Tuli Mekondjo

b. Kwanza-Sul, Angola, 1982. Lives in Windhoek, Namibia.


Tuli Mekondjo’s works vividly express the generative powers of women, nature and the imagination in healing, and build on her early history of displacement as a Namibian refugee in Angola and Zambia during the struggle for Namibian Independence. A primarily self-taught artist, Mekondjo has been exhibiting her works since 2016 and is represented by Guns & Rain.

Education

Self Taught

Solo exhibitions

2020:  Investec Cape Town Art Fair, with Guns & Rain, Cape Town, South Africa.

2019:  The Project Room,  Windhoek, Namibia.

2016:  The Bellowing Mind, Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek, Namibia.

Group exhibitions

2020:  Borders of Memory (with Helena Uambembe), Online Exhibition, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2020:  Virtual Contemporary Art Fair, ARCO Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

2019:  Suffrage, Women’s Group Show, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2019:  NJE Collective, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, South Africa.

2019:  1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Guns & Rain, London, United Kingdom.

2018:  NJE Collective, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2018:  Future Africa Visions in Time, Windhoek, Namibia (a collaboration between the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, Iwalewahaus Bayreuth and the Goethe-Institut Namibia).

2016:  Collective at the Art Market, Budapest, Hungary.

Collections

Foundation Blachere, France

Ilham Gallery, Malaysia

University of South Africa (UNISA)

ARAK Collection, Qatar

Africa First Collection

Media links

Catalogues

Yasmien Mackay

b. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 1997. Lives in Durban.

Yasmien Mackay utilizes non-traditional media (digital photography/ video/ printing, and found objects/ installation) to explore and provoke responses to questions of patriarchy, culture, language and identity in contemporary society. A graduate of DUT, Mackay has been exhibiting her work since 2016.

Group exhibitions

2020:  An_Unfurling, Young Artist Project. KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2019:  When Thoughts Become Things. Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2019:  Zeitgeist Africa. Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2019:  Entrepreneurship Through the Arts. Durban International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa.

2019:  Emma Smith Nominee Exhibition. Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa.

2018:  DUT Fine Art & Jewellery Design Graduate Exhibition. KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2018:  SHIFT. DISREGARD. RETHINK. Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2018:  DOES THIS OFFEND YOU?  BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa.

2016:  National Creative Arts Youth Festival. Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2016:  New Beginners. Durban Art Space, Durban, South Africa.

Education

2019:  Bachelor of Technology in Fine Art (cum laude),  Durban University of Technology.

Awards

2019:  Fine Art Excellence Award ( Fourth Year Top Student).

2018:  Fine Art Excellence Award ( Third  Year Top Student).

2018:  Dean’s Merit Award for National Diploma in Fine Art.

2017:  Fine Art Excellence Award ( Second Year Top Student).

2016:  Third Place in the National Creative Arts Youth Festival.

2016:  Fine Art Excellence Award (First Year Top Student).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krishna Luchoomun

b. 1962, Mauritius.

Krishna Luchoomun is an artist, art lecturer and organiser from Mauritius. He is the co-founder of pARTage, an artist led art organisation working for the promotion of contemporary art in Mauritius.

 

Because of its colonial past, Mauritius is an island where different cultural groups pretend to live together. Since my early childhood, I have been exposed to different customs and traditions and this has helped shape my awareness of the world, of what it means to be human and of the innate need that most of us have to connect – physically, emotionally and spiritually – with other human beings and with the natural world. This sensitivity is at the heart of my practice. I use clothing not only as a basic material, but essentially as a means of artistic expression to revisit both slavery and indentureship to explore issues pertaining to Identity, multiculturalism and nationhood. And linking these to the reality of today’s world in relation to life, culture, economy and politics of Mauritian society.

Art Education

Currently Senior Lecturer at M.G.I. School of Fine Arts
1990 M.A. in fine arts, Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, former USSR
Part-time lecturer, Visual Arts Department, Mauritius Institute of Education
Part-time lecturer, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mauritius
Part-time lecturer, IVTB School of design, Mauritius

Solo Exhibitions

2015 My Soviet years, French Cultural centre, Mauritius
2010 Doors, Imaaya gallery, Mauritius
2006 KULER RUZ&lt, gallery, Mauritius
2004 Charles Gounod Gallery, Reunion
2000 Plantage Dookland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000 Alliance Française, Mauritius
1991 Eureka House, Mauritius
1990 House of Friendship, Leningrad, Russia

Group Exhibitions

2017 pARTage International Artists Workshop, French Cultural centre
2017 Artistes des Iles de L`ocean Indien, La Region, Reunion
2017 Third Dot, Long Beach Hotel, Mauritius
2017 PORLWI by Nature, Mauritius
2017 Geumgang Nature Art Center, South Korea
2016 Mother Earth, Father Sky, Tsukuba Art Centre, Japan
2016 Borderline, Granary, Mauritius
2016 WE- Architecture, Korean Cultural centre Delhi, India
2016 METAFORM; Rogers House, Mauritius
2016 PORLWI by People, Mauritius
2015 First Mauritius Pavilion 56th Venice Biennale, Italy
2014 ARTchipelago, IFM, Mauritius
2013 IKARU, Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa
2013 Offline, Portugal
2012 Thupelo, Johannesburg, South Africa
2012 Triangle 30 years, New York, USA
2011 CBK Zuidoost gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010 International workshop, AIFACS, India
2009 SADC meeting, Botswana
2008 Beijing 3rd Biennale, China
2007 insulART international exhibition, MGI, Mauritius
2006 Open Studios, Gasworks, London, UK
2006 Britto, Bangladesh
2005 2nd Biennale Beijing, China
2005 2nd East African Biennale, Tanzania
2004 pARTage International Artists Workshop, Mauritius
2003 Staedlijk Museum of Zwolle, The Netherlands
2003 Nicole Chabot and Krishna, Alliance Francaise, Mauritius
2003 Abiko Open Air exhibition, Abiko, Japan
2003 Latitude 2003, Municipality of Paris, France
2003 Karte postale, St Pierre, Reunion
2003 Modern Arts Museum, Windhoek, Namibia
2002 1st Triennial, Mauritius
2001 Slip Way Art Gallery, Dar-Es-Salam, Tanzania
1999 International artists` workshop, Nida, Lithuania
1999 World Print Triennial, Chamalieres, France
1999 MOBAA Millenium exhibition, Mauritius
1999 Escale International Exhibition, Eureka, Mauritius
1999 MOBBA Sequences, Le Caudan, Mauritius
1999 African contemporary Art, Beijing, China
1997 9th Triennial, India
1995 Africus, Johannesburg Biennial, South Africa
1995 Uecker Class, Dusseldorf, Germany
1994 World Prints Triennial, Chamalieres, France
1994 Werkhof gallery, Germany
1993 Bothnia Seascape, Oulu, Finland
1993 Salon d’Automne, Paris, France
1992 Biennial of Seychelles

Residencies & Workshops

1993 Seascape Symposium, Finland
1995 Uecker Workshop, Dusseldorf, Germany
1995 International Creole Festival, Reunion
1997 Gandhi Residential Artists Workshop, India
1998 Printmaking Workshop with H. Di. Rosa, French Cultural Centre
1999 Residential Workshop, Nida, Lithuania
2000 Printmaking Workshop, Reunion
2000 SADC Art and Crafts workshop, Namibia
2001 Thami Mnyele, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001 Raffiki International Artists` workshop, Tanzania
2003 Abiko Residential workshop, Japan
2004 pARTage Residential workshop, Mauritius
2005 2nd Beijing Biennale workshop, China
2006 Two Months residency at Gas works studios, London
2007 insulART workshop, Mauritius
2007 ESCALE 10 years later, Mauritius
2008 Britto international workshop, Bangladesh
2008 Beijing Biennale, China
2009 Indian diaspora workshop, Mauritius

Art Positions Held

2017 Head of International Jury, Seychelles Biennale
2016 International Jury Barclays, L`Atelier, Johannesburg
2011 International Jury Video Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2003 Co-founder of pARTage (association of Mauritian artists), Mauritius
Art organiser, Mauritius Examinations Syndicate, Mauritius
Art examiner, Mauritius Examinations Syndicate, Mauritius
Member of Arts Panel at Curriculum Research Center, Mauritius

Collections

Museum of U.S.S.R Academy of Fine Arts, Russia
State House of Republic of Mauritius, Mauritius
Prime Minister`s Office, Mauritius
Municipality of Port-Louis, Mauritius
Airport of Mauritius, Mauritius
The British Council, Mauritius
Bothnia Seascape Fund, Finland
The municipality of Salazie, Reunion
Bank National of Paris, Mauritius
Lalit Kala Academy Fund, India
Mauritius Offshore Banking Activities Authority, Mauritius
Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris, France
Thami Mnyele Foundation, The Netherlands
Rafiki Foundation, Tanzania
Munich Re- Insurance (German Offshore), Mauritius
Avalon Golf Estate, Mauritius
Office of the president of India, India
International Financial Services, Mauritius
Mauritius Commercial Bank
Central Bank of Mauritius
Private Collections in France, Reunion, England, Russia, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, India, The Netherlands, South Africa, Namibia, Belgium

Published Works & Critical Reviews

Salon d’Automne, France
Biennial of Seychelles, Seychelles
World Printstriennial, Chamalieres, France
World of Ex-Libris, Switzerland
Made in Mauritius, Germany
9th Trienniale, India
MOBAA, Mauritius
Artists of the World – Save the Children, Mauritius
MOBAA Millenium exhibition, Mauritius
Abiko 2003, Japan
Latitude 2003, Paris, France
pARTage workshop 2004, Mauritius
2nd Biennale, China
Art in Mauritius, Mauritius
Springerin, Austria
3rd Biennale, China
Ties, Mauritius
Venice Biennial

Wonder Buhle

b.  Kwa-Ngcolosi, KwaZulu-Natal, 1989

Wonder Buhle is a mixed-media artist whose work deals with family dynamics and the stereotypes associated with men in South Africa.

Education


2011 Advanced apprenticeship training, Durban University of Technology
2011 Velobala Mentorship Programme, Durban University of Technology
2011 Taught drawing and painting, BAT centre, Durban
2010 Visual Arts Residency Program, BAT Centre, Durban

Group Exhibitions


2017 Looking After Freedom, Michealis gallery, Cape Town
2017 FNB, Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg
2016 Bremer Burgerschaft, Bremen Parliament, Germany
2016 Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg
2015 Members exhibition, KZNSA, Durban
2015 Blowing in the wind, KZNSA, Durban
2015 Joburg Art Fair Fringe, Johannesburg
2015 Henry George gallery, Johannesburg
2014 50 shades of Grey, Art Eye Gallery, Johannesburg
2014 Young Blood Gallery, Cape Town
2014 African Art Centre, Durban
2014 AWE, KZNSA, Durban
2013 Misconception, Durban University of Technology
2013 Art Eye Gallery, Johannesburg
2013 Margate Art museum, Margate
2013 African Art Centre, Durban
2012 Velobala exhibition, Durban University of Technology
2012 ABSA L’atelier competition, Art Space Gallery, Durban
2012 Städtische Galerie, Bremen, Germany
2011 Don't Panic, Durban Art Gallery
2011 Velobala exhibition, African Art Centre, Durban
2011 Who am I, BAT Centre, Durban
2011 Izikhwephazethu, Durban Art Gallery
2010 Student exhibition, BAT Centre, Durban

Public Art Projects


2014 Mural at Colgate and Palmolive, kan land, Durban
2012 Mural at Lindelani primary school, Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal
2011 Mural for Inqolo Noseyili exhibition (by artist Zoro Xaba), Durban
2011 Mural for Renewing BAT Centre, Durban
2011 Mural for Don't Panic exhibition, behind English Market, Durban
2010 Mosaic at Sakhithemba Centre, Ilovu, KwaZulu-Natal

Workshops


2012 VANSA Art workshop, Collective Studios (residency abroad discourse)
2012 Don’t Panic facilitated by Gabi Ngcobo, Zamani Makhanye & Sfiso Ka-Mkame, Durban Art Gallery
2011 Sculpture workshop with Danielle Ncube, BAT Centre, Durban
2011 Art workshop (Tribute to Ernest Mancoba) curated by Lionel Davis, Durban Art Gallery
2011 Art workshop exploring Contemporary art, Edel Studio, Bremen, Germany

Commissions and Collections


Nandos commission
Colgate commission
Durban Art Gallery
Art Eye Gallery Johannesburg
Department of Arts and Culture
Private collection, Austria
Private collection, Switzerland
Private collection, USA

Mthobisi Maphumulo

b. Imfume, Durban, South Africa, 1988.

Mthobisi Maphumulo is a multimedia artist based in Durban. His work in oil pastels and mono print is a critique on the social construction of society with particular interest in notion of class and the contemporary effects of colonial history. He is the founder of Amasosha Art Movement, a collective of young artists based in the city.

Art Education


2015  The business of Art Certificate, Curate.A.Space, Durban, Sout Africa
2013  Printmaking Workshop, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2012  Mural certificate, Bremen, Germany
2010  Visual Art Certificate, BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa
2011  Velobala weekend art classes Certificate, African Art Centre, Durban, South Africa

Selected  Exhibitions


2019  Faces of Freedom, solo exhibition, The Office, Morningside, South Africa
2016  Essence Festival, ICC, Durban, South Africa
2016  New ideas about Bill of Rights, African Art Centre, Durban, South Africa
2016  Invisible, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2015  Lessons, Nedbank, Durban, South Africa
2015  Joburg fringe, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015  After Winter, Henry George gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015  Fresh produced, Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015  Digital art, BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa
2015  Blowing Minds, University of the Free State gallery, Bloemfontein, South Africa
2015  Blowing Minds, KZNSA gallery, Durban, South Africa
2015  Transformation, Incubation, Activation, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2014  Reflection, BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa
2014  Ababhemu, 8 Morrison Street, Durban, South Africa
2014  Hilton Art Festival, Durban, South Africa
2014  Ababhemu, Grahamstown Art Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa
2014  Bobathathu June 16 exhibition, Sushi Corner, Durban, South Africa
2014  Awe, What you say about what?, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2014  Twenty/20 - A clear vision, Growing the Mandela Legacy, Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa
2014  Emergining Eyes, African Art Centre, Durban, South Africa
2013  The Collective art gallery, Durban, South Africa
2013  Wushwini Art and Culture Heritage Centre, Durban, South Africa
2012  Contemporal Voices, African Art Centre, Durban, South Africa
2011  Izikhwepha Zethu, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2011  Don’t Panic, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2010  BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa

Amasosha collective exhibitions


2016  Messages from the Soul, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2016  Creative pot, Umlazi community hall, Durban, South Africa
2016  Hope in the struggle, Amini Florida, Durban, South Africa
2015  Siyaya, Greedy Buddha, Umhlanga, South Africa
2015  Eye Candy, Hilton Art Festival, Durban, South Africa
2015  Umhlabelo, Atelier Shop 2, Durban, South Africa
2015  Umhlabelo, BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa

Public Art Projects


2010  Mosaic at Sakhithemba Centre, Illovo, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2011  Mural of Inqola noseyili photography exhibition by Zoro Xaba, Durban, South Africa
2011  Renewing BAT Centre Mural, Durban, South Africa
2011  Waterfall Mural, Victoria Market bridge, Don’t panic exhibition, curated by Gabi Ngcobo, Durban, South Africa
2012  Facilitator in Wushwini Art and Culture Heritage, Art in school Project, Durban, South Africa
2012  Mural in Concordia-Tunnel, Bremen, Germany

Collections


Nandos
Amazwi contemporal Art
Leiterin der stadtischen Galerie 
Durban Art Gallery
Bertha Foundation

Awards/Prizes


2015 Most promising artist at KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

Jill Trappler

b. 1957 Benoni, South Africa. Lives in Cape Town.

Jill Trappler has been a consistent exponent of non-representational art since the 1980s, as an artist and teacher. A stalwart of the Thupelo Project and Greatmore Artists Studios, she has been an influential presence in the South African art world and the Triangle Network.

Art Education


1975- 1979 Bill Ainslie, Johannesburg Art Foundation,
1975- 1978 UNISA, three years BA and FA subjects
Apprentice in various craft studios.

Workshops


2015 Triangle, New York
1996 Thupelo, Johannesburg (participant)
1997-2014 Thupelo, various regional and local workshops
1995 Uganda, participant and facilitator
1981-84 Community Arts Project (CAP), Facilitator

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2016 Irma Stern Gallery
2015 The Association for Visual Arts Gallery ( AVA Gallery), Cape Town
2015 Canteen Gallery, Arts on Main, Johannesburg
2012 Knysna Fine Arts Gallery, Knysna, Western Cape
2010 SMAC, Stellenbosch
2010 Casa Labia Gallery, Muizenberg, Cape
2009 Irma Stern Gallery, Cape Town
2008 The Association for Visual Arts Gallery ( AVA Gallery), Cape Town
2008 Joe Wolpe selects,/em> Jill Trappler’s work for show at the AVA, Cape Town
2008
Abstract art in South Africa, SMAC. Stellenbosch.
2007 Bag Factory gallery, Johannesburg
2007 Studio exhibition, Orange Street Studios, Gardens, Cape Town
2006 The Association for Visual Arts Gallery ( AVA Gallery), Cape Town
2006 Kwazulu Natal Association of Arts gallery (KZNSA), Durban
2003 Bellville Art, (Art B), Cape Town
2003 The Association for Visual Arts Gallery ( AVA Gallery), Cape Town
2002 Fordsburg artist’s studio (Bag Factory Gallery), Johannesburg
2001 The Association for Visual Arts Gallery ( AVA Gallery), Cape Town
2000 Tatham Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, KZN
1999 The Association for Visual Arts Gallery ( AVA Gallery), Cape Town
1997 The Association for Visual Arts Gallery ( AVA Gallery), Cape Town
1995 Prime Art Gallery, Cape Town.
1995 The Association for Visual Arts Gallery ( AVA Gallery), Cape Town
1990 Gallery International, Cape Town
1990 The Association for Visual Arts Gallery ( AVA Gallery), Cape Town

Selected Group Exhibitions


2017 TAG: Celebrating Greatmore and Thupelo
2016 Cape Town Art Fair
2016 Bag factory, Johannesburg
2016 Turbine art fair, Johannesburg
2016 The Association for Visual Arts Gallery ( AVA Gallery), Cape Town
2015 Artvark gallery, Cape Town
2015 An Awareness of trees, Art Sauce. Cape Town
2015 Thupelo workshop exhibitions
2014 Casa Labia Gallery, Cape Town
2013 Imibala Gallery. Somerset West, Western Cape
2013 Cape Town Art Fair (INC) , Cape Town
2013 Johannesburg Art Fair/Seippel gallery, Johannesburg
2012 Cape Town, Casa Labia Gallery
2012 Vulnerable Landscape. Prince Albert festival, Western Cape
2012 Johannesburg Art Fair/Seippel gallery
2011 Johannesburg Art Fair/Seippel gallery
2011 Thupelo workshop exhibitions
2010 Waters/Vasia, Cape Town, Durban Art space Gallery, JHB Bag Factory
2010 End Conscription Campaign. Stellenbosch, Spier Gallery
2010 These four walls. Cape Town
2010 Greatmore street Gallery. Cape Town
2008 SMAC. Stellenbosch
2008 Seippel Gallery, Johannesburg
2007 Thupelo workshop exhibitions
2005 Thupelo workshop exhibitions
2004 Strangers. Cape Town
2004 time, memory, desire. Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
2002 The Mythic Image ART B, Cape Town
2001 Brain storm. The Association for Visual Arts Gallery ( AVA Gallery), Cape Town
2001 3/3. The Association for Visual Arts Gallery ( AVA Gallery), Cape Town
2001 Spirit of the place. The Association for Visual Arts Gallery ( AVA Gallery), Cape Town
1996 Michaelis School of Fine art, University of Cape Town
1996 Thupelo workshop exhibitions
1995 Thupelo workshop exhibitions
1991 Newtown Gallery, Johannesburg
1990 Thupelo workshop exhibitions
1988 FUBA Gallery. Newtown, Johannesburg

Selected Group Exhibitions (International)

2015 workshop exhibition. Salem, New York
2011 Waters/Vasia, Finland
2009 Lessedra contemporary art projects, Bulgaria
2009 7th British international mini print exhibition, England
2008 Lessedra contemporary art projects, Bulgaria
2008 Busan Biennale, Korea
2007 Lessedra contemporary art projects, Bulgaria
2004 Strangers. New Zealand
2004 Strangers. Canada
2002 Spirit of the place, Wales
1999 Workshop exhibition. Uganda, Kampala.
1998 Selected artist show at Munich Book Fair. Switzerland
1994 Switzerland, Munich

Teaching and Lecturing


2015 UCT Summer School
2009 /2015 ArtSauce studios
2014 UCT Summer School
2013 Part time lecturer Michaelis art school, UCT
2012 UCT Summer School
2011 Philani employment project
2010 Drawing project. Ruth Prowse School of art. Cape Town
2010 UCT Summer School
2009 UCT Summer School
2008 Cape Town, Orange street open studios
2006 Occupational Therapy Department, Groote Schuur Hospital
2003 Cape Town, Orange street open studios
2005 Cape Town South African National gallery Annex. Part time classes
2000 to 2004 UCT Summer School
2000 Zurich Workshop for Peace movement
2000 Cape Town South African National gallery Annex. Part time classes
1998 Pietermaritzburg, KZN Tatham Gallery Workshop for local artists
1981 to 1984 Cape Town, Private studio and CAP
1977, 1976 (FUBA) The Federated Union for Black artists
1977, 1976 Johannesburg Art Foundation
1977, 1976 Johannesburg School for Autism
1977, 1976 Johannesburg, Newtown Indian primary school

Coordinating


2015 Thupelo celebration/ auction/exhibition
2015 An awareness of trees, exhibition at Art Sauce
2014/2015 Coordinating admin for Thupelo art project
2010/2012 Group exhibition at the Spanish Ambassadors’ Residence, Cape Town
2007 Triangle Africa Arts Trust conference in Cape Town
1998 Trans figurative exhibition, AVA
1995 Launch of Greatmore street Studios project
1986 Thupelo International Art Workshop Project
1980 Co-founder Thupelo Cape town workshops

Consultancy


2015/2016 “The assembly;” a Thupelo initiative for the Triangle network in CT
2014/2015 Re looking at Echo shelter project. Meeting regarding establishing a multimedia project
2010 Philani employment project
2009/2010 Echo shelter project. Coral, crocheting project
2009 Real stories gallery website; HIV in the SADAC region
1997 Switzerland for Pro Helvetia; studio exchange programs
1991 Cape Town Exhibition coordinator. Valkenburg hospital at UCT

Research


2007 Appointed to attend a donors meeting in Amsterdam, Arts Collaboratory 2012/2014 Publications x 3
Mike Gardiner, (Bill Ainslie) Robert Loder, (various local artists) Bag Factory; Greatmore
2007 Research and interviews for book about Bill Ainslie
2006 Documentary video on GMS and Thupelo
2005 Research and interviews for book about Bill Ainslie

Studio Employment


2015 Revived Intle craft initiative
2008 Cape Town Philani nutrition clinic, Greatmore street studios
1998 Cape Town Philani nutrition clinic, Greatmore street studios
1996 Cape Town Facilitator De Lorentz Clinic
1995 Cape Town Facilitator De Lorentz Clinic
1995 Cape Town Established art studios at Valkenburg hospital
1987 Cape Town Flagship, printmaking Employment project, Crossroad
1981 Hannes Hares, weaving studio Cape Town
1981 Philani Nutrition Clinics Crossroads and Khayelitsha.
1980 Established the Intle weaving co-operative, Crossroads. Cape Town Establishing the Wolani papier-
mâché project for HIV
1980 Devon UK. The Care Village; art/craft studio facilitator - London; Adult Institute Islington
1976 Professional weaver for Peter Solaris, Helen de Lieu plus private Clients
1975 Professional weaver for Peter Solaris, Helen de Lieu plus private Clients
1978 Baragwaneth hospital, Soweto, (occupational therapy department)
1977 Baragwaneth hospital, Soweto, (occupational therapy department)
1976 Baragwaneth hospital, Soweto, (occupational therapy department)

Committees


2007-2014 Board member of Bag Factory Studios, Johannesburg
2009 Chair of Africa region Commonwealth Foundation awards
2007 Selection panel, Commonwealth foundation awards
2002 Appointed to the Board of the National arts Council
1996-2009 Trustee and committee/founder member: Greatmore Street Studios
1996- 2007 Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town
1988-on going Coordinator of the Thupelo workshops Cape Town

Collections


Various private, locally and abroad;
Corporate and public collections including:

South African National Gallery (SANG)
Vodacom
SABC
Investec
Nandos UK
University of Cape Town
Spier Foundation
Creative blocks

Publications


Making art in Africa 1960–2010 by Polly Savage (Editor), Robert Loder, John Picton, Anthony Caro. Published by Lund Humphries , 2014

Maimuna Adam

b. 1984, Maputo Mozambique

Maimuna Adam’s practice employs a diverse set of techniques to bring together the themes of memory, history, travel and migration. Her works weave fictional and non-fictional narratives related to the experiences of family and friends.

Education


2008 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Solo


2015 Family, 2 month residency at Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies(BIGSAS), Bayreuth, Germany
2014​ ¡Toma!, Instituto Cultural Moçambique-Alemanha (ICMA-Goethe Zentrum), Maputo, Mozambique
2013​ Bon Voyage, Galeria “Sala de Espera”, Associação Kulungwana, Maputo

Group


2015 Rastros, Museu Capixaba do Negro (MUCANE), Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
2015 As Margens dos Mares, SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil
2015 Odyssées Africaines, BRASS Centre Culturel de Forest, Brussels, Belgium
2015​ Colecção Crescente, Galeria “Sala de Espera”, Associação Kulungwana, Maputo
2014​ Processos, Galeria “Sala de Espera”, Associação Kulungwana, Maputo
2013 !Kauru: Africa Imagined, Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa
2013 hetero q.b., Chiado National Contemporary Art Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 Temporary Occupations – Documents, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
2013 Crescent Collection, Kulungwana, Maputo
2013 Living in this world, Mediateca BCI – Espaço Joaquim Chissano, Maputo
2012 100 Works, 10 Years: A Selection from the PLMJ Foundation Collection, Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva Foundation, Lisbon
2012 _tribune video, École Superieure d’Art de La Réunion, Le Port, Réunion
2012 Between there and here, Bienal MUVART’12, ICMA-Goethe Zentrum, Maputo
2012 Africa meets Europe, Galeri Matesh, Breda, The Netherlands
2012 Crescent Collection, Kulungwana, Maputo
2012 César Schofield Cardoso, Maimuna Adam, René Tavares. Graça Brandão Gallery, Lisbon
2012 VI São Tomé & Príncipe Art and Culture Bienal, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon
2011 VI Art and Culture Bienal, CACAU, São Tomé, São Tomé
2011 Dockanema 6, Video Art/Fundação PLMJ session, Maputo
2011 Bienal TDM 2011, National Art Museum, Maputo
2011 Exhibition of Mozambican Art French-Mozambican Cultural Center, Maputo
2010 MUVART’10 Contemporary Art Bienale, National Art Museum, Maputo
2010 Women and Borders, French-Mozambican Cultural Center, Maputo
2010 Love/Hate soccer, French-Mozambican Cultural Center, Maputo
2010 Temporary Occupations – Paper/Role, Minerva Central Bookshop, Maputo
2009 TDM Bienal (Honorable Mention, video “The Curtain”), National Art Museum, Maputo
2009 Karingana wa Karingana, Camões Institute, Maputo
2004 Art in the Feminine, National Art Museum, Maputo

Prizes


2012 PLMJ Foundation CPLP Video Art Prize, Lisbon

Collections

Saara Nekomba

Saara Nekomba is an emerging Namibian artist who creates mixed-media paintings using beads, textiles and collage.

Education


2009 Applied Arts Diploma, College of the Arts, Namibia
2007 John Maufengejo Art Centre

Exhibitions

2014 Bank Windhoek Triennial Exhibition

2014 Abstract intervention solo Exhibition
2014 Thupelo, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town
2014 New Beginnings group exhibition
2012 Group Exhibition in Bonington building Nottingham, England
2012 Group Exhibition at Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham, England
2012 Exhibited at the 5th African Arts and Craft Expo in Abuja, Nigeria
2011 COTA Annual Student end of the year Exhibition
2011 Ghetto soldiers group Exhibition
2011 Oshietwapo Group Exhibition
2010 COTA Annual Student end of the year Exhibition
2009 New Beginnings annual group exhibition, Namibia
2009 COTA Annual Student end of the year Exhibition
2008 John Maufangedjo Art Centre student annual Exhibition (NAGN) Windhoek
2007 John Maufangedjo Art Centre student annual Exhibition (NAGN) Windhoek

Links

Lionel Davis

b. 1936, District Six, Cape Town. Lives in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

A former political prisoner, Lionel Davis’ name features prominently in the history of the Community Arts Project, Vakalisa Art Associates, Thupelo Workshop and Greatmore Artists Studios. Drawing, painting, and printing, and often combining these media, Davis works in visual modes that range from the realist to the abstract. His themes include everyday scenes as well as reflections on black and African identity.

This was initially published online in 2003 (on the Africa Centre’s Contemporary Africa Database, now defunct). It appears here in its original form.
Lionel Davis profile (published at www.africaexpert.org.uk)

Political activist and prisoner turned artist and educator, Lionel Davis cuts a distinct figure in the South African arts and culture landscape. A living archive, he has lived a significant part of his life in or on two of apartheids most notorious symbols, District Six and Robben Island. He has also been closely involved with two key arts organisations, the Community Arts Project (CAP) and the Thupelo Workshop.

It was at an early age growing up in District Six that Davis “became aware of the brutality of police, especially white police, in their attitude to and treatment of people of colour”. Davis says that “this became more of an issue for me, and I always used to stand up for people who were being pushed around. This got me into trouble, and into fights… I was caned once by the police for allegedly hitting a white woman in Woodstock, when I was trying to defend a colleague…”. Aware of the need to educate himself Davis attended night school (on the site where Harold Cressy School now stands), where then in his mid-twenties, he met members of the Non European Unity Movement (NEUM) and began attending political meetings. Davis joined APDUSA (African Peoples Democratic Union of South Africa), an off-shoot of the NEUM, but grew disenchanted with them, describing APDUSA as a “theory shop”. He was part of the core group led by Neville Alexander that broke away from APDUSA to form the Mao Tse Tung inspired National Liberation Front, whose goal was to use arms to overthrow the state. In 1964 he was among a group of eleven that was sentenced to gaol for ‘Conspiring to Commit Sabotage’.

During his seven year sentence Davis completed his schooling by correspondence. Released in 1971 and placed under house arrest he worked as a labourer and then a clerk on building sites, until one day in 1978 he chanced upon CAP, then in infant form. At CAP Davis would go on to play multiple roles for over two decades. From his initial role as cleaner/ handyman/ assistant administrator and student, Davis went on to be a long serving art educator/trainer/ facilitator, specialising in drawing, screen-printing and mural painting, teaching children, youth and adults. He also played a leadership role in CAP: he was elected chairperson in 1988, playing the role of co-ordinator (or acting director); and in the nineties he served two years as a Trustee.

Prior to CAP, Davis’ had no previous art tuition. His art experience was limited to his childhood, drawing cartoon heroes with found materials on the streets and walls of District Six. At CAP he proved to be a diligent student, quickly mastering drawing, the medium that has remained the back-bone to his artistic practice. He was introduced to lino-cut printing by resident artist Mpathi Gocini, who came to CAP via the Evangelical Arts & Crafts Centre in Natal, better known by its location at Rorkes Drift. In 1980 Davis went to Rorkes Drift where he spent two years, returning to Cape Town with a diploma in Fine Arts. It was at Rorkes Drift that Davis learned new graphic techniques and began to appreciate the potential of screen-printing as a medium. His stay there was also important for his artistic development because it brought him into contact with other black artists nationally, paving the way for his later involvement with the Thupelo Workshop.

In 1982 Davis assisted in organising the Cape Town contingent to attend the Culture & Resistance Symposium in Gaborone, organised by the African National Congress (ANC). This is widely regarded as a seminal event which was responsible for recognising the role of artists in cultural resistance, and for shifting the notion of ‘artist’ to that of ‘cultural worker’. A direct outcome of this event was the establishment of a Poster Workshop at CAP. It was here, and its later incarnation as the CAP Media Project that Davis was active for most of the 80s as a screenprint facilitator. Initially most of this work involved producing posters, t-shirts, and banners, much of it political in content. Much of this was done on behalf of political and community organisations, and was frequently banned or confiscated by authorities; whereas his later work for the Media Project entailed training members of community and political organisations to produce their own media.

Davis also played a political role at CAP, especially in countering what he perceived as the hegemonic tendencies of political organisations.Following the launch in 1983 of the United Democratic Front (the internally based resistance movement that was politically aligned to the ANC), there was pressure on CAP to affiliate to the UDF. Similar pressures resurfaced in the late eighties. Davis says of CAP that “[although it] wished to play a political role in the struggle it did not see itself as being party political and made its facilities available to all progressive political tendencies.” He is proud of the role he played in communicating CAP’s non-aligned position to a range of political organisations, especially trade unions and community groupings who may have been alienated, or possibly denied access, by a politically aligned CAP.

In 1987 Davis attended the International Triangle Workshop in New York, an initiative that had given rise to the Thupelo Project a few years earlier. Davis was a Thupelo stalwart, serving as a Trustee for eleven years, and attending no less than nine national workshops between 1986 and 2001. He also attended triangle affiliated workshops in Botswana and Zimbabwe. Thupelo was initially best known for encouraging exploration of materials, and initially this resulted in a mass of abstract paintings. That many black artists abandoned (at least temporarily) more realist modes of working in favour of a painting style and approach that some radical critiques saw as an expression of American cultural imerialism, meant that Thupelo received a mixed reception on the left, whilst being welcomed by establishment voices such as the SA National Gallery’s Marilyn Martin. For many of the artists who were invited to these workshops, Thupelo was undeniably a liberating experience. For Davis, Thupelo was an important part of his exploration of painting, a media to which he had previously had limited access, and he derided his critics claiming that he had never had the opportunities to ‘play’ with art materials, something that was taken for granted as part of (mostly white) privileged children’s development. He also benefitted from Thupelo’s emphasis on scale, and some of his works from Thupelo, such as African Sunset, are among his best known.

Davis also worked as an art educator for the SA National Gallery (SANG), where he was responsible for teaching primary school teachers from the townships to teach art to children. This built on his experience teaching children (in the early eighties) and as media trainer at CAP, as well as the training he undertook (in the nineties) for a diploma from the Curriculum Development Project in teaching teachers to teach art in schools. He also served as a Trustee of the SANG as part of its first ‘democratically constituted’ Board. While the national galleries of Zimbabwe (who have used Davis three times an international ajudicator) and Botswana have bought works from Davis for their collection, the SANG has yet to acquire one of his works.

Davis’ current employer, the Robben Island Museum, has provided him with the unique opportunity to live on the site where he was once imprisoned. Initially employed as a tour guide along with other former political prisoners, Davis is now employed by the Museum as Heritage Educator and does much of his work with secondary school pupils. He plans to retire in three years, when at the ripe age of seventy we can expect his art to bloom like never before. Indeed Davis’ road to becoming an artist has been a much longer one than most other artists. He was 42 when he started classes at CAP and 58 when he graduated as a Fine Artist at UCT. His work has been exhibited in numerous group shows at home and abroad (USA, England, Germany, Greece), but he has never had a solo show. A Lionel Davis retrospective is clearly overdue.

Mario Pissarra

Kunst for alle. by Toril Kojan, 2005.

 

  Life can be different – Learning Cape Festival, 2004.

 

First Mobil Zimbabwe Heritage Biennale, 1998.

 

  Zimbabwe Heritage, 1997.

 

Zimbabwe Heritage, 1996.

 

  Akal – The Congress of South African Writers – August 88 Vol 1, 1988.

 

Ascent arts student’s publication, February 1984.

 

Songs of a New Dawn – Hymn book

 

Ten Years at Greatmore Studios Cape Town

 

  25 Years of Caversham Press – Artists, Prints , Community. 2011.

 

Reflections from Thupelo International Workshop, 2007.

 

  Botaki 3 – Exhibition Catalogue, 2007.

 

Botaki 2 – Exhibition Catalogue, 2005.

 

  Upfront and Personal – Three Decades of Political Graphics, 2003.

 

Cross Currents – Contemporary art practice in South Africa, an exhibition in two parts, 2000.

 

  Thirty minutes – Installation by nine artists, 1997.

 

Thapong international artist’s workshop Kenya, 1989.

 

  The Neglected Tradition – Towards a New History of South African art, 1988.

 

Thupelo art workshop, 1986.

 

  Art From South Africa, 1990.

 


Making Art in Africa 1960-2010, ed. by Polly Savage. Published by Lund Humphries, December 2014.

 

  Uncontained – Opening the Community Arts Project archive, ed. by Heidi Grunebaum & Emile Maurice. Published by the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, 2012.

 

Triangle: Variety of Experience around Artists’ Workshops and Residencies. Published by Triangle Arts Trust, 2007.

 

  Visual culture and public memory in a democratic South Africa, Annie Coombes. Published by Duke University Press Books, 2003.

 

Shuld…immer nur die anderen. Published by Flensburger Hefte, 2004.

 

  Turning to one another – Simple conversations to restore hope to the future, Margaret Wheatley. Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002.

 

Printmaking in a transforming South Africa, Philipa Hobbs & Elizabeth Rankin. Published by David Krut Bookstores, 1997.

 

  Islamic Art and Culture in Sub Saharan Africa, Karin Adahl & Berit Sahlstrom.Published by Uppsala University, 1995.

 

Art From South African Townships, Gavin Younge. Published by Thames and Hudson, 1988.

 

Echoes of African Art, compiled by Matsemela Manaka. Published by Skotaville Publishers, 1987.

 

Jabula Journal – Rorkes Drift student journal. Published by Rorkes Drift Fine Art School, 1981.

 

  Until freedom Dawns – Poetry anthology, Frank Meintjies

 

(School Project) – The Significance of CAP in the lives of Sydney Holo and Lionel Davis, Hannah Schultz

 


 

awakeningspublicationEdited by Mario Pissarra
Texts by Ayesha Price, Barbara Voss, Bridget Thompson, Deirdre Prins-Solani, Elizabeth Rankin & Philippa Hobbs, Ernestine White, Jacqueline Nolte, Lionel Davis, Patricia de Villiers, Thembinkosi Goniwe and Tina Smith, with introduction by Mario Pissarra, forewords by Bonita Bennett and Premesh Lalu, and preface by Nomusa Makhubu.
Design by Carlos Marzia
Date: 2017
ISBN 978-0-620-77209-9

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Art Education

1995: Diploma from the Curriculum Development Project in teaching teachers to teach art in primary schools, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1994: B.A. Fine Arts degree, University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa.
1981: Diploma in Fine Arts Evangelical Lutheran Art and Craft Centre at Rorkes Drift, Kwazulu-Natal.
1978:Community Arts Project (CAP), Cape Town.

Workshops & residencies

2005: Caversham Press, KZN, South Africa.
2013: Thupelo, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town.
2010: Thupelo, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town.
2008: Thupelo, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town.
2005: Thupelo, AMAC, Cape Town.
2004: Thupelo, Masibambisani School, Cape Town.
2001: Thupelo, Cape Town.
1997: Thupelo, Cape Town.
1995: Thupelo, Cape Town.
1993: Thupelo, Cape Town.
1992: Pachinpamwe Workshop, Zimbabwe.
1991: Thupelo, Cape Town.
1990: Thupelo, Cape Town.
1989: Thapong International Artists workshop, Botswana.
1988: Thupelo, Cape Town.
1987: Thupelo, Cape Town.
1987: Triangle International Artists workshop,Pine Plains, New York, USA.
1986: Thupelo, Cape Town.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009: Maskerade, Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2007: Gill Aldermann Galery, Kenilworth, Cape Town.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018: Feedback: Art, Africa and the 1980s, Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth, Germany
2015: A Labour of Love, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt.
2007: Conversation In Four Parts (with Barbara Voss, Ruth Carneson and Paul Stopforth), Nelson Mandela Gateway, Cape Town.
2004: A Decade of Democracy: South African Art 1994 2004, National Gallery, Cape Town.
1998: Kaapse Lading, Athens, Greece.
1997: Kaapse Lading, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn.
1995: National Gallery, Cape Town.
1994: [Joint SA exhibition], Museum of Modern Art, London, UK.
1994: National Gallery, Cape Town.
1992: Pachipamwe international artists exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo.
1992: Pachipamwe international artists exhibition, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare.
1992: South African Black and White 45 years on, Cape Town [organised by British Council].
1988: Neglected Tradition, Johannesburg Art Gallery.
1987: Triangle International Artist exhibition, Pine Plains, Upstate New York, USA.
1987: Johannesburg Art Foundation.
1987: NSA, Durban.
1987: Thupelo Workshop Exhibition, National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana.
1986: Kuns Aus Sud Afrika, series of exhibitions in Germany (including Weltkulturen Museum).
1986: Art in our Time, Cape Town.
1986: Thupelo Workshop Exhibition, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
1984: Second Carnegie Enquiry into Poverty' in SA.
1982: The Culture and Resistance Festival, Gaborone, Botswana.
1982: Art Toward Social Development An Exhibition of SA Art, National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana.
1981: African Arts Festival, University of Zululand.

Collections


Public collections in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe.

Public Speaking

2014: Guest speaker at Impressions of Rorke’s Drift, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2014: Guest speaker at Talking Heads, Africa Centre, Cape Town.
2010: Guest speaker with Ahmed Kathrada and Christo Brandt, Freedom Park, Pretoria.
2005: Guest speaker, invited to speak on issues of human rights and colour prejudice, Ontario, Canada.
2002-2003: Guest speaker, invited to speak in multiple platforms such as schools, colleges and national television, Oslo, Norway.
2005: Panelist on human rights conference, University of Connecticut, USA.
1999: Guest speaker at the annual Humor Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA.

Jarrett Erasmus

b. 1984, Cape Town. Lives in Johannesburg.

Erasmus works in various media, focusing on current collaboration while thinking about post apartheid realities and its affects on the social dynamics between communities in South Africa as well as the diaspora.


Education


2017  Masters in Fine Art, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
2016  ZHdk Summer School programme, Zurich, Switzerland
2007 - 2010  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
2005 - 2006  Design and Visual art Certificate, Arts and Media Access Centre (AMAC), Cape Town, South Africa
2003 – 2005  Cape Peninsula University of Technology Graphic Design

Projects and Exhibitions

2019  The Main Complaint, group exhibition, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa
2018  Curatorial Care, Humanising Practices conference, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South
Africa
2018  Museum Dialogues conference, Goethe Institut, Windhoek, Namibia
2018  Kewpie, The Daughter of District Six, public art event in collaboration with Gay And Lesbian Memory in Action and District Six Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
2017  Panelist, Any Given Sunday presentation, African Art in Venice Forum, Italy
2016  Re(as)sisting Narratives, group exhibition, District Six Museum, Cape Town, South Africa (Burning Museum)
2016  Foundations and Futures, group exhibition, Bag Factory Arts studios, Johannesburg, South Africa
2016  Festival D’Art Urbain, Antanarivo, Madagascar
2016  Straatpraatjies, Burning Museum performance, Cape Town, South Africa
2016  Poetry Circle Nowhere workshop, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2015  Empty Ghosts, Public Art project, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015  Artificial Facts: Boundary Objects, group exhibition, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany (Burning Museum)
2015  Objetos Frontera, CA2M, Madrid, Spain (Burning Museum)
2015  Addressing the Headquarters, presentation, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Burning Museum)
2015  Cover Version, Gallery MoMo, Cape Town, South Africa (Burning Museum)
2015  Fortunes Remixed, group exhibition. Bag Factory Artist’s Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa
2014  Manufractured, Burning Museum performance, Cape Town, South Africa
2014  Ubuntu Artist Exchange, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
2014  Plakkers, group exhibition, Brundyn Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (Burning Museum)
2014  Do It, Michaelis Gallery, UCT, Cape Town, South Africa (Burning Museum)
2013  TO LET , Centre For African Studies gallery, UCT, Cape Town, South Africa
2013  Co-Curator, Till it Breaks, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa
2013  Currency and Curiosity, Joule City Incubator & Research Studio, Cape Town, South Africa
2012  Material Things, solo exhibition, Nafasi Art Space, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2012  S A S, group exhibition, Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa
2011  Mural Painting project at Community House, Salt River
2010  Plures Tectonicus (Many Mansions), Graduate solo exhibition, Albany Natural Sciences Museum Shell Gallery, Grahamstown, South Africa
2006  Mural painting, Artscape Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa

Workshops and Residencies

2018  OpenLab: The Art of Making, artists residency, Richmond, South Africa
2014  Thupelo Artist’s Workshop, Cape Town, South Africa
2014  Arts Aweh Ambassadors programme (facilitator), Cape Town, South Africa
2013  Resident artist, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa
2012 Cyan Development Concepts creative development workshops (teacher), Cape Town, South Africa
2012  Visiting Artist Residency, Through the lens: Drawing workshop, NAFASI Art Space, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2012  Visiting Artist Residency, Bag Factory Artist’s Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa
2012  Artist's workshop, Thupelo, Cape Town, South Africa
2011  Participant and facilitator, Koekenaap artists workshop, Matzikama District, South Africa

 

Awards and Academic achievements


2013  Business and Arts administrative certificate
2012  David Koloane Award
2011  Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Painting), Masters Degree Scholarship

Experience


2017 - present  Sessional Lecturer, Visual Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
2014  Infecting the City Festival High Schools programme, South Africa
2013 – 2014  Researcher and Digital archivist, Africa South Art Initiative (ASAI), Cape Town, South Africa
2010 – 2012  Facilitator, Cyan Development Concepts community arts and creative development workshops, Cape Town, South Africa
2009 – 2010 Intern, Artb Gallery, Bellville, South Africa

Assistant (N.R.F. internship), Visual Art undergraduate programme, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Production Assistant, VOLTA Art Fair, Art Basel, Switzerland
Board member, Thupelo Artists Workshop, Cape Town, South Africa