Friday, 28 September 2012
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Built in 1929 to reflect the spirit of 18th century Venice, Casa Labia is the former Muizenberg residence of Count and Countess Natale Labia.
Following a complete two-year restoration by the family, this much-loved national monument was re-opened to the public on 5 May 2010.
In 1985/6 I went to an exhibition of an artist, Theresa Jo Naude. She had just returned from France, where she had completed her 2 year scholarship. I bought 4 pieces of art, although I couldn't afford it, but I had to have it! I had often wondered what had happened to her. Then in a gallery in Kalk Bay some of her work was exhibited. I asked the assistant if he knew where she was living, and gasp, it was her gallery, and suddenly there she was in lewende lywe, OMW! It was so wonderful to meet her and we had a good chat and a laugh. Her work is still incredible. Artvark Gallery, Kalk Bay.