CapeTownMagazine.com

New Art Museum Opening in Steenberg: Visual Art and Nature ...

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

New Art Museum Opening in Steenberg: Visual Art and Nature Meet at The Norval Foundation

The Norval Foundation, a stylish new visual art museum boasting one of SA's largest private collections, is opening on the border of a precious Steenberg wetland system

Last updated: 6th March 2018

For those who relish unique and proudly local art experiences in Cape Town – think the V&A’s Zeitz MOCAA that famously presents the world’s first contemporary African art museum – there’s a new museum opening in Steenberg to take note of.

The Norval Foundation, opening on Saturday, 28 April 2018, will house one of the largest private art collections in the country. What’s more, it will be opening in an area of environmental importance where work has been carefully performed to simultaneously rehabilitate and restore a sensitive wetland system.

A NEW ART ICON ON THE CULTURAL MAP

The museum will focus on the research and exhibition of modern, contemporary art, showcasing the work of 20th and 21st-century artists. The Norval Foundation are the custodians of the Gerard Sekoto Foundation, commemorating this legendary South African artist who is considered the pioneer of black South African art, as well as the Edoardo Villa Estate Collection and the Alexis Preller Archive. These sought-after artworks render The Norval Foundation unique in what it presents to Cape Town, making the soon-to-be-opened museum one of the largest private art collections in the country where the works of both local and international visual artists will feature.

 

 

A post shared by Norval Foundation (@norvalfoundation) on Feb 17, 2018 at 12:22am PST

Other highlights at the space include the work of exceptional artists from the last century, including Irma Stern’s "Arab" (1939) and Sydney Kumalo’s "St. Francis of Assisi" (1962) to name but a few. Contemporary works will include Wim Botha’s "Prism" 5, 12 and 7 (2014) and Serge Alain Nitegeka’s "Structural – Response II" (2014).

MORE THAN AN ART GALLERY

But The Norval Foundation is also about creating cohesion with its surroundings and offering visitors a broader experience than just art. Topped with a modern, floating, wing-like roof structure that provides solar energy to the centre, the museum's unique design incorporates natural light within a simple longitudinal form. A modern atrium leads to the purpose-built exhibition spaces, which have been designed to emphasise and maximise sweeping views of the wetland, as well as offer a scenic backdrop of the Table Mountain National Park and Constantia Winelands.

Along with exhibits of sculptures and other artworks, the Norval Foundation also boasts an outdoor amphitheatre, a sculpture garden with paths leading through endemic plant beds, a research library, a bespoke store, a children’s playground as well as an upmarket restaurant and bar (the names of which are yet to be made public).

The Norval Foundation will be the first of its kind in the country – a space that brings nature conservation and fine art together. Natural wetlands in the area, near Tokai where Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs meet the Southern Peninsula, trace their source to the overhead Constantiaberg and are home to a number of critically-endangered flora and fauna species.

Make a note to diarise the opening of The Norval Foundation on 28 April 2018. More information will be released when it becomes available.  

1 Ou Kaapse Road, Steenberg

----------

Get a taste of modern contemporary art from artists the continent over at the Zeitz MOCAA.

Discover Cape Town’s vibrant art scene with this feature on art galleries around the city.

Explore more of the natural beauty of the Steenberg area with these hiking trails.

ABOUT #CapeTownMagNew:

#CapeTownMagNew is a long-standing project that is dedicated to discovering exciting new places in and around our pretty city. We tell their stories, find out what they offer, and delve into what makes them unique. From cafés and restaurants to trampoline parks and dog hotels, there is always one new place in the city that we uncover each week. You can follow #CapeTownMagNew on Twitter and Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter to track recent features or read more here about more Hot Spots and New Restaurants in Cape Town and Surrounds.

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City!

Cape Town Events Calendar
August 2018
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31

Jack Black 12Alternating Jack Black's Thursday Jazz ...

Live tunes or pub quiz? Take your pick of Thursdays at the brewery taproom in Diep River

Shakespeare In Love 2018It's Back: Shakespeare in Love Graces ...

Back by popular demand, this crowd-pleasing, popular show returns to The Fugard theatre ...

WildFlower3The Ultimate Cape Spring Wild Flower ...

SOLD OUT: Luxury glamping on a private farm among the blooms in the Cape’s famous ...

Villa 47 2Breakfast at Villa 47 and Spoil a ...

Italian breakfast with a friend, plus: two-and three-course lunch and dinner specials ...

The Grey Hotel Win1The Best Staycation Special In The ...

Special offer for you as a reader: 2 nights stay, rooftop drinks, tapas platter, wine and ...

Just Like Papa 1Just Like Papa: The Ultimate Place to ...

Finally, there’s a place in Cape Town where you can get exceptional home, camping, ...

Hout Bay Dental Studio 2016 3Professional Teeth Cleaning Special at ...

Spruce up your pearly whites with this 20% discount for CapeTownMagazine.com readers

Hout Bay Dental Ex2Teeth Whitening Special at Hout Bay ...

Brighten the midweek with a superb Thursday dental deal

Xplore Cape Town Tours 2Be A Tourist In Your Own Country With ...

From the Cango Caves to the world’s highest bungee bridge, adventure awaits on this ...

SA IdolsAll the Times Capetonians Entertained ...

Though auditions for 2018 are closed, Cape Town did us proud during SA Idols Season 14

Under Oaks 4Have a Turkish-French Affair With This ...

Indulge all your senses by trying the delicious wine and sweet pairing at Under Oaks in ...

Le Bonheur 12Get a 20% Discount on Accommodation at ...

Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures offers patrons a 20% discount when they stay at this ...

African RelishGet Hands-On With Local Fresh Produce ...

Leave it up to African Relish to create the perfect food-centred weekend getaway

Ubuntu Climbs 365 3How Many Hikes Up Table Mountain Does ...

A hike a day gets the funds raised. This guy is hiking Table Mountain every single day of ...

Arabella Aerial ViewWhich of These 5 Arabella Stay, Play ...

One luxury spa day and four remarkable getaway experience deals to reward yourself with, ...

Picnic in the Sky Cape WheelTreat Your Love To a Picnic in The Sky

Gift experiences company Celestial Gifts has the perfect date night idea for you – a ...

ElectroFitnessKick Start your fitness: An ...

Get a taste of how to burn up to 3000 calories in 20 minutes with this READER SPECIAL ...

Cape Culinary Tours Valentine's Day InclusionTake a Bite into History with Cape Town ...

Learn about Cape Town’s past while savouring local cuisine with these informative ...

Sgt pepper live musicRam Jam Rock Parties at Sgt Pepper

The head-banging, guitar twanging rockin’ good times are back

High Five Kitesurfing 12Discounted Lessons at High Five ...

Book a few sessions with High Five’s gurus and you’ll be a pro in no time

Winelands Tea at La MotteWinelands Tea at Pierneef à La Motte

Enjoy an old-Cape high tea at La Motte wine estate

WildFlower2Your 2018 Guide to Viewing the Spring ...

Don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with South Africa’s budding ...

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.