Photo of Tracey Derrick

Tracey Derrick

b. 1961, Kesteven, England;  d. September 2019, lived in Cape Town.
Tracey Derrick worked full-time as a photographer from 1992, the year a referendum on ending South African apartheid was held. Much of her early work related to the achievement of democracy in the country, while later projects merged private aspects of her life with her socially-motivated concerns.

Art work as therapy for young offenders, Cape Times, 1 November 2016, p.5

Art Education


2009:  Postgraduate Diploma, Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
1989:  Black and white photographic printing, School of Visual Arts, New York.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


upcoming: Retrospective, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town.

2012:  One in Nine - a photographic exploration of breast cancer, its treatment and survival, The National Arts Festival Think! Fest, Grahamstown.
2010: One in Nine - my year as a statistic, Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town.
2009:  One in nine - one year of breast cancer, its treatment and survival,  Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
2007:  Eye Inside - inmates at the Malmesbury Women’s Prison and Rough Diamonds, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town.
2005:  The Waters of Life - Zionist baptisms, Cape Francolin Art Hotel, Riebeek Kasteel.
2005:  EarthWorks - farm labourers in the Swartland, The Cape Francolin Art Hotel, Riebeek Kasteel; Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2003:  Her and me - Travels of Salvador, Latitude, Riebeek Kasteel; Okha Gallery, Cape Town.
2002:  Liquid Life - we cannot live without the wet, Cape Town Month of Photography, Picto Gallery, Cape Town.
1999:  Basic Necessity - sex workers around and about Cape Town, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
1997 - 1998:  The Waters of Life - Zionist and Sangoma ceremonies, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town; Durban Centre for Photography, Durban.
1997 - 1998:  Hope from Home - refugees from all over Africa living in Cape Town, The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town; Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria.
1995:  Still Moving - photographs from Mozambique, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.

Solo Exhibitions (International)


2003:  Basic Necessity, L’Association Francaise d’Action Artistique, Salvador; Musee d’Art Moderne, Rio de Janeiro; Brasilia; Recife.
1996:  The Waters of Life - Zionist and Sangoma ceremonies, South African Embassy, international ‘Mois de la Photo’ Biennale, Paris.
1994:  Side by Side - recognition of women in the 1994 elections, Association of Photographers, Maputo.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2018:  No Ordinary Woman, PH Centre Gallery, Cape Town.
2017:  (In)appropriate, PH Centre Gallery, Cape Town.
2014:  20 Years of Democracy, Photographers’ Perspectives, Artscape, Cape Town.
2013:  Another Way of Seeing, Young Blood Gallery, Cape Town.
2011:  A Natural Selection: 1991 – 2011, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2011:  The Domino Effect, VANSA Public Art Project, Goethe on Main, Johannesburg.
2010:  Home Time - Juggling with the familiar II, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2010:  Bonani Africa Festival of Photography, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
2010:  The Lie of the Land: Representation of the South African Landscape, Town House Gallery, Cape Town.
2010:  VANSA, Cape Town.
2009:  US, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2002:  Voices in Transit, Cape Town Festival, Cape Town Train Station, Cape Town.
1998:  The Gap, Grahamstown Festival, Grahamstown.
1997:  Trade Routes: Traditions and Tensions, Johannesburg Biennale, Robben Island, Cape Town.
1996:  Volkskas Atelier National Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria.
1995:  People’s Portraits Project, South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1994:  Celebration of Democracy, Mayibuye Centre, University of Western Cape, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions (International)


2016:  South African Women Photographers, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao.
2010:  A Useful Dream: African Photography 1960-2010, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels.
2004 - 2006:  Afrika Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf; Hayward Gallery, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.
2002:  Une selection des 4 Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine, Direct de Bamako, Bamako; Paris.
2001:  South African photographers with ZAP, Zimbabwe Association Of Photographers, Bulawayo.
2001: Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine de Bamako, Bamako.
2000:  Hope from Home - refugees from all over Africa, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) Commission, South African Embassy, Mbabane.
1999:  Afriques, Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi.
1996: Contemporary Art from South Africa, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin.
1995:  IVth United Nations World Conference on Women, Beijing International Convention Centre, Beijing.

Awards


2019:  Professional Category Winner, Collectif du Herisson - Association Photographique.
1994:  Photo '94 Award, Bellville Arts Association, Cape Town.
1993:  Fuji Profoto Award, Documentary image of African Zionists.

Teaching


2016:  Documentary Course, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town.
2015:  Masters Course, Photography, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts and Media, Venice.
2008 - 2010:  Practical Photography Workshop, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town.
2008:  Documentary Course,  Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
2007:  Documentary Course, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town.
2006 - 2018:  Photography for Journalism, City Varsity, Cape Town.
2006:  Photographic Skills Development, Malmesbury Women’s prison, Malmesbury.
2004:  Lecturer, Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
1999:  Street Photography Project, South African Centre for Photography, Cape Town.
1993:  Streets Photographic workshops with homeless children, Cape Town.
1992: Siyazinceda Textile workshop, Phillipi, Cape Town.

Projects and Campaigns


2018:  Part-time Photojournalist and project based assignments, goodwill ambassador, southafrica.co.za
2011: 2010  Reasons to Live in a Small Town, VANSA Public art project, Goethe Institute, Johannesburg; Month of Photography 2012, Cape Town.
1994:  Art Home Art, Photographs for Sue Williamson, Willie Bester and Andrew Putter project, Grahamstown Festival, Grahamstown.
1993:  Voter Education Campaign, Prophets of da City for Rappers for Democracy.
1993:  Picture Freedom Campaign, auction of photography for ANC fundraising, London.

Other Involvement


2016:  Project Manager, Young in Prison South Africa inaugural photo auction (YIPSA).
2013:  Guest speaker, 17th Reach for Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town.
2002:  Judge, Bellville Foto Competition, Cape Town.
1998:  Steering committee, South African Centre for Photography, Cape Town.
1997:  In-house documentation, Parliament committee meetings, Cape Town.