SculptX is the largest annual sculpture fair in South Africa. It 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.
Over 290 artworks created by more than 90 established and emerging sculptors are showcased in numerous indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the Melrose Arch Precinct. These sculptures come from all over South Africa and include numerous mediums ranging from bronze, steel, found objects and stone to wood, crystal, glass, grass, fibre glass, carbon fibre and even virtual reality. Much effort has been put into selecting sculptures from female and young artists from previously disadvantaged communities, as they are often marginalised in this genre.
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.
The Fair is accompanied by the ‘Sculpture Dialogues’ which consist of a panel discussion involving experts who discuss issues of pertinence to sculpture in Africa.
Venue: Melrose Arch Precinct, 60 Melrose Blvd, Melrose North
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