SHEENA RIDLEY         
RESUME




1964 Born in Harare, Zimbabwe
1981 Matriculated in Johannesburg, South Africa
1985-1986 Fine Arts at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
1987 Scenic painter for the theatre company CAPAB (now Artscape).
1990 Trained and practiced antique porcelain restoration with David Vickers.
1991-2010 For eighteen years Sheena lived in the farming areas of the Overberg, concentrating on developing her art, exhibiting at a selection of galleries, and accepting a number of private commissions for sculptures.
2000-2009 Solo and Group exhibitions, Oudebrug Gallery, Elgin.
2002 Group exhibition, ‘Three Artists’ Bamboo, Johannesburg
2008 Exhibited at CTICC, Decorex, Cape Town
2009 Group exhibition, Europart 2009, Appeldoorn Netherlands.
2011 Two-man exhibition with Weyers du Toit, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival,
 Oudtshoorn
2011 Solo South Hill, Elgin
         Group Exhibition Glenbrae, Elgin
2012 Solo, South Hill, Elgin
        
Group Exhibition, Glenbrae, Elgin
        
Group Exhibition, art @39Long St, Grootbrak
        
Group Exhibition, ‘Winter Exhibition’, Strydom Gallery, George
        
Group Exhibition, Klein Klassique, Oudtshoorn
2013 Solo, Langkloof Gallery and Sculpture Garden,  Nolshalte
        
Solo, Tsikamma Artworx, Plettenberg Bay
       
Group Exhibition, ‘Winter Exhibition’, Strydom Gallery, George
2014 Solo, Tsikamma Artworx, Plettenberg Bay
2015 Solo, Benguela Wine Estate, Hermanus Fynarts Festival, Hermanus

2015 Group Exhibition, Klein Klassique, Oudtshoorn
        


I  live on a farm in the Klein Karoo at Kykoe, which is part of the Bo-Langkloof, between Uniondale and George. After rejuvenating an old barn and outbuildings, I have opened my studio as the Langkloof Gallery and Sculpture Garden. It is a wonderful space in which to exhibit and to work, and has extra accommodation. My initial feeling for sculpture in a garden setting came from seeing the sculptures in various exhibitions in and around Harare; The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, and Chapungu Sculpture Park.
My favorite sculpture is one of serpentine stone by Bernard Matemera, titled “Man Changing into Hippo” National Gallery Zimbabwe. It is a large piece –1.5m of very smooth serpentine with beautiful poise and has a humorous side too. My sculptures are exhibited in the garden and the surrounding veld, creating a wonderful amble with plants and sculptures enhancing one another. Having been a landscaper and nurserywoman, I am delighted to see what plants survive here, and am enjoying finding unusual specimens with which to surround my sculptures. I am also in the process of renovating a very old original Karoo farmhouse.

I offer ferrocement sculpture workshops which are five days in duration, with accommodation on site-click on the workshop/course button.  
 The Langkloof Gallery also offers itself as an artists' retreat, or artists' residence, where artists can have peace, use of studio space, and an astonishing and beautiful environment to create in.
Contact me directly for further information.
My studio is open by appointment.  Cell: 083 5892881
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                                                   The Gallery and students attending sculpture workshops




                  CONTACT Sheena at Email: sheena@ridley.co.za  Cell: 0027(0) 83 5892881

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OTHER SCULPTURE GARDENS IN SOUTH AFRICA 
The Owl House- Nieu-Bethesda
Jean Doyle – Wynberg Cape Town 
Maureen Quinn – Alexandria E.Cape
Kirstenbosch Gardens -Cape Town
Brenthurst Gardens -Johannesburg
Oliewenhuis Art Museum-Bloemfontein
Johannesburg Art Gallery
WildekranCountryHouse–HouwHoek  
www.wildekrans.co.za

My work is available directly from myself and from these galleries:

Pavilion Interior 175 Main Rd Somerset West   021 8545225

The Mission's House Gallery de Villiers St, Onrust River, Tel: 028 3162269
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Tsikama Artworx Plettenberg Bay 044 5335463

 Art @39 Long Grootbrak  0825763338

Hout Street Gallery Paarl www.houtstreetgallery.co.za

Art  Karoo Oudsthoorn www.artkaroo.co.za

Prince Albert Gallery Prins Albert www.princealbertgallery.co.za

Westpoint Galerie
Handelstraat 2
7311 CH Apeldoorn
The Netherlands
http://www.westpointgallery.nl/




   

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