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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.

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

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

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

Current exhibitions

Mapping Worlds: Scheryn Art Collection

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Mapping Worlds: Scheryn Art Collection

 Collector's Focus Mapping Worlds: Selected Works from the Scheryn Art Collection Various Artists Gallery 9 Opening 2 November 2019 Mapping Worlds: Selected Works from the Scheryn Art Collection is part of Norval Foundation’s ongoing Collector’s Focus...

Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture

 Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture William Kentridge Atrium, Galleries 2-8 24 August 2019 - 23 March 2020 In Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture, visitors encounter a range of new and historical artworks that have been produced over the last two decades, which...

in Pursuit of Venus [infected]: Lisa Reihana

  in Pursuit of Venus [infected] Lisa Reihana Gallery 1 3 August 2019 - 20 January 2020 This exhibition features the immersive video artwork in Pursuit of Venus [infected] (2015-17) by Lisa Reihana (born Aotearoa New Zealand, 1964). Integrating hand-painted...

On the Mines: David Goldblatt

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Labour of Many: Ibrahim Mahama

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Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE

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Collectors Focus: NUDES IN THE SANLAM ART COLLECTION

Collector's Focus: Nudes in the Sanlam Art Collection 13 February 2019 – 21 July 2019 Gallery 1, Norval Foundation Curated by Elana Brundyn and Owen Martin Norval Foundation’s Collector’s Focus is a series of exhibitions and talks that highlight the role of...

Heliostat: Wim Botha

  Heliostat: Wim Botha Gallery  2- 829 September 2018 – 21 January 2019Heliostat: 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,...

Batlhaping Ba Re!

Batlhaping Ba Re! Gallery  1 Curated by Portia Malatjie 1 September 2018 – 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,...

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 2018 – 4 February 2019Norval Foundation’s Collector’s Focus is a series of exhibitions and talks that highlight the role...

Mapping Worlds: Scheryn Art Collection

 Collector's Focus Mapping Worlds: Selected Works from the Scheryn Art Collection Various Artists Gallery 9 Opening 2 November 2019 Mapping Worlds: Selected Works from the Scheryn Art Collection is part of Norval Foundation’s ongoing Collector’s Focus...

Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture

 Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture William Kentridge Atrium, Galleries 2-8 24 August 2019 - 23 March 2020 In Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture, visitors encounter a range of new and historical artworks that have been produced over the last two decades, which...

in Pursuit of Venus [infected]: Lisa Reihana

  in Pursuit of Venus [infected] Lisa Reihana Gallery 1 3 August 2019 - 20 January 2020 This exhibition features the immersive video artwork in Pursuit of Venus [infected] (2015-17) by Lisa Reihana (born Aotearoa New Zealand, 1964). Integrating hand-painted...