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9 June 2024

Fynarts 2024

Fynarts 2024 9 June 2024

7 - 17 June 2024


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Fynarts 2024

Workshop – Tai Chi Chuan 09 Jun 2024 08:30

R250 - R220

Learn the principles of natural movement by trusting your body and aligning it with the rhythms of raw nature. In this 90-minute session, André Oelofse will show you how to harness your innate ability to neutralise nervous tension and master the art of true calm. The practice of Tai Chi Chuan releases your flow of inner confidence and vitality, reduces stress, increases energy levels, and improves mood, cardiovascular fitness and restorative sleep. If the weather allows, this session will be held outdoors in nature.

Talks & Presentations – Diane Victor: Prints, Drawings, Smoke 09 Jun 2024 09:30

R90 - R100

Diane Victor is an artist of uncompromising directness known for her provocative images that confront difficult, sometimes taboo, subjects. Her satirical observations are a biting critique on contemporary South African society, on political corruption, violence, gender inequality and economic exploitation.
Artist and curator Gordon Froud will talk about the work of this important artist, and the new monograph, Diane Victor – Prints, Drawings, Smoke, published by Mare & Martin, Paris. He will also touch on her upcoming museum shows in Dunkirk, Gravelines and Angouleme in France, and on her works made at the Atelier le Grand Village.

Workshop – Landscape Painting in Oil and Cold Wax 09 Jun 2024 10:00

R620- R650

In this workshop you will be introduced to painting loose representational landscapes in oil and cold wax medium. Tracy Algar will demonstrate and explain how to use this novel medium to create interesting textures with brushwork, how to simplify shapes and work with a limited palette of colours, and how to approach painting alla prima (wet-on-wet). This workshop is not suitable for beginners.

Workshop – Creative Clay Construction 09 Jun 2024 10:00

R620 - R600

In this fun, explorative workshop with internationally acclaimed South African ceramist Hennie Meyer, he will guide participants to build creative, three-dimensional clay constructions from clay slabs. The emphasis will be on finding new ways to engage with the process of handbuilding abstracted clay structures. The workshop will also include an illustrated presentation about the chronological development of Hennie’s own work, from teapots to installations. All materials will be supplied. The ticket price includes refreshments and a light lunch.

Workshop – Cellphone Photography 09 Jun 2024 10:00

R350 - R320

By popular request, Leanne Dryburgh and Peter Hassall of the and are back with a workshop for people who would like to learn how they can take better photographs with their cellphones. At the start of the workshop participants will be shown how to set up their phones, followed by a slide-show to explain light and composition. The rest of the workshop is a practical hands-on experience that takes the form of guided indoor and outdoor photography.

Food and Wine – Out of the Box 09 Jun 2024 12:30


Join celebrity chef Shane Sauvage and legendary winemaker Beyers Truter as they combine their individual expertise to bring festival-goers a five-course culinary extravaganza. Expect the unexpected from these two mavericks who revel in venturing outside the restraints of culinary perception, and redefining the experience of food and wine pairing. This event has been specially created for FynArts and offers a unique experience for one afternoon only. Please advise of any allergies or dietary requirements when making your booking.

Performance: The Mizar Trio 09 Jun 2024 12:30

R100 - R200

This unusual trio of flute, marimba/vibraphone, and cello creates a truly unique sound world with which the musicians explore repertoire from the Baroque through to Piazzola`s tangos.
With Louisa Theart on flute, Dylan Tabisher on marimba/vibraphone, and Rosamund Ender on cello, this versatile group of musicians seamlessly incorporate improvisation and contemporary music to present a programme that will satisfy both adventurous and traditional tastes. For this concert, the Mizar Trio is excited to perform the World Premiére of Njabulo Phungula`s brand-new work written for Mizar.

Talks & Presentations – Art and Science 09 Jun 2024 15:00

R90 - R100

Mike Bruton will argue that art and science are two of humankind’s most creative endeavours. As they are both important agents of change, they benefit from collaboration and co-opetition without losing their integrity.
Mike will give examples, inter alia, of how mathematicians have inspired artists and how artists, from painters and writers to actors and musicians, have helped scientists to communicate urgent scientific messages to the public.

Performance – Bach, Beethoven and Boogie 09 Jun 2024 16:00

R140 - R280

Hermanus FynArts proudly presents this spectacular showcase of unique and exciting music featuring the Charl du Plessis Trio with the FynArts Orchestra, conducted by Richard Cock.

The programme will include arrangements of music by classical composers, soothing film music sounds and big band jazz, as well as some new upbeat arrangements in diverse styles, ranging from rock and boogie to blues.

Book Talk – Finding Endurance 09 Jun 2024 17:00


Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance was discovered perfectly preserved below the Antarctic ice in 2022, 106 years after it sank. Darrel Bristow-Bovey has had a personal connection to Endurance ever since his father first told him that he sailed south with Shackleton. History enthusiast James Gray will talk to Darrel about this stirring story, interwoven with very personal memoir to tell an inspiring tale about hope and great beauty, about how to love and how to survive.

Food and Wine: French Dinner – Bon Appétit! 09 Jun 2024 18:00


Chef Lindi Perrin will share her love for all things French with classical flavours from a classical cuisine. Join her on a journey through the French countryside at this intimate dining experience. Three courses that are rich in tradition will be prepared with passion by Lindi and served at a communal table. A welcome apéritif served with an amusebouche will be followed by Soupe à l’Oignon Grantinée, Coq au Vin served with Pomme de Terre Persil, and Poire Belle Hélène.

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