Kate now lives and works in Cape Town. She is among Southern Africa’s most accomplished painters and her ability to…

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FynArts 2018 – #SaveTheDate

14 Sep, 2017

Diarise Friday 8 – Sunday 17 June 2018 and book your stay in Hermanus! Our 2018 programme is filling up fast and over the next few weeks we will introduce you to the artists that will make up the sixth FynArts festival, in addition to a long line-up of new faces, as well as those…

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Lize vd Walt – Seascapes and Soulscapes

6 Sep, 2017

Join Lize van der Walt at the Sumaridge Tasting room. This exhibition can be viewed in the tasting room for the next 2 months. Click here for more information.

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Frans Mulder – Fragments in Time

6 Sep, 2017

‘Deconstructive fragments in time/dreams/desires. These are works that reflect the dynamics between the final form and myself. I use my technical ability to create images; I then rely on the eye to dismember them, and intellect to reassemble them to complete the creation. Occasionally I use the overdrawn images to solidify the dialect in the…

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Mentors – 2 Visions

5 Sep, 2017

“YOU ARE A PAINTER, JENNY!” It was in 1995 that Jenny Jackson first heard, with amazement, the magic words that were to transform her life: “You are a painter, Jenny! Go home and paint!” With no art training or experience, only a lifetime of studying the work of great artists in galleries and exhibitions, Jenny…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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