Photo of Richard Bollers

Richard Bollers

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

Richard Bollers’ paintings vividly address everyday issues affecting the urban poor.

Arts Education

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

Exhibitions (solo)

1989 From my Pallet, Gaberone, Botswana
1986 A Symphony of Colours, Georgetown, Guyana
1984 The Observer, Georgetown, Guyana

Exhibitions (group)

2010 Spier Contemporary 2010, City Hall, Cape Town.2008: A Journey to Art, Glenwood, Durban, South Africa
2001 Sasol New Signatures 2000 Pretoria Art Museum, PretoriA
1983 National School of Art Graduation Exhibition, Havana, Cuba
1981 Young Artists’ Exhibition, Havana, Cuba.
1979 Diploma exhibition, E.R. Burrowes School of Art, Georgetown, Guyana


Presidents’ Collection
African Bank
University of Free State


2000 Jugdes Award, Sasol New Signatures
1998 Kempton Find Art Competition, Top 12 Award


2008 Mosaic Mural, New Thaba Nchu Library
2004-2010 Advisory Committee, Oliewenhius Art Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Organiser, Macufe Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition
2003-2010 Advisory Committee of 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, South Africa
1995-1998 Lecturer, Mmabana Cultural Centre, Mafikeng, South Africa
1994 Art educator, Welkom High School, Welkom, South Africa
1993 Part-time lecturer, Welkom Technical College, Welkom, South Africa
1989-1992 Graphic Designer, Gaberone Printing Works, Gaberone, Botswana
1987-1989 Graphic Designer, L. M. Publications, Botswana
1983-1986 Lecturer, E. R. Burrowes School of Art, Georgetown, Guyana