The Norval Foundation
The Norval Foundation

Opening in Cape Town on 28 April 2018

The Norval Foundation is a new centre for the research and exhibition of 20th and 21st-century visual art from South Africa and beyond. Located in the Steenberg area of Cape Town, adjacent to Table Mountain National Park, the Norval Foundation combines the experience of art with an appreciation for nature.

Its sculpture garden, outdoor amphitheatre, purpose-built exhibition spaces and research library are situated within a unique setting that will offer visitors a multisensory experience. This is complemented by a sophisticated restaurant and bar, a bespoke shop and a children’s playground.

We aim to create high-quality exhibitions and public programming to broaden our understanding of the visual arts. The Norval Foundation is honoured to be the custodians of the Gerard Sekoto Foundation, Edoardo Villa Estate Collection, and the Alexis Preller Archive. We believe that art has the power to enrich our lives and that artists contribute to our communities in a profound way.

The Norval family are the founders and initial funders of the Norval Foundation. Their aim is to make art widely accessible to local and international visitors, by creating a self-sustainable centre for art. The proceeds from capital donations will be used to secure the foundation for future generations.

Please join us for our Private Garden Party Fundraiser to celebrate the opening of the Norval Foundation on Friday, 27 April 2018 and our Public Opening on Saturday, 28 April 2018.

For more information please mail info@norvalfoundation.org or phone us on +27 (0)83 277 2062

Skotnes Restaurant

Opening on 28 April 2018, the Skotnes Restaurant is the culinary arm of the Norval Foundation. Named after legendary South African artist and teacher, Cecil Skotnes, the restaurant is naturally at home in the world of art. Overlooking the foundation’s serene wetland and innovative sculpture garden, the Skotnes seamlessly integrates nature and architecture. The menu pays homage to classical South African cuisine, whilst updating its flavours and distilling its ingredients to their simplest possible presentation. All ingredients are sourced from local, small-batch suppliers, with the intention of supporting and uplifting local communities.

At the helm of the Skotnes is Executive Chef, Phil de Villiers. De Villiers previously led the Primal Eatery, which was named Eat Out’s Best Steakhouse of 2017.

Bookings are now open.

For bookings of 8 or more, contact bookings@theskotnes.com

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Artist: Sydney Kumalo | Title: St. Francis of Assissi | Date: 1962

Sydney Kumalo | St. Francis of Assisi | 1962.

Artist: Irma Stern | Title: Arab | Date: 1939

Irma Stern | Arab | 1939.

Artist: Cecil Skotnes | Title: Head Study | Date: 1989 | Image courtesy of the Skotnes family.

Cecil Skotnes | Head Study | 1989.
Image courtesy of the Skotnes family.

Artist: Serge Alain Nitegeka | Title: Structural – Response II | Date: 2014 | Image courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town | Johannesburg.

Serge Alain Nitegeka | Structural – Response II | 2014.
Image courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Gallery | Cape Town | Johannesburg.

Artist: Edoardo Villa | Title: Mother and Child | Date: 1980 | Image courtesy of The Claire and Edoardo Villa Will Trust.

Edoardo Villa | Mother and Child | 1980.
Image courtesy of The Claire and Edoardo Villa Will Trust.

Artist: Wim Botha | Title: Prism 5, 12, and 7 | Date: 2014 | Image courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town | Johannesburg.

Wim Botha | Prism 5, 12 and 7 | 2014.
Image courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Gallery | Cape Town | Johannesburg.

Artist: Ezrom Legae | Title: Pensive Woman

Ezrom Legae | Pensive Woman.

Artists: William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx | Title: Fire Walker | Date: 2009-10. Image Courtesy of the artists and Stevenson Gallery | Cape Town | Johannesburg.

William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx | Fire Walker | 2009-10.
Courtesy of the artists and Stevenson Gallery | Cape Town | Johannesburg.

1 Ou Kaapse Road
C/O Steenberg Road
Opposite US Embassy
Tokai, Cape Town
7945
South Africa
General Enquiries
info@norvalfoundation.org
Curatorial Enquiries
curatorial@norvalfoundation.org
Media Enquiries
media@norvalfoundation.org
Group Tours and Event Enquiries
tours@norvalfoundation.org
Tickets to the Garden Party Fundraiser 27 April
tickets@norvalfoundation.org
1 Ou Kaapse Road
C/O Steenberg Road
Opposite US Embassy
Tokai, Cape Town
7945
South Africa
General Enquiries
info@norvalfoundation.org
Curatorial Enquiries
curatorial@norvalfoundation.org
Media Enquiries
media@norvalfoundation.org
Group Tours and Event Enquiries
tours@norvalfoundation.org
Tickets to the Garden Party Fundraiser 27 April
tickets@norvalfoundation.org
1 Ou Kaapse Road
C/O Steenberg Road
Opposite US Embassy
Tokai, Cape Town
7945
South Africa
General Enquiries
info@norvalfoundation.org
Curatorial Enquiries
curatorial@norvalfoundation.org
Media Enquiries
media@norvalfoundation.org
Group Tours and Event Enquiries
tours@norvalfoundation.org
Tickets to the Garden Party Fundraiser 27 April
tickets@norvalfoundation.org