His interest then turned, very early on in his artistic career, towards representing architectural shapes and spaces in the form of sculpture. Even though owning and running The Goodwin Foundry has kept him away from doing much art, he has completed a respectable group of commissions, mostly for public consumption. These include a statue of a previous headmaster for the grounds of Weston Agricultural College, a bust situated at Comrades House in Pietermaritzburg, of the founding member of the Comrades Marathon and the original design. http://www.cpdart.co.za/the-foundry/
Peter Hall is a sculptor, who should be recognised for his nearly uncompromising adherence to the classical discipline of sculpture. Hall’s obeisance to the formal rules of rendering in three dimensions, and his enduring sensitivity to his subject matter, can only leave the art appreciator and investor filled with respect and intrigue. Peter Hall trained at the renowned sculpture department at the Durban University of Technology. He has fulfilled, too much acclaim, some of the most important commissions for recent public and private sculptures in KwaZulu-Natal, recently adding the Rhino seen at Nelson Mandela Square to his repertoire.
Some possibilities have presented themselves for him to submit proposals for monumental public sculptures. He was also invited by a London-based gallery to submit work for the Singapore Art Fair that took place in November 2013. George is currently creating the miniature rhino sculptures that are featured on the Wildlands Donation Boxes and used as canvases for unique art works that are auctioned off at the Wildlands ‘Earth Night’ events.
Dane Knudsen and Karla Nixon (Artistic Team) – Dane Knudsen is a Masters Student and part time drawing lecturer at Durban University of Technology. For his BTech he focused on creating custom lettering using his background as a graffiti artist as a process to discovering typographic forms. His masters’ study looks at representations of the nude with his practice focusing on figure drawing.
Karla Nixon has a degree in Fine Art from the Durban University of Technology. Paper is her primary medium, and with this everyday medium she hand-cuts intricate, fragile works of art. Her degree study looked at the spaces between nature, suburbia and modernity.
Ray Phiri and Chad Le Clos Rhino – Carla Ziady
Shaun Pollock Rhino – Vahenee Heeramun and Dean Irving
Pat Lambie Rhino – Bradley Bhramadu
Lauren Schlachter is a Johannesburg based artist, responsible for the designs featured in the Johannesburg Rhino Parade, currently studying through Unisa. She went to the National School of the Arts and has been a practicing commercial artist since then. She does airbrushing and murals for clients such as Big Brother and MTV, as well as private, commissioned artwork for a broad spectrum of tastes. She is comfortable in all mediums, and gets a kick out of learning new things, which is why she’s currently spending most of her time apprenticing to be a tattoo artist.