Exciting PPC Cement sculpting workshop hosted in Nieu Bethesda

Through PPC Cement's long-stranding relationship with the Owl House in Nieu Bethesda, the company is excited to announce another free cement workshop, open to any and all interested parties, which will be held from 16 to 18 August 2018 in the Nieu Bethesda Community Hall. This offers a unique opportunity to either improve your existing… Continue reading Exciting PPC Cement sculpting workshop hosted in Nieu Bethesda

A visitor’s perspective: The Owls are watching by Sean Achilleos

The Owls Are Watching (In memory of Helen Martins - ‘The Owl House’ Nieu Bethesda) In sculpture and rock rested your art Cement faces that speak volumes Of emotions and tales untold As mysterious as your life itself Glittering walls of crushed glass that shone by candlelight Outside of art you were branded Though remembered… Continue reading A visitor’s perspective: The Owls are watching by Sean Achilleos

Owl House Studios: An animation studio inspired by Helen Martins

This video was created by Jessica Cope, an animator and animation director. She created a short animated film titled The Owl House as part of her degree. The story is based on her visit to Helen Martins' Owl House, inspired by the feeling her visit left her. She also started an animation studio named Owl… Continue reading Owl House Studios: An animation studio inspired by Helen Martins

Helen Martins and the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Everyone who visits the Owl House and Camel Yard will always experience something completely different. Some feel an eerie presence, as if Helen is still tending to her birds and flowers, touching up statues and drinking tea in the kitchen, while others will see the hard work that has gone into creating the marvel that… Continue reading Helen Martins and the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

The near demise of the Owl House

Did you know that the Owl House was almost destroyed and refurbished as municipal offices some years ago? The story goes that Helen Martins’ precious Owl House nearly met its early end when the local municipality, who owns the property, was looking for a new office building and management considered flattening the Camel Yard and using… Continue reading The near demise of the Owl House

A true friend of the Owl House: Huldah van Wyk

It was with great sadness that the village of Nieu Bethesda said goodbye to one of their long-time residents recently. Huldah van Wyk has been a part of the Owl House and the Owl House Foundation for more than a decade and has made it her life's work to keep the house and garden in… Continue reading A true friend of the Owl House: Huldah van Wyk