Spier Light Art 2024: Big Themes Light Up This Art Show in Stellenbosch

Spier Light Art Festival

Spier Wine Farm, set in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, has always been genuinely invested in showcasing South Africa’s art and cultural heritage. The 6th annual Spier Light Art showcase explores bigger and bolder themes than before, such as environment, technology, and identity – while captivating audiences through wonder and play.

The event is family-friendly and provides a truly unique way to experience the farm after dark.

Spier Light Art 2024 girl at dusk

Spier Light Art: When the Sun goes Down, the Lights go Up

Since 2018, Spier’s unique art exhibition has provided a platform for local artists to share their work with a rarely used medium, and shine a light on humanity and philosophies. This year’s instalment of Spier Light Art is no different and features highly acclaimed artists including Abri de Swardt, Naadira Patel, Sarah de Villiers, Stevie Thompson and Alan Alborough.

Here, guests are invited to go on a nocturnal adventure in the gardens with experimental and interactive light, sound, and video artworks from both local and international artists.

Curators Vaughn Sadie and Jay Pather return for the art event in Stellenbosch and promise visitors to the farm yet another bold, bright and beautiful art experience. 

The curators say: ‘These works combine wonder, participation and thought. This exhibition of Light Art is a space for celebration, offering moments of escape and fantasy, and moments when we may touch sides with the world outside, lest indeed, we fall completely asleep.

While battling the irony of hosting a light art festival during load-shedding, luminescent installations beg interactions and conversations with their viewers.

Spier Light Art 2024 man interacting with art

Book a Guided Tour of Spier Light Art

For a deeper understanding of the exhibition, guests can book a guided tour through the enthralling art-filled gardens. Tours take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 7.30pm to 9pm. The tour is free, but space is limited, so book now.

Spier Light Art 2024 Picnic

Dinner and Art: Picnics, Braai & Restaurant Delights at Spier

Turn your visit into a memorable culinary experience with the range of dining options on offer at the wine farm. Freshly prepared picnics will be on offer, while the cafe and Spier restaurant will also be operating over the festival.

That being said, here are some recommendations for foodies at Spier Light Art:

  • Pre-book a sunset picnic here to snack on before your Light Art walk. Guests can collect their picnic items from 6pm
  • The Picnickery is open daily until 9pm, and offers a delicious build-your-own picnic basket, great coffee, artisanal ice cream and late-night treats
  • Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery is open until 9pm on Wednesday to Sunday. It is advised that guests make bookings to avoid disappointment
  • Bubbles and Braai Bar serves boerewors rolls and gourmet burgers straight off the grill. They’re open daily until 9pm
  • Wine Tasting on the deck is a classic activity when visiting this beautiful estate. The tastings are available daily until 6pm

Cost: Free entrance

When: Running from 1 March to 1 April 2024, daily from 6:30pm
Where: Spier Wine Farm, R310, Baden Powell Dr, Stellenbosch

Website: spier.co.za
Email: info@spier.co.za
Tel: 021 809 1100
Instagram: @spierwinefarm
Facebook: @spierwinefarm 

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