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Launch of Bruce Little Gallery in Stellenbosch

The artist’s gallery will be opening at its new location in Stellenbosch

Renowned South African sculptor Bruce Little is moving to Stellenbosch from Grahamstown and opening a brand new gallery here in Winelands town. The grand launch of the gallery is on Saturday, 23 September 2017, and the occasion will be marked by the opening of Little’s solo exhibition titled Touch Africa’. This body of work features bronze castings of the wild African animal sculptures that Little is known for, as well as some of his wildlife photography. This is the exhibit’s first showing before it heads to a London gallery to go on show there. So head out to Church Street on the date and get the first look at these new pieces!

If you miss the opening day, you can still catch the exhibition on Sunday, 24 September (Heritage Day). Little’s fascination with wild African animals as the subject of his sculptures harks back to his childhood in the bushveld and his work as a nature conservationist and game ranger. He hopes to inspire an interest and compassion for wildlife in people through his artwork. The showcase presents recently cast bronze sculptures along with some of his older works. The meticulously detailed sculptures have earned the artist fame abroad. As well as having previously exhibited in London, he was also commissioned to make a 5m-high bronze lion there, which was then auctioned for R14 million last year.

The location of the new gallery, Church Street, is considered the ‘high street’ of the charming town of Stellenbosch. With plenty of hip happenings, cool bars and restaurants, and exclusive boutiques, it’s worth having a wander around after your visit to the exhibition.

South Africa’s wildlife is part of what makes the nation so proud of its heritage, and in paying homage to it through beautiful animal sculptures, the exhibition is also the perfect way to spend part of the Heritage Day weekend.

ADMISSION TO THE 2017 LAUNCH OF THE BRUCE LITTLE GALLERY IN STELLENBOSCH

Entrance to the exhibition is FREE! It will be open from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 September.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact bruce@brucelittle.com or +27 (0)72 310 5377, or check out the Bruce Little Originals website.

You can find exhibitions of sculptures, photography, fine art and more at other great art galleries in Cape Town.

If you’re looking for more ways to commemorate South African history and culture, take a look at our overview of things to do for Heritage Day.

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