Inspired by the country’s many buildings, bridges and water towers spanning multiple historic eras, Johannesburg-based Gaylard finds expression in expertly constrained, meticulously precise fine-line drawings. Drawn on A4 sized sheets of Fabriano paper, Gaylard’s tools of the craft include pencils, pens and Copic markers.
As an enthusiastic and devoted supporter of local artists and their creations, the Spier Arts Trust first hosted the RSA365 exhibition at Union House, home to Spier Arts Trust in Cape Town’s CBD, where it ran from February to April 2022. Now, it will be featured on the farm to further support Gaylard’s ambition for his work: to document South Africa’s architectural history.
The exhibition will be housed in the Old Wine Cellar and will run until 31 January 2023. Viewing is open daily and entry is free.
Art, like food and wine, is best shared, which is why Spier is such an enthusiastic supporter of African artists and their creations. Housing one of the largest contemporary collections in the country, we believe art has the power to teach and inspire, encouraging us all to engage openly with our world and each other. With such a thriving local artistic community and rich cultural heritage, we’re excited about the future of South African art.