CHRISTOPHER BYRNES

Chris Byrnes studied art with Joe Osser at The Cape Town Art Centre, but diving was always his passion.  This became his primary focus when he discovered a VOC shipwreck in Table Bay, which was subsequently identified as "the Oosterland".  “The Oosterland” was wrecked in 1697 and became the first shipwreck officially worked archeologically.

 

In Sept, 2012 Chris was issued a permit by SAHRIS to recover salvage from the wreck.  During the long Cape winter months, however, Chris could no longer dive and had time to focus on his art. 

 

He creates unique, one of a kind, works of art incorporating Kangsxi Dynasty porcelain, along with artifacts such as the wood and copper sheathing which he personally salvaged from the wreck.

HOUT BAY

The Harvest Centre, Hout Bay Harbour

Cor. Atlantic Skipper & Harbour Rds

BUSINESS HOURS

Friday:        12h00 to 18h00

Saturday:   110h00 to 16h30

Sunday:     10h00 to 16h30

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art@sembachgallery.co.za

Call +27 83 3921 3475

GPS:   W8WV+FQ Hout Bay, Cape Town

CAPE TOWN

The Hotel Foyer @ The Holiday Inn

Cor. Strand & Loop Sts, Cape Town CBD

BUSINESS HOURS

Monday to Sunday:  24 / 7