Somerset Mall partnered with internationally renowned local artist, Marco Olivier to enhance the shopping and customer experience, and allows you to experience public art in a relaxed shopping environment. Being the first retail property to execute a partnership like this, allows for exclusive art pieces and never seen before sculptures displayed throughout the mall walkways.
Several years ago, Marco Olivier created his first sculpture in cast aluminium at a small foundry in Salt River, Cape Town which sparked his inspiration and passion to create with textures and in turn brought many sought after sculptures to light.
Marco Olivier is the first artist to collaborate in the beautiful execution of the Somerset Mall Art Mile. His art is internationally recognised with installations found in and across South Africa, USA, Europe and Dubai.
The only thing that should ever hold you down is gravity. It doesn't matter how slowly you go as long as you don't stop, only you can choose to be weightless in the world that became so heavy.
Instead of feeling Captivated in your own life, captivate life. Outer beauty attracts people‚ but inner beauty captivates people.Always aim to captivate an audience even if it's just for a second.
Size: 1.4m high
You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life. Life is not about achievements, but a continuous process of learning new things. Everyone can be like the Guardian's- Be a defender, a protector, and a shielder.
The hand gives blessings it is expressive. It is strength, power, and protection. We should lift each other up, we should bless each other, and protect one another. We all have the power and ability to guide someone in the right direction.
Stop forcing solutions that you can't control and instead trust, have faith, and believe. Let Go of the painful distortion and embrace what's thriving. When you think you've surrendered, surrender more! All obstacles are detours in the right direction.
Size: 3.2m high
A peaceful and joyful celebration of life. Dancing is the way of creating memories of all the good times you celebrated in life. Do whatever makes you happy, dance in the moonlight.
Size: 3m high
It unites people in spite of their diversity. The idea is that people can experience inner peace and rest, despite chaotic circumstances or difficult trials. Having harmony in life is to have the ability to handle different areas through your life and make them work for your progress.
The art can be found throughout the mall with key sculptures such as Surrender Man, Dancing in the Moonlight, The Warriors, and Call Me Dreamer (Faces) to mention a few, are positioned strategically in the main exhibition courts. Mindfulness is part of our everyday customer experience in Somerset Mall and by creating pause areas around the sculptures allows for our guests to tap out from their daily routine and a take a moment to re-energize.
Whether you are visiting to indulge in some leisurely me time, to tick off the essentials on your grocery list or enjoying some quality time with your family; these majestic sculptures must be experienced when in Somerset Mall.