Guy du Toit was born in 1958 in Rustenburg in the North West Province. He matriculated from Pretoria Boys High School in 1976 and graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1982.
His work has been exhibited extensively, both locally and internationally. He has been consistently supported by private and public collectors, institutions, academics and fellow artists. He has been honoured with many awards and has in turn been invited to curate and adjudicate exhibitions.
Du Toit has also lectured at a number of institutions, including Pelmama Academy in Soweto, Pretoria University, Johannesburg and Pretoria Technikons, and the Johannesburg School of Art, Ballet, Drama and Music. He has given workshops throughout South Africa and has been involved in community projects, seminars and symposia.
The past few years have increasingly been spent on private and public commissions. Du Toit currently teaches part-time at the University of Pretoria and works full-time from his studio’s in Zwavelpoort, Pretoria and Graulhet, France.
The hare is a lively, witty, fast-talking and likely to do the unpredictable, sort of animal. In my sculpture it has no gender or race and has come to stand as a surrogate for our human existence and our relationship with the natural and social world. Its six extremities seem to somehow give it credence over us, allowing us to smile at it and ourselves.