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© 2019 NIROX Foundation

NIROX FOUNDATION

The NIROX Foundation Trust is a registered non-profit trust established and run for the benefit of the arts.

NIROX comprises of a sculpture park, artist residency, studios and workshops, outdoor concert venues and related function facilities.

NIROX Sculpture Park is located on 20 hectares of landscaped gardens and waterways in the Cradle of Humankind - a World Heritage Site - and is committed to excellence in all disciplines of contemporary arts.

NIROX is open to the public on Sundays from 10h00.

CRADLE OF HUMANKIND

The Cradle of Humankind comprises 47,000 hectares of rural and wilderness land, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site on account of its extraordinary palaeontological treasures and unique landscape.

 

The Cradle is a highly active scientific research area where more than 40% of all of the world’s hominid fossils have been discovered. 3 million years of human activity have taken place in the Cradle, including the earliest known mastery of fire and humans becoming bi-pedal.

THE PARK & NATURE RESERVE

The sculpture park comprises of cultivated landscape and water ways designed to showcase sculpture and give comfort to private and public visitors. The beauty and tranquility of the park are tributes to its sensitive design and fastidious upkeep.

It is located within the Khatlhampi Private Reserve, a privately owned nature reserve which has more than 40 kilometers of walking, cycling and game drive trails through unspoiled grasslands, ancient dolomite valleys, natural fountains, discovered and yet to be discovered caves, indigenous forests, ridges and hills. It is a bio-diverse environment, populated with indigenous game, moving freely in their natural habitat.

RESIDENT WORKS

The NIROX collection comprises artworks left by artists in residence.

Within the reserve lie several permanent artworks, comprising part of the NIROX slowly evolving permanent collection – some only available for viewing by special appointment. These currently include works by Richard Long, Willem Boshoff, Caroline Bittermann, Valerio Berruti, Rebecca Chesney, Priyanka Choudhary, Rosenclare and Thomas Mulcaire.