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 War. This experience not only had an impact on her as a compassionate human being, but also as an artist whose work would echo a profound awareness…
Wine Bearer Linocut
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 La Motte Museum during 2018/19. To complement the Ink on Paper exhibition and to celebrate the art of printmaking, La Motte commissioned the well-known…
Celebrating the Love of Art
La Motte invites art-lovers to an exhibition of rare and important artworks, entitled Celebrating the love of Art – a personal selection by Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg. Tue - Sun, 09:00 - 17:00.
Virtual Historic Walk
The La Motte Historic Walk shares the history of the estate and focuses on the architecture of its historic buildings. Now available as a virtual experience, join Curator, Elzette de Beer, for an interactive cultural experience from the comfort of home.
Colour for Diversity
We're delighted to announce the winner of our Colour for Diversity competition as part of International Museum Day. Congratulations, Colette Lechenne! Thank you to everyone who entered – we had a lovely selection to choose from!
Virtual Sculpture Walk
Our Sculpture Walk is now also available as a virtual experience! Join the Museum curator for an introduction to the exceptional sculptures, explaining the technique of sculpting and the inspiration behind the beautiful artworks. More info & to book:
Veepos at La Motte
The Veepos is a charming little cottage in the lavender fields across the road from La Motte’s entrance. Meaning “The Cattle Post”, it probably dates back to the first half of the 18th century. Its walls are built of stone up to ceiling height and blue-gum tree trunks serve as beams. The building was completely restored in 1992. While it is especially picturesque in summer when the lavender is in bloom, it makes for a pretty picture regardless of the season.
Irma Stern's Still LIfe with Magnolias
Irma Stern's Still Life with Magnolias is part of the La Motte Museum's current exhibition: Celebrating the love of Art – a personal selection by Hanneli Ru...
Colour & Win!
18 May is International Museum Day and this year you can get involved in a way that is fun and creative and that can even win you a wonderful La Motte experience in the process! The theme for International Museum Day is Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion. The aim is to celebrate "the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities and personnel of museums, and champion tools for identifying and overcoming bias in what they display and the stories they tell." Read more…