Don't miss the 2019 SculptX Fair
The Largest Annual Sculpture Fair in South Africa
Posted: Aug 11 2019
This August, don't miss the opening of the annual SculptX sculpture fair.
Taking place at The Melrose Gallery this 30 August to 29 September at the Melrose Arch, the third instalment of the fair will feature over 200 artworks created by more than 90 established and emerging sculptors in numerous indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the Melrose Arch Precinct.
SculptX was formed by The Melrose Gallery, in association with Melrose Arch to provide a valuable platform to promote sculpture and sculptors to those who live, work and play in the precinct, as well as art collectors and enthusiasts in general. Sculpture has seen a strong increase in demand over the last 5 years leading to the establishment of many new foundries.
SculptX provides emerging sculptors with the opportunity to exhibit alongside some of our most established artists, which is often not the case.
Participating artists include such notables as Noria Mabasa, Willie Bester, Pitika Ntuli, Vusi Khumalo, Wilma Cruise, Gordon Froud, Adejoke Tugbiyele and Strijdom van der Merwe amongst numerous others.
“This fair is quite an assault on the senses, but in an extremely stimulating and positive way. To see so many sculptures in one area representing so many different media and styles is very rare and has proven extremely popular, consistently attracting a large crowd of artists, art collectors, art enthusiasts and media alike,” says Craig Mark, Melrose Gallery director.
The Fair is accompanied by the ‘Sculpture Dialogues’ which consist of a panel discussion involving experts who will discuss issues of pertinence to sculpture in Africa.