New for FynArts 2016

22 April, 2016

This year sees the launch of a FynArts festival wine. Louis Jansen van Vuuren was commissioned to create the wine label for the inaugural FynArts wine. In celebrating a French Connection, the design is based on the French 18th Century Aubusson tapestries. We are grateful for the opportunity of being able to offer a limited supply of Benguela Cove Shiraz 2012 and Sauvignon Blanc 2014. The FynArts Development Fund will receive R20 for each bottle of wine sold. The purpose of the Fund is to include people who, for socio-economic reasons, are not able to take part in festival concerts, workshops or demonstrations. A further aim is to contribute to the promotion and skills development of art in Hermanus and the Whale Coast.

We are also very pleased to announce that Katlego Maboe, the popular TV presenter on the early morning Expresso Show will be the narrator for this year’s Youth Day Concert. In the spirit of Youth Day, festival goers and members of the public are invited to purchase ticket/s to sponsor a child to enjoy this entertaining and educational performance of Peter and the Wolf.

Another first for FynArts 2016: two art exhibitions for Zwelihle. Through their own eyes, is a photography exhibition by children of Zwelihle, in collaboration with a Dutch visitor, Wilco de Otter and William Ntebe and Fikiswa Gxamesi, the owners of the Youth Café, the venue of the exhibhtion is Tambo Square. Improvised Seating, by well-known sculptor, Guy du Toit, is a collection of five ‘seats’ made up of kiln-bricks that have been stacked and then cast in bronze. These will be exhibited at the Taxi Rank in Zwelihle.

FynArts is also presenting some new competitions. The Barrelhead exhibition of finalists in the Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award is a highlight of FynArts. This growing competition is now in its fourth year, and the theme for the 2016 tondi’s are Terroir.

In addition to this competition, two more wine estates will run creative competitions in collaboration with FynArts with the finalists’ work being exhibited on the estates during FynArts. The competitions involve designs for tissue paper for wrapping wine bottles at the Benguela Cove Manor House, and the finalists in the Violet Bellingham Art Trophy, a competition open to Grade 11 and 12 learners in the Overstrand, at the Tasting Rooms at Sumaridge.

Also, and to coincide with the launch of the FynArts Wine Label, a competition around wine labels and titled, An exploration in creativity and style, will take place at the Wine Village where more than 3 000 South African wine labels will be found.