solo exhibition at plett arts festival: celebrating karooness
1- 10 October 2021
Old Nick Village, next to the Restaurant, Plettenberg Bay.
I’m delighted to be holding a solo exhibition at the beautiful Old Nick Village, as part of the Plett Arts Festival. The lovely little gallery, next to the restaurant, will be open daily and on Wednesday 6th October, at 11am, I’ll do an artist’s walkabout to share some of the ideas and methods behind my new body of work “Celebrating Karooness.”
You can follow the event on my Facebook and Instagram feeds.
PRINCE ALBERTOpen Studios: SUMMER EDITION
31 December 2021 to 2nd January 2022
9h00-13h00, and 15h00-18h00
35 Christina de Wit Street, Prince Albert
This delightful twice yearly art route, crammed with work by an eclectic mix of artists, is particularly enjoyable for both artists and visitors, as they get to engage in the personal studio spaces where all the magic happens. The Summer Edition of Open Studios has a distincr=t character. It is less frenetic than the Winter Edition. Taking into account the weather, it allows for a slower pace, where the offerings at fewer studios can be savoured (a little akin to Karoo Slow Food, taking time to extract the best from the experience.) It also allows for a midday siesta, with renewed visits in the cooler late afternoons.
ART WORKSHOPS: Proposed for Plett, PE and Prince Albert
I have held several encaustic/mixed media workshops this year. They have been very well received, and I have a waiting list of people hoping to attend. If you would be keen to take part in one, drop me a message and let me know your name, Whatsapp no, e-mail and where you would prefer to attend. I can then keep you in the loop as dates and venues are confirmed. have been postponed due to you know what, but I will definitely reschedule as soon as pand emics and restrictions allow!
Follow my artist page on Facebook for updates.
VISIT OUR SHOWROOM IN PRINCE ALBERT
After my husband and I relocated to Prince Albert in early 2019, we undertook a major renovation project on our new (but very old) home. Part of that involved turning our lovely old high-roofed Karoo clay and straw barn into an art/book showroom, which is now open by appointment.
We look forward to welcoming you here at 35 Christina de Wit Street, Prince Albert.
Phone 083 261 9671 for an appointment, or preferably Whatsapp, as our signal is pretty awful.
(N.B. The street numbers are not in sequence, but it is easy to find, being the first building on the left as you enter town from the Meiringspoort / Swartberg Pass side, directly opposite the historic old Mill).
A visit to the delightful Karoo town of Prince Albert, brimming with creatives and colourful characters, is always a treat. For art lovers and collectors, it gets even better, twice a year, when many of the local artists open their private studio spaces to the public for 4 days. In these hallowed spaces, some belonging to internationally known artists, you can find anything from ancient skills such as blacksmithing, calligraphy, woodcutting and etching, through a whole spectrum from paintings in oils, watercolours and acrylics, both traditional and contemporary, to sculpture and jewellery made from found objects, land art, ceramics, and even some steam-punk light fittings made from old Land Rover parts.
Stay a few days and look out for the colourful bunting and distinctive blue A-frame boards in front of various homes around town. Maps of the route are available from Prince Albert Art gallery and the Tourism office.
We look forward to welcoming you to our book and art showroom!