Helen Martins, The Owl House

Helen Martins, The Owl House, Nieu Bathesda

The owl house nieu-bethesda

Helen Martins was the creative force behind Nieu Bethesda's Owl House, a weird and wonderful paradise of concrete figurines and light reflecting glass.

The Camalyard behind the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda    These cement statues were made by Helen Martins & Koos Malgas.      The museum is open 7 days a week & a must visit for all.     For more information on Nieu-Bethesda - please visit http://www.camdeboocottages.co.za/index.php/nieu-bethesda

The Camalyard behind the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda These cement statues were…

A self-portrait of Helen Martins serving her father food.     These cement statues were made by Helen Martins & Koos Malgas.      The museum is open 7 days a week & a must visit for all.     For more information on Nieu-Bethesda - please visit http://www.camdeboocottages.co.za/index.php/nieu-bethesda

A self-portrait of Helen Martins serving her father food. These cement statues were made by Helen Martins & Koos Malgas. The museum is open 7 days a week & a must visit for all.

Map of house

‘The Owl House’. This is the creation of Helen Martins who, isolated from the…

Helen in Camel Yard, courtesy of the Owl House Foundation

Helen Martins's mesmerising artistic legacy is an economic lifeline for an isolated Karoo dorpie, writes Nerine Dorman.

Tony's Place: Visionary Environment – Helen Martins and The Owl House of Nieu Bethesda

“On a cold winters' morning in at the age of seventy-eight, Helen Martins took her own life by swallowing caustic soda.

Owl House | Nieu Bethesda | South Africa | Modern Overland

Owl House | Nieu Bethesda | South Africa | Modern Overland

The Owl House - I am a great admirer of Helen Martins. Her legacy is still with us today, preserved by the custodians of Nieu-Bethesda

Tony's Place: Visionary Environment – Helen Martins and The Owl House of Nieu Bethesda

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