Other Events

Investment Art

Guided Walkabouts – Of artists’ studios by aficionados, providing some insight into the thought and creative processes of the participating artists.

Thought Leadership Talks

The Business of Art – A series of talks by visiting prominent figures and personalities in the South African art world

Avant-garde Theatre

MiddelmanA unique collaborative musical and spoken word performance of Rudolph Willemse’s poetry by actor Marcel van Heerden and friends.

Donker JonkerDigter Donker Jonker bring sy nuutste aktiewe-woordkuns teaterproduksie op die toneel met Mark Graham Wilson as regisseur.

The Harlequin’s NeedleA performance by The Mirrorsister built around projections which are juxtaposed literally and figuratively with mirroring and monologue.

PleasureA performance installation working with body, projected images, shadow and pleasure.

Women in Wine

Swartland Women in Wine – A series of talks, tastings and celebrations by some of the leading Swartland vintners and viticulturists (and some of the men behind them).

Chef’s Tables

Solo Kitchens – An invitation into the homes of some of the best chefs and hosts in the valley for an intimate hospitality experience.

Peripheral Activities

Partner Restaurants – A collaboration with select restaurants which support artists and the arts, and in most cases offering live music during the Solo Studios weekend.

Solo Sessions – Live musical performances by various solo artists and collaborations, adding some good vibes to the streets and to partner restaurants around the valley.

Social Development

The Olive Branch Project – Exhibiting a community performing arts development programme through an experience of creative processes behind a unique production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

The Steelband Project – Providing quality music education to young people in the Western Cape, with a particular focus on ‘youth-at-risk’.