Steyn alive: dance to the tune of verdance, wow factors and ...


Steyn alive: dance to the tune of verdance, wow factors and upliftment

The land-art pieces in the lush parkland are part of a project to uplift Diepsloot artists. Long may they prosper

Matthew McClure

To breathe fresh, clean air, to be surrounded by indigenous flora and fauna, and to appreciate the sophistication of local art and design are luxuries many of us strive for. Imagine having all of this on your doorstep, to enjoy whenever your heart desires.

Steyn City (, a curated lifestyle resort in Johannesburg’s new north, has acres of open, lush, green space. Nestling within this urban ecosystem are bold, cleverly located land-art and sculptures that encourage friends and family to step outside and interact with them. All the land-art pieces in the Steyn City parkland are part of a programme to uplift Diepsloot artists.

The initiative, originally overseen by renowned sculptor Charles Gotthard, includes artists such as Martin Umali, Melvern Makhonya and Martin Garafa. The creative project is now being overseen by Frans Jacobs, who plans to include many more local artists...

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