Backstage – on stage – she’s got the rhythm

Backstage at the Kronendaal Primary School in Hout Bay where the Audrey Anderson School of Modern Ballet had its annual presentation – beginners to advanced. The School Hall at Kronendaal was filled with moms and dads, grannys and whoever else had an interest in seeing the girls perform. We were allowed backstage to capture the …

A country baptism

Percy and June had asked us to be present at the baptism of their first-born son to be christened in the community hall on the Sutherland Trust Farm in Elgin, a major farming community in the Western Cape. The child is baptized with olive oil. We enjoyed this lively event of a charismatic baptism in …

Hannetjie de Clercq – Violet and Cinnamon …

Finally, a book is to be published, about one of South Africa’s great contemporary artists – Hannetjie de Clercq. Of greatness …? She would, laughingly, whip away any such pretensions. I paint. Make with it what you like but don’t give me any of your intellectual drivel. Stand up to me. Let me see who …

Pióbesi Torinese – a visit in Piedmont

We were invited by the family of Barbara and Filippo Gautier di Confiengo to spend a weekend with them together with Dirki and Katie in their home in Piedmont. Dirki had formed a close friendship with their son Carlo. Last year, in a freak accident Carlo fell to his death. Since then Dirki has become …