Our Top 5: Art Galleries in Stellenbosch

Posted by Daniella on Wed December 20, 2023 in OUR TOP 5, News, updates and useful information, and Art Fundi.

Stellenbosch isn't just a wine and food lover's paradise, it's also an art enthusiast's haven. From esteemed museums to captivating galleries, this town offers a diverse display of artistic experiences. Here are our top picks for the best art galleries not to be missed during your visit in Stellenbosch.

Rupert Museum

Rupert Museum's exceptional collection of modern South African art will be sure to leave you in absolute awe. This world-class museum features works by renowned local artists, including Pierneef, Tinus de Jongh and Cecil Skotnes, to name a few. The gallery's engaging events will ensure a truly enriching experience.

Opening times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm | Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Where to find it: Stellentia Road, Stellenbosch

SMAC Gallery

Immerse yourself in a world of contemporary African art at the superb SMAC Gallery. With a devotion to promoting emerging talent, this gallery provides an impressive collection of thought-provoking artworks. Come and explore the zestful exhibitions, which showcase some of the most enthralling artistic expressions in Africa.

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm | Saturday, 10am – 3pm
Where to find it: 1st floor, De Wet Centre, Church Street, Stellenbosch

The Red Teapot Gallery

There is no lack of colour and vibrancy in the world of Portchie and The Red Teapot Gallery. Known for his joyful and expressive paintings, Portchie's works reflect the essence of South African culture and everyday life. From unique home decor to lively and bright artworks, this gallery offers a captivating and uplifting experience.

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 11am – 4pm | Saturday, 10am – 1pm
Where to find it: 8 Church Street, corner of Andringa Street, Stellenbosch

Art on Church Gallery

Step into a world of marvelous bronze at the Art on Church Gallery. This gallery is known for its exquisite collection of captivating sculptures. From amazing animal figures to whimsical human statues, this gallery celebrates the creativity of both local and international artists alike.

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5pm | Saturday, 10am – 2pm
Where to find it: 38 Church Street, Stellenbosch

Stephen Rautenbach Studio Gallery

Discover the fascinating world of sculptor Stephen Rautenbach at his Studio Gallery. With this artist's talent for storytelling through his fascinating art, Rautenbach's studio is a whimsical space filled with intricate sculptures and wonderful narratives. Embark on your own journey through his thought-provoking creations all located in a beautiful historic building on Church Street.

Opening times Daily, 11am – 5pm
Where to find it: 44 Church Street, Stellenbosch