Visit La Motte, Franschhoek, with its curator, Elzette de Beer, before it closes for a year for major building work. I was particularly keen to hear more about their temporary tapestry exhibition; artists include William Kentridge, Sam Nhlengethwa and Cecil Skotnes, who worked with Marguerite Stephens founder of Stephens Tapestry Studio. They are mainly made of mohair from goats in the Eastern Cape and Lesotho.
La Motte's Pierneef exhibition includes his less well known work as well as his classic landscapes, some that look almost Art Deco (eg Rustenburg Kloof, c1928). This permanent display has been joined this week, with REST Established's gorgeous collection of clothing, furniture, jewellery and textiles inspired by Pierneef’s art.
Elzette's tour also includes sculpture in the garden and in rooms generally closed to the public. She’ll also take us to the Manor House (c1751), Jonkershuis (c1752), Historic Cellar (c1782) and the Water Mill (1752 - 1793) - all provincial monuments.
- Cost: R250 pay by 6 Apr 2022, otherwise R330 (R100 Culture Connect collaborators and full time students).
- Do join me afterwards for lunch - with Covid La Motte having stopped fine dining; it is now "farm food with flair – a delicious combination of nostalgic influences and modern inspirations". La Motte wine is between R10 - R30 per glass.
- Email Kate to book - email@example.com
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