About The Artist
GUY DU TOIT was born in 1958 in Rustenburg in the North West Province. He matriculated from Pretoria Boys High School in 1976 and graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1982.
He was awarded his BA(FA) Degree with a distinction in sculpture. His work has been exhibited extensively, both locally 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 exhibitions.
He has also lectured at a number of institutions, including Pelmama Academy in Soweto, Pretoria University, Johannesburg and Pretoria Technicons, and the Johannesburg School of Art, Ballet, Drama and Music. He has given 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 full-time from his new home and studio in Swavelpoort.
2016: Solo exhibition, Everard Read, Johannesburg
2014: Sculpture Summer III, group show at Mount Nelson Hotel, with Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
2014: Southern Guild and Design, Basel Miami, USA
2014: The Orchard Walk, Tokara Wine Estate sculpture garden, South Africa
2013: Possessed, group show, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
2013: After the Rainbow Nation, group show, Nirox Sculpture Park, Gauteng, South Africa
2012: Small Works, group show at Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
2012: Solo show at Tokara, Cape Town, South Africa
2011: The Length of a Piece of String, solo show at Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
2011: Surplus to requirements, group exhibition, Slade School of Fine Art, South Africa
2011: Alchemy, group exhibition, Upstairs @ Bamboo, Johannesburg, South Africa
2011: History, group show, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria, South Africa
2010: View from the South, group show at Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
2010: Twenty, group show, Nirox Sculpture Park, Gauteng, South Africa
2010: Two Thousand and Ten Reasons to Live in a Small Town, group show, VANSA
2009: Sex, Power, Money, group show at Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
2009: 3, with Wilma Cruise & Gordon Froud, Naude Modern, Pretoria, South Africa
2007: Little Deaths, three person show, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria, South Africa
2007: Figures in a Landscape, with Johann du Plessis, Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek, South Africa
2004: Three person exhibition (with Johan Moolman and Ivan du Toit). Gordart. Johannesburg.
2004: Two person exhibition (with Judith Mason). South African Arts Association. Pretoria.
2003: Earthworks/Claybodies. (with Deborah Bell, Wilma Cruise, Josephine Ghesa). Pretoria Art Museum, 16 March – 26 May and Standard Bank Corporate Gallery 8 July – 30 August 2003.
2001: Observations. A group exhibition with Wilma Cruise and Diane Victor. The Open Window Contemporary Art Gallery, Pretoria.
2000: Strata. An exhibition with Egon Tania. Bamboo, Johannesburg.
1999: Objects of Desire. The Open Window Contemporary Art Gallery, Pretoria.
Conversation. The Open Window Contemporary Art Gallery, Pretoria.
1988: Klein Karoo National Art Festival. Oudtshoorn.
1988: Prestige Exhibition: The Association of the Friends of the Pretoria Art Museum. Pretoria Art Museum.
1996: Opening Exhibition. Open Window Art Academy, Pretoria.
1995: Images of Metal. South African Touring Exhibition.
Space/(Dis)place. Africus Biennial, Electric Workshop, Johannesburg.
1994: Contemporary Art from South Africa. Deutsche Aerospace, Munich, Germany.
Art Alive 94. Ruddell Theatre, Pretoria.
Moving Experiences. Everard Read Contemporary, Johannesburg. Toured Holland and Germany.
1994: Kempton Park/Tembisa Annual Art Competition (Third Prize).
1993: FNB Vita Art Now. Johannesburg (Overall Winner).
1993: Natural History Museum. Taipei, Republic of China.
Solo Exhibition. Everard Read Contemporary, Johannesburg.
1990: Volkskas Atelier Competition. (Merit Award).
1989: Sol Plaatjie Sculpture Award Exhibition. Mafikeng.
1989: Images of Wood. Johannesburg Art Gallery.
Public and Corporate Collections
Durban Art Gallery.
Namibia Art Museum.
National Gallery, Cape Town.
Pelmama Permanent Art Collection.
Pietersburg Art Gallery.
Port Elizabeth Art Gallery.
Pretoria Art Museum.
Pretoria Boys High School.
St. Mary’s Girls School, Johannesburg.
University of the Free State.
University of the Witwatersrand.
University of Natal.
University of Pretoria.
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.
Foundation for the Creative Arts.
Gauteng Provincial Administrator.
Human Sciences Research Council.
Sasol Art Collection.
Wits Business School.
Gauteng Provincial Administration.
Women’s Monument, Union Building.
1994 Kempton Park/Tembisa Annual Art Competition, Third Prize.
1993 FNB Vita Art Now, Overall Winner.
1990 Volkskas Atelier, Merit Award.
1989 Sol Plaatjie Sculpture Award, Sculpture Award.
1988 Volkskas Atelier, Merit Award.
International Exhibition of Miniature Art, del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Canada, Honorary Mention.
1987 Style Lighting Design Award, Lighting Award.
Hans Merensky Foundation Wood Sculpture Competition, Merit Award.
Corona del Mar Young Artist Award, Sculpture Award.
1986 Vita Art Now..
1985 Hans Merensky Foundation Wood Sculpture Competition, Joint winner with Koos den Houten.
Johannesburg Art Museum Centenary Sculpture Competition, Finalist.
1983 Emil Schweikerdt Bursary for a study tour of Europe.
1982 New Signatures, Sculpture Prize.
Honorary Mention National Fine Arts Students Exhibition, University of the Witwatersrand.
Rankin, E. 1989. Images of Wood. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.
Rankin, E. 1994. Images of Metal, Johannesburg: Wits University Press.
Werth, A. 1993. Pretoria Painters and Sculptors 1963 – 1993. Pretoria: Pretoria Art Museum.
Herwitz, D. 1993. Modern Painters “Different and Alike”, Journal of the Fine Arts, Autumn.