Artist: Gordon Froud
Entitled: Cone Virus 2013
Made of: plastic road cones and cable ties
Location: banks of the dam by Wine Tasting
Interpretation: Six large dayglo orange road cones (usually only used on the mines) construct a giant virus. The artist wanted to create a large visible piece that contrasted with the natural setting and thus highlighted the difference between the natural and the man made. This reflects on our industrialization and intervention in nature.
About the artist: Gordon Froud (born 1963) graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in 1987 with BA (FA) Hon and a Higher Education Diploma. He also completed his Master’s in Technology at the University of Johannesburg on the topic of Modularity, Repetition and choice of material as strategies in the work of selected SA sculptors.
Artist: Richard Forbes
Entitled: Vortex 2013
Made of: painted steel
Location: lawns by the Wine Collection point
Interpretation: This installation is a physical expression of energy, unseen force and the wind that makes a storm to create a vortex. It symbolises the twist of fabric of life which could be a portal to an alternate dimension, a wormhole through time and a fresh perspective.
About the artist: Richard John Forbes lives and works in Johannesburg as a visual artist. He has had 7 solo exhibitions in the United Kingdom and South Africa, and participated in over 20 group shows. There is a broad range in Richard’s practice always aiming to expand the experiential and engage his audience actively in the process.
Artist: Willem Boshoff
Entitled: Prehistoric Dice (as a homage to chance) 2013
Made of: two types of granite, Belfast Black and Transkei Black
Location: located at the Conference Centre
Interpretation: This artwork consists of three irregularly shaped granite dice, polished and placed arbitrarily on a reflective black base. Each dice is somewhat distorted by its own unique set of historic and geological circumstances and its own submission to chance.
About the artist: Willem Boshoff (born 1951) has an honorary doctorate from the University of Johannesburg. He is a renowned teacher and although he has been a full-time practicing artist in South Africa and internationally since 1996, he still retains strong ties with many academic institutions.