The Friends’ first outing of the year will be a special visit to Parliament. Lila will show us the 120m long Keiskamma tapestry that winds along the passages on the ground floor in Parliament's Old Assembly wing. This monumental work was embroidered by a group of rural women in the Eastern Cape and depicts the history of South Africa, specifically the Eastern Cape, from their perspective.
The tour will then continue to the library to see a selection of 18th and 19th century Africana art, including watercolours by Bowler, de Smidt and Angas.
The group will view the National Assembly Chamber from the public gallery with the final stop the art storeroom where the large-scale portrait paintings from pre-1994 are kept.
As numbers for this tour are strictly limited, early booking is advised.
To secure your booking, please respond by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Members: R80,00. Non-members: R90,00