Art enthusiasts can leisurely browse the galleries situated along the main road, all within comfortable walking distance from each other, along with viewing artworks on display at some of the wine farms.

Franschhoek, Western Cape

Friday, 25 October to Sunday, 27 October 2019

From 10h00 daily over the weekend.

Entry to the art galleries and wine farms is free.


From 25 to 27 October 2019, visitors to Franschhoek will be treated to a weekend of art appreciation as galleries ‘open their doors’ for the 4th annual Art Franschhoek. The weekend is dedicated to showcasing some of their spectacular works of arts and exhibitions.

Art enthusiasts can choose to leisurely browse the galleries situated along the village’s main road, within comfortable walking distance from each other. Alternatively choose to view the artworks on display at some of the wine farms, which include The Gallery at Grande Provence, La Motte Museum and Leeu Estates. Magnificent sculptures by self-taught, instinctual sculptor, Bruce Little, will be on display at Franschhoek Cellars. Bruce sculpts to capture the spirit of the wild African creatures he has observed and guarded most of his life. His technique captures the essential movement and attitudes of his subjects.

Joining these galleries in this year’s line-up will be Art in the Yard, Abe Opperman Gallery, EBONY/CURATED Bordeaux House, Everard Read Gallery, Johannes du Plessis, Oda Gallery, Oink At Farm Sanctuary SA, Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery and The Boutique Gallery.

Art Franschchoek celebrates these galleries and their artists, allowing visitors to experience this unique part of Franschhoek.

A highlight of the weekend will be an exhibition entitled ‘Masterpieces from Franschhoek Private Collections’. A unique once off display of exquisite artworks on loan from private owners for the weekend. These include never before seen works by the likes of William Kentridge, Alexis Preller, Dumile Feni, Robert Hodgins, Maud Sumner, to name but a few. Viewings of these rare gems will be on view to the public at EBONY/CURATED’s Bordeaux House Gallery.

Another of the highlights during the weekend includes a special wheel throwing demonstration by well-renowned ceramicist, David Walters.

A detailed programme is available on the festival website.