Warren Siebrits (the expert on contemporary South African art, a curator, writer and collector) and his partner Lunetta Bartz have restored the Edoardo Villa house back to its original condition and placed their collection of Villa sculptures in the house and garden.
Designed in 1968 by Villa's friend Ian MacLennan the house is tiny, only 100 square metres, while the large garden accommodated many of Villa’s steel sculptures. An example of the New Brutalism, Clive Chipkin describes it as “Powerful sculptural bagged brick forms, paved courts and perimeter walkways, brilliantly animated by Edoardo Villa’s steel sculptures.” It remained the sculptor’s home until his death at the age of 95. Warren will talk to us about Edoardo the man and Villa the artist, while Lunetta will tell us about her friend, the little known Claire, Villa’s beloved wife.
This is a tour not to be missed. Email Eira on email@example.com to book.
GUIDES: Warren Siebrits, Lunetta Bartz and Janet Hughes
PARK: 73 – 4th Street, Kew
COST: R90.00 for members and R150.00 for non-members
DURATION: Approximately 2 hours
MAXIMUM No: 20
SAIAT CPD Points: 0.2 for Category 1