La Motte Wine Estate and Museum houses ‘Threads of Synergy’, an exhibit of South African tapestry art.
In a world where disembodied virtual experiences have become the order of the day, ‘Threads of Synergy’ pays homage to the artisans’ presence in the making. This exhibition of large-scale tapestries calls for a tactile encounter, regaining sensitivity towards surfaces and reawakening a sense of touch.
As an authentic South African art experience, Threads of Synergy presents a selection of tapestries woven by the Stephens Tapestry Studio and includes South-African artists Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge, Sam Nhlengethwa, Cecily Sash and Cecil Skotnes. By extending traditional boundaries between art and craft, tapestry reveals the very essence of creative collaboration between artists, designers and weavers.
This exhibition is centred around weaving as an artform – from spinning and dyeing the mohair, to redrawing the artwork designs for tapestry, charting the colours, to the weaving process itself resulting in co-created tapestries that are exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide.
Threads of Synergy in the La Motte Museum adds another sensory experience to La Motte’s acclaimed art offering that includes the estate’s famed Pierneef exhibition, a wealth of sculptures, classical music concerts, the culinary arts and of course, the art of winemaking.
Venue: La Motte Museum, La Motte Wine Estate
Time: Tuesdays to Sundays 09:00-17:00