Visit our Art Galleries
If you’re more into art than biking, or prefer a paint brush over golf clubs, try some of our local art venues. Durbanville is home to many many talented artists. Their works of art are placed in interesting locations, ranging from galleries, coffee shops and on wine farms. Hunting them down is all the fun.
The well-established Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery showcases works of art by established and emerging artists. There are three exhibition spaces at Rust-en-Vrede.
The main gallery consists of two rooms and are referred to as Salon A and Salon B. Salon C is in the entrance room, which is a more informal space used for small solo- or group exhibitions.
Rust-en-Vrede Clay Museum
The museum contains an exclusive, mainly contemporary collection of South African ceramics that represents the various techniques of making, decorating and firing. This is highly appropriate to Durbanville’s history of having some of the best clay quarries and brickfields in the Western Cape. It was this aspect of Durbanville’s past that inspired the foundation of a Clay Museum, which was the first of its kind in South Africa.
Art at Meerendal Wine Estate
Meerendal Wine Estate is spreading its vine to include creative arts in our offering – sip on premium wine as you soak in swirls of texture and colour, or speak to the resident artists while on a studio visit. Invest in art pieces that enhance your Meerendal wine experience, or attend inspiring and upbeat art classes while enjoying the Estate’s beautiful surroundings.
When Meerendal decided to expand its vision into the Arts, the partnership between The Meerendal Wine Estate and Art Invest South Africa (ARTISA) was formed.
ARTISA cc is a corporation that brings together some of the most experienced people in business, marketing, law and investment finance, with the common goal to create a platform to develop skills in the arts, nurture entrepreneurial thinking and grow a network of exhibiting opportunities that provides direct access to the local and international markets.
The first stage of the project was the renovation of the Cellar Tasting room on the estate and in the design of the decor, it was important to create a space where artworks could be exhibited while at the same time retaining the essence of the wine tasting experience in the Meerendal Cellar. This is not a new concept to the wine industry in the Western Cape, but it was important to stay true to the culture of the Meerendal estate as a family farm.
Meerendal Wine Estate
The Winelands ART Gallery
Artists, Harry Erasmus joined Ryan van den Berg in the business in March 2016 and his studio is now part of The Winelands Art Gallery.
We offer our clients personal service and a variety of truly magnificent South African art.
We look forward to welcoming you to THE WINELANDS ART GALLERY!
Durbanville Hills Winery Art Collection
Boasting panoramic views of some of Cape Town’s most iconic features, including Table Mountain and Robben Island, Durbanville Hills is the ideal setting for art lovers to enjoy contemporary art in a scenic open air environment while sipping on a glass of Durbanville Hills wine. Art@DurbanvilleHills, the newly launched exhibition and latest addition to the winery, is an experience-based sculpture garden and gallery that offers visitors a truly cultural journey.
Dragana Jevtovic Ceramics
In her studio at her home in Durbanville, Cape Town, Dragana has been exploring the clay medium in many ways – from hand thrown and slab built one off pieces to decorated slip cast utility ware and lamps.
Every piece is uniquely decorated by free hand, and often includes African motives: birds, feathers and geckos. Shunning ready-made commercial products, she mixes her own cobalt blue and tawny underglaze colours. Her acclaimed cobalt Blue Guinea Fowl design, inspired by Dutch and Chinese tradition and interpreted with a vision which owes much to her European heritage, depicts the quaint, indigenous African guinea fowl that abound in the gardens and parks of Cape Town.