Life & Leisure

Dylan Lewis Studio & Sculpture Garden

Dylan Lewis is a South African artist who has emerged, internationally as one of the foremost figures in contemporary sculpture.Lewis’s primary inspiration is wilderness. This is a singular experience and not to be missed. Take a guided tour through the extensive sculpture garden, formed and created by Lewis. From virtual flat farmland, there is now an undulating landscape of valleys and hills, ponds fed by lucky natural springs and shady secret gardens and groves, inviting peaceful contemplation. The monumental pieces permanently installed in their magical surroundings and given an insight into Dylan’s journey to his work. At one level his bronze sculptures celebrate the power and movement of Africa’s life forms; at another the textures he creates speak of the continent’s primeval, rugged landscapes and their ancient rhythms. A visit to his circular studio with its huge barn doors, open out onto a magnificent view of the landscape. Every corner is a still-life. It is surreal and peaceful, offering a look not only into the mind of a great artist but also into the animal spirit and indistinct boundaries between animals and human nature, exploring the concept of wilderness in us all. This Studio is located right here in Stellenbosch.