A sculpted indigenous garden featuring more than 60 works by Dylan Lewis.

‘Shapeshifting’, an essay by Laura Twiggs

‘Where does animalkind end and humankind begin? What of the wild and the primitive within? In exploring these tantalising enigmas, Lewis searches wilderness, myth and ancient belief systems for inspiration, meaning and answers.’

'The Rising': Ian McCallum

One day your soul will call to you with a holy rage.
‘Rise up!’ it will say…

Stand up inside your own skin.
Unmask your unlived life…
feast on your animal heart.
Unfasten your fist…
let loose the medicine in your own hand.
Show me the lines…
I will show you the spoor of the ancestors.
Show me the creases…
I will show you the way to water.
Show me the folds…
I will show you the furrows for your healing.
‘Look!’ it will say…
the line of life has four paths –
one with a mirror, one with a mask,
one with a fist, one with a heart.

One day, your soul will call to you with a holy rage.

About the artist


Recent Leopard Maquettes

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“Everard Read is proud to present an exhibition of new bronze cat maquettes by acclaimed South African artist, Dylan Lewis.

With this new collection, Lewis returns to the subject that has long entranced collectors of figurative bronzes. The artist’s cats, from his first bronzes in the early 1990s, have interrogated the essence of this most graceful of all terrestrial creatures. His sculptures of leopards, tigers, cheetahs, lions, and domestic cats are informed by an ancient lineage honed through millennia of inexorable environmental change. Structure and an economy of lithe movement camouflage an ability to focus awesome explosive energy. Such is the nature of the animal that has obsessed this very rare sculptor from his formative years.

This exhibition of bronze maquettes reminds us all that Dylan Lewis is the most profound animalier of his time.”

Everard Read Franschhoek

4 – 26 March 2023
Contact: lulu@everard.co.za

Everard Read London

3 – 25 March 2023
Contact: info@everardlondon.com

Everard Read Johannesburg

4 – 24 March 2023

Available to view by appointment

Contact: monique@everard.co.za

Everard Read Cape Town

4 – 26 March 2023

Available to view by appointment

Contact: lena@everard.co.za