Art is our soul
The Ellerman House art collection takes visitors on a journey that explores the huge social and cultural shift in South Africa from the mid-nineteenth century to present day.
The art in this collection expresses the true character of our land, our people and our unique South African heritage. South Africa has a special story to tell, a fundamental essence distinguishing it from all others. This art collection weaves this incredible story expertly, guiding guests through a century of vivid expression and soulful moments.art brochure
Private art guide
Our in-house art guide, Talita Swarts, is on hand to guide you through our extensive art collection. If you are interested in viewing galleries in Cape Town, Talita will accompany you for an insider’s tour of Cape Town’s top art galleries. She is an artist and curator herself, and guests will gain behind-the-scenes access and knowledge of some of Cape Town’s most important art and art galleries.
The iPad Art Tour is a self guided journey where guests are provided with an iPad containing all the artwork in the public spaces along with detailed descriptions of the pieces and the artists. The tour is perfect for those that have a passion for art and would like to learn about the collection at their leisure.
Ellerman House Art Collection Book
Every well-curated art collection tells a story. The Ellerman House Art Collection is no different – telling the tale of a nation with a long and rich history. An electrifying story of triumphs and tribulations all recorded by the artists of the time. Social commentary is a strong theme that runs through the collection and an art book documenting this story was an obvious progression.
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Where Art Lives
A South African art collection like no other. Meticulously collected and curated to tell the diverse story of a nation through pictures.
View the video below to see our art come alive.