A new community gallery is opening in Kommetjie Village this October and currently accepting submissions from Southern Peninsula artists. Initiated by landscape artist Carrie Basson, the gallery is aiming to be a dynamic community arts venue hosting regular events and art projects and encouraging community involvement. The gallery will exhibit and sell the artworks of established and emerging artists residing in the Southern Peninsula.

“I believe the gallery is a much needed addition to our community, and I am excited to create a hub for artistic activity, bringing artists together and presenting a rich variety of art works to the public for appreciation and for sale” says Carrie, who is also acting curator and coordinator of the gallery. Carrie states that the gallery is striving to keep commission rates as low as possible to ensure greater opportunity for individual artists to profit from the sales of their artworks, while staying affordable for the public. She also stresses the importance of supporting local and the necessity of a platform for artists to expose their art to the greater community and visitors to the area.

“Our exceptional corner of the Cape is such a beautiful part of the word and is the source of inspiration for so many of the artists that live within the Southern Peninsula. The goal of the gallery is to have a destination centre where residents and visitors alike have access to the amazing art produced in our area” says Carrie.

The South Peninsula Community Art Gallery will be having their opening on Thursday 29 October from 6-8pm, and can be found at The Village Place, number 3 Erica Road, Kommetjie.

For further information about the ‘South Peninsula Community Art Gallery’ and for artist submissions please email southpeninsulagallery@gmail.com

 

 

Kelly Burke

Account Director

Flux Communications