Artlogic’s popular Winter Sculpture Fair returns to the Nirox Sculpture Park near the Cradle of Humankind on the 9th and 10th of May 2015. Gautengers will be able to enjoy the largest and most ambitious sculpture exhibition in South Africa, while sampling Franschhoek’s finest food and wine.
Now in its third year, the Fair will offer visitors exquisite food and fine wine produced by some of Franschhoek’s most popular restaurants, producers and wineries. Restaurants such as Paulina’s at Rickety Bridge, Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Haute Cabrière Restaurant & Terrace and Dutch East, will be selling freshly prepared, deluxe lunches. Wineries including Stonybrook, Black Elephant Vintners, La Chataigne, Maison, Miss Molly and La Motte, among others, will offer wine and bubbly by the bottle or glass. A selection of Franschhoek cheeses, charcuterie, and chocolates will also be available, to add to your picnic experience.
Artlogic is excited to welcome renowned chef Chris Erasmus to the Fair for the first time. Chris has recently opened the popular restaurant, Foliage, whose niche menu offers comfort food that is moulded around the chef’s forest-to-plate philosophy.
‘The Winter Sculpture Fair is one of Artlogic’s most popular annual events,’ says Cobi Labuscagne, director of Artlogic, the owners and organisers of the Fair. ‘We ascribe this popularity to the combination of South Africa’s top cuisine, a breathtaking environment and an opportunity to see site-specific works of sculpture in this environment.’
Situated in a 15 hectare private nature reserve, the highly-acclaimed Nirox Sculpture Park will be home to the annual sculpture exhibition curated by Mary-Jane Darroll. ‘Nirox Sculpture Winter 15’ will focus on 40 artists, compared to the 60 of the last year. This year’s participating artists promise a refined and serious selection from the finest in the discipline. Says Darroll on participating artists: ‘Sean Slemon shows a quiet reflective work engaging both the sun and the landscape, which is reflective of the place and contemplates an abstract shaft of sunlight. Willem Boshoff returns to his favoured Belfast black granite, presenting a thought-provoking place for contemplation. Michele Mathison engages the realm of the history of the worker in Africa and contributes a performative monument to the worker, and Ledelle Moe presents a monumental figural within the context of an historic and a contemporary landscape. We expect a strong show relevant to both the context of the Cradle and an exciting viewing of now.’
Visitors will be able to meander through the park to view the artworks, before picnicking in the countryside with family and friends.
The 2015 Winter Sculpture Fair is open from 10h00 – 17h00 daily on both 9 and 10 May 2015. Tickets will only be available online, prior to the event. Tickets cost R150 and are available through www.webtickets.co.za. Children 12 years and under enter free. For more information, visit www.wintersculpturefair.co.za; email [email protected] or like the Winter Sculpture Fair on Facebook.