celebrating HERITAGE with the YOUTH

The Rupert Museum and artist Ras Silas Motse taught 48 learners from five local schools how to use COLOUR, LINE and SHAPE in graffiti design. The learners created panels with elements of South African heritage and diversity, expressing their pride and joy. The panels are a message to celebrate our country, its people and the youth.

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Any Given Sunday

The anonymous and random public artistic interventions that comprised Any Given Sunday—which originally took place in the city of Cape Town and its townships from 15 May – 24 July 2016— were intended to reflect on the social, economic and political tensions of Cape Town, set against its histories and relevant sites. This covert approach underscored the central intention of the series: as a gentle and submerged way of foregrounding contested notions of visibility and acceptance in the city’s racially segregated spaces.

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CASTED

In a celebration of sculpture, this exhibition brings together a selection of figurative works in mostly bronze created by sculptors continents and more than a century apart. The selection features a European Master, Old South African Master as well as two contemporary South African Greats and casts a view on shared influences, style, execution, and approach to their practice.

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CASTED

In celebration of figurative sculpture, this exhibition interrogates representational sculpture and the monumental as produced in bronze and stone. The pieces were created by sculptors, continents and more than a century apart, and essentially driven by the human form and state of being. The selection features a European Master, Old South African Master, as well as two contemporary South African greats and casts a view on their influences and styles from the traditional to the unconventional.

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Active Archive

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes managing an art collection? Well this exhibition will present a view into Collection Management and Archiving of a private art collection. Various aspects, disciplines and general practice will be explored, by using artworks from the permanent collection as examples to illustrate, demonstrate and physically engage with.

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CASTED

This exhibition is an appreciation of the expressive artistic period that transformed and even transfigured anthropomorphic representation and informed the alternative use of materials. The selection of mid-20th-century sculpture in conversation with 21st-century contemporary pieces by both Patrick Bongoy (b1980) and Jake Michael Singer (b1991) challenges the viewer with forms and materials that are often disquieting, aggressive, bold, and textured

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AbstRacT – the hidden synchrony

This exhibition takes a closer look at the synchrony in the complete Synchromies series by Swiss psychiatrist, psychotherapist and later turned photographer Oscar Forel (1891-1982), published in 1961. The study of trees, their growth, their bark and identifying signs of events the tree had witnessed were the crucial aspects in this series - that are truly fragments of a larger whole.

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SCIENCE MEETS ART

This transdisciplinary project between the Stellenbosch University’s departments of Visual Arts and Physiological Sciences, artists and community members aims to use art as a way to address stigmatisation regarding mental illness and neurodegeneration-related illnesses.

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Nature Morte

Inspired by the Rupert Museum’s permanent collections, this instalment of Nature Morte is the second part, following the exhibition under the same title that was shown in Stellenbosch. Still lifes and interior scenes are well-practiced genres in the visual arts. The significance of which is particularly relevant since the start of the pandemic, as we have experienced confinement to our domestic spaces the world over.

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ICONography

The use of biblical scenes and scriptures have been a popular subject matter in many artists work. From as early as Byzantine period with commissions given to artists by churches, through the Renaissance these scenes are popular with Western artists. Locally during the period 1960s to 1990s artists from art centres such as Rorke’s Drift and Ardmore were also drawing from scriptures as themes and subjects to their work, but very much personalizing it to their customs, believes and interpretations.

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