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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Anton Smit Sculpture Garden
















Anton Smit Sculpture Garden





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. A destination of creativity attracting tourists, art buyers and includes Imagine Café, a full service coffee shop.The Park expands the traditional concept of an art venue, ensuring a truly unique and inspiring experience.


“Late yestreen I saw the new moone lie, Wi the auld moone in hir arme…” he bellows low with a feigned Scottish accent, tool in hand and a twinkle in his eye. Spoken verse, the echoes of emotive lyrics and the rasping of sculptures in progress are customary sounds emitted from the studio. Larger than life, Anton Smit is the embodiment of poetry, an apt term for this sculptor, derived from the term for “making.” Anton forms his own language through sculpture, the manifestation of his passion for expression and his profound Faith.




























Anton Smit 


Anton Smit"Creation continues incessantly through the medium of man. Man emulates and assimilates nature producing poetry of word and form” Anton Smit Sculptor Anton Smit was born in the Transvaal town of Boksburg, RSA, in August 1954. He entered his first sculpting competition at the age of sixteen, and won the first prize.

Completely selftaught, the sculptor was awarded the first prize in the SA Association of Arts' New Signatures Competition in 1979. Following successful exhibitions in Nelspruit, White River, Cape Town and Pretoria, Smit turned to sculpting full-time to cope with the demand for his work by galleries and private collectors alike. With works permanently on display at the Pretoria and Pietersburg Art museums and major art galleries across the counrty, the artist is fast becoming one of South Africa's more important sculptors.

During 1990 international recognition came in the form of exhibitions in Rome and Milan, an invitation to exhibit in New York and Hong Kong as well as a return exhibition in Italy in 1993. More exhibitions have followed in Bonn, Washington, Singapore, Koln and Amsterdam.


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“Late yestreen I saw the new moone lie, Wi the auld moone in hir arme…” he bellows low with a feigned Scottish accent, tool in hand and a twinkle in his eye. Spoken verse, the echoes of emotive lyrics and the rasping of sculptures in progress are customary sounds emitted from the studio. Larger than life, Anton Smit is the embodiment of poetry, an apt term for this sculptor, derived from the term for “making.” Anton forms his own language through sculpture, the manifestation of his passion for expression and his profound Faith.




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