“Although COVID-19 is a common storm, it affects us all differently – especially so in a deeply unequal society like ours. What is universal, though, is our need for light and lightness,” say the curators Jay Pather and Vaughn Sadie.
Pather and Sadie explain that while some of the works grapple with the pandemic, others offer “glimmers of pure beauty and opportunities to play”.
The installations include:
From 19 March to 18 April 2021, Spier Light Art will be accessible to the public. The experience is free; however, visitors will need to reserve a timeslot on Dineplan to ensure compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols and government restrictions.
The best time to visit is at dusk, when you can catch both the beautiful sunset and the switching on of the lights.
Food and drink
Pre-book a sunset picnic online (collect your basket at 18.00, and return it by 21.00).
Not in the mood for a picnic? Delicious food is available from the Spier Farm Cafe, various pop-ups, the Spier Hotel restaurant and Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery. Or just enjoy a glass of wine from the Wine Truck.
Audiences wellbeing is paramount and there are an extensive range of COVID-19 safety protocols in place. In addition to timed slots (booked online), these include:
- Temperature checking is available at the Welcome Station and sanitising stations are available at various point throughout the farm
- The interactive works are all outside and spaciously set apart from each other; visitor flow is also monitored. This ensures social distancing will be adhered to at all times
- Only visitors wearing masks will be admitted; mask-wearing is mandatory throughout your visit
Make a night of it! Stay at Spier Hotel for just R1100 per person per night. This rate includes a delicious Sunset Picnic, a restful night in a spacious room, and a delicious breakfast the next morning. Find out more and book your room!
Spier Light Art is one of Spier’s Growing for Good initiatives, which empower communities to create positive social and environmental change.