The Stellenbosch Triennale: kicking off in style

The Stellenbosch Triennale is now open to the public, with exhibitions running daily from 10 AM. Entrance is free.

The Stellenbosch Triennale was launched last week at a glittering event hosted by Stonehage Fleming at the Woodmill.  Since its reveal in March, the Stellenbosch Outdoor Sculpture Trust (SOST) has been hard at work to make South Africa’s very first Triennale a reality.

The event was attended by the participating artists and invitation-only guests from all over the continent including Ghana, Rwanda, Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and of course, South Africa.

These artists will showcase their artwork in three different exhibitions around Stellenbosch in a theme conceptualised by Chief Art Curator, Khanyisile Mbongwa, called “tomorrow, there will be more of us”.

The Triennale features exceptional works of art from across Africa and is open to the public until 30 April 2020.

A showcase for large-scale contemporary art exhibitions, the Stellenbosch Triennale is a non-commercial, multidisciplinary art platform hosting a range of artists from Africa and the diaspora.

“African creatives confront us with what is possible for a renewal to happen utilising art as a lens, a course correction, a stimulus around curiosity and imagination. Through the Stellenbosch Triennale, we bring work from the continent to the southernmost tip as an intersection of time – where the past, present and future are in dialogue.”
– Khanyisile Mbongwa, Chief Curator

Exhibitions are free of charge with many in venues within or close to traditionally under-resourced communities. The focus is on accessibility, development and the democratisation of art and its numerous benefits for all.

Ambitious in scale, the Stellenbosch Triennale offers us a horizon of possibility and potentiality, a space to dream and imagine anew.

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