b. Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa, 1954. Lives in Cape Town
Jill Joubert is an artist, puppeteer and teacher. She is a former founding member of the Handspring Puppet Company and former principal of the Peter Clarke Art Centre (formerly the Frank Joubert Art Centre). Working predominately in wood, Jill Joubert displays an interest in sacred European and African Art as well as creation stories and folktales from around the world.
2013: Master of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
1991: Advanced Diploma in Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
1990: Honours degree in History of Arts, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
1976: Bachelor of Arts, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2018: An Abandoned Saint and other Forgotten Stories, SMITH Studio, Cape Town.
2016: The Invasion by Stately Queens come to Rescue Princesses Trapped in Four Impenetrable Towers, SMITH Studio, Cape Town.
2014: Apple Girl, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2020: A Seadrift Of Songs, Re - Centering AfroAsia Project’s annual conference production, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2019: Memorials, Glen Carlou Wine Estate, Paarl, South Africa.
2019: Self, Glen Carlou Wine Estate, Paarl, South Africa.
2019: And So The Stories Ran Away, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.
2017: Beyond Binaries, ICC Essence Festival, Durban Art Gallery; KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
2009: Staff Exhibition, Frank Joubert Art Centre, Cape Town.
1995: Juggling with the Familiar, Centre for African Studies, UCT, Cape Town.
1992: Meditations, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1991: Keeping the Wrong Company, Woman’s Centre, Observatory.
1989: An Exhibition of Cape Town Puppeteers, Artscape Foyer, Cape Town.
1987: Exhibition of South African Puppetry, UNISA Gallery, Pretoria.
1976: Touch Wood, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1974: Involvement, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2020 - present: Teacher, The Joy of Drawing: Drawing for Beginners, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2019: Mentor, Michaelis School of Fine Art and Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town.
2014 - 2016: Participant, The Warhorse Education Project and The Kickstarter Project, KZN; Johannesburg and the Free State.
2013 - present: Teacher, Creative Arts for Foundation Phase PGCE students, UCT Department of Education, Cape Town.
2013-2020 : Teacher, PGCE Foundation Phase students in Life Skills: Creative Arts, for the School of Education, University of Cape Town.
2013: Teacher, Working in wood, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
2010 - 2016: Puppetry, Net Vir Pret, Barrydale, Handspring Trust, South Africa.
2010 - 2015: Teacher, Ibhabhathane Project, Western Cape, Limpopo, KZN and Free State, South Africa.
1997 - 2009: Principal, Frank Joubert Centre, Cape Town.
1990 - 2007: Teacher, Visual Art and Design Method for FET, UCT Department of Education, Cape Town.
1984 - 1996: Art Teacher, Herzlia Middle and High School, Cape Town.
1977 - 1980: Art Teacher, Herzlia High School, Cape Town.
Jill Joubert: Creating beauty on the stage is not just for adults, Cape Argus, 15 March 2016, p.18
Shaping visions inspired by the rich, red soil and soul of Limpopo, Business Day, 2 August 2018, p.8
Zeitz MOCAA hosts childrens exhibition, Weekend Argus, 21 December 2020.
2020: Partnerships in Art Education in "Re: Researching Stories", a publication documenting the children’s Exhibition, And So the Stories Ran Away at Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.
2019: The Tale of Mouse and The Stories That ran Away inspired by the children’s Exhibition, And So the Stories Ran Away at Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.
2009: Public Sculpture, Statues and Memorials in Cape Town, Paarl, Barrydale and George, commissioned by the WCED, to support FET Visual Art and Design teachers in the Western Cape
2008: The Other Side of the Street, commissioned by WCED to support FET Focus Schools of the Arts, this package engaged with alternative teaching centres: Polly Street in Johannesburg, Rorke’s Drift in KZN and The Community Arts Project (CAP), in Cape Town.
2006: An Introduction to African Art, a book written for both GET and FET teachers related to the exhibition, Picasso and Africa, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2005: Art on our Doorstep: A Meeting of Two Cultures, a package for both GET and FET teachers to engage with the Iziko Old Townhouse exhibition of Dutch painting of the 1600’s and the San/Bushman exhibition at the Iziko Natural History Museum
2015 - 2016: Created and performed, The Tale of the Willow Pattern Plate, Rosebank Theatre, Cape Town; Barrydale and Magnet Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa.
2014: Co-created and performed, Bokele and the Sun, Rosebank Theatre and Fringe Festival, Cape Town, South Africa.
1995: Re-scripted, made puppets, performed and trained Afrikaans and Xhosa presenters, EDUMEDIA video (Western Cape Education Department).
1981 - 1983: Founder member, Handspring Puppet Company.
1997 - 2009: Co-founder, Ibhabhathane Project, South Africa.
Sindi-Leigh McBride, Jill Joubert’s Joyful Agency, (ASAI, 2019).