David Brits is an award-winning social impact artist whose compelling métier is dedicated to investigations in public-scale sculpture. Equally energised by material exploration and archival investigation, Brits’ practice spans installation, print-making, drawing and film. 

Recent major public sculpture commissions include the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, the Spier Arts Trust and the Iziko South African National Gallery.

Brits is the winner of the Rupert Foundation’s inaugural Social Impact Arts Prize and a recipient of the Barbara Fairhead Award for Social Responsibility in Art.


Tears Become Rain: Social Impact Arts Prize film launch & immersive exhibition — Latitudes Online  

Red Edge (Ouroboros 1.3.1) Public Sculpture installed at the Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.

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Ouroboros – Carbon Fibre Sculpture 
Runtime: 2’30’’
Videographer: Tariq Munshi
Editor: Bony Ska
Sound: Keith Virgo  

A film depicting the complex and time-consuming process of converting a hand-cut paper drawing into a 3D printed, carbon fibre  sculpture.  

This film formed part of Brits’ STARTS Prize submission. STARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of technology and artistic practice.

︎ Sculpture Film