LAST WORD ON STYLE
This former Miss South Africa, decor shop owner and world traveller is back in SA with a new art gallery in Cape Town. She shares her favourite things
Gallery owner Sandy de Bruin shares her favourites
She’s been crowned Miss South Africa, travelled the globe and established a variety of businesses, including the Country Living stores in Jo’burg. Now Sandy de Bruin is back in South Africa and recently opened No 5 on Hudson, an art gallery in De Waterkant, Cape Town.
“When I closed Country Living and moved to London, I decided to take up painting,” she recalls. “I did a lot of travelling and trawled many art galleries, and through that came to realise just how talented South African artists are.” Sandy opened the gallery to celebrate local artists. “It focuses on female artists in particular,” she explains. “We launched the Women and Art in SA Initiative because women are not only talented, they’re the backbone of society.”
No 5 on Hudson is not just a gallery, it’s also a retail space, offering a range of unique decor items. An art collector herself, Sandy spends her weekends visiting other galleries. She looks for works that speak to her and connect to her environment.
Now settled in Clifton, when she’s not immersed in art, she can be found relaxing with her husband Rudolph, and two miniature dachshunds.