How well do you know fine art? I’m talking about the type of expression that brings form together. Space, light and thought working together in harmony to bring you a hidden message courtesy of the artist. A message that begins to reveal itself more as you work with your eyes – and imagination of course.

The Palette Fine Art Gallery brings a multitude of visual artworks together at their premises in central Stellenbosch. Local sculptors and other visual artists are paid homage at the gallery, where you may find artworks ranging from African to Abstract, Contemporary to Realism all present. The gallery has become somewhat of a cultural must-do in the picturesque town, with its inclusion into Last Thursdays Stellenbosch (an artsy, ironic twist on First Thursdays Cape Town) solidifying it as a premier art destination in Stellenbosch.

Owner Lydia Da Silva is delighted to have recently opened a second location of Palette in the chic suburb of De Waterkant. This neighbourhood is rather artistic in itself, a real hub at the moment for art enthusiasts and admirers of charming, cosmopolitan architecture. The move to open an additional gallery as a platform for talented artists here is a no-brainer; the works at Palette are displayed on consignment, enabling a great unbiased approach to give local artists a chance to express their creativity. Ultimately it’s raw and unadulterated fine art in its purest form.

Some of the exciting artworks to be found at the new Palette Fine Art Gallery include the work of renown artist Vincent da Silva. His impressive sculpted work Monumental Wind Girl in bronze is on display, as well as his life-sized bronze ceremental sculpture perches elegantly on the gallery’s steps.

The new outlet opened its door at 68 Waterkant Street, in the Cape Quarter Plaza, on the 20th of March. Contact Lydia Da Silva at +27 83 432 2006.

Photography Palette Fine Art Gallery

Article written by

Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a born-and-bred Capetonian with a flair for writing. His icons include the late South African authors Lawrence Green, Eric Rosenthal and T.V. Bulpin, literary figures who continuously inspire him to cover the avenues of lifestyle, travel and nature in a local context. When Justin's not covering a story, he can be found in the mountains - he's a renowned wild food forager and is currently learning herbalism.