• Spier Light Art Exhibition

    After the festive season it can be a bit difficult to make our money stretch to the end of the month - January always feels like the longest month in the year. Whenever I see of free things in and around Cape Town I always get excited - especially when it happens to be a Light Art Exhibition on the beautiful Spier Wine Estate.

    The festival started on 10 December 2018 but because of the holiday crowds, we decided to wait it out a bit for a quieter time (once all the holidaying crowds have gone back home). I think it was a good decision, because although there were a number of people there, it wasn't overly crowded.

    We arrived at Spier around 8pm while the sun was setting - it created a beautiful start to our exploring.  There are free maps available at the start of the exhibition that guides you around the estate and provides you with information on each piece.

    "Transparent Geometries" by Caitlin Warther and Wendy Dixon

    There are a few lights that are turned on around 7:30pm and the rest are turned on at 8:30pm.  There are some really incredible pieces and walking around the estate is just such a nice break from the city. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    "Written in the stars" by Berco Wilsenac

    "Three part harmony" by Roelf Daling

    There are 18 different pieces on display and some require you to interact with the objects which I found really enjoyable. I chose not to post all the photos I took just in case a few of you decide to go see this for yourselves - I don't want to spoil it. But if you would like to have a look, I'll post a link here to the official Spier website that has a lot of information on it.
    Both pieces by Koleka Putuma
    Tip: If you want to photograph the neon lights,  lower your exposure compensation on your camera or camera app on your phone. This allows you to get a crisp image of the words in lights.

    This is the first time that Spier has hosted the Light Art Exhibition and I can easily see this becoming an annual event.  If you can afford it, I think it would be a good idea to arrive a bit early and have supper at one of the two restaurants on the estate.

    The exhibition is on until 31 January 2019 and I can strongly recommend that you visit it if you are in the Cape Town / Cape Winelands area.

    Big Hugs,
    Charlene XXX

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