Elgin Open Gardens 2017
October 28-29th, November 4-5th
 Sculptures at Wildekrans Country House  www.wildekrans.co.za Hou Hoek

skating on thin ice

and Paintings and Pastels at Southhill  www.southhill.co.za the Valley Road Elgin

at langbaai
        reading on the beach





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Klein Karoo Klassique
Oudtshoorn  11th-13th August 2017
Opening Thursday 10th at 6pm
Upstairs at Prince Vintcent Building
9am-6pm
cnr Baron van Rheede and Church St Oudtshoorn
summers shade
Oil paintings Pastels and Sculptures
www.klassique.co.za
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'In The Time of Heat'
in the time of heat

Group Exhibition Opening 1st April 2017
11.00a.m at
ART@39Long St, Grootbrak
Sheena Ridley, Helen Pfeil, Fiona Rowett, Mien Greyling,Susqya Williams and more...

My latest works will be exhibited, expressing the effects of the severe drought and heat that we are experiencing in the Klein Karoo. 
We all scan the skies in hope.
The new works will be updated on my website on the 29th March.
This exhibition will run through April and during the KKNK Festival happening in Oudtshoorn.


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summer exhibition
2016   12th-20th November


summer exhibition   big dog little dog


This is my celebration for summer after a long cold and dry winter. This exhibition takes place at my studio gallery and sculpture garden, on a farm in the
 Bo-Langkloof, Klein Karoo. The opening is on Saturday 12th at 10a.m.
My new works include plaster maquettes for bronze casting, and a number of oil paintings and pastels.
Teas and light lunches are available- please book ahead, or bring a picnic to enjoy in the sculpture garden.
Co-ordinates: GPS cordinates: 33*46'07. 2"S 22*54'01. 1"E

map

vertigo   spin   basket of fish

Vertigo                                                                   Spin                                                         Basket of Fish

For Art Lovers & Collectors

- an invitation into a private world

 

The Garden Route has a reputation for attracting artists and art collectors, and the R62 is nationally celebrated as The Art Route of South Africa.  Garden Route residents and visitors are particularly fortunate therefore, that within an hour or two's drive they can be immersed in the private life and landscape of one of our most exciting artists - Sheena Ridley.  It's a beautiful journey whichever way you go (see below for directions).

 

Over the past six years Sheena has been lovingly and persistently developing her farmyard property near Nolshalte in the Bo-Langkloof, Klein Karoo, as a sculpture garden, and you will certainly find much to hold your attention.

 

The sculpture garden itself is a visual delight, the sculptures being a reflection of what you will see around you - impressionistic forms of local country people and domestic animals.  When you have been here long enough to shake off the urbanity of city life, you'll be able to appreciate the genuine exuberance of these fresh sculptures with their display of unaffected sincerity. Sheena's isolated life has taken her away from mainstream artistic trends and has assisted her in developing an idiosyncratic style, which is quite unique today in South Africa.

The newly built studio provides a traditional 'Karoo-farm barn' space for her oil paintings, pastels and smaller sculptures, as well as works-in-progress. Her use of the palette knife in her oils creates a body of work which is highly desirable and which has been shown in galleries all over South Africa, and in collections abroad. Being able to see the tools and machinery that are involved in the process of making art is interesting, and something that is always lacking when one sees art exhibited in formal gallery spaces.

 

Sheena gives all-year-round private 5-day ferro cement sculpture courses for complete beginners through to experienced artists wishing perhaps to find a new medium. She also gives a two-day sculpture maquette workshop, ideal for a creative learning weekend.

She provides comfortable accommodation; all meals being a shared endeavour, with the best of ingredients supplied by the garden.  This holistic approach to art and lifestyle is bound to help any student find inspiration. Her accommodation and studio space is also offered as an artist’s retreat.

 

View by appointment Tel: 083 589 2881 Website: www.ridley.co.za

Lunch and refreshments will also be served on request.

Please don't bring your dogs.

Directions:

GPS cordinates: 33*46'07. 2"S 22*54'01. 1"E

 

 

From George: Take the Outeniqua pass towards Oudtshoorn; keep right on the N9 in the direction of Uniondale; after Nolshalte, take the road on your left to Kykoe, after only 40m turn left at the sign to The Langkloof Gallery & Sculpture Garden (It's an 80km trip taking about one hour­)

 

From Knysna: take the N2 towards Plett; turn left onto the R339 at Nekkies, and drive the gravel Prince Alfred Pass; at De Vlugt (55kms) after the tea-room, turn left to Jonksrus, drive to the N9 tar-road; turn left towards George for about 7kms; take the Kykoe gravel road on your right for only 40m and turn left at The Langkloof Gallery & Sculpture Garden. (It's an 85km trip taking about 1hr 45m).

 

From Plett: take the N2 towards P.E; after 5kms take the Wittedrift turnoff, R340, and travel along the gravel Prince Alfred Pass; at De Vlugt after the tea-room, turn left to Jonksrus, and drive to the N9 tar-road; turn left towards George for about 7kms; take the Kykoe gravel road on your right for only 40m and turn left at The Langkloof Gallery & Sculpture Garden. (It's an 85km trip taking about 1hr 45m).

 

From Uniondale/Joubertina: take the N9 towards George; after approx 17km pass the first turn-off to Kykoe, then pass the turn-off to Jonksrus. A further 5km and you will come to another Kykoe turn-off to your right. ; take the Kykoe gravel road on your right for only 40m and turn left at The Langkloof Gallery & Sculpture Garden.





                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        



sheep kraal             Two Young Women in the Wind maquette

Klein Karoo Klassique Fees 12-14th August 2016
 Prince Vintcent Building cnr Baron van Rheede
 and Church Street Oudtshoorn

A Delicious Tickle Maquette                                              bovine reflections                                       


          visitors              devine man

    female form   letting go   sheep kraal





     
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EXHIBITIONS 2015
 During the Hermanus Fynarts Festival, June 2015, Sheena exhibited at the beautiful Benguela Cove Wine Estate,
on the R45 between Botriver and Hermanus.
She also gave interactive talks on two subjects: The importance of armature in sculpture, and painting in oils with a palette knife.
See www.benguelacove.co.za


 
 barking at the moon catching the windd Manor House Dinner

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Sheena exhibited at  ' beans about coffee '   136 High Street Oudtshoorn
 during the Klein Karoo Klassique Fees 13-16th August 2015

This  exhibition was in the historical town of Oudtshoorn
, with a wonderful selection of classical performances happening around the town-see www.klassique.co.za

                             
beans a      beans about coffee      beans
 You can  take a day trip to her studio gallery and sculpture garden - 80kms from Oudtshoorn, George or Knysna/Plettenberg Bay,
join her for a lunch or light tea-by appointment please.
 
 You can contact Sheena directly on 083 5892881 or email her at sheena@ridley.co.za.              

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