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NIROX has a range of events, exhibitions, concerts, talks, and workshops available during the year. 
CURRENT

CURRENT

RICHARD JOHN FORBES: PRAXIS

 

NIROX Covered Space /

Residency Workshop / Screening Room

10 February – 31 March 2024

Held a year after his residency at the Villa-Legodi Centre for Sculpture, Forbes returns to showcase the finished body of work, alongside glass-blown sculptures and prints produced over the course of the year. As writes Sean O’Toole for the forthcoming publication, ‘Forbes’s mesmerising rose quartz sculptures embody sculptural restraint. Often half-formed and incomplete, they showcase his understanding of moderation as a necessary gesture in sculpture.’ The exhibition also includes a new film in the Screening Room, titled Guava (2024), coupled with a cameo appearance of Shy Restrained Pink Thing (ongoing). To learn, access the catalogue byclicking the button below.

EXHIBITIONS

SEAN BLEM: RESONANCE

A TEN YEAR RETROSPECTIVE

 

NIROX Covered Space /

Residency Workshop / Screening Room

10 February – 31 March 2024

Sean Blem completed his first residency at NIROX in 2014, where he created a body of work titled Hyperextension. On his return in 2016, Blem created the Mastaba series, cross-referencing early memories with one of the most ancient and resilient pre-pyramidic forms. is work often includes hidden references or aspects that are unknown, from choice pigments and the coating of works to specific material decisions, which all contribute to Blem’s multi-referential vocabulary. Produced from wild olive, his latest body of work continues the evolution of this engagement with materials, drawing on the structural and medicinal properties of indigenous wood and its cultural and historic resonance in South Africa and further afield. To learn more, access the catalogue by clicking the button below.

UPCOMING

UPCOMING

"NOW AND THEN": RICHARD FORBES

“Now and Then” is a biomonthly talks programme, held every second Thursday at 6PM, during which we invite an artist to talk about their work – past, present, and future – in NIROX’s Sculpture Park.

On 29 February we will host the second iteration with
Nandipha Mntambo, beginning with a discussion about her large-scale bronze and sandstone work, Minotaurus (2016) to Enticed Contemplation II (2018), and her fortchoming installation, Agoodjie (2021).

ONLINE TALK  //  29 FEB // 6PM

SEAN BLEM: RESONANCE

A TEN YEAR RETROSPECTIVE

 

Villa-Legodi Centre for Sculpture

3 March 2024

2PM

Join artist-in-residence Sean Blem at 2PM on Sunday, 3 March, for the finissage of his exhibition at the Villa-Legodi Centre for Sculpture.

RSVP by clicking the button below.

To learn more about Blem's work, you can also click the 'catalogue' button.

EXHIBITION FINISSAGE  //  3 MARCH

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