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Threads of Synergy opens at La Motte

In a world where disembodied virtual experiences have become the order of the day, Threads of Synergy – a new exhibition of South African tapestry art in the La Motte Museum - pays homage to the artisans’ presence in the making. This exhibition of large-scale tapestries calls for a tactile encounter, regaining sensitivity towards surfaces...

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The Conservation of Art

What a privilege it is to have art in our homes. Whether it is a really valuable work, a piece of beauty or just something sentimental, art can bring us joy, memories and even contemplation. Art can easily outlive you - if you take good care of it. Elzette de Beer, curator at the La Motte...

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The art of compassion in Celebrating the Love of Art

The writer, teacher and human rights activist, Susan Sontag (1933-2004) wrote in her essay Regarding the Pain of Others (2003) that “remembering is an ethical act” and ponders whether the moral obligation of acknowledging others’ suffering, can be facilitated through the witnessing thereof. When art evokes sympathy in a viewer, it often succeeds in directing...

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Three Boys by Marianne Podlashuc

Marianne Podlashuc. Three Boys. 1960. Oil on board. Collection: Rupert Art Foundation, Stellenbosch View this work as part of the Celebrating the Love of Art Exhibition in the La Motte Museum until 25 July 2021.  Marianne Podlashuc was born in Holland in 1932, where she lived through the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World...

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The Eternal Child by Irma Stern

Irma Stern. The Eternal Child. 1916. Oil on board. Collection: Rupert Art Foundation, Stellenbosch View this work as part of the Celebrating the Love of Art Exhibition in the La Motte Museum until 25 July 2021.  Irma Stern painted The Eternal Child (Das Ewige Kind) in 1916. The picture is of a little girl wearing...

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New Additions to Celebrating the Love of Art

La Motte invites art-lovers to visit Celebrating the love of Art – a personal selection by Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, an exhibition of rare and important artworks from both owner and family collections. The works on show have been specially selected and allow insight into the family's well-documented love for art. Celebrating the love of Art is on exhibition in the La...

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The Wine Bearer Linocut edition by Theo Paul Vorster

The iconic Wine Bearer sculpture by Toby Megaw that welcomes guests to La Motte is now also available as a lovely black and white linocut. This beautiful work was inspired by the J.H. Pierneef suite of 128 linocuts displayed throughout the estate as well as the Ink on Paper exhibition, showcasing printmaking techniques, that was hosted in the...

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Inspirational travels: Featured artworks by Irma Stern in Celebrating the Love of Art

As part of the fiftieth jubilee of La Motte's ownership by Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg and her family, she shares an exhibition showing some favourite works from her collection as well as the family collection. The exhibition acknowledges her appreciation of the arts and their preservation, a passion she shares with her late parents, Dr Anton and...

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Join our Golden Jubilee Celebrations!

In 2020 La Motte celebrates 50 years of Rupert ownership. We are grateful for half a century’s abundant blessing and goodwill and would like you to celebrate with us on 5 and 6 December. Vintage La Motte MCC Tasting Join La Motte Cellarmaster Edmund Terblance for a special tasting of La Motte Méthode Cap Classique...

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Enjoy the Best of Wine Tourism!

La Motte is delighted to announce its appointment by the Great Wine Capitals of the World as the South African Winner in three of the 2021 Best of Wine Tourism categories: Wine Tourism Service, Arts and Culture as well as Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices.  “In a year that has been globally challenging for tourism and...

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