WHERE ART HAPPENS IN NATURE
NIROX is committed to the global contemporary arts through its sculpture park, artist residency, workshops and outdoor concert venues.
10 SEPTEMBER - 10 OCTOBER
Indifference is a satellite exhibition of Good Neighbours, co-curated by Ndeenda Shivute- Nakapunda and Sven Christian. The exhibition is held in collaboration with the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN), who generously supported a month-long residency for Kambezunda Ngavee in July 2022.
It is the second exhibition within the Good Neighbours ambit. Held across NIROX’s Covered Space, Screening Room, and Boule Court, it features works by Saima Iita, Ismael Shivute, Fillipus Sheehama, Kambezunda Ngavee, Edoardo Villa, and Nicola Brandt. Their works cover a range of media, from film, marble, soapstone, and steel to quartz, makalani nuts and wire.
Realness African Screenwriters
Realness African Screenwriters
Six African film talent have been selected for this year’s Realness African Screenwriters’ Residency, which takes them on an 8-week programme in South Africa and Switzerland for mentorship and support, to nurture and grow their feature film projects in development.
The Residency is an incubator for African screenwriters that provides personalised support to empower writers to find the core of their stories and flesh them out into screenplays, and to pitch their projects to industry partners for financing and production.
SAVE THE DATE
New Generation Jazz
This year's Spring Jazz at NIROX welcomes a unique new generation of artists who have enriched the South African jazz scene and continue to mould our musical landscape. A limited audience of 1,200 guests in the amphitheater will revel in a day of Music, Food, Art and Nature.
A detailed Programme will be announced soon.
MARGINS OF ERROR
WINTER SCULPTURE EXHIBITION 2022
OPEN LABORATORY #2
Good Neighbours will open to the public on 7 - 8 May 2022. Following the successful inaugural OPEN LABORATORY Winter Sculpture Exhibition in 2017, NIROX extends its partnerships with local universities to include public and private institutions across South Africa, Zimbabwe, Eswatwini, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola and Botswana, toto-develop and present an evolving programme of exhibitions, residencies, workshops, talks and a concert.
Good Neighbours provides a timely reflection on the relations amongst South Africans and our neighbours in the face of growing global instability. It supports the work of more than 30 artists, 24 of whom have received grants from the Claire and Edoardo Villa Will Trust to produce new work on the given theme.
NIROX Foundation, in partnership with Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation and the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa (CISA), are pleased to announce an exciting new residency opportunity for artists based in India.
The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation was established by Indoo Shivdasani in 1976 as a permanent platform for his philanthropic activities. The Foundation focuses on providing scholarships, grants and awards in any field to outstanding young Indians to develop their professional, scientific, artistic and cultural abilities.
FROM MARCH 2022
Mexican-born photographer, cinematographer, foreign correspondent and cultural activist, Elisa Iannacone, will be in residence at NIROX from MARCH 2022, expanding upon her existing body of work
THE SPIRAL OF CONTAINMENT - RAPE’S AFTERMATH was first exhibited at THE OXO Tower Bargehouse Gallery in London in 2018, and incorporated 25 photographs, immersive soundscapes, a holograph, and installations.
HERE IS WHERE WE MEET
Hedwig Barry, Here Is Where We Meet, NIROX Sculpture Park, 22 Jan - 13 March 2022
Hedwig Barry’s first solo exhibition is a collection of sculptures and paintings completed during her seven-week residency at the NIROX Sculpture Park. The exhibition centres around five new Crumple sculptures made from massive sheets of crumpled metal welded together and then painted. Barry’s sculptures explore the relationship between destruction and preservation, force and form: they are inspired by crumpled up paper and the invisible “crumple zones” in cars – areas in the bodies of cars which are designed to buckle in an accident, absorbing the force of impact and protecting the bodies inside the vehicle.
Alongside the Crumple sculptures Barry presents paintings that derive from experiences in nature, using colour and form to evoke environments that are ecologically unique and increasingly vulnerable.
The exhibition extends from the covered gallery space at NIROX to the park grounds. Until 4 February visitors will also be able to see smaller works in Barry’s studio, which will be open for viewing.
LIVE BEES! is an interface of art, research and advocacy for the
environment, drawn from Nicholas Hester’s ongoing fascination with bees.
The residency will include the installation of an apiary of Eco Hives designed by the artist. The work at the residency will emanate from continued research work with the bees and will be exhibited at Nirox at the end of October.