Richard Bollers

b. 1959, Georgetown, Guyana; Lives in Thaba Nchu, Motheo, South Africa.

Richard Bollers’ paintings vividly address everyday issues affecting poor people living in urban areas.

Arts Education

1979 - 1983: Escuela Nacional De Artes Plasticas, Havana, Cuba.
1975 - 1979: Diploma, Fine Art, E. R. Burrowes School of Art, Georgetown, Guyana.
1975 - 1976: El Dorado Academy, Georgetown.
1970 - 1975: Tucville Government School, Georgetown.

Solo Exhibitions (Guyana)

1986: A Symphony of Colours, Georgetown.
1984: The Observer, Georgetown.

Solo Exhibitions (International)

1989: From my Pallet, Gaborone.

Group Exhibitions (Guyana)

1979: Diploma exhibition, E.R. Burrowes School of Art, Georgetown.

Group Exhibitions (International)

2010: Spier Contemporary 2010, City Hall, Cape Town.
2008: A Journey to Art, Glenwood, Durban.
2001: Sasol New Signatures 2000, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria.
1983: National School of Art Graduation Exhibition, Havana, Cuba.
1981: Young Artists’ Exhibition, Havana.


Presidents’ Collection
African Bank
University of Free State


2000: Jugdes Award, Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria.
1998: Kempton Fine Art Competition, Top 12 Award.

Employment and Involvement

2008: Mosaic Mural, Selosesha Public Library, Thaba Nchu, Free State.
2004 - 2010: Advisory Committee, Oliewenhius Art Museum, Bloemfontein.
2004 - 2010: Organiser, Macufe Visual Arts Competition; Curator, Macufe Visual Arts Exhibition.
2003 - 2010: Advisory Committee for Fine Art, Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein.
2004 - 2005: Acting Head of Mmabana, Thabone and Zamdela Cultural Centres.
2002 - 2004: Head of Visual Arts and Crafts, Mmabana, Thabone and Zamdela Cultural Centres, Welkom.
1995 - 1998: Lecturer, Mmabana Cultural Centre, Mafikeng.
1994: Art Educator, Welkom High School, Welkom.
1993: Part-time Lecturer, Welkom Technical College, Welkom.
1989 - 1992: Graphic Designer, Gaborone Printing Works, Gaborone.
1987 - 1989 Graphic Designer, L. M. Publications, Botswana.
1983 - 1986 Lecturer, E. R. Burrowes School of Art, Georgetown.