SAADA Antiques, Art and Design Expo in Cape Town

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SAADA Antiques, Art and Design Expo in Cape Town

Whether you prefer the old or the new, there will be something for everyone at this quirky expo

Collectors and connoisseurs of the finer things in life are in for a treat this month. The South African Antique, Art & Design Association (SAADA) will be hosting a major expo at the V&A Waterfront from Friday, 12 to Sunday, 14 February 2016. More than just a showcase of vintage artworks or modern collectibles, the SAADA Cape Town Expo is highly unique in its diversity. For more information, contact or phone +27 (0)11 880 0815.

The range of artefacts on show vary from centuries-old to ultra-modern, but they all have one thing in common; they tell a story of the mood, perception and ideas of the day in which they were made. “Antiques, when they were made, were the most fashionable, edgy items to have in their day,” says SAADA CEO Paul Mrkusic. “Present-day design pieces will continue on this timeline and will hold their value – they will always be sought after,” he says.

With such valuable, rare and incredibly diverse relics, steeped in history and culture, on display at this expo, you are guaranteed to find something that catches your eye or fascinates you in some way. Some of the notable items on display include two 1960 Chamber of Mines medallions (one in English and the other in Afrikaans, which were the forerunners of the Krugerrand), a wide variety of modern and vintage artworks from local sculptors and painters of varying acclaim, antique furniture and art from as far back as 206 BC, jewellery, collectibles and loads more.

Come find out the amazing stories behind each display from the knowledgeable and experienced collectors who have sourced the highest quality pieces for this expo. Even if you don’t buy anything, you will walk away with a new outlook on antiques and art.


Some of the noteworthy stalls at the expo, with fascinating items on display, include:

  • Bancroft
  • Cape Gallery
  • City Coins and SA Mint
  • Delft Huis
  • Dor&Kie in association with André James
  • Ebony
  • Eclectica Antiques & Art
  • Frankli Wild
  • Holden Manz
  • Hunter Gatherer
  • International Coins & Antiques
  • Is Art
  • Jeremy Stephen Antiques
  • Joao Ferreira
  • Johan Joubert Asian Art
  • Kim Donaldson Gallery
  • Kunsthandel H.W.C. Dullaert
  • Moonstruck Experience
  • Paisley’s Antique Jewellery
  • Palette Art Gallery
  • Piér Rabe Antiques
  • Red Room
  • Riaan Bolt Antiques
  • Take it for Granted
  • The New Modernist
  • The Old Corkscrew
  • Wall


SAADA have launched a new to-do that should be on your bucket list. Several galleries and antique shops in the quaint town of Franschhoek have teamed up with SAADA to create this route. Similar to any of the wine routes and the Spice Route, the Antique, Art & Design Route takes you on a journey down the beautiful streets of Franschhoek, into the heart of the Cape Winelands, where you can admire some of the finest artworks, displays and artefacts in the region. 

The route will take you to galleries such as Is Art, Holden Manz and Ebony, as well as antique shops like Delft Huis and The Old Corkscrew. This cultured adventure is a great opportunity to get in touch with your inner historian and art connoisseur.


Tickets for the event are available online via or and cost R60p/p. For more information, visit, email or phone +27 (0)11 880 0815.

The dates and times of the expo are as follows:



Friday, 12 February 2016

10am – 8pm

Saturday, 13 February 2016

10am – 7pm

Sunday, 14 February 2016

10am – 5pm


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