Chris Butters

Artist Bio:

Recent paintings in South Africa by Chris are mainly watercolour landscapes. Chris, born in Cape Town, has for many years been resident in Norway and is now in Durbanville. He is an ecological architect, author of many books and articles on environment, energy and sustainable development, and university
course leader. He has lived and worked in countries including France and Bhutan in addition to Scandinavia. He has also translated Buddhist texts from Tibetan and is a keen organic gardener and musician.

If you are interested to purchase any of the Artworks on display, click the link below, or contact the gallery

Out of the BLUE: A sea of colour & texture

The Out of the BLUE group exhibition featuring Sculptural Ceramics by the students of The Potters Place is currently open to view at Bright Street Gallery.

This exhibition offers a wonderful selection of Paintings and Ceramic work. It truly is a sea of colour and texture. Whether you are an art enthusiast, an artist, an art collector or looking for unique gifts this season. Don’t miss this exhibition!

Participating artist – Painting:

Chris Butters, Belita Burger, Cath Duncan, Karla Duterloo, Vernon Fourie, Erna Groenewald, Norman Field, Ankia Joubert, Grant Netherlands, William Olivier, Michelle Oosthuizen, Anneke Potgieter,  Hanli Theron, Bert Touwen, and Di White

Participating Artists – Sculptural Ceramics:

Anja Appy, Petra Derksen, Jeanine Dickson, Debbie Hulme, Bronwyn Lewis, Renata Jerling, Cynthia Slattery, Lorraine Sykes, and Julie Willis.

The Exhibition is open to view until the 18th of February 2022.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10h00 – 15h45
Saturday 09h00 – 12h30

For more info:

Email: or visit
(+27) 21 851 2520
33 Bright Street, Somerset West, 7130

All safety protocols remain in place including social distancing, wearing of masks and sanitising on entry. 

ARTHOUSE Academy – Art Classes @33 Bright Street

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing!

Arthouse Academy is a local art school located in the heart of the Somerset West CBD that offers a variety of Art Classes and Art Workshops for students of different ages and experience.


It’s never too late to get creative! Are you a first-time brush holder? Is your creative flame in need of rekindling? Or do you just want to brush up on your art skills? Then Art House Academy’s adult classes are perfect for you.

All current classes (see time table below) will be offered at the cost of R800 per month. Strict Covid-19 protocols will be adhered to.  Bookings are essential.

For more information, please contact Michelle at or Cell: 072 247 4664

 8:30 – 11:00 Beginners Class  8:30 – 11:00 Intermediate Class  
14:00 – 16:30 Advanced Class      
18:30 – 21:00 Beginners Class  18:30 – 21:00 Intermediate Class   18:30 – 21:00 Advanced Class   


Learn the very basics of drawing and painting in a relaxed and encouraging environment.


  • 1 x A3 Cartridge drawing pad
  • All other basic art supplies will be provided


  • R800 per month payable in advance

Class times:

  • Monday evenings 18:30 – 21:00
  • Tuesday mornings 8:30 – 11:00

Bookings are essential.


Practice and further develop your painting and/or drawing skills by exploring different themes in a relaxed and encouraging environment.


Students are responsible for bringing their own art materials and references.


  • R800 per month payable in advance

Class times:

  • Wednesday mornings 8:30 – 11:00
  • Tuesday evenings 18:30 – 21:00

Bookings are essential.


Learn to develop concepts and express own interpretations of specific themes in a relaxed and encouraging environment.


  • 1 x A4 journal
  • Students are responsible for bringing their own art materials


  • R800 per month

Class times:

  • Monday afternoons 14:00 – 16:30
  • Thursday evenings 18:30 – 21:00

Bookings are essential.

Jumpring Jewellery Classes & Studio

Jumpring Jewellery Classes offers Jewellery Skills Mini Courses and Studio space to students and jewellery enthusiasts who would like to learn to create jewellery from metals and semi precious stones.

Class Times:

Monday / Wednesday / Friday 

09H00 to 13H00  

Tuesday / Thursday

18H00 to 21H00  

7 week Beginners Course starting soon – Book now only 3 spaces left!!

Book your class today Email Erica at:

ABUNDANCE: Art, Wine and Unique handmade items

Join Bright Street Gallery

for an evening of

Art, Wine and Unique Handmade creations

Friday 11th December 2020

The ABUNDANCE Group Exhibition Opening will be held on the 11th of December 2020 at 18h00

Participating artist:
Jane Barnes, Mark Sanders, Diane White, Anja Meeter, Cath Duncan, Minette Kallis, Anni Angus, Tania Lockhart, Jalaun Schultz, Audrey Hickman, Lisa Furness and Gavin Millard

Open Studios:

Unique handmade creations by The Potters Place, Jumpring Jewellery Classes and Girl of Glory will be on display and for sale 

Look no further for the perfect gift!

Informal Wine Tasting:

Join us for a glass of wine.

Christelle will be introducing wines from the Bonnievale district.

Click the button below to RVSP

for an evening of Art, Wine and Unique Handmade creations at

Bright Street Gallery