Cape Town’s art and culture scene is making strides, from the opening of the Zeitz MOCAA, to the trendy No. 5 on Hudson gallery. The newly opened Norval Foundation has creatives and artists turning their heads.
The Norval foundation opened its doors to the public in April in Steenberg, Tokai. The gallery is composed of South African and international visual art pieces in varying mediums. It offers a multi-sensory experience with the internal gallery, outside amphitheatre and sculpture garden. Visitors can enjoy the restaurant, Skotnes, which offers traditional local cuisine with a modern twist that merges art and food. The restaurant is headed by Primary Eatery’s previous top chef, Phil de Villiers and promotes the use of local suppliers.
Founded by the Norval family, the gallery aims to promote access to arts and culture, sustain the natural environment and increase awareness for local art. The museum was constructed in an environmentally conscious method to reduce its footprint.
The Homestead Art collection is a premier selection of South African pieces of the 20th century and is housed in the Norval Foundation and includes South African modernist work. There are three opening exhibits that feature work from Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae along with Edoardo Villa.
The gallery is open from Monday – Sunday 10am – 4.15pm during the winter season, but is closed on Tuesday’s. Admission cost R140 per person and is free for under 18’s.
Admission on Monday is free of charge and there are free tours that take place on Monday – Tuesday from 2pm onward for an hour. An annual membership is on offer for a fee of R200 that allows visitors all access to the facilities in the gallery and garden.
Contact: 087 654 5900
Address: 4 Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town. 7945
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