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Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery

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Address: 19 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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At the Kunstehuijs we specialize in original art of more than 60 South...

At the Kunstehuijs we specialize in original art of more than 60 South African artists.

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Good local art - but not for all

We liked the colourful local artists displays (but others in our group were not impressed). It had a surprisingly large display of modern art that we thought was good and... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We liked the colourful local artists displays (but others in our group were not impressed). It had a surprisingly large display of modern art that we thought was good and although modern told its own story on the canvas rather than needing explanations to enjoy.

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

With a wood burning fire place and beautiful art, what isn't to love? Filled with South African art , a tea nook and art supply shop you can get lost for hours.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

I just loved wandering through the different rooms of this old house and seeing what is currently being done by South African artists, and in particular the work of the two Swellendam locals. I was pleasantly surprised to see how good the quality of light was - so important in a building not specifically planned to be an art gallery.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

The art collection in this gallery left me mesmerised. a superb range of highly talented artists. each with his/her own style left its mark. in the last room, they have art aids for sale. was nice to get what i needed without running to the shops. they also give art lessons. i wish they were not so far.

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Thank LaurenceA
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 May 2015

I was most impress to see the caliber of art on display here. This house was built by my dad, Cornelis Human, for his parents, Piet and Susan Human, just before the 2nd World War. It remained in the family into the 1970's I think. You should have seen the attendants' faces when I showed them exactly where oupa Piet... More 

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Thank Piet14
Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

You feel welcome the moment you enter the gallery in this historical town of Swellendam. In a relaxed atmosphere you are treated to a variety of more than 60 top South African artists, not to mention Grady's amazing, deeply emotional paintings, which leaves you with much to think about hours after visiting the gallery. A visit to Swellendam would therefore... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

I noticed a painting the gallery had set out as we drove through town, so we stopped on a whim. I was amazed that what appeared to be such a small gallery from the street contains such a large and diverse collection of artists and styles. They wrapped a painting for me to carry, and rolled another, and by the... More 

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Thank Leora B
Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

A very rewarding experience. I was especially impressed with Grady Zeeman's artful and accurate portrayal of human emotions.

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Swellendam, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

A full range of art to suit everyone's preferences.

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