SCULPTURE PARK

Moataz Nasr — 'Sunboat' (2019)
NIROX Sculpture Park is 30ha of cultivated lawns, arbors, fields, waterways, and wetlands, on the banks of the Blaauwbankspruit River adjoining the Kkatlhamphi Private Nature Reserve — a 1000ha wilderness of hills, valleys, riverine forests, caves, and highveld grasslands, populated with diverse local game and birdlife.

 
The Park hosts more than 50 permanent and long-term installations by artists from across the globe; and at least one annual large scale curated exhibition of new and temporary installations and performances, in collaboration with NIROX’ wide circle of global partners and curatorial affiliations.
CURRENT EXHIBITION

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.
 

Partner institutions include the University of Cape Town, University of Johannesburg, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, University of the Free State, and Tshwane University of Technology. The exhibition is supported by the Portuguese Embassy to South Africa.  

"No human life, not even the life of the hermit in nature’s wilderness, is possible without a world which  directly or indirectly testifies to the presence of other human beings."

- Hannah Arendt

 
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OPEN LABORATORY #2:
GOOD NEIGHBOURS
CURATORS

Yusuf Essop (NIROX)

Sven Christian (NIROX)

Raphael Chikukwa (NGZ)

Ndeenda Shivute-Nakapunda (NGN)

Dominick Maiar Tanner (EEL)

Wilma Mutize (UJ)

Genre Pretorius (UP)

Tshegofatso Seoka (TUT)

Tammi Mbambo (UW)

Lyrene Kühn-Botma (UFS)

Jade Nair (UCT)

ARTISTS 

Janine Allen (UFS)

Kamyar Bineshtarigh (UCT)

Mhloniswa Chiliza (WITS)

Alexandra Cunningham (WITS)

Laura de Harde (UFS)

Johandi du Plessis (UFS)

Marika du Toit (UP)

Angela Ferriera (NIROX)

Daniel Gray (NIROX)

Caitlin Greenberg (TUT)

Viola Greyling (UP)

Tapfuma Gutsa (NGZ)

Dan Halter (NIROX)

Manuela Holzer (UP)

Binelde Hyrcan (EEL)

Mine Kleynhans (UFS)

Lyrene Kuhn-Botma (UFS)

Thero Makepe (UCT)

Collen Maswanganyi (NIROX)

Gonçalo Mabunda (NIROX)

Mário Macilau (NIROX)

Cow Mash (TUT)

Bridget Modema-Mayhew (UP)

Shepherd Ndudzo (NGZ)

Ngwenya Glass (TUT)

Majela Paballo (TUT)

Carol Preston (UP)

Daniela Ribeiro (EEL)

Chloe-Sarah Shain (WITS)

Penny Siopis (NIROX)

Rowan Smith (NIROX)

Briggita Stone-Johnson (WITS)

Moffat Takadiwa (NGZ)

Tawanda Takura (UJ)

Adelheid von Maltitz (UFS)

Ashley Walters (NIROX)

Leon Withuhn (UFS)

GOOD NEIGHBOURS
Works
MORE WORK TO BE ADDED
COLLABORATORS

In the spirit of ‘Good Neighbours,’ NIROX invited a number of different universities across  the country, as well as institutions from our neighbouring countries, to appoint a curator  to develop their own take on the overall theme. Set up in conversation with NIROX’s own curatorial section, each curator invited artists to respond to this year’s focus, creating a  series of satellite exhibitions that function in conversation with one another.  
 

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)
University of Cape Town (UCT) 

University of the Free State (UFS)
University of Johannesburg (UJ)
University of Pretoria (UP) 

University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)
The National Gallery of Namibia (NGN) 

The National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ)
Visual Art Forum for Educators in Southern Africa:  (VAFESA) 

Empire Arts Agency (EAA) 

El Espacio Luanda (ELA) 

Guiyani Monteiro

SUPPORTED BY

The Claire and Edoardo Villa Will Trust

The Portuguese Embassy to South Africa 

PAST EXHIBITION
The 'Margins of Error' Winter Sculpture Exhibition consists of new sculptures, installations & performances from South Korea, Morocco & South Africa, produced as part of KOFICE's Traveling Korean Arts' project.

"We live in silos. This benighted and shrunken view is an unjust answer to our global woes, a reactionary attempt to override the productive conflicts which every country at this historical moment is experiencing. Isolationism is not a solution but a symptom of a crisis.

 

In 2021, at the Nirox Foundation ... we see the manifestation of a global counter-intuitive project. Pitted against perversity, in search of tomorrow’s health today, the project brings together artists from South Korea, Morocco, and South Africa, in a joint attempt to confound the bitterness latent in a reactionary desire to destroy compassion, arrest human movement, and defy growth.

 

The artist’s stance is vital. What it advocates is openness, connection, understanding, and, all-importantly, a critically reflexive individuality." 

- Ashraf Jamal

 
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ARTISTS 
MARGINS OF ERROR
Co-curated by Jessica Doucha 
Sections: Ongoings, Ingoings
Collaborative Project by Marco Miehling & Jessica Doucha
THAT HIDDEN THREAD
Curated by Marta Moriarty 
THE REAL DMZ PROJECT
Curated by Sunjung Kim
Co-curated by Jessica Doucha | Initiated by Ann Roberts
MARGINS OF ERROR
Works
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
KOFICE (Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange),
Embassy of the Republic of Korea, The Real DMZ Project, Space for Contemporary Art,
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea,
The Claire and Eduardo Villa Will Trust, University of Johannesburg,
Fulmer Contemporary London, Samsung, Moriarty.
THE REAL DMZ PROJECT
a project by Space for Contemporary Art
Director, Serene Pac
Project Coordination, YoonJoo Lee
Public Relations, Juhwa Moon
Administration, Mikyung Lee
Artwork Production Manager, Liesl Potgieter, PLNTH
THAT HIDDEN THREAD
Marta Moriarty
Artists supported by
The Claire and Eduardo Villa Will Trust
THE COVERED SPACE
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On 20th December 2020 NIROX inaugurated its newly covered exhibition space with a solo installation by Nicholas Hlobo.
 
The Covered Space is a generous rammed earth structure continuing the upskilling of local communities in the craft of building with the earth which began with the construction of the Columba Leadership Residency at NIROX in 2018.

The Covered Space hosts a program for solo artists, installations, and performances.
 
PAST EXHIBITIONS
Videos from previous exhibitions in the park.