Whether you are a collector of South African master pieces, or you enjoy cutting edge contemporary art, our tours are custom designed to fit like a glove. We specialize in tailor-made art tours that will take you directly to the very best art offered in Cape Town and you will be accompanied by one of our art specialists.
This initiative originated out of the need for art specialists within the tourism industry and our main focus is to educate visiting guests on the wonderful talent Cape Town has to offer the art enthusiast or collector.
What differentiates our tours from other available art tours is that you will be accompanied by a local artist with a Master’s degree in Fine Art, hence you will enjoy the added benefit of having an art consultant by your side.
Talita Swarts is a Cape Town- based sculptor, academic and art consultant with a passion for developing art within the Tourism industry. She has obtained her BA (Fine Arts) degree, and MA (Fine Arts) degree at the University of Pretoria. During 2005 she helped develop and implement a Teachers’ Training Workshop dealing with the Arts and Culture curriculum for the Development Bank of South Africa, and during 2008 she was the project manager for a community empowerment project, The Centenary Rose Collaborative Arts Initiative, implemented by the department of Marketing and Communication at the University of Pretoria. Talita Swarts founded ARTROUTE in 2013 and has been the first specialist art tour guide in Cape Town. Overall winner of the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition in 2003, finalist in numerous ABSA Atelier Awards and has received the Lorenzo il Magnifico award for fourth place in Installation art at the Florence Biennale in 2009.
Durban-based multi-disciplinary artist, educator and curator Tamlyn Martin is a dynamic Arts and Culture activator. For 20 years she has initiated and driven highly successful collaborations and projects that serve to empower emerging artists. She is currently head of Fine Art at the end of Centre for Fine Art, Animation and Design in Durban. For the last 8yrs Tamlyn has dedicated herself to arts education while exploring exciting ways of integrating the teaching of the disciplines of Fine Art, Animation and Design. In 2014 Tamlyn represented South Africa as a visual arts educator through a European Union funded cultural exchange program with France. Winner of the 2006 Business Day BASA Award for small business sponsorship of the arts, finalist in the Brett Kebble Art Awards in 2004, and winner of the prestigious international Grand Prix Prize for monumental stone sculpture in Central France in 2014.
Gcotyelwa Mashiqa was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Currently studying Master of Arts in History: Advanced Issues in Museum and Heritage Studies and Visual History at the University of the Western Cape.
Previously, she worked for Zeitz MOCAA as a Curatorial Assistant from 2016 until February 2019, and curated the following exhibitions; Still here tomorrow to high five you (Part 1) and One Thousand Voices (2019), Now and Then: Guercino and Kudzanai Chiurai (2018), OFF-THE-AIR (2017) solo exhibition (Mouna Karray, Tunisia), and was an assistant curator for Kudzanai Chiurai’s early career retrospective titled Regarding the Ease of Others (2017). Mashiqa’s interest lies in using her curatorial practice to bridge a gap between local and global platforms for contemporary African art. Crucially also, she’s passion about introducing contemporary art from the continent and global to the broader community. She has collaborated with curators, artists and academics to create and facilitate discursive events such as lectures, panel discussions, artist walkabouts and public educational programs for Zeitz MOCAA.