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Illuminating the Night

The Magic of Spier Light Art 2024

In the heart of Stellenbosch’s lush vineyards, the Spier wine farm is set to transform once again with the return of the Spier Light Art festival, now in its impressive sixth iteration. From 1 March to 1 April 2024, this event promises to be a beacon of creativity and innovation, inviting visitors to explore an enchanting world where art and light converge under the starlit African sky.

Goldendean and Shruthi Nair present their artwork exhibit Vesica Piscis
Spier Light Art 2024
Goldendean and Shruthi Nair | Vesica Piscis
Spier Light Art 2024

A Celebration of Light and Art

Spier Light Art 2024 is more than just an event; it’s a journey through 21 unique light and video artworks meticulously installed across the expansive farm. These installations are not merely to be viewed but experienced, encouraging interaction, introspection, and a deep connection with the themes they explore.

Spier Light Art 2024 - Alan Alborough ZZZZ
Alan Alborough | ZZZZ
Spier Light Art 2024

The Heart of Spier: Art and Accessibility

Spier’s commitment to the arts is evident in its hosting of one of the largest contemporary art collections in South Africa. However, the wine farm’s dedication goes beyond mere exhibition. By making Spier Light Art free to enter, it underscores a mission to make art accessible to all, allowing diverse audiences to engage with thought-provoking works that reflect and challenge societal norms.

Naadira Patel & Sarah De Villiers | Assembling Lines
Spier Light Art 2024
Naadira Patel & Sarah De Villiers | Assembling Lines
Spier Light Art 2024

Reflecting on Today’s World

The 2024 edition of Spier Light Art doesn’t shy away from tackling significant global issues. From environmental crises and the omnipresence of technology to discussions around gender identities and colonial impacts, the featured artists navigate these complex topics with creativity and insight, offering visitors a platform for reflection and discussion.

Hallie Haller | Machine Swim
Spier Light Art 2024
Hallie Haller | Machine Swim
Spier Light Art 2024

An Experience Crafted for Engagement

Curated by Vaughn Sadie and Jay Pather, this year’s festival is a testament to the power of art to evoke emotion, provoke thought, and inspire wonder. Each piece, whether it’s Stevie Thompson’s vibrant “Mycelium” or the poignant “Flood Light” by Abri de Swardt, serves as a portal to new perspectives and understandings, inviting visitors to explore, question, and connect.

Stevie Thompson | Mycelium
Spier Light Art 2024
Stevie Thompson | Mycelium
Spier Light Art 2024

A Unique Encounter with Art

Spier Light Art 2024 is not just an exhibition; it’s an immersive experience. With installations scattered across the farm, attendees are encouraged to wander, discover, and immerse themselves in the light and stories each artwork tells. It’s a reminder of the transformative power of art and its ability to illuminate the darkest corners of our world and minds.

Sophie Guyot | The Meaning of Meaning
Spier Light Art 2024
Sophie Guyot | The Meaning of Meaning
Spier Light Art 2024

Visitor Information:

  • Date: 1 March – 1 April 2024
  • Best Time to Visit: At sunset
  • Cost: Free entry
  • Food & Wine: Sunset picnic options available; eateries open until 21:00

Supported by the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, and FedEx, Spier Light Art 2024 is a celebration of creativity, reflection, and community. It’s an invitation to explore the intersection of art and light, set against the stunning backdrop of one of South Africa’s most renowned wine farms.