Guy du Toit

Guy creates signature hares (similar in size and form to rabbits) using bronze.

He has exhibited extensively around the world in locations including France, Germany, South Africa, the UK, and the USA. He works between his studios in Pretoria (South Africa) and Graulhet (France).

Guy's works form part of private and public collections around the world.

Available Works

Artist Statement

 

My objects come from my immediate environment, selected for their non-heroic, open-ended meaning.

Bells, for instance, may refer either to slavery or liberty.

My overriding concern is that of reality and illusion; the fusing of Western and African realities is somehow reflected in this ambiguity.

Biography

Guy is well-regarded as one of South Africa’s most accomplished sculptors. “Liberated” by the advent of democracy in South Africa from having to concern himself and his art with the notions of Identity, he has turned his attention to “less provincial” pursuits like revelling in form, concept and media for their own sakes.

 

Guy uses the unexpected juxtaposition of bronze casts of universal, everyday found (and made-to-look-found) objects to invite his audience to invent dialogue themselves.

He was awarded his BA(FA) Degree with a distinction in sculpture. His work has been exhibited extensively, both in South Africa and internationally. He has been consistently supported by private and public collectors, institutions, academics and fellow artists. He has been honoured with many awards and has in turn been invited to curate and adjudicate numerous exhibitions.

Honoured with several awards, he curates and adjudicates exhibitions and lectures at a number of institutions, including Pelmama Academy in Soweto, The University of Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology, University of Johannesburg, and the Johannesburg School of Art, Ballet, Drama and Music. He gives workshops throughout South Africa and has been involved in community projects, seminars and symposia.

The past few years have increasingly been spent on private and public commissions, and in working closely with artists and businesses, especially those involved in design, communications, architecture, advertising and entertainment.

Guy currently teaches part-time at the University of Pretoria and works between his studios in Pretoria and Graulhet.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2021 Solo Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

  • 2021 Summer 2021, Everard Read, London, UK

  • 2020 And all the Hares Came Out to Play, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • 2020 Bronze, Steel, Stone & Bone, Everard Read Gallery, London, UK

  • 2020 Vertigo, IS Art Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa

  • 2019 Summer Exhibition, Everard Read, London, UK

  • 2018 Guy Du Toit: Good Hare Day, Everard Read Gallery, London, UK

  • 2017 Bronze, Steel and Stone, Everard Read Gallery, London, UK

  • 2017 Summer Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, London, UK

  • 2016 Solo Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • 2016 Bronze, Steel and Stone, Everard Read Gallery, London, UK

  • 2014 Southern Guild and Design, Basel Miami, USA

  • 2014 The Orchard Walk, Tokara Wine Estate, South Africa

  • 2014 Sculpture Summer III, Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

  • 2013 After the Rainbow Nation, Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa

  • 2013 Possessed, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

  • 2012 Solo Exhibition, Tokara Wine Estate, Cape Town, South Africa

  • 2011 The Length of a Piece of String, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

  • 2010 Twenty, Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa