The South Africa Art Scene is a vibrant and world renowned.
South African artists are very well represented in collections and homes across the world.
There are many “Artists Villages” to be found in South Africa. One of them is Hermanus. Hermanus has been the home of creatives, artists, writers, functional art and craft creators for many years and continues to grow more popular. Do yourself the favour of exploring the Hermanus Art scene by doing the First Friday of each month’s Art Walks through the streets of Hermanus Art Lovers Utopia.
First Fridays’ in Hermanus is our part of a worldwide initiative to make art and art galleries more accessible to the public. On the first Friday of every month, art galleries in the centre of Hermanus remain open until 8pm.
Pick up the map at any gallery, stroll through the village, savour a glass of wine from one of our local vineyards and enjoy the astonishing range of art and fine craft on display.
The array of artworks available at the participating galleries ensures something for every palate. If you’re looking to spend R50 000 plus on an investment piece by a famous South African master, you’ll find it. If you’re searching for a delicate little porcelain bowl at R100, it’ll be waiting for you.
If you want to see an artist at work, several of the galleries are also the home studios of resident painters and sculptors whose completed works are displayed. Ceramics, bronzes, glassware, jewellery, watercolours, African artefacts; more than enough to fill an hour or two with delight and indulgence.
Each month the artwalk has a different theme and on most months there are also fantastic prizes up for grabs. Don’t forget to buy your First Friday walking stick from participating galleries.
For more information visit the Hermanus First Fridays Artwalk Facebook page.
Below are links to some of the wonderful galleries in Hermanus. From novices to masters, there is just such fantastic creativity and talent to be found in the Art Scene of Hermanus and surrounds.
1. ORIGINALS ART GALLERY
Gallery and art studio of local artist Terry Kobus
12 Harbour Road, Hermanus
Cell: 083 259 8869
2. LEMBU GALLERY
The gallery carries a wide selection of beautiful, hand-crafted, fine selection of South African craft including ceramics, jewellery and glassware.
10 Harbour Road, Hermanus
Tel: 028 312 1187
3. ROSSOUW MODERN
Established in 1995, Rossouw Modern showcases a collection of modern emerging and established young Southern African investment artists in a quaint fisherman`s cottage setting in the heart of Hermanus.
3 Harbour Road, Hermanus
Tel: 028 313 2222
4. FORTY X 40 GALLERY
Studio of artist Ed Bredenkamp.
11 Warrington Place, Hermanus
Tel: 028 313 2741
5. MALCOLM BOWLING ART
Malcolm Bowling’s creative space that offers an artist-in-residence studio and gallery where he both works, and exhibits some of his pieces with Boniface Chikwenhere.
8 Warrington Place, Hermanus
Cell: (+27) 76 122 0218
6. ROSSOUW MODERN SPACE
Showcasing monthly solo and group exhibitions aimed at exposing and developing the talents of young emerging fine, modern, conceptual and installation artists, in a large modern space. Est 2015
8 Warrington Place, Harbour Road, Hermanus
Tel: +27(0)28 313 2222
7. ABALONE GALLERY
Fine South African Art,artist such as Raymond Andrews, Phillip Badenhorst, Judith Mason, Cecil Skotnes, Susanna Swart, Lynette ten Krooden
The Courtyard, 2 Habour Road, Hermanus
Tel: +27 28 313 2935 || Cell: +27 84 781 1864
Contemporary Art Gallery in Hermanus.
The Courtyard, 2 Harbour Road, Hermanus
Cell: 082 879 2274
10. BELLINI GALLERY
The beauty of the Overberg lures many accomplished artists to this part of the country and the Gallery promotes contemporary South African artworks of accomplished artists.
Village Square, Shop 33, Upper level Marketstreet
Tel: 028 312 4988
11. THE ART GALLERY HERMANUS
The Art Gallery is an all woman collaborative. Local artists, Lize Van Der Walt – landscapes. Erna Dry – ceramics and pencil drawings. Jeandre Marinier – abstract and whimsical. Christine Henderson – abstract.
6 Royal Street, Hermanus
Tel: 060 676 8652
12. PURE SOUTH
Pure South owned & run by Liz Coates. The ceramic art & fine craft made with passion by the individual artist sits beautifully on the shelves of Pure South
Shop No 5, 155 Main Road, Hermanus
Tel: 028 312 1899
13. WALKER BAY MODERN ART GALLERY
Since it’s inception in 2007, the Walker Bay art gallery has dealt only with works of great significance in terms of execution, condition, aesthetics and value.
167 Main Road, Hermanus
Tel: 028 312 2928 || Cell: 082 719 0907
14. GALLERY CHARMAINE DE JONGH GELDERBLOM
Gallery Charmaine De Jongh, situated in the beautiful seaside village of Hermanus. Resident artist, Charmaine de Jongh-Gelderblom.
171 Main Road, Hermanus
Cell: 082 772 8622
15. GALLERY 19
Jenny Jackson paints and lives in her upstairs studio at 19 High Street and welcomes visitors to her gallery where her latest works are on display.
19 High Street, Hermanus
Cell: 072 270 1883
16. ART THIRST
Art Thirst Contemporary Gallery is owned by artist Leon Muller, whose work is exhibited in the gallery with a number of other local artists.
Art Calendar – Western Cape & South Africa