Kolmanskop II

Lana de Villiers, Lana Art, South African Artist, Kolmanskop, Namibia, Sand in House, Bright walls, Light

FOR SALE: R5300 (Includes Shipping in SA)      Size: ± 61 x 61 x 3,5cm / 24 x 24 x 1,5″

Artwork Description:

Time is running out for these deserted houses of Kolmanskop, Namibia…but their fading inner beauty still catches the eye.
Kolmanskop used to be a small and rich diamond mining town from around 1908 to 1954*, after which it was abandoned.  I find these old buildings to be very charming and alluring.  If those walls could talk, what stories would they be able to tell?  Now these houses speak in the wind as their roofs creak and whistle, announcing further deterioration as more sand is deposited on the inside.
The landscape surrounding Kolmanskop is very arid and dry.  Houses built on sand.  Cloudless blue skies form the backdrop to creamy coloured dunes.  Life has left for the most part.  A few dry shrubs survive around the edges of the houses and little else.  A true ghost town.
In order to compensate for the lack of colour on the outside, the people painted the interior walls of their houses with bright colours! The combination of beams of sunlight streaming in through broken windows and doors, colourful walls, and the contrast between its architectural lines and sand heaps make for excellent material to work with as an artist!
In a way these houses seem timeless, like they will last forever.

Collection & Payment Options

I would love to hear from you.  Questions and inquiries are welcome (contact form below).


  • Personal collections in Richards Bay, RSA
  • Local Shipping (RSA): Postnet-to-Postnet shipping is included.
  • International Shipping: Details to be discussed on a case by case basis.
    Please note: Most countries charge an additional import tax that is payable by the client at the point of delivery and varies from country to country. Please check with your local authorities.

Payment Options:

1.  A Full Once-Off Payment

OR Incremental Payments over 3 or 5 Months*

  • 3 Month Option for Artworks < R5000
    • Artwork Total / 3
  • 3 Or 5 Month Option for Artwork > R5000
    • Artwork Total / 3
    • Or Artwork Total /5
*Monthly Payments must be made by the last calendar day of each month.

2. For Local (South African) Payments:

An EFT transfer or cash is accepted.
Please contact me via the Contact Form below this section so that I can send you a quote that reflects your payment preferences. We can then also discuss the collection details / shipment.

OR For International Payments:

International Payments are done via PayPal.  Prices on this Website are listed in South African Rand. Convert the Rand value to that of your own local currency.  The South African Rand is not a very strong currency so it will probably be very affordable.
Please Note: shipment fees are not included and is to be payed by the buyer.
Please email through the contact form below & name the artwork you are interested in. I look forward to hearing from you!

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• October 17, 2016

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