For a surprising collection of contemporary modern art, seek out the first floor entrance of an enigmatic gallery situated opposite Kalk Bay harbour. The New Kalk Bay Modern gallery and craft shop showcases an eclectic mix of local South African art talent along with quality crafts from developing community groups.
Kalk Bay Modern treats you to a veritable arts feast from the delicate ceramics of Katherine Glenday and Christina Bryer, to the vibrant textiles of Yda Walt, as well as the ethereal fynbos jewellery of Nic Bladen or the playful and funky jewellery by Meagan Meredith. We also feature a smorgasbord of photographic talent from George Hallet to Amelia Smith, and some etchings by Colbert Mashile, Deborah Bell and Jane Eppel. You’ll also find a sprinkling of sensitive paintings by Gail Catlin along with other established South African artists such as Peter Clarke, Max Wolpe, Hylton Nel, Judy Bumstead, Charles Gassner and many more.
Kalk Bay Modern is also a window for local artists and crafters and actively aims to promote South African designers and the use of recycled materials. Cheryl was also employed by the CCDI (Cape Craft and Design Institute) to help develop, promote and market the products of Zambane’s potato printed textiles, the wire furniture from Willard Musarurwa of Feeling Africa, lighting by Heath Nash and Brett Murray and papier-mache bowels by AIDS project Wola Nani.