Cape Town’s latest exhibition space Norval Foundation opened its glass doors to the public on Saturday. An exclusive gathering on Freedom Day brought together the media, and arts and culture enthusiasts and experts for a special preview where champagne flowed along with live music acts.
Situated in Steenberg and adjacent to Table Mountain National Park, the minimalist and sleek concrete structure was designed by dhk Architects. It features world-class, purpose-built galleries, a sculpture garden, an amphitheatre, a research library, a restaurant and bar, a shop and a children’s playground.
The Norval family are the founders and initial funders of 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.
Divided into several curated gallery spaces, the artwork hanging on the walls is by well-established and up-and-coming artists.