WHERE ART HAPPENS IN NATURE
NIROX is committed to the global contemporary arts through its sculpture park, artist residency, workshops and outdoor concert venues.
SATURDAY, 16 DECEMBER
SPACES presents a new experience at NIROX Sculpture Park fusing design, art, live music and culinary excellence
with emerging creatives alongside established brands
in unique outdoor display spaces
set discreetly within the luscious parkland
amongst the diverse collection of contemporary artworks from far and wide.
A day filled with the sounds of
and a supporting line-up including
The Tubatsi Moloi Quartet
Sfiso Atomza & SekenHand and
Flex of He & I.
with DJ Bob maintaining the ambiance
spinning a South African jazz centered vinyl selection.
SUNDAY, 26 NOVEMBER
Assupol, in collaboration with the Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation, returns to NIROX this Summer for the 10th edition of HUGHFEST - a celebration of musical diversity, steeped in South African heritage, set amongst the splendour of NIROX Sculpture Park.
Continuing Hugh’s legacy of developing talent and pursuing excellence, the line-up will come together in residence for 3 days preceding the concert at the recently inaugurated Kromdraai Co-Creativity and Impact Hub where they will develop and rehearse a unique, once in a lifetime concert programme.
NIROX COVERED SPACE & RESIDENCY WORKSHOP
JOSEPH AWUAH-DARKO - 'SOFT LANDINGS'
Artist-in-residence Joseph Awuah-Darko’s exhibition Soft Landing will open in NIROX’s Covered Space at 2PM this Saturday, 21 October.
Split between the Covered Space and Residency Workshop, the exhibition includes new sculptural, photographic, and tapestry works, employing a variety of mediums to explore the place of vulnerability and intimacy within everyday and ceremonial rituals.
SERGE ALAIN NITEGEKA
SERGE ALAIN NITIGEKA
From 13 November, Serge Alain Nitegeka will begin creating a new, site-specific installation in NIROX’s Covered Space. At the same time, he will use the residency to experiment with works in metal, create a sculptural installation for the Park, using the Centre’s Project Space to display archival matter, process drawings, and one or two pre-existing works that speak to the broader concerns of his practice.
ABRI DE SWARDT
ABRI DE SWARDT
Abri de Swardt’s residency at NIROX began on 20 November and runs until 20 December 2023. During his stay, De Swardt will continue making work towards a solo exhibition with POOL, Cape Town, as part of the World Weather Network in early 2024, while engaging with the strained bodies of water on site.
VILLA-LEGODI CENTRE FOR SCULTPURE
FORM is an open-access, online journal dedicated to sculpture.
Initiated by the Villa-Legodi Centre for Sculpture, it aims to enrich critical debate about the medium, adopting an interdiscplinary approach that encourages contributions in all shapes and sizes, from academic texts, interviews, and artistic research to poetry and prose.
Each issue grapples with a particular topic that is intentionally broad, allowing for a diversity of perspectives and avenues for engagement.