Once again Artlogic has teamed up with Franshhoek Tourism to bring to the Fair the best food and wine from the famed Cape valley. Top restaurants and wineries will set up shop alongside artisanal cheese, charcuterie and chocolate stands. Visitors will be able buy goods from over 40 exhibitors to tailor-make their own picnic experience amongst the sculptures.
The 2017 Nirox winter exhibition, Open Laboratory, will be open to the public throughout the Winter Sculpture Fair. Visitors can wander the park and discover the artworks, or picnic amongst the sculpture with family and friends.
12 dynamic curators appointed by 6 South African universities appropriate the park, to express their own insights through the work of 50 alumni artists who experienced their adulthood after the fall of apartheid – with all its promises, hopes and challenges.
Historically the vanguard of change, universities and their relations with society could not be more relevant or center stage than they are today.
The exhibition brings the universities into conversation with the public and encourages discourse amongst themselves and their students through public walkabouts, workshops and talks before and during the exhibition.
Seldom do curators and artists have the opportunity to come together to express their concerns on this scale, with this latitude.
ANTHONIJ RUPERT WINES
L’Ormarins is the home base and main estate of Anthonij Rupert wines, based in Francschhoek. The vineyards have been extensively remodelled over the last six years, with the lower lying vineyards pulled out and new plantings higher up the slopes of the Groot Drakenstein mountains
Babylonstoren’s wines are best exemplified by their logo, which consists of the pipe, representing the farmer; the flower, representing the garden; and the bird, representing nature. It’s a combination of the very essence of Babylonstoren, that is keeping things as simple and as true to the earth as possible.
BLACK ELEPHANT VINTNERS
Black Elephant Vintners is a new independent wine company operating from the heart of the majestic Franschhoek Valley. We source and produce wines from grapes grown solely in this picturesque corner of our beautiful South Africa. Black Elephant Vintners wines are made with passion and a love for this art that we believe should and must be shared.
Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle are at the heart of Boschendal. One of the oldest farms in South Africa, founded 1685, the farm has grown with the passing centuries into a cherished source of wholesome produce, great wines and happy memories. Both their restaurant and winery will be present at the Fair.