The recently refurbished and much-loved Johannesburg landmark, The Bull Run, has provided an iconic new addition to the Sandton street scene, with the unveiling of a bronze sculpture that captures the spirit of the neighbourhood in epic fashion.
The larger-than-life sculpture, which measures three metres by two metres, depicts a raging bull, exemplifying the powerful dynamism of the city’s financial district, with The Bull Run at its very heart, across the road from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
The sculpture is the work of sculptor Michael Canadas, of Mpumalanga’s The Loop Art Foundry, trading as BronzeArtAfrica, one of South Africa’s most respected art foundries. The piece is set to become an integral, evocative part of the Sandton landscape for international visitors and locals alike.
Award-winning Johannesburg interior designer Tristan du Plessis, has been responsible for the refurbishment of The Bull Run which features an enhanced décor concept; masculine, evocative and inspired by the financial district, of which The Bull Run is inextricably part.
Developed to complement the new Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the renovation included moving the front door to Maude Street to make it accessible from the new shopping centre next door. The terrace received folding glass doors, which can be opened when good weather prevails and ensures more seating in any season. The terrace floor was redone with black and white harlequin titles used around the bar. The kitchen was also completely revamped with new working, grilling and preparation areas and new equipment.
The Bull Run’s reopening heralds the return of some of the best steaks in Johannesburg, an extensive wine list, custom-designed cocktails, and the unveiling of a bronze sculpture that captures the spirit of the neighbourhood in epic fashion.