New Open Studio Art Route: the Swellendam Art Meander (SAM) joins BAM & MAM this December!

December 7, 2019




This year, I am excited to be involved in bringing more artistic energy to the town of Swellendam. From the 13th to the 16th of December 2019 I will be opening my art studio and home to the public. Together with a number of other diverse talents #SAM will create an art route that people can explore and get to know the town and locals a bit better.


#SwellendamArtMeander (SAM) is a collaborative project between artists and venues in Swellendam, #MontaguArtMeander (MAM) artists in Montagu and #BarrydaleArtMeander (BAM) artists in Barrydale,


The idea of Open Art Studios has been, for some time, piloted in Barrydale over the December period annually including Magpie Art Collectives Christmas tree and a street parade. This year, Shane from Magpie and  #BarrydaleArtMeander, #BAM,  decided to include surrounding towns Montagu #MAM, Suurbraak #XAM and Swellendam #SAM.

The #OpenArtStudios concept will inaugurate from December 13-16 in each locale, with each Art Meander offering it’s own flavour of experience.


It is a unique opportunity to visit artists in their own homes and studios. Maps will be available on Facebook as a downloadable PDF or you can pick one up at any of the venues.


Artists & Venues on #SAM 2019 include: 

  • David Schlapobersky Pottery at Bukkenberg Studio: 8 Hermanus Steyn Street

  • Fairies at The Continent of Sulina: 37 Buitekant Street 

  • Heidi Lund Mandalas: 14 Steil Street

  • Andrew James Hofmeyr (aka. Foxman) - paintings on wood: 15 Steil Street

  • The Masbiekers Valley Environmental Sculpture Park: entrance at park on Buitekant Street

  • Charmaine Le Cock, Recycled Metal Art: Carlton Mall, Voortrek Street

  • Lana Schreiber – abstract painting: Carlton Mall, Voortrek Street

  • Sharon Greaves – landscapes: Carlton Mall, Voortrek Street

  • Vanessa Pfotenhauer – clothing: Carlton Mall, Voortrek Street

  • Life Style and Art Gallery: 1 Voortrek Street

Pop in at my studio to see some artworks in progress and "meet the artist". I'll be happy to show you around my studio and tell you more about my process and the art trail in Masbiekers' Valley.


Follow the Art Routes on Facebook for updates on participating local artists:

SwellendamArtMeander #SAM 

BarrydaleArtMeander #BAM
MontaguArtMeander #MAM


Map of the SAM Art Route:


Please visit the Swellendam Art Route on Facebook & BAM's website for more information or my artist's FB page.


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