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Sculpture Garden
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 and London; Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, Johannesburg and London; Cape Town and Johannesburg; SMAC, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Stellenbosch; 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 and London; James Cohan Gallery, New York; and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. 

Michele Mathison
Volition, 2017
Steel
375 x 95 x 162 cm

Courtesy of the artist and WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town.

Angus Taylor
Holderbestolder, 2018
Belfast Gabbro granite and steel
645 x 605 x 423 cm

Courtesy of the artist, Everard Read CIRCA Gallery, Cape Town, Johannesburg and 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 the artist, Everard Read CIRCA Gallery, Cape Town, Johannesburg and London.

 William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx
Fire Walker, 2009 – 2010
Painted steel
300 x 175 x 204 cm

Courtesy of the artists, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, Johannesburg and London; Lia Rumma, Milan and Naples; and Marian Goodman Gallery, London, New York and Paris.

Current exhibitions

Accomplice: Michael Armitage

  Accomplice: Michael Armitage Michael Armitage Gallery 1 8 February 2020 - 15 June 2020 Accomplice brings together a series of eight paintings and nine preparatory ink drawings by Kenyan artist Michael Armitage created over a two year period beginning in 2017....

Courage is as Contagious as Fear: Selected works from the Hoosein Mahomed Collection

  Collector's Focus V Courage is as Contagious as Fear:Selected works from the Hoosein Mahomed Collection Gallery 9   8 February 2020 - 21 April 2020 Courage is as Contagious as Fear: Selected Works from the Hoosein Mahomed Collection is part of Norval...

Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture

 Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture William Kentridge Atrium, Galleries 2-8 24 August 2019 - 27 July 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 narrate...

Accomplice: Michael Armitage

  Accomplice: Michael Armitage Michael Armitage Gallery 1 8 February 2020 - 15 June 2020 Accomplice brings together a series of eight paintings and nine preparatory ink drawings by Kenyan artist Michael Armitage created over a two year period beginning in 2017....

Courage is as Contagious as Fear: Selected works from the Hoosein Mahomed Collection

  Collector's Focus V Courage is as Contagious as Fear:Selected works from the Hoosein Mahomed Collection Gallery 9   8 February 2020 - 21 April 2020 Courage is as Contagious as Fear: Selected Works from the Hoosein Mahomed Collection is part of Norval...

Mapping Worlds: Scheryn Art Collection

 Collector's Focus Mapping Worlds: Selected Works from the Scheryn Art Collection Various Artists Gallery 9   2 November 2019 – 27 January 2020 Mapping Worlds: Selected Works from the Scheryn Art Collection is part of Norval Foundation’s ongoing Collector’s...

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

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

Labour of Many: Ibrahim Mahama

Labour of Many: Ibrahim Mahama Gallery  8 13 February – 5 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 practice, brings to...

Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE

Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE Gallery  9 13 February – 23 September 2019 The exhibition Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE at Norval Foundation, brings together a series of artworks, including sculptures, photographs and a major installation, created between 2008 and...

Collectors Focus: NUDES IN THE SANLAM ART COLLECTION

Collector's Focus III Nudes in the Sanlam Art Collection 13 February 2019 – 21 July 2019 Gallery 1, Norval Foundation Norval Foundation’s Collector’s Focus is a series of exhibitions and talks that highlight the role of collectors of visual art and design in shaping...

Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture

 Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture William Kentridge Atrium, Galleries 2-8 24 August 2019 - 27 July 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 narrate...

Heliostat: Wim Botha

  Heliostat: Wim Botha Gallery  2- 8 Curated by Owen Martin 29 September 2018 – 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...

Accomplice: Michael Armitage

  Accomplice: Michael Armitage Michael Armitage Gallery 1 8 February 2020 - 15 June 2020 Accomplice brings together a series of eight paintings and nine preparatory ink drawings by Kenyan artist Michael Armitage created over a two year period beginning in 2017....

Courage is as Contagious as Fear: Selected works from the Hoosein Mahomed Collection

  Collector's Focus V Courage is as Contagious as Fear:Selected works from the Hoosein Mahomed Collection Gallery 9   8 February 2020 - 21 April 2020 Courage is as Contagious as Fear: Selected Works from the Hoosein Mahomed Collection is part of Norval...

Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture

 Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture William Kentridge Atrium, Galleries 2-8 24 August 2019 - 27 July 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 narrate...