We are celebrating summer with Summer Sessions in the Sculpture Garden on 19 & 20 December.

You are invited to purchase a swag bag, bring their picnic blankets, find a spot in the Norval Foundation Sculpture Garden and spend the day enjoying music, art and good vibes.

The music line-up includes soulful house DJ and Producer blaqkongo, lofi hip hop and nu jazz DJ, LawdStat on Saturday 19 December and record collector and vinyl selector Ra Mava and Miss Diesel on Sunday, 20 December.

You have two Swag Bag options to choose from: the Simple Swag Bag costs R260 and includes:

  • Annual Access Membership
  • Norval Foundation tote bag
  • Cup

The Art Swag Bag costs R350 and includes:

  • Annual Access Membership
  • Norval Foundation tote bag
  • Cup
  • A5 in Pursuit of Venus [infected]: Lisa Reihana notebook
  • eco stationery set (pencil, pen, eraser)
  • colour crayons
  • Limited edition Wim Botha condom and temporary tattoo

Norval Foundation Members pay R150 and R230 for the respective Swag Bags. You are encouraged to purchase online. Members must log in to access the Member’s Swag Bag price.

The event coincides with Cape Town’s first Art Book Fair and our December Family Weekend. In addition to these activities, our four exhibitions will also be open to viewing;  iiNyanga Zonyaka: Athi-Patra Ruga in the Atrium, And then you see yourself: Zanele Muholi in Gallery 1, Alt and Omega: Jackson Hlungwani in Galleries 2-8 and Recent Acquisitions by the Homestead Collection in Gallery 9.

Food and drink specials courtesy of The Skotnes Restaurant will be available all weekend, including their famous braaibroodjies. Their full offering will also be available, as well as their recently launched Summer Picnics. Picnic bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance and reserved via dineplan. The full menu can be viewed on our website.

The event practices and promotes social distancing. All health and safety protocols will be followed and enforced. All attendees are required to wear masks.

Entrance to Summer Sessions is free for all Norval Foundation Members and kids under 18. Entrance for non-members is covered by the Swag Bag ticket price and includes an Access Membership, which includes entrance on the day and unlimited entries for one year.

Space is limited so booking online in advance is encouraged. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for updates and more information.

Line-up times can be found below. 

Saturday 19 December

12:30 – 14:30: LawdStat

14:30 – 17:30: blaqkongo


Sunday 20 December

12:30 – 14:30: Miss Diesel

14:30 – 17:30: Ra Mava


All weekend:

Art Book Fair

Family Weekend


Please direct all queries to Molly Fitz-Patrick, Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Norval Foundation