THERE’S MUCH MORE TO THE CAPE THAN WINE. FRANSCHHOEK IS A MUST-VISIT DESTINATION FOR ART LOVERS TOO
Words: David Gorin
21 December 2021
AITY — abbreviated from Art-in-the-Yard — is the smallest gallery I visit. It packs a punch, though, with vibrant mixed media pieces from Vanessa Berlein’s Bloom exhibition, haunting fine art wildlife photography by Caroline Gibello, and the penetrating light and energy in Gqeberha-based Duncan Stewart’s enthralling canvases. Curator and gallery manager Salomé Daruty de Grandpré is charming — and firm. “Impossible. I love them all”, she avows, when asked to highlight her favourites.
Duncan Stewart, Pondering Life’s Ebb & Flow, Oil On Canvas, 100cm X 100cm.