Menlyn Maine - Public Sculptures

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‘Walkability’ is an aspect of new urbanism that’s being built into Menlyn Maine, where residents and tenants will be encouraged to walk from one location to another within the Precinct. By introducing art in different forms, Anton wants to motivate , enrich and enlighten the people of Tshwane to elevate their spirit, echo the enthusiasm displayed by the developers – Thus embracing the symbolism of the main feature sculpture “ The Spirit of Tshwane".   I believe we can make a positive contribution, by introducing art on a large scale to Menlyn Maine and invite different art-forms to follow soon to join me to come on board this exciting new flagship project! Someone once said: “The only kingdom that makes any man a king is the kingdom of his own soul… The only earthly power that has any real meaning is the power to better the world “ Showcasing art in and outside the mall - An art exhibition with a difference:   • Smit identified specific pieces, plotting them in and outside the mall at dedicated points – see the art route map Anton is exhibiting a total of 34 pieces – All of these works form part of limited editions, artwork that are well sought after by local – and international art collectors.   • The selected pieces are presented in such a way that they not only compliment the architecture and spirit of the tenants in the mall but set a new and different standard to art presentation by introducing the latest technology by using the – 3 d barcode   • “I hope to create a total new experience to residents, retailers and shoppers alike and hope to be an inspiration for future artists to participate and introduce their artwork in a similar way, making MM the art hub in Tshwane – “ This concept will be the first of its kind

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About the Sculpture Park

The Anton Smit Sculpture Park's three-hectare grounds are situated on the northern side of the Bronkhorstspruit Dam, on a plateau overlooking the water. Amongst the backdrop of natural limestone formations, manicured lawns and succulent gardens, it makes for a lovely environment to view the expansive collection of monumental sculptures and installations. It is a destination of creativity attracting tourists, art buyers and includes Imagine Café, a full service coffee shop open daily Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 4pm. The Park expands the traditional concept of an art venue, ensuring a truly unique and inspiring experience.Only 40 minutes from Pretoria and 60 minutes from Johannesburg, but a world away.

GPS coordinates: S25.885856 E28.708813

 

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