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The La Motte brand association with art acknowledges the appreciation that its owner, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, has for the arts and their preservation, a passion she shares with her late parents, Dr Anton and Mrs Huberte Rupert.
La Motte’s association with the art of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957) dates back to early 2002, with the creation of the estate’s premium wine, the Pierneef Collection. Ever since, Pierneef’s love for that which is truly South African, as well as his passion for his art are echoed in more than just the name of this wine collection. There is also a strong synergy between La Motte and Pierneef with reference to a love for the South African landscape and nature, Afrikaans culture as well as an interest in the preservation of architecture.
The current museum exhibition ‘Mountains and Valleys’ presents a selection of Pierneef linocuts. Pierneef’s graphic work was an important trailblazer in the history of relief printing in South Africa and made a significant contribution to greater awareness of the medium and its recognition as a respected art form. Read more about the exhibition here.
Text: Amanda Botha
La Motte invites you to a series of online art exhibitions. These exhibitions consist of thematic selections of memorable artwork that have formed part of various exhibitions in the museum between 2010 and 2022. Works from the treasured Pierneef collection also feature as part of select rotations. Follow the links to the original exhibitions, related articles, and exhibition publications.
Along the La Motte Sculpture Walk, 11 sculptures are visited – from the welcoming Wine Bearer to the sculptures displayed in the La Motte Museum, Wine Tasting Room, Rupert Vinoteque, and the Blushing Bride in the courtyard.
- ART Franschhoek Festival 2017 - Die Kraal: Homage to the work of ceramicist Nicolene Swanepoel (1962-2016)
- Art in Clay 2016 – A Sense of…
- Art in Clay 2015 – Fragile Fynbos
- Art in Clay 2014 – The Setting
- Art in Clay 2013 – Tables of the Cape, centuries of decorative and functional porcelain
- Art in Clay 2012 – Celebrating Women Potters
- Art in Clay 2011 – Potters no longer with us