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The Owl House, Neu Bethesda, outside Graaff Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa. South African Artists, Africa Art, Art Brut, Owl House, Places Of Interest, Africa Travel, Countries Of The World, Continents, Places To See

the owl house at nieu bethesda

Helen Martins' house in South Africa (scanned from slide)

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The Owl House in Nieu Bethesda

The first town we stayed in during our road-trip in September, was Nieu Bethesda. Some may only know of its existence because of Helen Martins' & Koos Malgas' "Owl House". The town is quite off the beaten track and can only be accessed by dirt roads. We wanted to stay there for a night so that we could visit the Owl House in the late afternoon and then again the next morning. Helen Martins had a passion for light and her home is testimony to that. The house is small by most standards, but if…

Sculptor from Nieuw Bethesda - Helen Martins. See her sculptures at the Owl House History Online, South African Artists, Artistic Installation, Art Brut, Art Sites, Owl House, Weird And Wonderful, Outsider Art, African History

Helen Elizabeth Martins | South African History Online

Helen Elizabeth Martins was born on 23 December 1897 in the Karoo village of Nieu Bethesda in the Eastern Cape. She was the youngest of six children and spent her childhood growing up in Nieu Bethesda. She went on to obtain a teacher's diploma in nearby Graaff-Reinet and, around that time, married Johannes Pienaar - a teacher, dramatist and, in later years, a politician.

Helen Martins was the creative force behind Nieu Bethesda's Owl House, a weird and wonderful paradise of concrete figurines and light reflecting glass. Installation Architecture, Artistic Installation, Watts Towers, Sculpture Art, Sculptures, Eccentric Style, Bottle Wall, Art Brut, Out Of Africa

Maryann Shaw

One of my favourite places to visit, the Owl House, home of Helen Martins....I will post my story here that was published a few years ago, I just need to find it...

Helen Martins, Creator of the Owl House in Nieu Bethesda. One of the many sculptures in her 'Camel Yard'. Sculpture Garden, Sculpture Art, Sculptures, Provinces Of South Africa, Cobra Art, South African Art, Owl House, Mecca, Outsider Art

Helen Martins, Creator of the Owl House in Nieu Bethesda. One of the many sculptures in her 'Camel Yard'.

Helen Martins transformed the house she inherited from her parents in Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa, into a fantastical environment decorated with crushed glass and cement sculptures. The house is known as The Owl House. Art Floral, Watts Towers, Slab City, Quirky Art, South African Artists, Crushed Glass, Owl House, Visionary Art, Outsider Art

Who was Helen Martins?

It’s the late 1920s – between the World Wars – and you’re an educated woman in her early 30s who’s worked as a teacher in what was then the ...

The Owl House is a museum in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The Owl House and surrounding Camel Yard contain over 300 concrete and glass sculptures created by Helen Elizabeth Martins and her assistants. Almost all of the sculptures face towards the east, many depicting a pilgrimage to a suitably positioned nativity scene. Helen Martins was almost 50 before she started decorating the Owl House and creating her marvelous sculptures. Art Corner, Owl House, Outsider Art, Pilgrimage, Cape Town, Homeland, Owls, South Africa, Landscape Photography

The Owl House is a museum in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The Owl House and surrounding Camel Yard contain over 300 concrete and glass sculptures created by Helen Elizabeth Martins and her assistants. Almost all of the sculptures face towards the east, many depicting a pilgrimage to a suitably positioned nativity scene. Helen Martins was almost 50 before she started decorating the Owl House and creating her marvelous sculptures.

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The Owl House in Nieu Bethesda | London Traveller

Nieu Bethesda is hidden in the Great Karoo and perhaps best known for The Owl House so I planned a circular drive from Graaff Reinet. Google Maps said 119 kms and 2.25 hours but did not mention the potholed dirt road and almost complete lack of signposts! We … Continued

Owl House constructed by Helen Martins, Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa Its A Wonderful Life, Wonderful Places, Beautiful Places, Installation Architecture, Tate Britain, Art Brut, Crushed Glass, Art Corner, Owl House

Outsider Art: Exhibition guide: Environments, South Africa | Tate

Outsider Art past exhibition at Tate Britain

‘The Owl House’ in the remote Karoo village of Nieu Bethesda. Beautiful Home Designs, Beautiful Homes, Installation Architecture, Owl House, My Land, Outsider Art, Africa Travel, All Art, Have Time

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The Owl House, Nieu Bethesda, South Africa

The Owl House, Nieu Bethesda, South Africa