Have a wander through our unique treasure chest of artists.

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During the preceding pandemonium of 2020 and 2021 all of our lives changed - and as we are so often reminded-irrevocably. The carpet of our security has been ripped out from under our feet - a scenario that has been predicted by many creatives in books and movies... We have been forced to rethink everything: what has meaning? what has substance? what it is to be “good”- or to be “evil”?

Secure avenues of income have evaporated and human company is at a premium... many people have lost loved ones and many people still live in fear and isolation. “Things will never be the same” is a repetitive refrain. In this climate of uncertainty and socio-economic depression artists have been doing what they do best - hibernating, incubating and creating from their own vantage point of truth. While they may appear to be silenced, this is the artists’ call to delve into the inner world and unearth new streams of expression and communication.

“How did you make it though this time? What did you make ?

 

” That is the directive that ArtKaroo has given a handful of artists who have longterm ties to the gallery - and some newer ones. With a bit of welcome familiarity of the old normal and a touch of the new – diverse works of painting, sculpture, poetry and performance.

Artists: Janet Dixon, Wilhelm Vincent, Lisl Barry, Ina Marx, Susqya Williams, Lizel von Wieligh, Peter Engelbrecht, Ulrich Chelius and the artists from the group ‘Arteritis’.

 

ArtKaroo will be hosting this Group Exhibition at the ArtHouse on the evening of the 29th April at 18h30. The house will also be open for viewing on 30thApril and1st & 2nd May from 10 until 17h00

We have embraced, with human vulnerability, a new decade of ArtKaroo and the change it heralds. 

Welcome to our online art experience!

 

ArtKaroo, has shed her skin of public entertainment, and with her treasured permanent collection intact, is now “at home” in her new skin - a private artist residency, tucked away from the limelight and rejuvenating in the heart of Oudtshoorn.

 

Initially housed in a commercial gallery space, ArtKaroo has provided the community of greater Oudtshoorn and international visitors with regular curated exhibitions and other more ad lib creative events over the last 10 years.. Via participation from her audience and “carers” there was a two-way flow of creative juices. She evolved into a versatile ongoing reality artwork of her own. 

 

Guests can still access the ArtKaroo space by appointment : to see the gallery, spend some time in her gardens, do an artist’s residence, book a few nights in her inspiring cottage(non-artists welcome too!) or book a group workshop to go and paint in the vast and inspiring veldt of the Klein Karoo.

Come Play - Come Stay

ArtKaroo offers unique opportunities for visitors to imbibe

 the Karoo's magical presence.

 

Visitors can book a painting excursion in the Karoo Veldt, stay a couple of nights in the magical ArtKaroo Cottage or book a residency for a few weeks.

 
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Get in touch.

Viewings & tours by appointment only

 
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