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Celebrating stunning SA women artists of the past 100 years

August in Cape Town has now become synonymous with Art Month at Welgemeend: a month of art, lectures and events to raise funds for the preservation and conservation of Welgemeend and the Boerneef Art Collection.

SA women artists
Mary Sibande | I Have Not, I Have | 2019 | Kilbourn Collection

This year’s theme, Shifting Boundaries: A Selection of Works showcasing South African Women Artists of the Past 100 Years promises to be a feast for the eye and food for the soul as we celebrate women artists throughout the years.
     Don’t miss this opportunity to see a selection of art from the collection of Frank and Lizelle Kilbourn which will be exhibited and to participate in the lectures and walkabouts which are part of the program.
     Welgemeend, a historic Cape Dutch house, is situated in the Citybowl. It is here that the art collection and books of the South African poet and linguist known as Boerneef (late Prof IW van der Merwe) are housed. The custodian of Welgemeend, Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck, manages the homestead and the collection in collaboration with the volunteer organisation Friends of Welgemeend. Together they are committed to the preservation of this significant cultural heritage for future generations.

Art Month at Welgemeend is aimed at:

  • Creating an awareness and promoting the cultural gem in our midst;
  • Making private collections available for public viewing; and
  • Most importantly: Raising funds for essential maintenance and restoration of Welgemeend.

Art Month at Welgemeend is a collaboration between the Friends of Welgemeend, Strauss & Co, Delaire Graff, Frank and Lizelle Kilbourn and others, with the support of Jan van Riebeeck Hoërskool.
     For bookings and information: welgemeendfriends@gmail.com | Tel: 060 563 2822 | www.welgemeendart.co.za

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