Heritage Month sees wildlife sculptor Bruce Little celebrate our national legacy in an exhibition of iconic original bronze sculptures.
The Bruce Little Gallery presents its inaugural exhibition, Touch Africa, revealing Little’s latest work in his new gallery located on Church Street, Stellenbosch.
The gallery opens on South Africa’s Heritage weekend, Saturday September 23 and will be open between 10am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free.
Little will unveil a wide range of newly cast bronze sculptures alongside existing pieces, together with some of his original wildlife photography.
The local exhibition coincides with the artist’s relocation from Grahamstown to Cape Town.
“Touch Africa” serves to give the local market a preview of Little’s latest works which are also destined to be showcased in London, in November, for Little’s second solo exhibition at the Mall
Galleries in St James, Central London.
This exhibition follows the unveiling of Dawn Patrol - the eight metre-long, almost five metre metre-high lion sculpture - at Longleat Estate in March 2016.
The piece was specially created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Longleat Safari Park.
Little was subsequently invited to present Dawn Patrol at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala Auction in St Tropez, France.
The Foundation focuses on environmental projects, which supports causes that are also close to Little’s heart.
The sculpture of the lion was a central piece at the event where it achieved the sum of US$1 million.
All proceeds were donated by Little to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.