Artists of Stellenbosch

The Old Bloemhof School houses the
Sasol Arts Gallery of the
Stellenbosch University
Painting by Hérine Fourie

Artists of the day:
The Dark Side of the Kalahari
Hannes Lochner

Incredible Tretchikoff
Boris Gorelik, Incredible Tretchikoff, Tafelberg 2013

Beate Tügel

Francois Verster's enlarged Gallery of paintings

Baobabs and Bicycle (1. Prize)

Florian Breuer
's photo gallery

Bertie du Plessis
Bertie du Plessis

Artist, Designer and Author of books

Angela Tölken
, Artist Jeweller
Her third solo exhibition was opened at the US Art Gallery on 26 October 2010

See Strijdom van der Merwe
's new page

Peter Höhsl, painter and film maker
Pencil drawing by Peter Höhsl

Dr. Hans and Rosemarie Breuer 907 Helderberg Village, Somerset West

The university town of Stellenbosch is a very special place and home to many artists.

We present artists of the Stellenbosch area
and are busy compiling a list of artists

  • who live or have lived in Stellenbosch
  • who worked or studied here and
  • who have already exhibited their work in a renown gallery

These pages will be included in a book and on CD, Stellenbosch Artists. See an example
Artists will get a double page in the book with many photos of their work. If you want to feature in the book, please contact us now. Your suggestions are very welcome!
You are invited to order your own gallery at a discount! See 2 examples Strijdom and Peter
Read also my letter to artists and authors
The book, Stellenbosch Writers, was published in March 2005.

The famous Bruynzeel House
A Landmark in Stellenbosch

A work of art in its own right, this building would be immensely suitable to house an art collection (Hannes Meiring)

   Red carpet show at Bruynzeel House, 3 December 2013

Chinese Girl - click to enlarge

The exclusive evening celebrating the unveiling of Tretchikoff's Chinese Girl at Delaire Graff Estate on Friday 29th November 2013. Photos
Laurence Graff and Tretchikoff's CHINESE GIRL painting (pdf)

See video

Elise Bodley
Elise Bodley

Photo by Annari van der Merwe
Botanical artist and first principal of the P J Olivier Art Centre in Stellenbosch from 1952 to 1953
See her superb paintings at the P J Olivier Art Centre until 19 September 2013

A glorious nightsky with quivertrees
The glorious Namibian nightsky

Sky at night by
Florian Breuer
BBC: Most stunning pictures of the week:
The entries for CIWEM's Environmental Photographer of the Year were announced, including a similar picture of his Milky Way series

Photo found at LitNet
Marjorie van Heerden
LitNet Kuns-onderhoud met Bibi Slippers

Bruynzeel HouseThe Bruynzeel House is a work of art, celebrating 50 years

On Saturday, 27. October 2012 we had a joint golden jubilee celebration with Stellenbosch Museum and De Hoge Hoek (Bruynzeelhouse) at
Champagne and a light meal were provided to music by Die Stellenboys. The well known architect, Wilhelm Krüger gave a talk on Stellenbosch architecture
It was a unique opportunity to have a closer look at the architectural gem, the Bruynzeel house, 18 Constantia Avenue, Dalsig . This exceptional home was built in 1962 by the Dutch timber trader, Kees Bruynzeel, and was designed by the Dutch architect Aard Bijl.
See photos and amazing virtual tours
Download information in a nutshell pdf

A photo exhibition at the Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock

Rufus Gouws receiving the CJ Langenhoven Award
Keith Dietrich of the Department of Visual Arts was honoured with the Stals Prize 2012 for Art Studies.
He receives his award from prof Wannie Carstens, chairperson of the Academy. (Photo by Anton Jordaan, found at SU news blog, 12 September 2012)

Stellenbosch enjoyed the exhibition of the great Paul Emsley at the Sasol Art Museum in March and April 2012

Paul Emsley Self portrait Melancholia
Click "Melancholia" to enlarge photo
Paul taught drawing at the Department of Creative Arts, Stellenbosch University, 1983 - 1995, and had his first solo exhibition at the Art Museum in 1981.

2016: On popular demand I am preparing another edition of this book.
Jubilee edition

Here it is, the bi-lingual book in German and English by Rosemarie Breuer.
A delight for children and bird lovers alike and anybody else!

Introduction and some background  Pictures of the pages of the first book   Jill Adams' bird illustrations   Reviews and feedback

Zettelwitz Kindle versions in German and English (3rd editions):
At Zauberer Zettelwitz vom Tafelberg (German Edition) and Zettelwitz the Table Mountain Wizard
At Zettelwitz the Table Mountain Wizard (English Edition) Zauberer Zettelwitz vom Tafelberg
A Rosie Breuer Book,
with the special edition of a bilingual children's book and first bird book in one:
Zauberer Zettelwitz - Table Mountain Wizard in German and English
See all double pages of the special edition.

Cover Cover

Published March 2011:
Tafelbergtowenaar - Table Mountain Wizard

New artist:

Dorothy Eleanor Dodds (1897-1981)
Dorothy Dodds (1897-1980)
Recently Anne Labuschagne has rediscovered two of her aunt's sketchbooks with glorious watercolours of mainly Fynbos flowers, but also some landscapes from Miss Dodds' time in England and Kenya.
Some 110 plates of botanical art will be published in a book. We are looking for a publisher and/or a sponsor. For more information, please contact:
Rosie AT   

The Fynbos art of Dorothy Dodds (1898 - 1976)
- superb watercolours from her rediscovered sketchbooks.

Paddy Bouma Long Walk to Freedom
Paddy Bouma illustrated Nelson Mandela's
Long Walk to Freedom (for children)
Die Avonture Van Alice in Wonderland
Marjorie van Heerden
illustrated Die Avonture Van Alice in Wonderland
(translated by Andre P. Brink

Dylan Lewis Exhibition
5 March 2010 - 31 January 2011:
Untamed Dylan's installation of monumental work can be seen at Oude Bank, Corner of Church and Bird Street, Stellenbosch. Monday - Friday 9:00 - 18:00, Saturday and Sunday mornings

Links of the day:

Anton Kannemeyer
"The beauty of Mr. Kannemeyer's work is in the jarringly funny contrast between its cheerful, seemingly innocent style and its reflection of the hideous underbelly of South African politics and society."
New York Times

The big bad bitterkomix handbook  Bitterkomix 15: 15
The big bad bitterkomix handbook
by Anton Kannemeyer; Conrad Botes

Quote of the day:
I have difficulty with the notion that art must be challenging.
Paul Emsley

Beauty is the promise of happiness.

El arte es la mentira que nos permite comprender la verdad
(Pablo Picasso)
art is the lie that makes us realize truth

El arte sacude del alma el polvo acumulado en la vida diaria
Pablo Picasso

Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Pablo Picasso
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.
Pablo Picasso
Hace falta mucho, mucho tiempo para ser joven
Pablo Picasso
It takes a very long time to become young

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