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Experiential Art

Experience interactive outdoor performances during Spier's annual art events.

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NOCTURNAL ADVENTURES

In early 2021, the farm hosted the third edition of Spier Light Art — a nighttime adventure for the whole family to enjoy. A remarkable array of interactive artworks that use light, sound and video were scattered across the historic Stellenbosch estate, which guests could explore after dark for free.

In late 2021 Spier is also hosting the second iteration of Constellations which offers intriguing, intimate fireside performances by leading local cultural talents. Conceptualised by Brett Bailey, the internationally acclaimed theatre director and playwright, Constellations takes several small groups of guests on a nocturnal adventure through the enchanting, wild parts of the farm. The groups rotate among a sequence of three campfires, gathering for about 35 minutes at each. Every campfire is presided over by its own unique Fire Guardian – a local artist, poet, musician, performer or storyteller – who hosts an experience that is enthralling, moving and delightful.

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SPIER LIGHT ART WILL SCINTILLATE YOUR SENSES

09 February 2022

The fourth and highly anticipated edition of the celebrated annual Spier Light Art will be ...

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Discover whole worlds between covers at Spier’s new exhibition, Disrupt II

19 January 2022

Spier is now home to Disrupt II, an exhibition showcasing Emma Willemse's artworks, ...

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TOP SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS SHOWCASED AT OUR MANOR HOUSE

10 December 2020

On 10 December, Occupants of the Inhabited, a new exhibition featuring leading South ...

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I See U: Imagining a Space for Freedom Art Exhibition

31 August 2019

Featuring more than 35 works from the Spier Collection, the I See U art exhibition will be ...

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“Uthomi”, a new mosaic sculptural fountain, installed at Spier

11 June 2019

Spier is now home to Uthomi, a large-scale mosaic conceptualised by Mozambican artist ...

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Emerging Illusionistic Bend: an intriguing new arrival

26 March 2019

Spier’s rich collection of contemporary sculpture has grown with the arrival of Rodan Kane ...

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The singing stones of Spier

11 January 2018

Artist Jenna Burchell has transformed twelve ancient rocks into interactive sound ...

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Must-see artworks at Spier - Part 2

26 June 2017

From Spier's public spaces to displays in the Manor House and wine shop, art is as much ...

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Ouroboros: remnants of a rhino reborn

07 March 2017

An intriguing new artwork made of bones has been installed at Spier on the banks of the ...

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Visit the Spier Mosaic Kraal, South Africa’s first outdoor mosaic exhibition

20 February 2017

From February 2017, visitors arriving at Spier Wine Farm will be greeted with the country’s ...

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Must-see artworks at Spier - Part 1

11 August 2016

From Spier's public spaces to displays in the Manor House and wine shop, art is as much ...

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Spier wins the BASA Chairman’s Premier Award

26 August 2014

On Monday, 25 August, Spier was awarded the Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) ...

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New art installations at Spier

07 November 2013

Spier aims to support projects that we feel acknowledge our African arts heritage, protect ...

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Cianfanelli brings dying slave to life

04 September 2012

In the wake of the completion of his acclaimed sculpture of Nelson Mandela, a new work by ...

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Spier Food Garden

In our food gardens, Megan McCarthy teaches members of disadvantaged local communities how to grow food using eco-friendly and regenerative techniques.

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Reducing and reusing water

100% of Spier’s black and grey wastewater is recycled using a centralised wastewater treatment plant installed in 2007.

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An ethical supply chain

We ensure integrity throughout our supply chain by monitoring the agreed commitments in our Spier Supplier Ethical Code of Conduct, which includes compliance with all relevant labour, health and safety and environmental legislation.

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Skills development

Spier is a participating employer in the Pinotage Youth Development Academy which seeks to educate and employ disadvantaged youth in the wine industry.

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Agents of change

Because each employee is an ambassador for Spier and its values, every new member of our team participates in a five-day training course that explores environmental and social challenges.

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Tree-preneurs

Living in some of the province’s most impoverished communities, Tree-preneurs are taught how to care for indigenous trees and plants.

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Pack for a purpose

Pack for a Purpose invites visitors to Spier to fill spare space in their luggage with much-needed books, stationery and other educational supplies for disadvantaged young students.

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Teaching the value of waste

100% of our organic waste is transformed into organic, nutrient-rich fertiliser and more than 97% of our solid waste is recycled.

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Living Soils Community Learning Farm

Based at Spier, this learning and demonstration farm produces nutritious food using eco-friendly regenerative farming methods while empowering a new generation of farmers.

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Conserving wildlife through education

Spier supports Eagle Encounters by donating land, electricity and water for its facilities.

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Helping local start-ups thrive

Spier helps entrepreneurs — many of the former employees — to launch and successfully run their own small businesses.

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Harambee youth employment accelerator

Spier recruits entry-level staff through Harambee, an initiative that sources, trains and places unemployed young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into their first jobs.

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The Creative Block Project

Curate your own collection by established and emerging artists to create a vibrant collage expressing contemporary South Africa.

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Outdoor Mosaic Installations

The mosaic artworks at Spier were created by students and graduates of the three-year Spier Artisan Apprenticeship Programme, which ran from 2008 to 2020.

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Nurturing nature

Our land is holistically farmed to create a diversified, balanced ecosystem with minimal impact on the environment.

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The Spier Nursery

The Spier Nursery was established to propagate and grow indigenous trees and plants that are specific to the region to re-introduce these onto the farm.

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The Spier Art Collection

The Spier Art Collection is one of the largest contemporary collections of South African art in the country.