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The Bethesda Arts Centre- First People Centre is a registered Not-for-Profit Organization, registration number 040-915 NPO. It was founded in 1999 by Jeni Couzyn, who is the artistic director, and Tarot Couzyn (one of many voluntary teachers). Our...more
When you are in Nieu-Bethesda, you might as well pay a visit to the Bethesda Art Centre: This is a community-based project, with accomodation to rent, a small restaurant and craft manufacture. If you want to support the local community, do so, although the are...More
Nice little artists' gallery with prints, quilting and stain glass. One of the group of local artists introduced us to the layout. We did buy a little quilted bag for our grand-daughter but I have to say that everything we saw was really quite expensive...More
During our stay at the tower one of the quilters at the art centre showed and explained what and how they go about their art, as well as interpreted the stories and meaning of some of the large mythological quilts
We had a free guided tour of the local art centre which does very interesting pieces. Mostly bespoke pieces. We really enjoyed the tour and it’s definitely worth adding to your agenda.
We came back for supper which is served in the beautifully decorated front...More
One can find beautiful and exceptionally well crafted artworks here to buy, and to order. Tapestries, lino cuts, etc.Lovely restaurant too, serving dishes with produce from their own gardens. Over New Year’s the local residents and artists make lanterns for visitors and locals for the...More
A little gem of a find, tucked away, but the artwork is all local. We bought some embroidered pieces - fantastic craftsmanship. We wish wished we could have bought more, and hope that they continued to be supported in their work as much as possible.
Stumbled upon this studio and glad that we did - needs support and the local artwork depicting the struggles that the locals had to overcome/endure during the eraly years of colonisation and apartheid. No 'in your face' opinions, but there for you to see in...More