Rust-en-Vrede Rescue

A treasure worth saving

Rust-en-Vrede Gallery and Clay Museum was established 37 years ago and since then, many well-established artists had their first solo exhibitions here. Literally, thousands of artists have come through the gallery and museum doors, either with solo exhibitions, group shows, or competitions.

Rust-en-Vrede Rescue is a group exhibition where artworks, charitably donated by various artists who have exhibited, supported or participated in competitions at the gallery and in the clay museum during its 37 years of existence, are currently being exhibited and sold in an attempt to raise much needed funds.

Declared a National Monument in 1984, the building is home to the Durbanville Cultural Society (trading as Rust-en-Vrede Gallery and Clay Museum) – a registered Non-Profit Organization in Durbanville, Cape Town, aimed at supporting the local visual arts scene. 2020 Has greatly impacted the art and museum industry, including Rust-en-Vrede. All proceeds of this exhibition will go directly towards running the cultural facility.

The gallery thanks all of the participating artists for their generous contributions, as well as the many art lovers, members, and collectors who have supported the gallery through the years and especially in 2020.

The Rust-en-Vrede Rescue fundraising exhibition will be open until 3 February 2021. Prices are negotiable and art lovers can make an offer on artworks they would like to purchase. A catalogue will be made available on the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery website –