Franschhoek Welcomes Abe Opperman Gallery

Franschhoek Welcomes Abe Opperman Gallery

Following the success of galleries in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Abe Opperman Art has opened its third space in the heart of Franschhoek at 11 Huguenot Street.

“The opportunity to make bring Abe’s art to a new home in Franschhoek presented itself organically and we were all too willing to step into the beauty of the valley” says Ben Theron, curator of the galleries. Notwithstanding the proximity to Cape Town, he is excited that the new location will provide an alternative cultural context as well as expand the audience for Abe Opperman’s original works.

After a successful career in floristry and interior design Abe established himself as a commercial artist exhibiting in Johannesburg.

The Cape Town gallery opened in 2016. “I am immeasurably grateful and inspired by our presence in Franschhoek. We are in good company amongst the vineyards and mountains,” says Abe who grew up on an idyllic farm with a beautiful English country garden surrounded by towering trees and magnificent mountain ranges. The whimsical interpretations of the world he observes through the eyes of his inner child have been on display in the new Franschhoek gallery from 1 March 2019.

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