A feast of art at Kirstenbosch

Boniface Chikwenhere was awarded both the Jeremy Day Trophy and the SASA Trophy for Best Sculpture. Accepting the trophies on his behalf are his wife, Meshy, and son Donny.

Visitors to Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden can view and buy some of the work displayed at the 116th annual exhibition of the South African Society of Artists.

Artist and gallery curator Anne Wells, of the Peter Clarke Art Centre in Newlands, officially opened the exhibition in the Richard Crowie Hall on Tuesday October 31.

The exhibition includes work by sculptor Boniface Chikwenhere, who was awarded both the Jeremy Day Trophy and the SASA Trophy for Best Sculpture.

His wife, Meshy, and son, Donny, accepted the awards on his behalf at the opening as he was in Zimbabwe sourcing wood for future carvings.

Artist Penny Steynor was awarded senior fellow status for her 50 years of SASA membership and consistently getting high marks.

The exhibition runs until Wednesday November 15. Entry is between 10am and 5pm and is free after paying entry to the garden. Call 021 671 8941 or email secretary@sasa-artists.co.za

Penny Steynor with her winning Best Pastel, Waiting for the Train, inspired by a panoramic picture she took of people at a train station in Pietrasanta, Italy. Picture: Karen Watkins
Ingrid Wallach, of Hout Bay, with Liz Pearson, of Claremont.
Jeremy Day, of Constantia, with this painting, Beaufighters, in acrylic, of his parents, Sylvia and Michael Day, aged 22 and 24 in 1945.
Bronwyn de Beer, of Woodstock, right, bought this painting, Mountain Stream III, by Elinor Fletcher, left, of Claremont.
Rina Benz, left, with her sculpture, Contemplation, with artist Jeanette Swart, right, both from Table View.
SASA president Irene Oxley, of Scarborough, left, with Kommetjie artist Beth Lowe.