18 diverse artworks will be scattered across the farm. Some are playful and interactive, while others invite poignant contemplation. The installations include:
- Lyall Sprong’s Bergson’s Misting Circle – a 4 metre vertical circle of light and mist
- Goldendean’s Breathe Goldendean – an interactive inflatable sculpture that allows you to lie on it whilst it gently glows and breathes around you
- David Brits’s massive 70 metre glowing shape, suspended high in one of the oldest oaks living on the Spier Werf (farmyard)
- Themba Stewart and Qondiswa James’s astute and profound Keep the Lights On, which reminds us that light in the everyday is a sociopolitical issue that cannot be taken for granted
Spier Light Art is free and guests can explore the farm at their own leisurely pace. The best time is at dusk, to catch the beautiful sunset and the switching on of the lights. Be sure to book a dinner or picnic in advance.
Spier Light Art 2019/2020 builds on the success of the inaugural festival, held on the estate during the 2018/2019 festive season. Over this period, thousands of visitors were enthralled by an astonishing array of light art installations conceptualised and created by some of South Africa’s leading artists and designers.
Spier Light Art is one of Spier’s Growing for Good initiatives, which empower communities to create positive social and environmental change.