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News Releases

Introducing: Jaco Sieberhagen

14 Sep, 2021

Jaco Sieberhagen is well established within the South African art industry and is currently based in Onrus. He holds a BA degree from the University of Port Elizabeth, a BTh from the University of Stellenbosch and was an occasional student in sculpture under Prof. Jos Nell at Rhodes University. Sieberhagen has taken part in numerous…

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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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FynArts Newsletter 2020/4

4 May, 2020

Dear FynArts Supporters While FynArts 2020 is cancelled in its present form as we announced in March, we are pleased to report progress on our plans to continue to work closely with performers, artists and other partners to develop creative ways to offer some of the cancelled events in the months ahead. We are soon…

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FynArts Newsletter 3/2020

4 May, 2020

Dear FynArts Supporters Here we find ourselves on Day 1 of our 21 day lockdown in South Africa. Whilst there is much to be grateful for, such as the decisive leadership of our President, the reality is that these are unprecedented times we live in. Bearing this in mind it is with sadness that I…

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Newsletter 1/2020 –

4 May, 2020

Dear FynArts supporter, Be sure to be in Hermanus during 5-16 June 2020 for our FynArts festival that continues to grow with turns, twists and treats. The festival booklet will be launched early in 2020. In the meantime, our newsletters will update you on the who, what and where of the FynArts festival over the…

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FynArts Newsletter 2/2020

4 Mar, 2020

Tuning up for FynArts 2020 Soloist Jordon Brooks (violin) and the FynArts Festival Orchestra conducted by Richard Cock will perform the Opening concert, Basically Beethoven. FynArts will join the rest of the world in celebrating Beethoven 250 – the life and music of the composer. The program will include a selection of Beethoven’s best loved…

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Opening adress: Lwandiso Njara Exhibition

22 Aug, 2018

Lwandiso Njara – Afrofuturist – Engineering the New Jerusalem I have had the privilege of being a marker of Lwandiso Njara’s graduate work at TUT, of showing on two person shows with him, opening various exhibitions of his work and I own a few works of his in my collection. So I was extremely honored…

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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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Cape Philharmonic in Hermanus

28 Mar, 2018

We are thrilled to welcome back the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, this time not to the festival but for an early treat over Easter. The Orchestra will be joined by The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

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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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Where to get your FynArts programme

1 Mar, 2018

You can now collect your copy of this months SA Art Times with the FynArts program booklet at the following outlets: WESTERN CAPE Strauss & Co Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery Eclectica Design and Art/Eclectica Contemporary, Eclectica Print Gallery The Book Lounge Cape Gallery Ebony Fugard Theater Lutge Gallery Michaelis School…

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Become a Friend of FynArts

6 Nov, 2017

This year Hermanus FynArts achieved its fifth-year milestone. Over these years the festival has grown in every way, thanks to the generous and loyal local support and that of a growing number of out-of-town visitors as the news of the festival spreads. Arts festivals and arts organisations worldwide – even those receiving state subsidies –…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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