February art treasure trove at Grande Provence

Saturday, 7 February – Friday, 13 February: Arabella Caccia
Saturday, 14 February – Tuesday, 3 March: Adriaan Diedericks & Ruan Huisamen solo exhibitions

From a monumental 10 meter long oil painting, thought-provoking sculptures to masterfully created charcoal portraits, the February art exhibitions at The Gallery of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek are a treasure trove for art lovers.

First up from Saturday, 7 February is artist Arabella Caccia’s Grootbos, an exhibition of her latest works. Her centrepiece is an imposing 10 meter long oil painting, which draws its inspiration from time spent in a forest of ancient Milkwood trees.

Following Arabella’s exhibition, two vibrant young artists will share the spotlight with solo exhibitions from 14 February. as is, so was will feature a selection of sculptures from contemporary artist Adriaan Diedericks, whose work has been exhibited at the Cologne Art Fair and has been snatched up by private collectors, both locally and in Belgium, London and Germany.

Groundbreaking artist, Ruan Huisamen’s ecce homo will showcase his signature charcoal portraits. Using photographs as a point of reference, every subject is captured in immaculate detail. A 2013 top ten finalist in the Absa L’Atelier art competition, Ruan’s work has also had extensive international exposure in private collections in Canada, England and France.

Angels Tears wine, crafted from the luscious Grande Provence vineyards, will accompany the opening of these exhibitions.

Open from 10h00 to 18h00 daily, The Gallery at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate will feature Arabella Caccia’s Grootbos exhibition from 7 to 13 February. The exhibition opens at 17h00 on Saturday the 7th. Adriaan Diedericks and Ruan Huisamen’s solo exhibitions will open on Saturday, 14 February at 11h00, and run until Tuesday, 3 March. For more information on The Gallery, phone Tel: 021 876 8630 or send an e-mail to gallery@grandeprovence.co.za.
• Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food and luxury accommodation. Part of The Huka Retreats, Grande Provence offers guests The Owner’s Cottage, La Provençale, The Restaurant, The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Sculpture Garden and The Shop. For more information visit www.grandeprovence.co.za, Facebook.com or Twitter @grande_provence.

adriaan diedericks - Travelling Body (After Aegeus)  LR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUAN HUISAMEN - Untitled_II_LR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arabella Caccia - Grootbos LR

 

 

 

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Issued by: GC Communications
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Email: clarissa@gc-com.co.za

On behalf of: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
Contact: Karl Lambour

 

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