Century City Open Air Exhibition


Seen something different around Century City lately? A life-sized statue of a man, his arms open and his face turned toward the sky, his silhouette etches against the shape of Table Mountain in the distance. The figures of three women, balancing on the tips of their toes, circling inward. An enormous female face, its edges seemingly blowing in the wind.

These impressionable sculptures are part of a 30-piece collection that make up the new Anton Smit Open Air Exhibition.

The sculptures are spread out in public areas around the Century City precinct and the exhibition is open to the public free of charge.

The exhibition is made up of various sculptures, ranging from the ethereal Crouching Angel, a winged figure which seems to suspend in the air, to the imposing giant figures of The Walking Man and the famous masks, which have become synonymous with Anton’s work.

“When Anton approached us for a possible collaboration, we were humbled and incredibly excited at the prospect of joining forces with such a renowned South African artist”, says John Chapman, Chairman of the Century City Arts Foundation.

Century City Art Foundation contacted the artist in 2020 to purchase one of his sculptures, Voëlvry, for its Century City Arts Trail collection.


“I had a consignment of sculptures returning from an international exhibition and when we heard about Century City’s love of the arts and its goal to increase public awareness and experiences, we loved the idea of an open-air exhibition.” says Anton.

“On our first visit to Century City, we were blown away by the precinct. It is beautifully maintained, expertly designed and I could immediately picture my sculptures across all the green open spaces, some of them near the canals and others etched against the architecture.”



Sculpture Information | Contact

For purchasing any of the artwork on display, please contact info@antonsmit.co.za  |  info@centurycity.co.za for prices