Showcasing the artists of Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay, St James, Kommetjie, Noordhoek, Ocean View, Masiphumelele, Glencairn,Clovelly and Lakeside.
Noordhoek artist Noel Ashton exhibits 52 Artworks: A Year in Nature at The Cape Gallery
…”the core message that has come out of this year of engaging with nature…. (is) that, before we speak of the rhino, the whale or the mouse, we must first speak of ourselves and the need to better understand who we are, where we come from , and how important the earth and all its animals are to our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. We need to remember that we do not walk this earth alone.”
The Casa Labia Cultural Centre will be exhibiting the works of Gerald Tabata in August 2012 as part of their Artreach programme. For details see
Peter Clarke – world renowned artist and writer from Ocean View
What a privilege it was to meet Peter Clarke the Man. I hope to have more interaction with this delightful, extremely talented 82 year old with a zest for life and a remarkable lack of bitterness (despite the unfairness with which he and his people have been treated under both the Apartheid and new South African governments) that make him a truly remarkable man.
Jaap Pieterse of Fish Hoek, sculptor and furniture maker
Multi-talented artist Jaap Pieterse creates beautiful and functional pieces of artwork from pieces of driftwood. You may have been intrigued by his delightful 2.5m figure of a fisherman that graced Kalk Bay harbour pier for several months.
Ryno Swart: Artist and art teacher from Simon’s Town
Asked what advice he would give an aspiring artist, his reply was: “Paint exactly what you see – and then learn to see!” Read more about Ryno and also his collaboration with musician Dr Steven van der Merwe in
Vivacious multi-talented Effie Joffe of Fish Hoek
A distinguished sculptor, Effie Joffe of Fish Hoek is also an accomplished pianist, painter, writer and dress designer.“Art and music and writing are the best therapies in the world. All come from the same well.”
Reynier van Zyl – all-round visual artist from Fish Hoek
Reynier is especially interested in concept art, which involves an artist producing a visual image for any given idea by using a digital medium. This could involve the creation of visuals for films, computer games, advertising and much more.
Matrics from Fish Hoek and Muizenberg High exhibit at Iziko National Art Gallery
A selection of some of the best work from the portfolios of the Matrics of 2010 was exhibited at the Iziko National Art Gallery in Cape Town. We were delighted to see that Fish Hoek and Muizenberg High students were well represented. One of the 2010 Matric Art themes was `Who am I’ and it was exciting to see the variety, quality and creativity of the responses to this theme.
Muizenberg students had a number of fun and funky pottery figures. In contrast, a Wynberg Girls High student has a celebratory view of the future. (See picture on the LHS ) The art work that achieved the highest marks in the Western Cape for the 2010 Matric practical is a charcoal drawing by Melissa Oosthuisen of Fish Hoek High called Identity Document. Read the full article at: http://scenicsouth.co.za//2010-matrics-of-fish-hoek-muizenberg-high-shine-at-iziko-art-exhibition/
The Jungle Theatre
The Jungle Theatre Company of Muizenberg was founded in the mid 1990s by Louw Venter and Vincent Meyburgh. Jungle Style is all about addressing local environmental issues in a fun, inter-active and informative way. Primarily focussed on children, Jungle embraces a multi-lingual approach using delightful local archetypes, props and costumes made from waste and audience participation. Louw who left Jungle to pursue what he called a more profitable career in entertainment acknowledges Jungle Theatre as being “ less about its own voice and own art and more about contributing to Society”. `Jungle’ continues to make a significant contribution to environmental awareness and is growing its talent by training 8 new performers. A new production The Whale Show is being launched on 2nd April at the Kalk Bay Theatre. The booking line for tickets is 073 220 5430. Read more about Jungle Theatre here.
Willemien de Villiers, artist and author from Muizenberg
“As a writer and as an artist, I’m inspired by the connections I observe; between people as functioning or non-functioning relationships; and while painting, as energy points found where the stalk meets the bud, the roots meet the soil and where the hawk moth’s proboscis probes the throat of a flower.”
Read more about Willemien and see a selection of her paintings on
Studio muse – Lyn Whittle
Read more about her on
Nic Bladen and Jane Eppel
Read about this multi-gifted young man from Fish Hoek on
Luyanda Ngodlwana of Masiphumelele
Skillfully using paper mache and other materials, Luanda creates pictures, masks, puppets and makarahba hats. For more see
Sue Jowell – Clovelly
Sue Jowell and a group of highly skilled women create a range of entirely handcrafted products using copper brass and recycled printing plates with various patina effects.
Their mirrors, key racks, headboards, triptychs and other beautiful objects are collages of mixed metals on wooden bases, each piece a unique combination of figures, cats, dogs, plants, and animals of Africa.
Sue has recently moved to Clovelly and is having an exhibition at her home on Saturday 20th March, which will include paintings from her recent solo show in Johannesburg.
The venue is 33 Montrose Ave,Clovelly. The exhibition is open for previewing from 11.30 am with the official opening at 5pm. All are welcome to have a glass of wine and browse.
John Strickland, longtime member of Fish Hoek Art Society and artist from Clovelly
Apart from being a wonderful teacher, John is also a very accomplished artist. View his work on http://scenicsouth.co.za//2012/07/john-strickland-artist-from-clovelly/
Dalebrook Art Group, Kalk Bay
Dalebrook is a loose group of talented and eccentric artists who meet at the Kalk Bay Community Centre once a week to share the cost of employing models. Many of these artists are well-established names in the Cape Town area. The work consists of direct sketches, as well as work that has been extended into etchings, mono-prints, collages, paintings, including portraits, and sculptures.
The name of the group was taken from the Dalebrook Tidal Pool, across the way from the Community Centre. The Kalk Bay Community Centre is fascinating from an historical point of view – built in 1906 as a sewage pump-station for Kalk Bay, it has maintained its original outer facade. After decommissioning in 1935, it had a variety of occupants, functioning as an entertainment and dance centre during the 2nd World War, a municipal library and a council cash office. It was renovated in 1994 after a substantial donation from the Kaplan Kushlik Trust. Two Kalk Bay Municipal lamp posts with the original coat of arms grace the entrance.
Pauline Fine of Simon’s Town, co-founder of Artists of the South
Pauline, originally from the UK, finds much inpiration for her paintings in the South African landscape http://scenicsouth.co.za//2012/07/pauline-fine-artist-from-simons-town-and-artists-for-the-south/
Louise Linder, artist from Kalk Bay