Friends Visit: Parliament – Walkabout of Artworks


Event Detailsvisit - parliament BIG-30 Date: Tuesday, 26 June
Start time: 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Visit starts from inside Parliament’s Visitors Centre in Plein St. next to the main entrance gates of Parliament. (No parking inside – we suggest you park at SANG and walk down)


IMPORTANT: Please note all attendees must email a copy of their ID document/passport to by Tuesday 19 June for pre-verification and please bring their ID with them to Parliament.

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Curator Lila Komnick will lead a tour to view a selection of artworks from the collections in Parliament.  These include 18th and 19th century watercolour paintings by Francois Le Vaillant, Thomas Bowler, Abraham de Smidt and George Angas, as well as large-scale oil paintings of British monarchs, governors of the Cape and pre-1994 heads of state.

One highlight is the 120m long “Keiskamma Tapestry”, by some of the artists and artisans from the Keiskamma Art Projects. This monumental work winds along the ground floor passages of the Old Assembly and follows in the tradition of the famous “Bayeux Tapestry” but depicting the turbulent history of the Cape frontier region and ending with the joyous event of South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994.

Our guide Lila Komnick joined the Artworks Office of Parliament in 2001 to take care of the art and heritage collections.  In the 1990s, she became a procedural advisor to  the  President of the Senate and thereafter the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, becoming the first woman in Parliament to fill this position.


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To buy both member and non-member tickets, you will need to book the tickets separately, but you can pay at the same time.


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Member, Non-member, Student non-member, Student member

Event Details

Date: 18 April, 2018

Start time: 06:00 p.m.

End time: 08:00 p.m.

Venue: Iziko South African Museum, TH Barry Theatre Company’s Garden, CBD, Cape Town