Fynbos en die Emmer Obsessie at Welgemeend by Theresa Jo, CP Wessels and Hermien van der Merwe.

You are cordially invited to attend a Group Exhibition entitled ‘Fynbos en die Emmer Obsessie’ by Theresa Jo, CP Wessels and Hermien van der Merwe. The exhibition will be held at Welgemeend Manor House.

Climate change in our world has inspired artists. Each with their unique approach and experience.

With this exhibition, three Cape Town artists come together to comment on Fynbos, drought, rain and the bucket.

The exhibition will be held in the beautiful Welgemeend Manor House.

Exhibition to be opened on Thursday 14 November by Research Associate with Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Dr Miche Fabre Lewin. Click here for more about Dr Miche Fabre Lewin.

Come and enjoy a glass of wine from Jakob’s Vineyard at one of our two opening evenings:

  • Thursday, 14 November                      19h00 – 21h30
  • Friday, 15 November                           19h00 – 21h30

Please RSVP at the button below with which evening you’d like to attend, as well as the number of guests that will be joining you.

The exhibition will also be open for viewing on:

    • Friday, 15 November                           09h00 – 15h00
    • Saturday, 16 November                      09h00 – 13h00


Theresa Jo: The only way Capetonians can survive the drought is by cultivating an obsession with water, and to save every drop you need a bucket. A bucket is an object in which you can carry and store water, a century-old symbol once again entering our psyches. The artist’s use of buckets is a deep recognition of women who have been carrying water in buckets for years.

CP Wessels: Inspired by the skeletal fynbos that remains after fires, when all is stripped bare and its true form is revealed.

Hermien van der Merwe: Hermien van der Merwe explores through her art, the interaction between fire and rain on Cape Fynbos. She draws parallels between humans beings, spirituality, and the Fynbos that she loves.
Through her theme and application, she raises awareness of the Fynbos Biosphere to preserve Fynbos for future generations – preferably as a living, adaptable Biome but also immortalized in art. Follow Hermien on FB & Instagram