By Jani Roux
The Rupert Museum is preparing to cater for the art-loving Maties amongst us with its next Museum Saturday event. On the last Saturday of every month, the Rupert Museum opens its doors to the public at no cost, encouraging them to come and enjoy a day filled with live music, workshops, and artworks showcasing the talents of different South African artists.
This Saturday, 30 July, the doors will open at 10:00, and the first workshop, “Elements of Landscape’’ with artist Diane Harper, will start at 10:30 in the maker’s studio. Tatum Cogan, the museum’s marketing and events coordinator, explained that the museum tries to revolve the classes around the exhibitions, which is why this workshop will reference the works by South African landscape artist JH Pierneef, which are currently on display in the museum.
The “Elements of Landscape” workshop will involve using simple mark-making techniques on paper whilst considering elements such as rhythm and colour as expressive tools. The price of this workshop is R100 per person. According to Cogan, the museum tries “to do everything either with a small fee or completely free” in order to make the art of creating accessible to everyone.
From 12:00 to 13:00, there will be a wine and cheesecake pairing with Skilpadvlei in one of the gallery spaces at a price of R30 per person. This pairing seems only fitting, seeing as it falls on International Cheesecake Day. To complement the cheesecake, visitors will have a selection of delicious wines to sample, such as Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Pinotage Rose 2021, Merlot 2020 and, lastly, ML Joubert 2020.
If visitors are not in the mood for a workshop or a pairing, they can browse through the gallery with a complimentary drink of mulled wine whilst enjoying the live music, or can visit the café for a cup of coffee.
To keep up to date on future Museum Saturdays, visit the Rupert Museum’s website to sign up for their newsletter, or visit their Instagram page @rupertmuseum.