Hermanus Fynarts are pleased to announce that the popular Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award and the unique exhibition of the finalists’ tondi will again take place this year from 18 June to 30 September as part of the revamped FynArts 2021 festival.

As we communicated to you last year, Biomicmicry the 2020 theme selected by Peter Finlayson, founder of Bouchard Finlayson, has been carried over for this year’s competition.

  Bouchard Finlayson Winery                                                        Exhibition of 2019 finalists


During the past year of uncertainty we have reflected on nature, our environment and our planet. Biomimicry – design inspiration from nature – has therefore become even more relevant now than it was at the end of 2019 when the theme was initially selected.

For those of you who would like to add to the artwork/s that you have already completed, as well as those who would still like to take up the challenge and enter the competition, there is more than enough time to do so.

The rules, including criteria for artists and registration forms can be downloaded at hermanusfynarts.co.za.

A few important points for this year’s competition and exhibition include:

The closing date for entries is Friday 5 June 2021.

  • The opening of the exhibition of finalists on the barrelheads in the Bouchard Finlayson cellar will take place on Friday 18 June at 12:00.
  • The exhibition will run for an extended period – until 30 September 2021.
  • The maximum diameter for the tondi remains at 60cm. However there is now a minimum diameter of 40cms to allow for a visually improved exhibition.
  • The increased number of judges – from three to five – will include well-respected artists as well as one representative from Bouchard Finlayson and one representative from the FynArts Advisory Board.

If you have any questions, please contact Lorna at artcompetition@hermanusfynarts.co.za

Opening hours for viewing will include Sundays for the full duration of the exhibition.

Our sincere thanks to the Tollman family and the staff of the Bouchard Finlayson Winery for their continued collaboration and support.

We look forward very much to an inspiring, thought-provoking and stimulating exhibition.