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8 June 2024

Fynarts 2024

Fynarts 2024 8 June 2024

7 - 17 June 2024


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Fynarts 2024

Strauss & Co Talks and Presentations: Legacy Award recipient and Opening Speaker 08 Jun 2024 09:00

R90 - R100

William Kentridge will be presented with the 2024 FynArts Legacy Award in honour of a longstanding and distinctive contribution to the arts in South Africa and beyond. Acclaimed for his drawings, films, theatre and opera productions, William’s work spans a diverse range of artistic media including painting, drawing, writing, performance, animation, film, puppetry, printmaking, tapestry and sculpture.

Culinary Series: Workshop – Fun with Poke 08 Jun 2024 10:00

R495 - R450

Why eat out if you can make your own delicious poke bowl at home? The idea behind poke bowls is to combine different flavours onto one bowl – a choice of starch, a main protein and various salad/vegetable ingredients drizzled with a sauce. Christine Capendale will show you how to cook the perfect sushi rice, brown rice, quinoa and rice noodles, which can be combined with chicken, nuts, cheese or fish, and your vegetables of choice. Sauces are vital in creating interesting Poke Bowls and you will get to make an Asian style sauce as well and a spicy mayo.

Workshop – Art Journaling 08 Jun 2024 10:00

R750 - R720

Join Adèle Fouché for a quiet, meditative workshop designed to start you on a joyful journey of self-discovery. She will guide you to be creative without really thinking, by engaging in a magical process of self-expression through various mediums. ‘Part of Art Journaling is about learning to be whimsical and to experience that sense of freedom we had as children to play,’ says Adèle. No skills or experience are required. All materials will be supplied and you’ll take home your own personalized journal. The ticket price includes refreshments and a light lunch.

Workshop – Healing Botanicals 08 Jun 2024 10:00

R650 - R620

Learn about the healing properties of indigenous botanicals derived from fynbos and herbs while enjoying a sensory experience. Millucia Sampson of Yenn will demonstrate the combinations of botanicals, spices and minerals in four healing creams, with samples to take home. Participants will then indulge in a tasting of fragrant fynbos tea infusions presented by Giselle Courtney of South African Fynbos®. This will be followed by an exploration of culinary herbs, salts and vinegar served with olive oil and ciabatta.

Strauss & Co Talks and Presentations: Talking Sculptures 08 Jun 2024 11:00

R90 - R100

Join some of the eleven artists who have contributed to this year’s Sculpture on the Cliffs exhibition for an enlightening discussion on the artwork each has created. Gain insights into the fusion of technique, creative processes and inspiration that fuel their artistic vision when creating their sculpture to be placed on this spectacular stretch of coastline.
Whether a seasoned art enthusiast or a curious newcomer, this discussion with the artists promises to leave you with a deeper appreciation of the 2024 exhibition.

Talks & Presentations – Celebrating Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae 08 Jun 2024 15:00

R90 - R100

Modernist sculptors Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae were two of the most important artists of the 20th century. Senior art specialist Marion will tell their story, based on the work of authors Gavin Watkins and Charles Skinner, who spent 25 years researching and writing The Sculptures of Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae - A Catalogue Raisonné, published by Strauss & Co.These artists exhibited broadly in South Africa, England, Italy and the United States during the 1960s – 1990s and their work remains much sought after by private collectors and public museums and institutions.

Book Talk – The Woman at the Wheel 08 Jun 2024 17:00


Penny Haw will talk to fellow author Gail Gilbride about her latest historical novel. The Woman at the Wheel is based on the real life of Bertha Benz, whose husband Carl built the first commercially-viable automobile, which eventually evolved into the Mercedes-Benz marque. Like so many other women, Bertha lived largely in her husband’s shadow, but her contributions are now celebrated in this inspiring story of perseverance, resilience, and love.

Performance: Tree of Life 08 Jun 2024 18:30

R100 - R220

The VOX Cape Town choir conducted by John Woodland has enriched the music scene in Mother City with its fresh and mesmerising choral experiences. Inspired by the unique biodiversity of Hermanus, VOX now presents an immersive program of choral music specially curated for FynArts to celebrate the splendor of our natural world.

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