Foundry Proof Exhibition at Southern Guild

WORDS Michaela Stehr

Foundry Proof is a new exhibition presented by Southern Guild and Bronze Age Studio that explores the versatility of bronze in contemporary design.

The exhibition is curated by Julian McGowan, co-founder of Southern Guild, and co-curated by Otto du Plessis and Charles Haupt of Bronze Age.

“Bronze is a material to live with – tactile, warm and transformative, with the comforting knowledge that it will last generations,” says Julian.

Foundry Proof features work from top local sculptors, including Dylan Lewis, Guy du Toit, Conrad Botes, Stanislaw Trzebinski and both Charles and Otto themselves.

“Because of its strength, bronze allows you to achieve a level of delicacy and detail far superior to other materials,” says Otto. “I love its versatility – bronze is durable, malleable and luxurious.”

The exhibition runs until the end of 2018 (alongside another exhibition, titled Woven Forms) at GUILD in the Silo District at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. For more information, visit