Photo of Louise Almon

Louise Almon

b. Port St. Johns, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 1958. Lives in Kalk Bay, Western Cape.

Louise Almon is a painter. She studied art at the Rhodes University Art School and the University of Cape Town, and was a founder member of the Imvaba Arts Association. Almon worked from the Lilian Road Studios in Fordsburg, Johannesburg, for 15 years, before relocating to the Western Cape. Her paintings are figurative, with realist and expressive qualities.


1977 – 1980 Bachelor of Arts, University of Cape Town, Cape Town
1975 – 1976 School of Fine Art, Rhodes University, Grahamstown

Selected Exhibitions

2017 Turbine Art Fair, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg
2016 START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2016 Turbine Art Fair, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg
2016 That Art Fair, Woodstock, Cape Town
2016 Candice Berman Gallery, KKNK Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn
2015 Candice Berman Gallery, Turbine Art Fair, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg
2014 Candice Berman Gallery, Turbine Art Fair, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg
2014 Hodgins House, Parktown
2012 Cite International des Arts, Paris
2012 In Toto Gallery, Johannesburg
2010 Myerson Art, London, UK
2010 Decade, Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg
2009 Lilian Road Studios
2009 Everard Read Galley, Johannesburg
2008 Cuyler Street Gallery, Port Elizabeth
2006 & 2007 Stewart Gallery, Parkhurst
2005 Generations, Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg
2002 Contemporary South African Art, London, UK
2002 Facets, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs @ Bamboo, Johannesburg
2002 Allsorts, Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs @ Bamboo, Melville
2002 Canvas and Clay, Admiralty Gallery, Port Elizabeth
1998 King George VI Art Gallery - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth
1997 Pro Arte exhibition, Robertson
1990 Zabalaza Arts Festival, London, UK
1990 Art from South Africa,  Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
1989 Imvaba Arts Exhibition, Korsten Trade Union Offices, Port Elizabeth

Public Works

1994 – 1996 Aids murals commissioned in Port Elizabeth
1991 The Worker and Yellow CraneNelson Mandela Metropolitan University permanent collection
1991 Memories of 1985, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University permanent collection
1985 Mural for Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU)
1985 COSATU emblem
1985 – 1994 Various murals and banners as part of the  Imvaba Arts Mural Grouper. These are now part of the Mayibuye Collection and housed at the Robben Island Museum