Curator tour – William Fehr collection Castle and Rust en Vreugd

A glimpse of Cape life 1600s – 1800 through oil paintings, furniture, ceramics and glassware collected by William Fehr (1892–1968) and now part of Iziko’s national collection. Highlights are beautifully exhibited at the Castle and Rust en Vreugd in central Cape Town.

For over decade Iziko curator, Esther Esmyol, has been responsible for this important collection. After the success of her Culture Connect tour in June 2023, she will doing another for us. We have decided whether to do both venues in one tour, or, separately.

At the Castle there is a relatively new addition to the display which focuses on Lady Anne Barnard who lived in Cape Town for four years, including in the Castle, 1797-1802.

At Rust en Vreugd where the works of paper are exhibited, For the Love of Flowers, opened recently to complement the Fehr display. It includes works by contemporary artists and brings up issues of conservation and the Cape floral kingdom.

Castle of Good Hope (in the ticket office), Darling St & Buitenkant St, Cape Town, 8001

Rust en Vreugd, 78 Buitenkant St, Cape Town (five minute drive)

Likely times: 10am start and noon finish

Cost: tbc it will exclude entry fees – R50 for the Castle and R40 for Rust en Vreugh for South Africans; concessions for South African pensioners and students

Interested? 072 377 8014

Do join me for lunch nearby (suggestions welcome – perhaps Swan Cafe)