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Newsletters

FynArts 2018 – Thank You

25 Jul, 2018

Thanks to the loyal support of festival goers and the growing number of new festival visitors, Hermanus FynArts 2018 has once again reached record numbers. We hope that you enjoyed the festival and all that Hermanus has to offer. We cannot mention all our advisors, supporters, stakeholders and benefactors individually but we do want to…

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Announcing: Festival Artist 2018

2 Mar, 2018

Kate Gottgens will present an exhibition of new paintings that follows on from her recent solo exhibitions, Tired from Smiling at SMAC Gallery and The Meek at The Silo District, both in Cape Town. Durban-born Kate now lives and works in Cape Town. She is among Southern Africa’s most accomplished painters and her ability to…

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Newsletter #10 July 2017

6 Sep, 2017

Many thanks to all our loyal and new festival goers. Hermanus FynArts once again reached record numbers thanks to your support. We hope you found FynArts 2017 as much fun and as enriching as we did organising it and as the artists, like Zolani Mahola of Freshly Ground, had in entertaining us. A very special…

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Newsletter #9 May 2017

6 Sep, 2017

All ages are catered for at this year’s festival and for the very young there are three educational and fun performances on the programme: a puppetry and music show, and a play. Sunlight and Moonshine (ages 4 – 7) is a sensory experience with puppets of a re-worked classic West African folk tale. The Puppetry…

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Newsletter #8 May 2017

17 May, 2017

The popular Wine Plus Series returns to FynArts this year, with a twist. With ‘Personality’ as the theme for these exciting and entertaining tasting sessions, expect to come face to face with the famous and colourful in the wine industry, and the wines selected by them for being beyond the ordinary. Each presenter will offer…

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Newsletter #7 May 2017

7 May, 2017

We are honoured to announce that the highly acclaimed South African photographer, David Goldblatt, is the recipient of the FynArts 2017 Legacy Award. This award is presented in recognition of his longstanding and unique contribution to the visual arts in South Africa and beyond. David is widely considered to be the greatest South African photographer….

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Newsletter #6 May 2017

3 May, 2017

A programme of more intimate concerts is one of the hallmarks of FynArts. Meet up with friends and family over a glass of wine at interval or after the performance before going on to dinner at one of the restaurants offering a FynArts Signature dish. Two internationally acclaimed South African actors will take to the…

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Newsletter #5 May 2017

2 May, 2017

FynArts is a classic arts festival and also a winter school that includes talks, demonstrations and workshops. The full programme can be viewed on 2019.hermanusfynarts.co.za. There are 24 different workshops in various art forms on the programme this year, all proving to be very popular and some are already sold out. In the category of…

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Newsletter #4 April 2017

20 Apr, 2017

As Early Bird ticket prices draw to a close within a few days, don’t miss these three exciting new additions to the programme; a heartfelt presentation, a première of a marionette theatre for adults and an Oscar-winning documentary. Dawid’s Return – A presentation by Patricia Glynn In 2011 Patricia set off for the Kalahari to…

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Stephan Welz Series of Talks and Presentations

10 Apr, 2017

With more than twenty talks, presentations, discussions, and breakfast sessions, this year’s series offers the widest variety of topics, to date, on our programme. The visual arts feature strongly with topics ranging from A Life in Art with Frank Kilbourn, Executive Chairman of Strauss & Co and the Power of Abstract Art by Marilyn Martin,…

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Newsletter #3 April 2017

6 Apr, 2017

In 65 days the Opening Concert will launch the fifth FynArts festival – and only eight days, until 14 April, the last day to buy your Early Bird tickets. We are pleased to inform you of an increased distribution of the festival programme. The full programme booklet is available in an attractive electronic version –…

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Opening weekend 2017 – Music

24 Mar, 2017

Four diverse concerts, presented and conducted by Richard Cock, will make for an unforgettable musical experience. The weekend programmes range from the music of Mozart to Miriam Makeba, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Dolly Rathebe and then on to Broadway. The FynArts Festival Orchestra will accompany the soloists at each concert. The 2017 Opening Concert…

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FynArts 2016 is here

10 Jun, 2016

Hermanus FynArts 2016 is officially opened. Be sure to check out Sculpture on the Cliffs and all the other art exhibitions around town. Click here to view the full programme or download a printable programme for 10-14 June and 15-19 June.

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New for FynArts 2016

22 Apr, 2016

This year sees the launch of a FynArts festival wine. Louis Jansen van Vuuren was commissioned to create the wine label for the inaugural FynArts wine. In celebrating a French Connection, the design is based on the French 18th Century Aubusson tapestries. We are grateful for the opportunity of being able to offer a limited…

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Don’t miss it: 10 – 19 June 2016

17 Nov, 2015

The 2016 festival programme is quickly filling up with a wide variety of fine visual artists, musicians, speakers and presenters of demonstrations and workshops. Expect a festival offering visual, intellectual and creative stimulation that will appeal to young and old whether singles, couples, groups or families. Amongst the line-up of new faces to be announced…

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Onward and Upward

17 Nov, 2015

The FynArts programme is growing by the day and so is the structure. This year the festival moved out of the Tourism Bureau incubator and has taken its first steps towards independence and sustainability. In August this year, a Constitution was adopted at a meeting of Founder Members at the Marine Hotel. The document has…

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2015 a great success

12 Jun, 2015

Sold out concerts! Sold out dinners! Sold out films! Exhibitions, talks, demonstrations, workshops and the third Hermanus festival was off to a rollicking start. By the end of FynArts 2015 more than 300 musicians (including choir and orchestra members) will have been part of the festival. In addition 200-plus artists – sculptors, painters, ceramicists, jewellers,…

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FynArts 2015. Newsletter #6

25 May, 2015

A fine thread that links Italy to the arts and to the South African culture runs through the programme for FynArts 2015. This year is the first time that immigrants from one country making up the South African population are acknowledged by FynArts in such a way. This innovation will continue into future FynArts festivals…

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FynArts 2015. Newsletter #5

13 May, 2015

It is just less than four weeks to the start of Hermanus FynArts 2015 and festival goers can once again expect a varied, stimulating and quality programme. Only in its third showing this fusion of ArtsFest and Winter School offers a long line-up of artists, musicians, chefs, writers, wine makers and other personalities. The full…

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FynArts 2015. Newsletter #4

4 May, 2015

NEWS FLASH! Early Bird bookings extended to Thursday 7 May for you to take advantage of the special rate to book tickets for a wide range of demonstrations which is now finalised and loaded onto the website. Tickets at the full price will continue to be on sale at Webtickets. Read the full Newsletter here.

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FynArts 2015. Newsletter #3

17 Apr, 2015

The Hermanus FynArts Festival celebrates arts and artists in a programme of exhibitions and entertainment while the Winter School section of the programme has a wide range of interesting and entertaining panel discussions and illustrated talks on topics related to the arts. There will also be a series of demonstrations and workshops that offers like-minded…

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FynArts 2015. Newsletter #2

31 Mar, 2015

After ten exciting months spent planning a bumper programme, the full line-up is now available on our brand new website with information and news about events, artists and presenters. Early Bird ticket prices are offered for many of the events and will be available until 30 April 2015. All tickets can now be purchased via…

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Fynarts 2015. Newsletter #1

16 Jan, 2015

This year will take place from 5 to 16 June. The festival made its debut onto the Arts Calendar in 2013 to a warm and generous reception. In 2014 FynArts returned with an even bigger and better programme And now, with a brand new website and a programme that is filling up fast, the festival…

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