Newlands Architecture, Art and Design Tour

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Discover the social history and creativity of Newlands as we explore vernacular architecture, ranging from the historical SACS Michaelis House and its stables (now Montebello Design Centre) to modern contemporary homes.

We visit the studios of artists and ceramicists, such as Sarah Waters, as well as top South African galleries David Kruts Projects and Barnard Gallery.

Learn the social controversies of this neighbourhood, ranging from water to Forced Removals, and how Newlands developed from farms into a prosperous, highly desirable suburb.

The walking tour is being developed by Culture Connect founder Kate Crane Briggs and architect Louise van Riet who lives and works in Newlands (it was the subject of her MPhil thesis).

Date: one weekday morning, mid summer likely (Feb 2019); early bird rate R250. There will be the option of lunch afterwards.