For a very long time I started getting very bored with my usual weekend outtings (eating and excessive drinking) so about a month ago the boyfie and I decided to spend a warm Cape Town morning out in Woodstock. We wanted to avoid eating out because we do that far too often so we thought why not get the creative juices flowing by getting some inspo at some cool art galleries?
We settled on two – Stevenson Gallery and The Goodman Gallery, contemporary art galleries with the best space!
I’ve never studied art and don’t usually spend my time reading up on various sculptors, painters and illustrators but I can appreciate anything delicate, strange and beautiful that has been created in any art form. What I loved the most was the variety in artworks from sculptures, to photography, fine art as well as modern art installions. I was quite overwhelmed but the brilliance of all the artworks that were within both art studios, quite often I feel like I haven’t achieved enough with all the time that I have, especially when I realise how much time and dedication it takes many artists to create something unique and beautiful. Having the guts to show off ones work that comes straight from the heart and mind is really brave and I really applaud anyone who shares their work freely with anyone who is willing to look, listen and feel.
Wherever you are, when you have time and want to engage in thought provoking and abstract art, visit the local gallery. You will leave any studio feeling inspired and wanting to create.create.create.
What other cool things are there to do in and around Cape Town? (I’m thinking strawberry picking next!)
160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
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176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
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