Raffle for Masidlale

Our link with South African art and artists has just expanded … French-born artist Lucie de Moyencourt’s print of a drawing she made of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in the Cape Town City Hall is being raffled in aid of our Masidlale project and Kronendal Music Academy

These are  two projects run by two NPOs that ensure that young people have a chance to learn to perform in what has been life-changing experiences for many. Masidlale teaches children from the townships to Mamre, while KMA uses the healing power of music to offer a stimulating and safe space for children in Hout Bay who are at their most vulnerable after school and before their parents and caregivers return home from work. This is one of an exhibition of 50 ink drawings of Cape Town’s Beloved City Bowl, which were exhibited in 2016 at Chandler House Gallery. The print is editioned out of 50, and printed on 310g archival German etching paper, signed and embossed by the artist’s studio stamp.  The 841 x 1189 mm print is framed in a Kiaat natural wooden frame, and valued at R10 000.

Lucie De Moyencourt was born in 1983 in Paris, but grew up in South Africa, where she works as an architect, set designer, illustrator and painter. Despite no formal art training, painting and drawing has always come naturally to her. She paints in layers of black ink, resulting in an almost photographic quality to her work.  Lucie’s beautiful “City Hall Cape Philharmonic in Concert” print features a moment in time for the orchestra members and perfectly captures the grandeur and grace of the City Hall.

Tickets are R100 each and 3/ R250. Please deposit the money in KMA’s account.

Nedbank Hout Bay
Acc no: 1676 042 490
Branch 1676091

and email POP with your name and telephone number to info@kmahoutbay.co.za and your allocated numbers will be sent to you.

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The CPO and art

The CPO’s printed concert programmes, concert cards, newsletters and electronic signatures reflect the fact that music is art. We have been fortunate to have been able to use works by Frank Spears, Nel Erasmus,  Marlene von Dürckheim and in the next season by Jean Welz. The covers were designed by Freda van der Merwe of Brand New World.

Frank Spears (1906 – 1991) was born in the UK and arrived in Cape Town in 1922. He married the poet Dorothy Spears and they had two sons, Hilary and Johnny.  Johnny and his wife, Rosalind, divide their time between Cape Town and Devon in the UK where they have many of Spears’ paintings. They are music lovers, produced a book on the life of Frank Spears, and kindly offered the CPO the use of several of his paintings. Read more about Frank Spears here

Autumn Symphony Season 2018, Detail from Beethoven by Frank Spears
Winter Symphony Season 2018, Music for Strings by Frank Spears
Spring Symphony Season 2018, Detail from String Music by Frank Spears

Nel Erasmus, born in 1928, studied in France and is one of South Africa’s earliest abstract artists.  She has exhibited widely, from 1955 in Paris and her first solo exhibition in South Africa two years later. Her most recent exhibition in both Cape Town and Johannesburg marked her 90th birthday.  Two works have been reproduced by kind permission of the artist. Watch a video of her at work here 

13th International Summer Music Festival, Fiddler and Cellist 1 by Nel Erasmus
Autumn Symphony Season 2019, Fiddler and Cellist 3 by Nel Erasmus

The third of our artists is Marlene von Dürckheim, born 1945. This artist and teacher has exhibited widely in both South Africa and Europe, has been featured in two art books in South Africa. She is represented in many of the country’s top collections and in private collections in England, United States of America, Germany and Switzerland. Read more here

Winter Symphony Season 2019, Violin and Glass 1 by Marlene von Dürckheim
Spring Symphony Season 2019, Bottles, Glass and Violin 2019 by Marlene von Dürckheim

Spring 2019 Symphony Season

Jean Welz, born in Salzburg, Austria in 1900,  was a trained architect who worked in Paris with Le Corbusier before coming to South Africa.

In 1941, where he lived and worked until his death in 1975. This painting, Still Life, hangs in Ellerman House and was used with their permission

Still Life with Musical Instruments by Jean Welz
Still Life with Musical Instruments by Jean Welz
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