Open a window into the design heart of South Africa, where creativity is at the cutting edge of a cultural revival. See the country’s highlights and hidden gems in late summer. Enjoy privileged access, renowned art collections and enlightening museums. Engage with hand-picked trailblazers, whose products are both art and craft. Hear how design, art and craft provide a third way between entrepreneurship and aid. Stay in sumptuous hotels, savouring a melting pot of flavours, along with world-class wines.
In Cape Town, dovetail with the Design Indaba a ‘must see’ explosion of local talent and diversity. In the Winelands among historic homesteads, explore private art collections and seminal sculptor Dylan Lewis’ works.
In Durban, meet Zenzulu weavers and a celebrated museum collector. In the Midlands, pioneering ceramicists like Ardmore and inspiring product developers with resourceful upliftment projects.
In Johannesburg, get a taste of the city’s cosmopolitan mix. See democracy at work in the art collection at the Constitutional Court. Go on gallery walkabouts. Look into studios of artists like William Kentridge. Frolic in Nirox Sculpture Park a ‘union of art, nature & human resolve’ and celebrate in the Cradle of Humankind.
Embrace Africa’s creative spirit on this ten day art tour accompanied by a specialist guide, Marion Ellis. From Cape Town to Durban and Johannesburg you will explore all aspects of contemporary South African art discovering that it is as diverse as the country. The tour includes exclusive visits to private galleries, studios, museums, interactive workshops and an informal township tour.
Tour Dates: 21 February to 03 March 2012
Duration: 10 Nights