Exxaro Sandton Eye Art Collection
Upon completion of the Sandton Eye interior project, HKLM proposed an art project that would enable Exxaro to build a corporate art collection, reflecting an interest and investment in contemporary art from South Africa’s emerging artists. HKLM selected, commissioned and engaged the artists required for this project.
The collection consists of procured art pieces from Billie Zangewa, Samson Mnisi, Lyndi Sales, Nhlanlha Xaba, Senzani Marasela, Michael Taylor, Sandile Zulu, Mark Kannemeyer and Daniel Levy. The art pieces were selected in accordance with the Exxaro branding guidelines as supplied by HKLM.
In addition, two community art projects were initiated in response to the request for the collection to reflect Exxaro’s investment in the people of Grootegeluk. An installation of 3D pieces was produced by the Maropong Art Centre during a workshop. Another art piece consisting of 90 portraits of Exxaro employees was commissioned from several artists, art students and children.
A few historical pieces from the Exxaro collection, including a bronze sculpture and a Tretchikoff painting, were incorporated in the final collection.