The long-anticipated Norval Foundation in Steenberg opened its doors at the end of April 2018. The new centre for art is a research and exhibition space for 20th and 21st-century artworks, as well as a platform for music and cultural expression.
Adjacent to Table Mountain National Park, the Norval Foundation will offer visitors a multisensory experience that combines the exhibition of art with an appreciation for nature.
Housed in world-class facilities, the foundation includes a sculpture garden, outdoor amphitheatre, purpose-built exhibition spaces, a research library, a restaurant and bar, a shop and a children’s playground.
The Skotnes Restaurant, named after legendary South African artist, Cecil Skotnes overlooks the foundation’s serene wetland and innovative sculpture garden and shamelessly integrates nature and architecture. The menu pays homage to classical South African cuisine, whilst updating its flavours and distilling its ingredients to their simplest possible presentation.
At the helm of the Skotnes is Executive Chef, Phil de Villiers. De Villiers previously led the Primal Eatery, which was named Eat Out’s Best Steakhouse of 2017 Guided by director Elana Brundyn and her team of museum professionals, the Norval Foundation aims to create high quality exhibitions and public programming. The Norval family are the founders and initial funders of the Norval Foundation and aim to make art widely accessible to local and international visitors, by creating a self-sustainable centre for art.
The proceeds from capital donations will be used to secure the foundation for future generations.