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Uwe Pfaff Solo Exhibition at Is Art

We’ve long been fans of artist Uwe Pfaff, and we host a number of his sculptures throughout  Le Quartier Français (take a peek at the ones in The Tasting Room below).

uwe pfaff

Is Art, South African contemporary art gallery, adjacent to us is hosting an Uwe Pfaff Solo Exhibition from 10 February to 15 March.

Uwe Pfaff boasts a long, illustrious career. He grew up in Germany and immigrated to South Africa in 1970 where he worked as a design draughtsman for an air-conditioning company. He soon went on to take art classes and thereby discovering his love for metal and sculpture work. It hasn’t always been an easy path for this determined artist, but he persevered and is now world famous for his innovative works.

This exhibition hosts all new work, and is not to be missed. The gallery opens at 10am and closes at 5pm. Make a day out of it and pop into The Common Room for breakfast or lunch beforehand.


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The latest beauties at Is Art

These are some of the newest stunners at our contemporary fine art gallery, is art: below is a bronze sculpture from Cornelia Stoop, then, also in bronze, are chairs by Guy du Toit. Check out the red sculpture by Uwe Pfaff (we also have one in The Tasting Room), and lastly a little bit of love from Hartedief. Come for a browse and then pop in at The Common Room for a glass of bubbly.

Cornelia Stoop, bronze


uwe Pfaff


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Hop to it

We have some new friends in the sculpture garden, by artist Guy du Toit.

bunny sculpture2

bunny sculpture

GUY DU TOIT was born in 1958 in Rustenburg in the North West Province. He has been consistently supported by private and public collectors, institutions, academics and fellow artists. He has been honoured with many awards and has in turn been invited to curate and adjudicate exhibitions.

The past few years have increasingly been spent on private and public commissions and in working closely with artists and businesses, especially those involved in design, communications, architecture, advertising and entertainment. Guy currently teaches part-time at the University of Pretoria and works full time from his new home and studio in Swavelpoort.

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Franschhoek Art in Clay

Go potty at this festival of ceramics - six Franschhoek galleries will be participating. It opens Saturday 27 October and ends 16 November. Here’s a sneak peak of some of the work we’ll be showing at is art.

Chris Smart

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Chris Smart Goose Tea-pot

Annual feast of ceramics in six Franschhoek galleries

Opens Saturday 27 October – ends 16 Novemb
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Eat with your eyes

The Cape Craft & Design Institute’s (CCDI) Handmade Collection 2012 is on display in our restaurant – a collection of the best handmade products from the Western Cape. The beautiful works range from ceramics and textiles to glassware and upcycled materials. From 264 entries the judging panel decided on 70 final, outstanding objects.


CCDI chairperson Bart Verveckken said this: ““The panel has always been looking for products that are not only very well made, but have a strong visual or conceptual appeal; objects with a wow factor.”


Come see for yourself, and feel free to browse with a glass of bubbly in-hand.

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Greg Brown posters

We love these whimsical foodie posters.

greg brown



Find them here.

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