Whale Coast Galleries and Museums

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Casa Labia in Muizenberg

Casa Labia

Galleries and Museum in Muizenberg

Built in 1929 to reflect the spirit of 18th century Venice, Casa Labia is the former Muizenberg residence of Count and Countess Natale Labia. Following a complete two-year restoration by the family, Casa Labia is home to a contemporary South African art gallery, an uber-stylish Africanova boutique as well as a celebrated Italian café.

Masque Theatre in Muizenberg

Masque Theatre

Galleries and Museum in Muizenberg

Considered a cultural gem in the heart of Muizenberg, the Masque Theatre is home to a handful of amateur dramatic societies in Cape Town. The Masque regularly delivers diverse and well-performed theatre and dance shows at affordable prices. This popular institution in the South Peninsula staged its hundredth production in 2008 with Agatha Christie's courtroom drama "Witness for the Prosecution". Booking office open Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:00 and Saturday 08:30 – 11.30. +27 (0) 21 788 1898 www.masquetheatre.co.za

Old Harbour Gallery in Hermanus

Old Harbour Gallery

Galleries and Museum in Hermanus

The Old Harbour Gallery focuses on local South African Artists. Owner, Margaret Fourie has a magnificent collection of old masters as well as promising contemporary artists works for the discerning art lover. Here you will find quality art with investment potential.

Stanford Gallery in Stanford

Stanford Gallery

Galleries and Museum in Stanford

Situated in the heart of the Overberg, the quaint village of Stanford is just half an hour outside of Hermanus and an hour and a half from Cape Town.Stanford Gallery exhibits the work of latter day South African artists of the past few decades, as well as prominent contemporary artists and notable emerging artists. Mosey around and you might find an etching by Pippa Skotness, a drawing by Pieter van der Westhuizen or a lyrical landscape by Joshua Miles.The Overberg has a wealth of creative talent and Stanford Gallery is committed to promoting local artists whose work is fast establishing a reputation in this region.The gallery has a beautifully appointed studio, which opens onto the village green.  Regular workshops explore a variety of mediums from painting and drawing to printmaking. The studio is also available to art societies and groups who would like to make use of it.Need to know? Gallery hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 8am till 5pm.

Strandveld Museum in Franskraal

Strandveld Museum

Galleries and Museum in Franskraal

Strandveld Museum is quite the outing. It was the original house of the Headman of Dyer Island when he came to the mainland. The privately owned museum hosts a collection of original furniture of the Headman over the years, as well as relics from the Birkenhead shipwreck. A little known fact is that when the big storms hit this coastline, the museum is battered and has so has to be restored - a common topic discussed by the locals.

Village Market at Cape Quarter in Green Point

Village Market at Cape Quarter

Galleries and Museum in Green Point

Open twice a week, the Cape Quarter Village Market is a lifestyle, European-inspired market that exhibits local goods and produce. Within the centrally located mall of the Cape Quarter, when the market is up and running you'll find an al fresco venue surrounded by a myriad of shops, restaurants and speciality services. In terms of market food, there is a large choice to enjoy comprising delicious gourmet-style items. Live music is also a common attraction. On Saturdays you'll find the corner bar area open, offering a large selection of locally brewed beers on tap and wines. When you've browsed the various vendors and ate your full, you can explore the rest of the mall at leisure. There is plenty of underground parking available. Open every Wednesday and Sunday, 10:00 to 15:00.

Whalehaven Artisan Winery & Experience Centre in Hemel en Aarde

Whalehaven Artisan Winery & Experience Centre

Galleries and Museum in Hemel en Aarde

Whalehaven Artisan Winery, based at the entrance to the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, is a unique taste experience centre where guests to the Overberg area can learn more about wine. The winery offers one of the most extensive portfolios in the area producing over 20 different varieties under its two distinctive labels spanning classic French single varietals, rare Italian varietals as well as a selection of blends. The wine experience centre offers innovative tasting sessions for wine explorers the chance to use their senses to explore. The winery is pushing the boundary in sensory exploration of wine aromas whether it be fruit, floral, mocha or wood notes. They have a unique Jammery sourcing jams from across the Overberg countryside and have created ultra-aromatic fruit jams called Golden Country. The winery offers guests unique sensory palettes with Wine Jams & Botanical Marmalades infused with various flora including rose geranium, ylang ylang, viola and orange blossoms as well as South African fynbos. The Artisan winery both sells handcrafted wines and various high-end African artisan goods such as bespoke wine perfumes by Tammy Frazer of Frazer Parfum (an ongoing collaboration exploring scent in wine that has lasted for over 3 years), collectable ostrich egg-shell wine coolers by Avoova and much more.

Galleries and Museums near Whale Coast

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Art Creations Africa Sculpture Garden and Gallery in Helderberg Estate

Art Creations Africa Sculpture Garden and Gallery

Galleries and Museum in Helderberg Estate(52.9 km from Whale Coast)

Ogle hundreds of sensual stone effigies made by Zimbabwe’s talented Shona artists. Art Creations Africa is one of southern Africa’s largest exhibitors and exporters of the famous “Hard Rock" stone sculptures from Zimbabwe. Regular exhibitions are held at top hotels, art galleries, wine estates and botanical gardens around the world. See the Art Creations Africa collection at their gallery in 43 Almond Drive, Helderberg Estate, Somerset West. Open Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16:30 and weekends by appointment only. + 27 (0) 21 855 0131 www.artcreationsafrica.com

Art in the Yard in Franschhoek

Art in the Yard

Galleries and Museum in Franschhoek(55.5 km from Whale Coast)

This beautiful art gallery is situated in the picturesque Franschhoek. The gallery is set over two levels and boasts incredible views of Franschhoek. The aim of the gallery is to give focus to artists with fresh ideas whilst still holding true to skilled craftsmanship. Art is selected from upcoming, local and international artists.

Catherine Paynter Studio in Greyton

Catherine Paynter Studio

Galleries and Museum in Greyton(61.4 km from Whale Coast)

Known for her luscious landscapes, as well as vivid marine and still life, Catherine Paynter's marvelous works are available for public viewing in Greyton. Exhibitions are held once a year.

 

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