Angus Taylor (born 1970) is known in South Africa and abroad for his powerful, often large, works of sculpture, characterised by outstanding craftsmanship. Taylor is a graduate of the University of Pretoria which bestowed an Alumni Laureate on him in 2005.
He currently teaches part time at this University and also acted as advisor to the Tshwane University of Technology. In 1997, he founded his own undertaking, Dionysus Sculpture Works, where he casts his own and other sculptors work, and nurtures the talent of young and developing artists. In addition to numerous solo and group shows, Taylor is predominantly involved in national and local government as well as private sector large scale commissions. From this have resulted, among others, the Solomon Mahlangu statue in Mamelodi, the statue of Chief Tshwane in front of the Pretoria City Hall as well as the work commemorating Brenda Fassie in New Town JHB.
Characteristically, Taylor currently incorporates large pieces of granite in his work, which he sources from locations such as Belfast and Rustenburg.
Rand Merchant Bank
Pretoria Art Museum
University of Pretoria
University of the Freestate
Also in many other small corporate collections as well as many national and international private collections.
Best Sculpture Student (UP)
1st Prize - PPC Young Sculptors Award
University of Pretoria, Alumni Laureate