On show from 12 February 2024


This exhibition and the full-colour publication celebrate Huberte Rupert’s art collection. Art critic and writer Amanda Botha traces Huberte’s art appreciation journey through her involvement as a student cultivating friendships with local artists she nicknamed her ‘Big Five’: Cecil Higgs, Maggie Laubser, Irma Stern, Jean Welz and Anton van Wouw. The book features a selection of 100 artworks from the collection, which includes works by both modern and contemporary South African artists.

The first rotation in this 6-month exhibition showcases the ‘Big Five’ in conversation with works acquired from the Cape Town Triennials (1982–1991). Look forward to works by Penny Siopis, Karel Nel, Stanley Pinker, William Kentridge, and Wille Bester. The exhibition extends into a second wing, showcasing modern works from the collection also featured in the book. Routine rotations will take place every second month to showcase the works featured in the book.

Good to Know
Guided tours:
Wednesday and Fridays – 11h00 & 13h00 Yoga:
Thursdays – 13h00 – 14h00 Workshops and talks:
every last Saturday of the month
Online store: book sales and merchandise


Ernest Mancoba (1904-2002), Untitled (c1960-65), oil on canvas.


Marianne Podlashuc (1932-2004), Three Boys (1960), oil on board.


Albert Adams (1929-2006), Untitled (c1950), chalk on paper


Images: Courtesy of the Rupert Art Foundation Collection

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