Lionel Smit new book Transitions published

September 30, 2023

Lionel Smit's new book Transitions has been released.



PRESS: Lionel Smit is subject of an interview by Michael Scivoli on VUE

February 6, 2020 - Michael Scivoli

Lionel Smit, on the occasion of his most recent exhibition Manipulated Image, is interviewed for VUE by Michael Scivoli. 

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Everard Read presents at CONTEXT Art Miami

October 24, 2019

Everard Read present at


3 - 8 December 2019

Everard Read will be presenting works by Liza Grobler, Matthew Hindley, Lady Skollie, Turiya MagadlelaNigel Mullins, Brett Murray, Blessing Ngobeni, Lionel Smit, Andrzej Urbanski and Beezy Bailey

Launched in 2012, CONTEXT Art Miami's open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for the presentation of mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries. Ninety-five international galleries, vetted by the CONTEXT Art Miami Selection Committee, exhibit highlights from their gallery programmes, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects. The combined efforts of CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami provide a unique and alternative opportunity for leading primary dealers and their artists to be marketed and promoted internationally during the most important week for contemporary art in America.

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Everard Read London present at Art x Lagos Art Fair

October 20, 2019

Everard Read present at

Art X Lagos

1 November - 3 November 2019

Everard Read exhibits a presentation of five artists: Nelson Makamo, Blessing NgobeniLady Skollie, Lionel Smit and Gary Stephens.

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Everard Read present at FNB Art Joburg

September 13, 2019

Everard Read present at FNB Art Joburg

13 September - 15 September 2019

Everard Read presents over 20 artist from South Africa and Europe. Artist include Brett MurrayDeborah BellBeth Diane ArmstrongBlessing NgobeniCaryn Scrimgoeour, Lionel SmitAngus TaylorNigel MullinsLucinda Mudge, Turiya MagadlelaNorman CatherineGuy Ferrer, Phillemon HlungwaniLady SkollieAndrzej Urbanski, Daniel Naudé and Olivié Keck.

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PRESS: Lionel Smit: Destructure at Everard Read London is featured on The South African

May 10, 2019 - Caryn Edwards

Lionel Smit: Destructure at Everard Read London is the subject of a feauture, with images of Aligned 2Pulse and Destructure, by Caryn Edwards on The South African.

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VIDEO: Lionel Smit | Destructure at Everard Read London

May 10, 2019

Everard Read London presents: Destructure - a solo exhibition of sculpture and paintings by celebrated South African artist, Lionel Smit.

In this new body of work, Smit continues to explore themes of identity through portraiture on canvas and bronze sculptures. For the artist, the human face offers an endless source of study and his work accentuates facial characteristics through bold swathes of colour and brush techniques, highly-textured bronzes and vivid patinas.

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VIDEO: South African artist, Lionel Smit's new studio

September 4, 2018

Everard Read London artist, Lionel Smit is building a new studio!

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PRESS: Lionel Smit protests for PETA

September 4, 2018

South African artist Lionel Smit is one of 80 artists who have contributed their work for a striking collection of bear images, as part of a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) exhibition currently on display in China.

This is to draw much-needed attention to the cruel treatment of bears in circuses.

Peta Asia vice-president Jason Baker said: “Over 80 of the world’s most caring actors and artists have helped Peta create beautiful bear-protection pieces.”

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Everard Read London artists participate in first London Art Angels Charity Auction

May 12, 2017

Art Angels Africa brought their annual charity auction to London for the first time this month, auctioning works by top South African artists. Several Everard Read artists donated works for the auction, including Beezy Bailey, Deborah Bell, Phillemon Hlungwani, Angus Taylor, Rina Stutzer, Lionel Smit, Colbert Mashile, Dylan Lewis and Nic Bladen, along with Sam Nhlengethwa and Marco Cianfanelli.