The essence of the Karoo is hard to define, but it’s something that you feel the moment you set foot in this unique region. It’s a feeling of being connected to the land and its people, of being in tune with the rhythms of nature, and of being part of something much bigger than yourself.
Nestled at the foot of the majestic Swartberg mountains, Prince Albert is a hidden gem in the heart of the Karoo region of South Africa. This picturesque town boasts a unique blend of rich history, breathtaking natural beauty, and a vibrant artistic community that is sure to captivate anyone who visits.
The Karoo landscape that surrounds Prince Albert is truly awe-inspiring, with vast plains stretching out as far as the eye can see and towering mountains providing a dramatic backdrop. This rugged terrain is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, making it a nature lover’s paradise.
But it’s not just the natural beauty that makes Prince Albert stand out. This town has a rich cultural heritage that is reflected in its distinctive Karoo architecture, quirky cafes, and boutiques. It’s a place where time seems to stand still, and visitors can’t help but be charmed by the slower pace of life.
The artistic community in Prince Albert is also unique, with a diverse range of talents and styles. From painters and sculptors to ceramicists and photographers, the artists of Prince Albert are inspired by the beauty of their surroundings, and many of their works reflect this.
The Prince Albert Open Studio event is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in this unique town and experience its beauty and creativity first-hand. So come and join us from 15th – 18th June 2023, explore the artists’ studios, learn new skills at the art workshops which will be held on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th June, and take in the spectacular Karoo scenery.
With our website, www.princealbertopenstudios.co.za at your fingertips, planning your trip to this unique destination has never been easier.
Disciplines include painting, print-making, photography, jewellery design, ceramics, sculpture, embroidery, thread art, weaving, metal art, land art, steampunk, found objects, and assemblage.
Artists participating: Annamarie Stone; Colette Hurt; Di Johnson-Ackerman; Di Smith; Di van der Riet Steyn; Erika van Zyl; Kevin de Klerk; Louis Botha; Mariana Botha; Maruanda Wynne; Pat Hyland; Prince Albert Community Trust, featuring Elcado Blom and others; Prince Albert Gallery with guest Gareth Williams; Renee Calitz; Sheila Coutouvidis; Sonja Fourie; Sue Hoppe with guest Cathy Brennon; Sue Savage.