Shaping the Grain: An exhibition of South African sculpture carved from wood

September 24, 2020 - October 24, 2020

The two greatest indigenous South African art forms are ceramic making and wood carving. Both these forms of art production have their roots in utility and tool-making, but developed far from its small beginnings to become one of the most important movements in South African art.

The drive-through exhibition “Shaping the Grain” curated by Gerard de Kamper (Chief Curator of Ceramic and Collections Management at UP) looks at the art tradition of wood carving, which forms such a large and integral part of cultural life.