Don’t Miss the New Art Exhibition: Fleurs De La Motte in Franschhoek
By Greg Landman
This new exhibition in the La Motte Museum is a celebration of the floral splendour of the estate, combining the indigenous beauty of fynbos against the slopes of the Wemmershoek mountains, Provence-like lavender fields, disas, the estate’s classic rose garden and of course the coral abundance of the Hanneli Rupert roses welcoming visitors to the estate.
The exhibition features vibrant and detailed paintings of the fynbos and flora on La Motte by Paula van Coller-Louw and a life-sized sculpture, The Blushing Bride, to be completed over a four-month period in the La Motte Museum, by Toby Megaw. Stellenbosch-based Van Coller-Louw, acclaimed for her intriguing blossoms and symbolic commentary, explores a new and developed perspective with her work for Fleurs de La Motte. Fleurs de La Motte will be on exhibition until 17 June. Those interested in the artistic process can join the Fleurs de La Motte Experience on Tuesday mornings.
The experience consists of a guided tour of the exhibition and alternating on a weekly basis, a sculpting demonstration by Toby Megaw or a walk-about with artist Paula van Coller-Louw or Museum Curator, Eliz-Marié Schoonbee. The Fleurs de La Motte Experience takes place on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 and costs R150 per person. Reservations are essential for walk-about with artist Paula van Coller-Louw...