• The Karoo Art Hotel Barrydale
  • Rolls Royce at the Karoo Art Hotel

  • The Bioscope in the beams above the ballroom

All The Arts Of The Karoo Art Hotel

There’s the ‘conventional’ art of a hotel that’s a rolling exhibition space for exciting local and regional artists. Then there are all the other arts of a creatively driven Karoo country hotel.

The hotel is now open after a major renovation and redecoration. In the words of owners Rick & Sue Melvill "one never really owns places like these, you're really just the the custodians for another generation". Here's to a wonderful new chapter for the Karoo Art in the post Covid era 

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Information is lacking, Detail is short. But that's how it is with a save the date. Just know that post July 16th Barrydale might not be the same again.

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Announcing Art of the Memoir 2 8-10 July. The Writers Retreat 11-15 July.

Best selling writer and course leader Jo-Anne Richards talks about the success of Art of the Memoir 1 and the promise of Art of the Memoir 2. Art of the Memoir 2. 8-10 July The writers retreat. 11-15 July

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Announcing the Art of Sand riding 24-26 June

Geoff Bayman will be leading a weekend workshop for adventure bikers looking to conquer any unease they might have about sand riding.

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Announcing the Art of the Bluff Sat 11 June

Starting at midday and ending at midnight on the 11th of June will be the Karoo Arts first professionally staged poker tournament. There are 60 seats at the table.

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