In 2019, the Rupert Art Foundation and the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch launched the Social Impact Arts Prize 2020, calling for great creative ideas with the potential to make an impact on the communities within which they are created. Following a rigorous and inspiring assessment of the 123 submissions by an international panel of judges, these six projects have been announced as finalists, and three were awarded.
Continuing the exploration of genre themed exhibitions inspired by the Rupert Museum’s permanent collections, Nature Morte is the second in the series, following on the much appreciated show – Faces & Figures.
We are celebrating spring with the monumental artwork, Colour Symphony by Michele Nigrini. This popular piece exploring colour theory, features 395 panels of mesmerising colour inspired by botanical forms.
Artist JH Pierneef’s most acclaimed public commission was completed between 1929 and 1932 The Johannesburg Station Panels have been
characterised as the epitome of the South African landscape genre.
Since 2002 the complete set of thirty two panels - twenty eight landscape and four tree scenes, is on long term loan from the TRANSNET Foundation to the Rupert Art Foundation and have also been exhibited in the Jan Rupert Centre in Graaff-Reinet.