News & Events

News & Events

  • Knysna Arts Society Annual General Meeting 2021

    The AGM was held via Zoom on 27 March 2021.

    The minutes can be found within our Newsletter 2/2021

  • Entabeni Farm SAFFCA Residencies

    Bambo Sibiya Open Studio Event at Entabeni Farm

    To all members of the Knysna Art Society

    The open studio event for artist Bambo Sibiya following his 8 week residency at Entabeni Farm will be held from 17h00 to 20h00 on 22 April 2021.

    It will be held at the Hudson Manor house on Entabeni Urban Farm which is situated on Welbedacht lane, Eastford, Knysna.

    Please note that the event will be restricted to the first 50 responses and limited to 75 people.  Masks must be worn to gain access to the event.

    If you wish to attend, kindly RSVP to Gregory Barnes at  Please indicate how many people will be included in your party.

    White wine and snacks will be served at the event.

  • United Emergence

    United Emergence KAS Members Group Exhibition

    We will be hosting a KAS Members Group Exhibition entitled “UNITED EMERGENCE” from 23-27 April 2021 at the Old Gaol.  These dates coincide with the Pink Loerie Reunion.

    KAS Members are invited to participate. The gallery will be available for a group exhibition in addition to tables and art demonstrations stations in the courtyard and undercover areas. Artwork for hanging must be delivered to the Old Gaol on 21 April for hanging on 22 April 2021.
    Please contact Gary Davis by email or Whatsapp 0832889706

  • Knysna Art Project

    Knysna Art Project

    Visit Knysna and the Knysna Art Society invite artists, crafters, designers and creatives living in the Greater Knysna area to participate in the development of an interactive street art route.

    “This is bone of the most exciting projects we have embarked on in recent years. Now, more than ever, we need to be building our tourism offerings. The interactive art installations at view sites and cultural centres will encourage visitors to branch out and explore the entire area and experience the uniqueness and diversity of what we have to offer. More than that, the introduction of an art route linking the installations and promoting the galleries, studios, artists and crafters will provide a platform to reinvigorate this important contributor to our local economy”, Mayor Ricky van Aswegen said of the project.

    Helena Gerber is available for more information, 0826574122.

  • Scava Old Masters Exhibition

    The Southern Cape Association of Visual Artists (SCAVA) have agreed to schedule the Knysna based Old Masters Exhibition in July to coincide with the Knysna Oyster Festival.

    South Cape artists went all out copying Old Master paintings.

    KAS Members are encouraged to submit entries for consideration by the Organising Committee as soon as you can, or before the end of May 2021.

    There is an entry fee of R50.00 per work

    Include the following information with your digital submission.

    • Your name and contact details.
    • The Title of the work, the dimensions and the medium used.
    • Old Masters. Name of Artist and Title of Work that was your inspiration.
    • Date of the Work.
    • Include photographs of good quality (squared images with no peripheral background. Just the painting.

    Submissions will be accepted until the end of May 2021.
    Please Email your submissions to

  • The Pink Loerie Foundation - The Reunion

    The Pink Loerie Foundation – The Reunion, is scheduled to dust the Garden Route town in glitter from 23 to 27 April this year.

    The foundation’s John O’Neil said that the programme will be released by mid-March. “All necessary COVID-19 prevention protocols will be adhered to, but we look forward to letting our hair down with the locals in April.”

    “The pandemic and everything surrounding it has affected us all, and many of us are still facing challenges that will take a long while to overcome,” he said. “This reunion will give all of us a chance to just have fun. Not to mention the economic potential it holds for Knysna and the many local charities that benefit from it.”

    Knysna Arts Society Members interested in participating in a group exhibition are encouraged to contact us at before 30 March 2021.

    The exhibition venue will be announced at a later date.

    For more info on the Pink Loerie Foundation visit the website.

  • Knysna Oyster Festival 2021

    Visit Knysna is excited to announce that the Knysna Oyster Festival will take place from 9 to 18 July 2021.

    Local artists, performers and anyone who is keen to be involved in promoting their creative skills – these can include arts and crafts lessons, yoga classes and even knowledge-based webinars – are invited to register their event here.

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