Sculpture Garden
28 April 2018 – ongoing

The Sculpture Garden at the Norval Foundation features three-dimensional installations by artists from South Africa and the rest of Africa. The unique site, bisected by a protected Cape lowland freshwater wetland and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Western Cape, features flora indigenous to the area. The placement of artwork takes the site into consideration, using the contours of the garden to hide and reveal work, creating an experience of discovery for the viewer. The building has been designed so that the western side gives way onto the Sculpture Garden at multiple points, allowing visitors access from the galleries to the Sculpture Garden and creating connections between exhibitions taking place both inside and outside. The exhibition programme in the Sculpture Garden aims to represent a plurality of practices currently taking place in the region, including artists working with the figure, narrative and mythology, abstraction and post-minimalism, and craft. Artworks will be a mixture of long term loans and work from the Homestead Art Collection, which are installed permanently.

Special thanks to all the artists and the generous support of Everard Read CIRCA Gallery | Cape Town | Johannesburg | London; NIROX Foundation Trust | Johannesburg; STEVENSON | Cape Town | Johannesburg and WHATIFTHEWORLD | Cape Town.

Yinka Shonibare CBE
Wind Sculpture SG (III), 2018
Steel armature with hand painted fibreglass resin cast
700 x 254 x 200 cm

Courtesy of the artist, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town/Johannesburg; James Cohan Gallery, New York; and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photo by Dave Southwood.

Yinka Shonibare CBE
Wind Sculpture SG (III), 2018
Steel armature with hand painted fibreglass resin cast
700 x 254 x 200 cm

Courtesy of the artist, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town/Johannesburg; James Cohan Gallery, New York; and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photo by Dave Southwood.

Victor Ehikhamenor
Isimagodo (The Unknowable), 2016
Enamel paint and steel
450 x 200 x 150 cm
Courtesy of NIROX, Johannesburg;
Tyburn Gallery, London

Michele Mathison
Volition, 2017
Steel
375 x 95 x 162 cm
Courtesy of WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town

Wim Botha
Prism (Flush), 2013 – 2018
Bronze and stainless steel
350 x 800 x 400 cm
Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town / Johannesburg

Joni Brenner
Kin, 2015 – 2016
Bronze
82 x 90 x 110 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Brett Murray
Again Again, 2015
Bronze
250 x 180 x 260 cm
Courtesy of Everard Read CIRCA Gallery, Cape Town / Johannesburg / London

 William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx
Fire Walker, 2009 – 2010
Painted steel
300 x 175 x 204 cm
Courtesy of Goodman Gallery, Cape Town / Johannesburg;
Lia Rumma, Milan / Naples;
Marian Goodman Gallery, London / New York / Paris

Angus Taylor
Holderbestolder, 2018
Belfast Gabbro granite and steel
645 x 605 x 423 cm
Courtesy of Everard Read CIRCA Gallery, Cape Town / Johannesburg / London

Current exhibitions

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  On the Mines: David Goldblatt David Goldblatt Galleries 2 - 7 13 February 2019 – 11 August 2019 Curated by Karel Nel Shown for the first time in its entirety, On the Mines: David Goldblatt is the last exhibition that the photographer personally helped...

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Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE

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Atrium Commission

  Structural Response III Serge Alain Nitegeka Norval Foundation AtriumCourtesy of the Claire & Edoardo Villa Will Trust Forced migration is central to Serge Alain Nitegeka's Structural Response III . The theme of disrupted lives, disrupted work and disrupted...

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  On the Mines: David Goldblatt David Goldblatt Galleries 2 - 7 13 February 2019 – 11 August 2019 Curated by Karel Nel Shown for the first time in its entirety, On the Mines: David Goldblatt is the last exhibition that the photographer personally helped...

Labour of Many: Ibrahim Mahama

Labour of Many: Ibrahim Mahama Gallery  8Curated by Owen Martin13 February – 11 August 2019 Norval Foundation is delighted to announce a major installation by Ibrahim Mahama, the first of its kind in South Africa. Mahama’s rigorous, socially engaged and process based...

Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE

Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE Gallery  9Curated by Portia Malatjie and Owen Martin13 February – 26 August 2019 The exhibition Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE at Norval Foundation, brings together a series of artworks, including sculptures, photographs and a major...

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Heliostat: Wim Botha

  Heliostat: Wim Botha Gallery  2- 829 September – 21 January 2019 Heliostat: Wim Botha brings together key works in the South African artist’s career spanning two decades and is organised around the idea of refraction. Refraction, as understood in optics, is the...

Batlhaping Ba Re!

Batlhaping Ba Re! Gallery  1 Curated by Portia Malatjie 1 September – 28 January 2019 Opening and Talk from 4-6 PM, Saturday, 1 SeptemberBatlhaping Ba Re! is a solo exhibition by Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi (born 1943, South Africa) featuring paintings, etching and a...

Collector’s Focus: Experiences of Tonality in the Véronique Susman-Savigne Collection

  Collector's Focus: Experiences of Tonality in the Véronique Susman-Savigne Collection Gallery 9Curated by Mike Tigere Mavura27 October – 4 February 2019Norval Foundation’s Collector’s Focus is a series of exhibitions and talks that highlight the role of...

Re/discovery and Memory

Re/discovery and Memory: Sydney Kumalo, Ezrom Legae, Serge Alain Nitegeka and Edoardo Villa Gallery 2-8 Curated by Karel Nel 28 April – 10 September 2018Major retrospectives of the work of both Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae will be shown alongside an exhibition of...

Pulling at Threads

Pulling at Threads Gallery 1 Curated by Owen Martin 28 April – 20 August 2018 Pulling at Threads considers the role of craft in the practices of contemporary artists from South Africa and beyond. Bringing together artists that use techniques such as weaving, sewing,...

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notes on spectrality, sorcery and the spirit Gallery 9 Curated by Portia Malatjie 28 April – 22 October 2018 Stemming predominantly from a period between the 1950s and 1980s to as recent as the 2000s, the artworks in the Norval family’s Homestead Art Collection (and...

On the Mines: David Goldblatt

  On the Mines: David Goldblatt David Goldblatt Galleries 2 - 7 13 February 2019 – 11 August 2019 Curated by Karel Nel Shown for the first time in its entirety, On the Mines: David Goldblatt is the last exhibition that the photographer personally helped...

Labour of Many: Ibrahim Mahama

Labour of Many: Ibrahim Mahama Gallery  8Curated by Owen Martin13 February – 11 August 2019 Norval Foundation is delighted to announce a major installation by Ibrahim Mahama, the first of its kind in South Africa. Mahama’s rigorous, socially engaged and process based...

Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE

Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE Gallery  9Curated by Portia Malatjie and Owen Martin13 February – 26 August 2019 The exhibition Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE at Norval Foundation, brings together a series of artworks, including sculptures, photographs and a major...

Collectors Focus: NUDES IN THE SANLAM ART COLLECTION

Collector's Focus: Nudes in the Sanlam Art Collection 13 February 2019 – 13 May 2019 Opening at 12 PM, Sunday, 17 February 2019 Gallery 1, Norval Foundation Curated by Elana Brundyn and Owen Martin Norval Foundation’s Collector’s Focus is a series of exhibitions and...

Atrium Commission

  Structural Response III Serge Alain Nitegeka Norval Foundation AtriumCourtesy of the Claire & Edoardo Villa Will Trust Forced migration is central to Serge Alain Nitegeka's Structural Response III . The theme of disrupted lives, disrupted work and disrupted...