WELGEMEEND: Walkabout with Frank Kilbourn

WELGEMEEND: Walkabout with Frank Kilbourn

Saturday 5 August 2023 from 10am – 1pm

Welgemeend Manor House, 2 Welgemeend St, Gardens, Cape Town


Anchored by an exhibition of paintings and sculptures, Cape Moments/ Kaapse Oomblikke will feature a wide-ranging selection of historical and contemporary art about the Cape that has been acquired over many years by the Kilbourn family and invited co-collectors. As is tradition, the extensive social, educational and hospitality programme for 2023 August Art Month at Welgemeend will reflect the themes of this art exhibition.

“Twenty-one years ago, Lizelle and I relocated with our children from Johannesburg to Cape Town,” says Frank Kilbourn, businessman and chairperson of Strauss & Co. “Cape Town is much smaller and more intimate than Johannesburg and our relationships with several dealers, gallerists and auction houses allowed us to be exposed to, meet and befriend an exciting variety of Cape-based artists. This certainly expanded our collection and deepened the joy we derive from it. We are proud to have been involved with our partners, The Friends of Welgemeend, Strauss & Co and Delaire Graff, in preserving Welgemeend and bringing art to our community.”

Frank Kilbourn, who is curating the exhibition together with Strauss & Co’s head curator Wilhelm van Rensburg, adds: “For the tenth edition of August Art Month at Welgemeend, we thought it would be rewarding to look specifically at the many and diverse portrayals of life and the landscape of the Cape by artists we collect. It is always a joy to hang these exhibitions at Welgemeend, and this year we hope to once again surprise visitors with a selection of artworks that encompass both the natural beauty of the region and important social events particular to this part of South Africa.”

Date & Time

10:00am → 1:00pm 5 August 2023


Appointments closed


Welgemeend Manor House, 2 Welgemeend St, Gardens, Cape Town