Eremo / Place of Mediation 2008

Collecting branches from the forest and weave into round structure. Arte Sella , Sculpture Park

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Strijdom Van Der Merwe

South Africa

Strijdom van der Merwe (b. 1961) is a full-time artist who lives in Stellenbosch. He studied art at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), Hooge School voor de Kunste (Utrecht, the Netherlands), the Academy of Art and Architecture (Prague, the Czech Republic) and the Kent Institute of Art and Design (Canterbury, England).

Among the many decorations he received are the Jackson Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, a medal of honour from the South African Academy of Arts and Science, the Prince Claus grant in Amsterdam. He was nominated for the Daimler Chrysler award for sculpture in public spaces, was a finalist for the International Award for Public Art, established to increase visibility for public art internationally, and won the It's LIQUID International Contest, First Edition 2012, in Italy for sculpture and installation. The Kanna award at the Oudtshoorn Arts Festival for best visual art projection in a musical collaboration. In 2015 he collaborated to win the ATKV Aartvark a

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