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Marnitz Steyn

MARNITZ STEYN – I was born deaf and attended the Trans Orange School for the deaf in Pretoria where my talent for drawing was first noticed. I find the Cape landscape a constant source of inspiration.

Much of my work is an emotional response to the beauty that I see and feel around me and I enjoy interpreting the colours created as the light plays across the countryside.

Susanna Swart

SUSANNA (SANNA) SWART  (1957) – Susanna was born in Pretoria in 1967. In 1989 she graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree, majoring in sculptur and visual communication.

In 1994, after having pursued a four-year apprenticeship at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture in New Jersey, USA, Susanna received her technical certifications in all aspects of foundry work. 

Edward Selematsela

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EDWARD SELEMATSELA – Edward is a well known artist from the Limpopo Province of South Africa, Ga-Modjadji. He studied art and business at Eastside College and UNISA.

In 1997 he received the merit of excellence award from the French cultural center in Pessac, Bordeaux, France. He had won several art competitions around Gauteng.

Willie Strydom

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WILLIE STRYDOM – Johannesburg-born Willie Strydom’s interest in art started at a very young age. His Dad used to work at the Post Office in Joubert Park, Johannesburg and when they, as a family, went to pick him up from work, they used to stop at the Park when there was an art exhibition. There, Willie identified artist Gerrit Roon as one of his favourites.

The first evidence of an artistic inclination was noticed in his primary school days when he was always sketching

Anton Smit

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ANTON SMIT (1954) – Widely revered for his overwhelming heads and monumental sculptures, evoking themes of suffering, reconciliation, glory and sublimation, his works grace public and private collections countrywide and internationally.

Anton Smit collects sayings about the relationship between art and the individual artist’s experience of reality. “Art is not to render the visible but to render visible” he asserts and his art achieves this in many ways.