Artist residency programme launched

KNYSNA NEWS – The Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art (Saffca) launched an artist residency programme in Knysna at Entabeni Farm last month, along with an exhibition of works by the programme’s first resident artist, Benon Lutaaya, who is from Uganda.

The residency programme will involve two African and/or international artists staying in Knysna for a two to three-month period, three times a year – which means six artists a year.

This programme is sponsored by Axon Investment Services, and the accommodation and food are being provided by Entabeni Farm, which is situated on Welbedacht Road and overlooks the estuary. The farm is owned by Axon.

Sharing his journey, Axon director Greg Barnes said his history with Knysna goes back to 1965 when he was six years old and his father brought them on holiday to Knysna and taught him to fish. “My father brought us back year after year and we enjoyed many places available around Knysna. When I became a father, I too returned to Knysna with my children and grandchildren. We have made many wonderful memories over the years,” said Barnes…Click to continue reading

Articel first published: Knysna-Plett Herald