10-19th June 2022
Launched in 2013, the Hermanus FynArts Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary from 10 – 19 June 2022. To mark the occasion, the programme booklet and tickets sales will be launched at a concert performed by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra in the iconic Old Harbour in Hermanus on Saturday 12 March. Achieving a milestone offers the opportunity of looking back as well as planning for the future – and it is therefore fitting that the conductor and soloists for the Sunset Concert, previously performed at the festival.
In celebration of FynArts10, the exhibition of the Festival Artist will feature all seven past festival artists that include: Diane Victor and Gordon Froud (2015), Louis Jansen van Vuuren (2016), Willie Bester (2017), Kate Gottgens (2018), Philemon Hlungwani (2019) and Beezy Bailey (2020/2021). Beezy Bailey and his mentee Stuart Dods’ small paintings of the same landscape are included as part of the exhibition. Curated by Marilyn Martin, the exhibition serves as a reminder to visitors of the renowned SA visual artists that have supported the festival over the years, showcasing a diverse range of mediums that include drawing, painting, and sculpture.
Sculpture on the Cliffs was launched in 2014 when seven invited artists installed eight sculptures at Gearings Point. This year a bumper sculpture installation, supported by Pioneer Freight for the second time, will be installed by fifteen artists all of whom have previously participated in Sculpture on the Cliffs. Smaller sculptures will form part of the Art in the Auditorium exhibition.
FynArts10 programme includes the popular FynArts group ceramic and art of thread exhibitions. Enjoy exhibitions at twenty-three participating galleries of which eleven will present special exhibition openings for FynArts. Six artists will open their private studios to visitors during the festival.
A series of daily performances ranging from classical music, jazz, folk music, stage plays, and ballet performances by Dance for All (DFA) will keep visitors thoroughly entertained. The first Primary School Choir Celebration will take place along with a Primary School Writing Project and Exhibition.
A full programme in the Strauss & Co series of daily presentations, interviews, and discussions on art and art-related topics, including film will be made available. As before, Strauss & Co will offer their regular Valuation Day at the Marine Hotel for visitors to engage their curiosity regarding the value of prized or not so prized possessions.
The FynArts10 Workshops will have a wide range of painting topics and techniques to making string and related products, working with dried and pressed flowers, scrapbooking, baking, public speaking, and Mindfulness and Meditation.
In the FynArts Demonstration Kitchen, top chefs and other culinary presenters will demonstrate dishes on themes that include Foraging Food, Overberg Mediterranean, and Fusion Cuisine. Indulge your tastebuds with tutored tastings including honey and cheese, gin, brandy, as well as the popular wine tastings – this time presented as a mini-series with a difference.
Looking to the future, the FynArts Youth Development Platform will be launched with a limited programme. The goal of the Platform is to offer opportunities to aspiring filmmakers, poets, actors, artists, and musicians to showcase their work during the festival.
For more information visit hermanusfynarts.co.za.