Art on the South Coast

Many artists make their home in the sunny KZN South Coast with its inspiring sea views, spectacular gorges and lush hinterland. A favorite artist’s haven is the picturesque seaside village of Ramsgate, which serves as the creative hub of the KZN South Coast and is home to the region’s leading art galleries. Ramsgate also hosts the annual Ramsgate Book & Art Festival to celebrate all art forms from literature to art, craft, dance, photography and music.

Some of the greatest names in both classical and contemporary South African art movements hail from the area. WH Coetzer, Errol Boyley, Walter Battiss and Tita Faschiotti are synonymous with the area and serves as rich inspiration for diverse artistic expression, which has blossomed in this region. Other well-known artists Anton Benzon, Rob Wareing and Michael Canadas. Also look out for the great works of local artists Sbonelo Chiliza, Keith Erasmus, Marke Mayer, Grant Wood, Christine Lamberth and Diane Erasmus to name but a few.