Art and culture enthusiasts and the public will be invited to occupy this new creative space dedicated to showcasing art exhibitions with global appeal, in an environment that fosters an appreciation for nature.
The Norval Foundation is located adjacent to the Table Mountain National Park and was designed by dhk Architects. The site features world-class, purpose-built galleries, a sculpture garden, outdoor amphitheatre, research library, a restaurant and bar, a shop and a children’s playground.
The Homestead Art Collection is housed at the foundation as a curatorial asset. This collection is one of the leading collections of 20th-century South African art, assembled by the Norval family over the past two decades.
The collection includes work by artists such as Deborah Bell, Peter Clarke, Dumile Feni, Sydney Kumalo, Maggie Laubser, Ezrom Legae, Trevor Makhoba, John Muafangejo, George Pemba, Alexis Preller, Gerard Sekoto, Cecil Skotnes, Irma Stern, Edoardo Villa and Anton van Wouw. It also incorporates Bruce Campbell Smith’s Revisions Collection and a significant collection of publications on South African art.
A visit to Norval Foundation promises to be a multi-sensory experience with its innovative sculpture garden established in a beautiful outdoor setting, the amphitheatre for music and cultural events, as well as The Skotnes Restaurant and Bar, headed by Executive Chef Phil de Villiers, who previously led the award winning Primal Eatery.
The Norval Foundation property grounds have been landscaped by Keith Kirsten International. Together, they have remained committed to preserving this sensitive ecosystem. The wetland and its surrounding buffer zones have been revived by removing all alien and invasive plant species, and replanted with locally indigenous fynbos, enhanced by other indigenous plants and some naturalised species.
Admission is R140 per person or R200 for an annual general membership, giving free entry all year. For more information visit http://www.norvalfoundation.org.