The creative studio and foundry Dionysus Sculpture Works (DSW) was established by South African sculptor Angus Taylor in 1998. DSW has expanded significantly over the years, making an important contribution to South African art.
DSW has completed many sculptures for various councils, government organizations and public spaces, such as at the Irene Village Mall and the University of Pretoria. Monumental public sculptures include the Chief Tswane and Brenda Fassie monuments. DSW also participates in contemporary art projects and installations, where the foundry and studio collaborate with contemporary South African artists in creating sculptures as well as works for public spaces.
DSW offers the opportunity to work with diverse sculptural media. The foundry casts aluminum, stainless steel and bronze, often used in combination with other media such as granite, concrete and marble.
Members of DSW are encouraged to pursue their own artistic careers and to make use of the foundry and studio facilities.
Steven Delport, Franscois Visser, Lisa Greyvenstein, Ansie Taylor, Martyn Schickerling, Alex von Klitzing, Andries Paledi, Robert Ramavhala, Reckson Tshehla, Meshack Mathebula, Kgwane Rapolai, Maria Khobo, Bethuel Mahlong, Peter Mupita, George Magampa, Geoffrey Matsemela, Sylvester Masemola, Frank Manana, Simon Zitha, Martha Makhobela, Rina Stutzer and Angus Taylor.
Artimus Angelopulo, Rousouw van der Walt, MJ Lourens, Ronel Kellerman, Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, Michelle, Sophia Schutte, Phanuel Mabasu, Marlie Joubert, Danie Nel and Diederick Bissett.