The IS Sculpture Garden at Tokara Wine Estate, situated on the Helshoogte Pass between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, is currently hosting its 12th exhibition of sculpture by contemporary South African artists.
The current exhibition, ‘The other side of winter’ by Jaco Sieberhagen features 10 works presented in-and-around the delicatessen, each with an accompanying poem. The Tokara sculpture garden has been a particularly fruitful collaboration with owners Anne-Marie and GT Ferreira. This project includes a scenic sculpture walk between the farm’s cellar and the delicatessen. Along the way, dotted between olive trees and vineyards, visitors will find works by South Africa’s leading sculptors – Wilma Cruise, Guy du Toit, Angus Taylor to name a few. With every exhibition, a beautiful catalogue is produced by IS Art and Tokara which is available at the delicatessen or at IS Art Gallery in Franschhoek.
Artwork Top: Karen Lijnes, Bird Language, Ceramic
Artwork Above: Wilma Cruise, Poor Horrance, Bronze
The IS Art gallery situated in the main road of Franschhoek has been a feature of the town for the past 14 years. This is an ever-changing and evolving space with exhibitions of established and upcoming artists in a variety of mediums opening every 4 to 6 weeks. Ilse Schermers, the curator of the gallery, prides herself in her efforts to identify and show young and upcoming talent. The current exhibition, ‘Visual Diaries’, features the work of local Franschhoek artist, Jacqueline Crewe-Brown. The gallery always has an interesting collection of sculpture, painting, ceramic and jewellery on exhibition. Notably, the gallery shares its space with Foliage, one of the country’s leading restaurants, operated by pre-eminent chef Chris Erasmus. Foliage serves as an extension to the gallery and is filled with art. The gallery and sculpture garden at Tokara are both open seven days a week. More information can be obtained from the gallery at email@example.com or 021 876 071.