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Truly inspirational

After the disappointing poor art in Swellendam we were pleasantly surprised by this gallery. I love... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Crazyredpepper
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Western Cape, South Africa
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entertaing visit - a must see

world famous light fittings - amazing what can be done with recycled materials these guys are... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
Alan B
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

After the disappointing poor art in Swellendam we were pleasantly surprised by this gallery. I love the fact that everything is recycled. It is inspiring to see how creative one can be with waste. The kids loved it. I was happy to meet the artists...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Crazyredpepper
MagpieShane, Owner at Magpie Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

thank you so much for your visit! Visit us soon ! Shane

Reviewed 3 February 2018

world famous light fittings - amazing what can be done with recycled materials these guys are artists

Date of experience: December 2017
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MagpieShane, Owner at Magpie Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

thank you ! Come and visit again ! cheers Shane

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Shane makes decorative art from recycled plastics, well worth a visit. Ask about the community project light bulb covers, they are fabulous

Date of experience: January 2018
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MagpieShane, Owner at Magpie Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

thanks for your comments KimKinsella

Reviewed 22 November 2017

Prepare to be amazed by what can be made by junk, off cuts, plastic and rubbish! Some of these items hang in homes all over the world and even the Obama's have one of their chandeliers. So we learnt from the very enthusiastic and informative...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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MagpieShane, Owner at Magpie Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you so much ! cheers Shane

Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is the gallery and arts supply store so your chances of meeting the artist who created the work of art you are coveting are good. Colorful characters abound in Barrydale and this street is ground zero for them. Check out the bookstore across the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

A must do. The gallery has paintings from various artists, but is actually where you see the exceptional chandeliers made of all kind of materials. The owners are very friendly.

Date of experience: May 2017
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MagpieShane, Owner at Magpie Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

thanks so much

Reviewed 3 March 2017

What an amazing eyeopener as to what you can have done with bits and bobs that mean a lot to you, but would otherwise maybe land up on a dump. The guys at Magpie will save them into something that you will then treasure. It...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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MagpieShane, Owner at Magpie Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Hi there Ines Thank you for your comments - please visit us again sometime! cheers and keep on recycling!!!! Shane

Reviewed 18 February 2017

Amazing ideas of using memorabilia in artwork....ever wonder what to do that with that tea set you will never use .... Amazing gallery to visit, filled with unique, customized pieces of artwork, from chandeliers to chairs. Not only do they have this amazing gallery, Shane...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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MagpieShane, Owner at Magpie Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

thank you so much for your comments! Please visit again! Shane

Reviewed 24 November 2016

If you only make one stop in Barrydale, make it Magpie. The art is enchanting, incredibly imaginative and the owner a delight to talk to. Only wish was that I had a big enough suitcase to take one of their creations home with me!

Date of experience: November 2016
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MagpieShane, Owner at Magpie Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2016

ah NewMexicoSilverQueen! Thanks for your lovely comments ! ... did I tell you we can make a suitcase! ? Enjoy the rest of your journey! Shane @ MagpieArtCollective

Reviewed 16 October 2016

The gallery houses many beautiful pieces, mostly hand-made chandeliers and funky, colourful chairs. We chatted for ages with the Mormon owner (I forget his name), but he was a mine of information about art, history and the quaint little town of Barrydale. Definitely a worthwhile...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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MagpieShane, Owner at Magpie Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

ah thanks for the review! Quaker, not mormon, hahaha! My name is Shane and you'd be welcome to visit again!

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