Arts & Antiques in Port Elizabeth. Code (FD02)
Pick up at your place of residence we depart for the historic suburb of Central. Here we visit King George VI Art gallery and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. Chinese miniatures and Indian Textiles are on display amongst the many temporary exhibitions held here. The majestic old buildings housing these galleries are close to the historic St Georges Park Cricket ground.
Visit the Epsac Gallery a gallery dedicated to exhibiting local artists and the Ron Belling Gallery, a memorial to the fine aviation and maritime work produced by this prolific artist.
On to the quaint Tin House, a corrugated iron period cottage now converted into an art gallery and coffee shop where we take a break to enjoy an aromatic cup of fresh coffee.
After the break we move into a busy area where a number of art and antique shops await the curios collector. James Malinga’s township art, Books and Bygones antiques, Pandora’s Box specializing in Royal Doulton and other porcelains.
We spend a few hours browsing the many interesting outlets before heading off into the oldest Township in Port Elizabeth, New Brighton and the Red Location museum in particular. Meet renowned artist ‘nette curator of this austere, but poignant memorial to the struggle for democracy. If we are fortunate we get to view some of her highly prized works before seeking an appointment with Bobo Pemba, the grand son of the Iconic artist George Pemba before visiting the Gallery that bears his name.
Moving on to the Township, a poor but interesting and lively neighborhood we take a break at a local tavern for some refreshments before return to your accommodation.
Rate per person: R 1300.00
Minimum two persons
Rate valid till 31.10.2017
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