West Coast Art Gallery
The Cape West Coast represents a unique, large, and sparsely populated region of South Africa. Given a low rainfall, with Aeolian sands often as overburden to calcareous substrata, it is rich in both archaeological and palaeontological deposits. It also has a rich built environment and rural cultural heritage. Deep-water ports occur at Velddrif, St Helena Bay and Saldanha Bay, with the bulk ore loading terminal also within the Bay. Pleasure boat harbours, including Port Owen and Club Mykonos, as well as boat slipways (e.g. Yzerfontein) provide sea access and boat moorings. A route linking Vredenburg and Velddrif, linking to Lamberts Bay and Lutzville in the north.
Joan Schrauwen's West Coast paintings and collages of various subjects in West Coast Gallery & Café. Located in an old Dutch Reformed church houses artwork of West Coast Painters. Watercolours, oil paintings, pottery, crafts and more.
Joan Schrauwen started painting in 1980, after 10 years of making wood-fired pottery. 19 years of solo exhibitions around South Africa. Now she is living outside Velddrif on St. Helena Bay.
Hours: Hours: Mon – Fri: 08:30 – 17h00, Sat: 08h30 – 15h00, Closed Sundays
Contact West Coast Gallery & Café
Church Street, Velddrif
P.O. Box 166, Velddrif, 7365
Contact Person: J. Schrauwen
Tel: 022-7831118, 022-7830415
For more info around Velddrif:
West Coast Regional Tourism Bureau
P.O. Box 242, Moorreesburg 7310
Tel: +27 22 433 8505
Fax: +27 22 433 8484
Velddrif In West Coast Regional Tourism Bureau: http://www.capewestcoast.org/Towns/town.php?town=Velddrif
Velddrif Tourism Information Center:
Visiting Address: Municipal Building, Voortrekker Road, Velddrif (From Cape Town International Airport the N2, and then the N7 will take you via Malmesbury to Hopefield and then Velddrif.)
Contact Person: Bea Strüwig (Tourism official) & Chevon Ellis (assistant tourism official)
Velddrif Tourism On The Web: www.tourismvelddrif.co.za