Norval Foundation opens its doors every First Thursday of the month – offering free admission to all.
With extended opening hours, Norval Foundations allows visitors to step into a world of art in an environment that also fosters an appreciation for nature – separate from the bustle of the inner-city First Thursdays.
Norval Foundation’s art exhibitions are complemented by its sculpture garden, outdoor amphitheatre, purpose-built exhibition spaces and research library. The estate also includes a sophisticated restaurant and bar a bespoke shop and a children’s playground.
The Skotnes Restaurant at Norval offers Thursdays burger special. Visitors can buy 2 burgers for R160 or 2 burgers plus a bottle of Skotnes wine for R280.
Current exhibitions on display:
A series of artworks, including sculptures, photographs and a major installation, created between 2008 and 2018, which are connected through their use of Dutch Wax fabric.
Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist William Kentridge opens at Norval Foundation. It is the largest exhibition to be held in Africa in over a decade by Kentridge and presents his three-dimensional sculpture work from the past 19 years.
This exhibition features the immersive video artwork in Pursuit of Venus [infected] (2015-17) by Lisa Reihana (born Aotearoa New Zealand, 1964). Integrating hand-painted landscape with live-action figures and a densely layered soundtrack, in Pursuit of Venus [infected] invites viewers to observe a series of restaged historical events, both real and imagined, of the first contact between British and Pacific peoples.
Venue: Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Rd, Tokai, Cape Town
Time: 10am to 8pm