Top 5 Art Galleries in Franschhoek
Posted on the November 30th, 2017
As with gourmet food and fine wines, Franschhoek is a centre of outstanding art from across South Africa. Renowned as a foodie paradise, Franschhoek is swiftly making a name for itself as an art destination that both local and international art enthusiasts are starting to pay attention to. Here are some of the highlighted Franschhoek art galleries to look out for.
ODA Fine Art Gallery
ODA is an inspiring double volume gallery situated in the centre of Franschhoek. The collection focuses on emerging and established artists from across the continent that incorporate a variety of art and design principles. The non-traditional gallery has three distinct exhibition spaces, allowing several different exhibitions to run simultaneously. Owner and curator, Patrizia Litty has created a space that crosses cultural bridges and celebrates the uniqueness of Africa.
Address: 42 Huguenot Road
Contact: 021 876 3809
Focus: Africa artists
Holden Manz Collection
The Holden Manz Collection can be found in the centre of Franschhoek. It is a portfolio of fine contemporary African art, hosting regular shows and local artists. Renowned works include Karin Miller, Marie Stander, Stuart Redler, Cecil Skotnes, Andre Villiers and Simon Annand.
Address: 30 Huguenot Road
Contact: 021 876 4402
Focus: Contemporary African artists
Kim Donaldson Gallery
Kim Donaldson is a Zimbabwean wildlife artist who has been exhibited in prestigious galleries all over the world. Donaldson has been called “an artists’ artist” – a master of all mediums and several styles, including realism and impressionism. His work, as well as others, is showcased in his own gallery in Franschhoek. The gallery exhibits very large, eye-catching pieces, mostly with African-related themes. The gallery is situated in The Yard – a charming courtyard along Main Road.
Address: 38 Huguenot Road
Contact: 074 720 3684
Focus: African wildlife and people
Vineyard Gallery Franschhoek
Situated on the main road in Franschhoek, The Vineyard Gallery is an elegant and contemporary space offering a comprehensive selection of South African art. The gallery displays beautiful South African landscapes, seascapes and township art, as well as abstract and post-impressionist pieces. You can see more about the artists exhibited here.
Address: 21 Huguenot Road
Contact: 021 876 3301
Focus: Landscapes, abstract, township art
Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery
Senechal-Senekal is an exclusive gallery showing work by renowned South African artist Junaid Senechal-Senekal. The gallery showcases a wide variety of genres and subjects, figures being the artist’s specialty. Enjoying abstract as well as realism, Senechal-Senekal’s work can usually be singled out for his much-loved negative white compositions and the use of silver in his paintings. More of the collection can be seen here.
Address: Shop 10, South, 32 Huguenot Road
Contact: 021 876 4331
Focus: Abstract, realism, figures.
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Kim Donaldson Gallery