Cheviot Place 6 – Crossroad of artists, authors and intellectuals (1956–1990)

60 Minutes

10 October


Oude Leeskamer


by Amanda Botha, journalist, documentary film director and author of several biographies of personalities involved in the arts

6 Cheviot Place, Sea Point, the home that Erik Laubscher and Claude Bouscharain shared with Jan Rabie and Marjorie Wallace, was South Africa’s first “bohemian colony” – the crossroad where artists, regardless of politics, met freely. What happened there was groundbreaking and historically important. It was the cradle of South African modern art and the Sixties writers’ movement.

Met: Amanda Botha