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Florence Zerffi (1882-1962)

Zerffi is featured in the new exhibition Thoughtful Journey – a celebration of female artists currently on show in the La Motte Museum. Read more on her life, art and travel journeys.

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Nita Spilhaus (1878-1967)

Spilhaus is featured in the new exhibition Thoughtful Journey – a celebration of female artists currently on show in the La Motte Museum. Read more on her life, art and travel journeys.

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Art in Clay 2011 – Potters no longer with us

Exhibition dates: 1 to 30 October 2011 Seventy-seven thousand years ago on a cold, wet and windy Western Cape winter’s day, a local potter was sheltering in her cave at Blombos on the south coast near Klein Kliphuis. She picked up a piece of clay-like ochre, and scratched on the surface an abstract rendering of...

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Michéle Nigrini (1965 – ) Participating artist in Cape Town Triennials

Moonlight St Joseph’s Lilies,Acrylic paint on canvas, 245.5 x 244 cmRupert Art Foundation, Stellenbosch Michéle Nigrini was born in Pretoria where she studied and obtained her M.A. degree in Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria. In 1994 she had a fortunate event that changed her artistic career forever when the Rembrandt van Rijn Art...

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Helgaard Steyn

Helgaard Steyn was known as Hillegard Steyn. He was the former MPC for Bloemfontein and the youngest brother of the last Republican President of the Orange Free State, MT Steyn.

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Helgaard Steyn Award Winners Catalogue

Full colour comprehensive catalogue featuring the Helgaard Steyn award winners and works 1987-2013. (see example)

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Trustees of the Helgaard Steyn Trust

Current trustees; Ms Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, Mr Gerard Rupert, Mr Francois van der Merwe and ABSA Trust Ltd.

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Dr JH Steyn (1902 – 1983)

Dr JH Steyn (1902 – 1983) family friend of the Rupert family and ex-student of the present-day University of the Free State. Honorary doctorate awarded to him in 1961 by the present-day North-West University.

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Wim Botha – Blastwave (2010)

The latest receiver of the Helgaard Steyn award, Wim Botha for his public installation work Blastwave (2010) located at the NEDBANK Headquarters in Sandton, Johannesburg. Maquette and drawings of the project on display in the La Motte Museum.

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Pippa Skotnes – Lament / Klaagsang (1985)

The first Helgaard Steyn award receiver, Pippa Skotnes for her graphic work Lament / Klaagsang (1985) which is a portfolio of four etchings. On display in the La Motte Museum.

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