Grande Provence Presents Angels Exhibition At The Gallery

The seventh annual Angels exhibition at The Gallery @ Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, part of Huka Retreats, opens on Sunday, 9 December 2012 at 11h00 until 27 February 2013.
In 2006 a group show titled ‘Angels’ was established by The Gallery at Grande Provence. The title was playfully based on the award winning collection of ‘Angels Tears’ wines that is produced by the Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate. Over the years the exhibition has progressed from an annual festive-season group show with references to angels, to a thought-provoking exhibition that addresses a range of current social and environmental matters.

This year “Angels 7” is themed ‘I am an African’. The theme references to one of the greatest African speeches ever delivered - to visually celebrate our identity, growth, achievements and the beauty of our people, land and cityscapes. However, the exhibition also aims to communicate the critical social and other challenges that currently face our society and environment. All aspects of life in contemporary South Africa will be represented.

Some of the contributing artists in this year’s “Angels” exhibition include: Christiaan Diedericks, Eugenie Marais, Strijdom van der Merwe, Mbongeni Buthelezi, Richard Smith, MJ Lourens, Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, Wilma Cruise, Frank van Reenen, Ricky Dyaloyi, Greg Lourens, Katie Barnard Du Toit, Uwe Pfaff, Loni Drager, Mongezi Gum, Niel Visser, Koos de Wet, Sanna Swart, Thalitha Deetlefs, JP Meyer, Marieke Prinsloo, Ingrid Coerlin, George Holloway, Zhann Solomons, Marleen Wolters, Thokozani Mthiyani, Erika Prinsloo, Anastasia Sarantino, Janet Botes, Noelene Kleve, Anton Smit, Martin de Kock, Marieke Kruger, Frans Smit, Debbi Morkel, Paula van Coller Louw, Lynette ten Krooden, Jacques Dhont, David Brits, Susara Steenkamp and Rae Goosen.

The famous speech, ‘I am an African’ by former President Thabo Mbeki was supplied to the artists as inspiration for their work.

A selection of angel artworks and distinctive gifts and crafts feature in The Shop at Grande Provence to complement the ‘Angels Tears’ collection that is available in the retail area off the courtyard, behind The Gallery.

For more information regarding this years exhibition please contact the curator Carina at +27 (0)21 876 8630 or e-mail

After the exhibition visit The Restaurant and enjoy our new bistro style menu, which runs parallel with our signature a la carte menu. The bistro menu also includes a glass of Angel Tears wine. For reservations contact The Restaurant on +27 (0)21 876 8600.