The Manor: Trevor Stuurman's ode to African creativity and culture

By Lindelwa Masuku

The Manor, a creative enclave envisioned by the prolific Trevor Stuurman, where art, music, and culinary delights intertwine to pay homage to African heritage. 

In the heart of Rosebank, Johannesburg, The Manor pulsates with the beat of Africa's vibrant narratives. 

Trevor Stuurman, the maestro behind this cultural symphony, orchestrates a harmonious blend of art, music, and cuisine within the Manor's walls. 

Trevor Stuurman and lulamawolf. Image Supplied.

As we step into the world of The Manor, we discover a realm where diversity isn't just celebrated; it's the very essence of existence.

The curtain rises on a month-long exhibition titled "Home Away From Home," a creative odyssey that began on September 8 and graces us until October 9. 

creativity artwork SUNDAY BEST. Image Supplied.

The exhibition is an ensemble of artistic voices that resonate with the theme of "home." Renowned artists such as Bambolwami Sibiya, Blessing Rooi, Esther Mahlangu, Katlego Tlabela, and many others breathe life into this theme, showcasing their unique perspectives through an array of mediums.

South Africa's bestselling chef and social media sensation Mogau Seshoene aka the Lazy Makoti. Image Supplied.

In this artistic haven, each stroke of the brush, each note of music, and each delectable bite crafted by Chef Mo Moseneke is a celebration of African heritage. 

The Manor is a place where heritage transcends time, and guests are invited to revel in the embrace of tradition. The recent return of "Sunday Best," a bespoke brunch experience, took place on Heritage Day, September 24, 2023, at the Keyes Art Mile. 

The Sunday Best studio. Image Supplied.

A magical blend of art, music by The Muffinz, and Inverroche's unique gin offerings transformed this gathering into a sensory delight.

In the world of The Manor, Trevor Stuurman has indeed built a table, not just for himself, but for the world. 

The Sunday Best tickets are SOLD OUT. Image Supplied.
A table where Africa's greatest stories are told through the brushstrokes, melodies, and flavours that define its soul. 

The Manor is more than a physical space; it's a testament to the boundless creativity and diversity that Africa holds within its beating heart.

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