Hermanus FynArts

10 - 20 June 2021

Thu, 10/06/2021, 00H00 - Sun, 20/06/2021, 00H00

Hermanus FynArts is a celebration of arts and culture with an eclectic blend of visual, intellectual and creative stimulation. Prepare yourself for ten days filled with exciting events, presentations, performances, exhibitions and demonstrations. Hermanus FynArts also showcases the very best food and wine that the Cape Whale Coast, and international guest countries, have to offer. Keeping it intimate, this year’s Hermanus FynArts will be showcased in small boutique art galleries, restaurants, wine cellars, tasting rooms, coffee shops and selected outdoor venues.

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About

About

The Hermanus FynArts programme is filling up fast and the 2021 event will be more intimate, hybrid and will strictly adhere to the Covid19 regulations.

Workshops

Workshops

Learn a new skill or hone an existing one by attending the great line-up of workshops at this year’s Hermanus FynArts:

11 June: Traditional Pigment Grinding
12 June: Mokuhanga Print Demo and Workshop
13 June: Skryf Haikoe
14 June:  Beautiful Brightness - Watercolour
14 / 15 June: Art for the Soul
15 June: Plant Printing on Silk
16 June: Poetry Workshop
16 June: Watercolours - Loose and Lovely
16 June: Guitar Workshop
17 June: The Art of Knowing Yourself
17 June: Plant Printing on Silk
17 June: Fluid Expression - Playing with Alcohol Inks
18 June: Oil on Tracing Paper
18 June: Book Making and Marbling
19 June: Creative Travel Writing 1
19 June: Flora Paper-Printing
19 June: Creating Ceramics 2
20 June: Creative Writing 2
20 June: Magic of Traditional African Instruments

Find more information about workshops, times and venues, here.

Presentations

Presentations

Lots to learn at the exciting line-up of historical and cultural presentations at this year’s Hermanus FynArts:

10 June: Russian Travellers at the Cape in the 19th Century 
10 June: SA’s Russian Legacy Irina Filatova
10 June: FynArts Space Talk - A Journey through Space History
10 June: Realism vs the Real in Soviet Russia 1920 - 1930
10 June: St. Petersburg 1703 - 1719
11 June:  Fabergé through the Ages
11 June: Utopia on the Underground
11 June: Formalism, Realism and the Real in William Kentridge and J.M Coetzee
11 June: Moscow! Moscow! Remembering Russia
11 June: Symbolism and Meaning of Russian Orthodox Icons
12 June: Japanese Gardens
12 June: Stipstaar
12 June: Life and Stone - Combining Natural Elements with Bonsai
12 June: Searching for the Soul of the Japanese
13 June: Bonsai Shaping
13 June: Japan’s Music World
14 June: India’s Art Music
14 June: The Mystical Poets of the East
14 June: The Taj Maha & Moghul India
15 June: Richard Crock Talks to Daniel Hope
15 June: Arts, Culture and Spirituality of India
16 June: Thomas Bowler - New Insights
16 June: De Meillion’s Legacy
16 June: Conduct Unbecoming 2
17 June: Towards the Light - Exploring Near-Death Experiences
17 June: Creativity in the Arts
17 June: 18th Century Dinner Table
17 June: Writing for the Ear, Not the Page
18 June: Nico Malan 50
18 June: Terra Incognito - 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years
18 June: Become a Writer
19 June: In Conversation - Norman Coates
19 June: In Conversation - Paul Emsley
19 June: Legacy Award 2020
19 June: All Things Bright and Broken
19 June: The King in the Car Park
19 June: Nudes (1916 - 1965)
20 June: 3D in a Box

Find more information about presentations, times and venues, here.

Performances

Performances

Be entertained with music, dance and theatre at this year’s Hermanus FynArts:

12 June: My Journey to Japan 2
14 June: 18 Strings and Beats to Joy 1
14 June: 18 Strings and Beats to Joy 2
15 June: Dance with Taare 1
15 June: Dance with Taare 2
15 June: The School House Trio
16 June: Play - What Youth Day Means to Me
17 June: Great African Composers 1
19 June: Organ and Cello Recital
19 June: Tales of our Youth
19 June: The Clever Rabbit

Find more information about performances, times and venues, here.
 

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Discover new artists and old ones at the creative selection of exhibitions happening at various venues hosting Hermanus FynArts:

10 - 20 June: Makiwa Mutomba
10 - 20 June: Business as Usual
10 - 20 June: Duality
10 - 20 June: Nature
10 - 20 June: Grounded
10 - 20 June: Paradise Lost - Chapter 3
10 - 20 June: African Waves
10 - 20 June: An African Kaleidoscope 
10 - 20 June: Blue Dot
10 - 20 June: It’s a Small World
10 - 20 June: Our Feathered Friends
10 - 20 June: Recollections
14 - 20 June: Volmoed Artist
16 - 20 June: Mainly Monochromatic

Find more information about exhibitions, times and venues, here.
 

Demonstrations

Demonstrations

Watch and be enlightened by the interesting selection of demonstrations at this year’s Hermanus FynArts:

13 June: Intro to Ikebana 1
13 June: Bonsai Shaping
13 June: Intro to Ikebana 2
13 June: Talk and Demo - Samurai, a Life Philosophy
14 June: Kashmiri Cuisine
15 June: Gentle Yoga and Meditation
15 June: Eat Indian Food and Curry On
15 June: Keep Korma and Curry On
17 June: Tour Abalone and Bubbly
17 June: Stellenbosch Wine Route - 50 Years
17 June: Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel 50
18 June: Tour Abalone and Bubbly

Find more information about demonstrations, times and venues, here.

Children

Children

This year’s Hermanus FynArts includes children’s activities:

19 June: Creating Ceramics 1
19 June: Creating Ceramics 2

Find out more about children’s activities, times and venues, here.

Food & Wine

Food & Wine

10 June: Michelle Theron - Hazendal
11 June: Vodka Talk and Tasting
11 June: A Russian Tea - Russia through SA eyes
12 June: Experience Japan 1 - Cooking, Culture and Etiquette
12 June: Heritage Farm Lunch
12 June: Soup and Sushi 1
12 June: Experience Japan 2 - Cooking, Culture and Etiquette
13 June: Experience Japan 3 - Cooking, Culture and Etiquette
13 June: Soup and Sushi 2
13 June: Experience Japan 4 - Cooking, Culture and Etiquette
14 June: Conscious Cuisine
14 June: Vegan Night
16 June: Gin Revolution
16 June: Dinner - Meat and Brand Appreciation
17 June: Tour Abalone and Bubbly
17 June: Beer Tour and Tasting
17 June: Environmental Lunch
18 June: Tour Abalone and Bubbly
19 June: A Tasting Journey through Hemel-en-Aarde
20 June: Sunday Lunch

Find more information about food and wine experiences, here.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Make the most of the Hermanus FynArts festival by spending a few days so you can experience the sights, sounds and flavours to the fullest.  The festival organisers are proud to be affiliated with:

  • Whiteleaf
  • Windsor Hotel
  • Nantucket
  • Mayflower
  • Hermanus Guesthouse
  • Brown Jug
  • Whale Rock Luxury Lodge
  • Pat’s Place
  • FrancolinHof
  • Eastbury Cottage
  • Fernkloof Lodge
     
Sponsors

Sponsors

Hermanus FynArts thank all its sponsors who without the festival would not be possible:

Signature Sponsors
  • Bouchard Finlayson
  • Pioneer Freight
  • Strauss & Co
Festival Sponsors
  • Business and Arts South Africa
  • Cape Town & Western Cape (marketed by Wesgro)
  • Cape Whale Coast
Sponsors in Kind
  • 1 First Car Rental
  • Benguela Cove
  • CPS
  • Davidson’s Boards
  • Dutchies
  • Hermanuspietersfontein
  • Ocean Basket
  • Overstrand Municipality
  • Pretorius Meubels
  • Windsor Hotel & Apartments
Media Sponsors
  • Hermanus Times
  • Splash
  • The South African Art Times
  • Village News
  • Whale Talk
Accommodation Sponsors
  • 78 on 5th Bed & Breakfast
  • 7 on Marine
  • Brown Jug Guesthouse
  • Fernkloof Lodge
  • Francolin Hof
  • Hermanus Guest House
  • Mosselberg on Grotto Beach
  • One Marine Drive
  • Pat’s Place Guest House
  • The Nantucket Guest House
  • Whale Rock Luxury Lodge
  • Windsor Hotel & Apartments

Should you wish to enquire about sponsorship opportunities and benefits please contact Hermanus FynArts directly.

Tickets

Tickets

Patrons of this year’s Hermanus FynArts can book tickets for most events at:

  • Hermanus Tourism Office 
  • Hermanus FynArts Website (Webtickets)
  • Webtickets (payment and collection Pick n Pay)

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