We received a letter from Kate and she thought it would be great if we all shared her success with her about her art gallery that been open for a year! If you have any free time please pop in there and have a look at all the amazing paintings!
Established at the end of 2015, the South Peninsula Community Art Gallery has been successfully operating as a vibrant local arts hub in Kommetjie village! With a space that currently encompasses the works of over sixty South Peninsula based artists, across all genres and mediums, it has become a truly inspiring environment for artists and visitors alike.
With an aim to step outside commercial conformity, the gallery was founded by local Kommetjie artist, Carrie Basson, as an accessible platform to a unique range of artists, from emerging to established – and the completely unknown!
“As an artist myself, I understand the challenges that so many creatives face while trying to establish themselves. It can be a very daunting process getting one’s art out to the public eye,” says Carrie. “While deflating experiences can truly stop creativity in its tracks the world only becomes further deprived; we have made it our mission through the gallery to encourage passionate artists regardless of their reputation or standing and it has been such an exciting experience!”
The gallery has been praised and appreciated by art collectors both locally and from all over the world with continuous acknowledgement of the impressive quality and standard of art that has been produced by the local artists from this tiny yet beautiful corner of the world.
In December 2016 the gallery began hosting “First Thursday” evening events, with an opening night that features individual artists who are creating large bodies of exceptional artwork and showcasing their solo exhibition for the month long period.
Carrie mentions “We want to give acknowledgement and opportunity to local artists who are truly striving to succeed with their art. Creating a platform for them is the first step in a long-term vision of increasing overall awareness of local arts and instil how important and inspiring it can be to society!”
Entry to the gallery is free of charge and open to the public five days a week. Submissions are welcome from artists that reside in South Peninsula Suburbsencompassing Noordhoek, Sun Valley, Masiphumele, Ocean View, Fish Hoek, Glencairn, Kommetjie, Scarborough, Cape Point, Redhill, Simons Town, Kalk Bay, and Muizenberg
The next event to take place at the gallery will be “Tiny Art 2017” a group exhibition and art competition of 20cmx20cm artworks. Opening night is Thursday, April 6th. Email photos of your submissions from now until Wednesday, April 5th. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the entry form.
Tel: 021 785 6980
Cell: 073 148 5020
Fax: 086 669 2520
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