The Anton Smit Sculpture Park is three-hectare grounds are situated in Bronkhorspruit (40 mins from Pretoria East).
It’s one of my favourite places to go for a walk or brunch as it’s an open space filled with breathtaking heads and monumental sculptures.
Who is Anton Smit
Anton Smit is a self-taught South African artist born in the Transvaal town of Boksburg in August 1954. He entered his first sculpting competition at the age of sixteen, and won the first prize.
Anton Smit Sculpture Park
The sculpture park was opened in 2003, it’s an outdoor exhibition that attracts local and international tourists and art buyers.
At the park, you’ll find the gallery, Gotšosa Spa, Art café, and gift shop with printed t-shirts, scatter cushions, wine, and delicious treats.
The art gallery & art café are only open on:
- Tuesday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm.
- Closed on Mondays
Anton Smit Sculpture Park Location
Black Eagle Lane? Aqua Vista Mountain Estate, Bronkhorstspruit Dam
How much is an Anton Smit Sculpture
Anton Smit sculptures cost R16 000 to R200 000, depending on the design and size.
My favourite Anton Smit Sculptures
There are many sculptures made by Anton Smit. Here are some of my favourites:
Wall of Revelations
A monumental sculpture wall on the theme of Revelations (2008), the last book of the New Testament.
The epic art wall is populated with entwined figures who struggle in the grip of powerful emotions
The saying “one hand washes the other” emphasizes how reciprocal cooperation can benefit both parties. It’s similar to proverbs like ‘one good deed is rewarded with another and ‘you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.’
Grace Cut Toso