Boschendal and the Norval Foundation have unveiled new exhibitions at the historic farm celebrating unique collections of Southern African art.
Throughout winter, Boschendal will host Horizon, a group exhibition showing a century of landscape art selected from the Sanlam Art Collection. Artworks dating back to the early 20th century up to today are on display, including works from Maggie Laubser, JH Pierneef, David Goldblatt and Nita Spilhaus.
According to Ricci Shachar, Head of Retail at Boschendal, the exhibition will be enhanced by a diverse public programme. “Visitors will have an opportunity to experience the dynamic dialogue between the rich history of the recently restored Manor House and the historical imagery contained in Horizon’s artworks. In addition, a series of complementary activities will allow art lovers to deepen their engagement with the exhibition online, within the gallery, and into the outdoors areas surrounding the Manor House.”
From July 2nd to August 15th, Boschendal will also host Vessel, a group exhibition celebrating local ceramic artists. The first commercial exhibition at Boschendal dedicated to a group of artists practising contemporary ceramics, Vessel will delight design lovers with pieces from Alistair Blair, Jade Paton, and Ben Orkin alongside artisanal flower arrangements by Mr Munro and selected works from Art Gazette.
The exhibits form part of an ongoing partnership between Boschendal and the Norval Foundation which was established at the end of 2021. The partnership will see a series of satellite art exhibitions hosted at Boschendal’s historic Manor House and surrounding grounds, with the Norval Foundation curating the exhibitions using its extensive collection and access to contemporary African and modern art.
Visitors are also invited to experience guided gallery tours hosted by curators with intimate experience of the exhibitions. Guided tours will be offered on Wednesday 20 July, Saturday 13 August, and on Sunday 24 September as part of Boschendal’s broader Heritage Day celebrations and are free.
Ricci adds: “Art lovers and South Africans from all walks of life are invited to enjoy the warm hospitality and great art on offer at Boschendal during the cold winter months. Order a picnic, book a table at our Werf restaurant, enjoy a cellar door wine tasting or just pop in at our Farm Shop to stock up on the latest sustainably-grown farm produce for an authentic taste of the Cape Winelands.”
The Horizon and Vessel exhibitions are now open at the Manor House. Entry is free of charge. Please note that the Deli Restaurant is closed for a refurb from 18 July to 2 August 2022.