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Barrydale's very own Annual Art Event ...

16-20 December 2020


BAM! (Barrydale Art Meander) is Barrydale's annual art's festival. BAM!2020 is what's on offer this year through the 5 day Open Art Studio's Safari with two pillar art happening/events, drawing in hundreds of visitors and art lovers, to what is otherwise a slow paced, rural farm village on the edge of the Klein Karoo.


MagpieArtCollective pioneered the concept BAM! serves as an overarching framework encompassing village artistic collaborations, events and happenings. This year's line up includes the MagpieArtCollective's annual art installation on the evening of December 16th on the grounds of the Magpie and RedFinMinnow Park, Laing Street, Barrydale. BAM! also produces as Open Art Studio Safari Map to enable visitors to find participating Artists profiled on the Meander. BAM!2020 includes some 15 Art and Maker's Studio and Creative Spaces to make up the Meander this year. A highlight this year being Graham Abbott's Ist Analog Photographic Festival 11-19 Dec 2020 which includes exhibitions and workshops!


The Puppet Performance by Net Vir Pret : a youth development organisation, which has involved Handspring Puppet Trust, Ukwanda Puppet Collective, LOKO : Laboratory of Kinetic Objects (a project of UWC's Centre for Humanities Research Department) will showcase a celebration of 10 years of Parade and Puppet Performance Work. Performances featuring puppets from the 10 years collection have been selected and crafted into select performance pieces that will be shown in various open air locales in and around Barrydale. A livestream and video rendition will be a feature of this years BAM! Watch our online platforms for streaming!


Profiled Artists participating in BAM!2020 will open their Studios daily from 10am to 4pm with Exhibitions appearing in Artists Gardens and Verandahs (during the Covid period).


Covid19 Safety Standards are advised at all BAM!2020 Venues and Events! Be Safe, Enjoy and Experience Art in the Country! BAM!2020 Barrydale.

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Our Sponsors and Collaborators  : With many thanks  (click on their logo links)


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