“Spirit of Tshwane” - a solo exhibition of sculptures by Anton Smit
“Spirit of Tshwane” - commissioned by Menlyn Maine, will be a permanent feature at the
Menlyn Main precinct and provides people within the perimeters with a sense of belonging. “Spirit of Tshwane” depicts different faces comprised mainly of African, European and Asian
identities representing a new symbolic ethos, showing a new multi-racial face. Born from diversity “Spirit of Tshwane” – This new identity is the new face of the City of Tshwane. Anton wants people to identify with the piece, which depicts humor and playfulness throughout the diversity of our urban landscape – an escape to lightness. Anton’s older iconic pieces will also be exhibited, as well as his new series, the “Stream of Consciousness”: “which investigates
the landscape of the soul. Having a fleeting glimpse of eternity, it leaves you breathless, weightless – as we sink into the abyss of
the self. The dimness of our reflection in the mirror of the universe leaves us gasping for immortality. “ View and explore Anton’s body of work which comprises 33 pieces on exhibition in- and outside
the Mall. The exhibition will conclude September 2017. Anton hopes to create a new experience to residents, retailers and art enthusiasts alike, to make art part of one’s daily experience. Providing the opportunity to learn, touch, sense and feel a creative spirit. Hoping to be an inspiration for future artists to participate and introduce their artwork in a similar
way - making Menlyn Maine the Art Hub of Tshwane!