The Winter Sculpture Fair presented by MasterCard returns to NIROX

The Winter Sculpture Fair presented by MasterCard returns to NIROX

Enjoy a great day of art, food and wine in the countryside with family and friends.

The Winter Sculpture Fair presented by MasterCard will return to the NIROX Sculpture Park near the Cradle of Humankind on the 10th and 11th May 2014 where a selection of South Africa’s best contemporary sculpture and Franschhoek’s finest food and wine will be showcased.

Now in its second year, the Fair will offer visitors exquisite food and fine wine produced by 38 of Franschhoek’s most popular restaurants, producers and wineries. Restaurants such as Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, The French Connection and The Kitchen at Holden Manz will be selling freshly prepared, deluxe lunches, and wineries including Haute Cabriere, Môreson, Leopard’s Leap, Vrede en Lust and La Motte, among others, will offer wine and bubbly by the bottle or glass. A selection of Franschhoek cheeses, charcuterie, and chocolates will also be available to purchase, ahead of winter.

Situated in a 15 hectare private nature reserve, the highly-acclaimed NIROX Sculpture Park will be home to the ‘NIROX SCULPTURE | WINTER 14’ exhibition curated by Mary-Jane Darroll, and will showcase nearly 100 sculptures by more than 50 artists. Visitors will be able to meander through the park to view the artworks, before picnicking in the countryside with family and friends.

“Local artists, recognised as worldwide leaders in contemporary sculpture such as Marco Cianfanelli and Angus Taylor will once again feature their sculptures, and we’re particularly glad to welcome artists who are returning to South Africa after spending time abroad, including Johan Thom, Aliza Levi and Sean Blem,” says Ross Douglas, Director of Artlogic, the Fair organiser.

At the launch of the inaugural Winter Sculpture Fair last year, MasterCard provided funding to the NIROX Foundation to commission a sculpture by a local artist. This piece, Frank van Reenen’s The Giant, will be on display for the first time at the 2014 Fair.

“Through commissions such as this, we support local sculpture talent, and the advancement of South Africa’s reputation in the global contemporary arts arena,” says Panaino.

The 2014 Winter Sculpture Fair is open from 10am to 5pm daily on both 10 and 11 May 2014. Book your tickets online to avoid disappointment, as limited tickets will be available at the door.

Tickets cost R100 and are available through www.webtickets.co.za, with a 10 percent discount if they are purchased using a MasterCard branded card. Children 12 years and under enter free.

For more information, visit www.wintersculpturefair.co.za; email info@artlogic.co.za or follow @ArtlogicSA on Twitter.

 

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