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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.

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Norman Catherine
Joyride, 2016
Bronze
155 x 250 x 125 cm

 

Homestead Collection

Mark Swart
Voyage, 2016
Mild steel and stainless steel
351 x 171 x 217.5 cm

Homestead Collection

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

 Homestead Collection

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

Collection of the artist

Edoardo Villa
Africa, 1959-60
Steel and enamel paint 
670 x 220 x 260 cm

Courtesy of Exxaro Resources Ltd.

William Kentridge
World on its Hind Legs, 2010
Steel and paint
432 x 312 x 495 cm

Homestead Collection

William Kentridge
Action, 2018
Bronze
345 x 265 x 285 cm

 Homestead Collection

Nandipha Mntambo
Ophelia, 2015
Bronze and mild steel
303 x 121 x 25 cm

Collection of the artist

Edoardo Villa
Bird Form, 2004
Painted steel
290 x 275 x 140 cm

Homestead Collection 

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

Homestead Collection

Joni Brenner
Kin, 2015 – 2016
Bronze
82 x 90 x 110 cm

Collection of the artist

Brett Murray
Again Again, 2015
Bronze
250 x 180 x 260 cm

Homestead Collection 

Speelman Mahlangu
Riding the Bull I, 2004
Bronze
182 x 143 x 72 cm

Homestead Collection 

Jake Michael Singer
And All Birds Flew With A Harsh Scream (Marmara), 2020
Stainless Steel
358 x 206 x 189 cm

Courtesy of the artist and THK Gallery, Cape Town

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