Judy Jordan

b.1950, Harare, Zimbabwe; lives in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Judy Jordan paints images of the land, often scarred by human activity such as mining, pollution, and wars. Conversely, she is inspired by the generative qualities of nature, as symbolic of life, nourishment, renewal, and transformation. Jordan was the first curator of the Carnegie Museum, Newcastle, a position she held for many years. She has also been active as an art teacher as well as in cultural tourism, craft development and job creation programmes in KZN.

Education

1997: Honours History of Art (cum laude)

1984: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Solo exhibitions

2015: Carnegie Art Gallery, Newcastle, South Africa.

1990: Karren McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (opened by Dr Marion Arnold).

1985: Café Geneve, Durban, South Africa (opened by Andries Botha).

Group exhibitions

2010: Jabulisa 2010, The Art & Craft of KwaZulu-Natal, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

2009: Contemporary Reflections: New Art from Old, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.

2006: Jabulisa 2006, Natal Arts Trust, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.

1998: (With Brendon Bell), Bayside Gallery, Durban and Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg (opened by Andrew Verster).

1996: Jabulisa The Art of KwaZulu Natal, Natal Arts Trust, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.

1995: Artists invite Artists Exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, South Africa.

1995: Women’s Image of Men, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.

1993: (With Janet Purcell), NSA Gallery, Durban (opened by Prof. Terry King).

1993: Momentum Life Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa.

1992: Flowers and Things Exhibition, NSA Gallery, Durban.

1992: Natal Route Exhibition, Lorna Ferguson Gallery, Johannesburg.

1991: Biennale 4, Natal Arts Trust.

1989: Natal Arts Trust Exhibition – Merit Award.

1988: Human Rights 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.

1988: (With Lola Frost), NSA Gallery, Durban (opened by Prof. Terry King).

1987: Natal Arts Trust Exhibition.

1987: Contemporary landscape Exhibition, NSA Gallery Durban; and Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.

1986: Paper Exhibition, NSA Gallery, Durban.

Employment

1991-2015: First Curator of Carnegie Art Gallery, Newcastle, South Africa. Expanded the Municipal art collection from 20 to 380 pieces. Established various art museum policies and established a Board of Trustees. Fundraised for collection, workshops and outreach programmes. Motivated and raised funds for extensions to the existing Gallery. Funds utilized for architectural drawings of a new Art Gallery building. Co-ordinated and curated numerous temporary exhibitions and community events.

2000-2002: Craft mentorship programme with Embocraft.

1985-1991: Private Art School & taught Matric syllabus to St Dominics’ pupils.

1981-1985: Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, Accountant.

1975-1981: National Museums & Monuments Council – Secretary & Research Assistant.

1972-1975: Financial Assistant, UDC.

1969-1972: Working holiday in Europe.

Memberships

1986 – present: Board Member of Natal Arts Trust.

2000 – 2015: Member of Amajuba Tourism Forum.

1996 – 1999:  Member of National Arts Council.

1986 – 1991: Member Arts Council.

1983 – 1987: Chairperson of Newcastle Art Society.

Collections

Durban Art Gallery.

Empangeni Art & Cultural Museum.

KwaZulu Natal Provincial Administration.

KwaZulu Natal Museum services.

Margate Art Museum.

Museum de Stadshof, Zwolle, Netherlands.

Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.

Carnegie Art Gallery, Newcastle.

Other activities

Organised and coordinated more than 60 workshops for unemployed people.

Initiated “Isiphethu” an empowerment group of women who today sell work nationally and internationally.

Represented local craft at two International Trade Fairs at the invitation of Dept. Trade & Industry.

Co-ordinated and curated numerous temporary exhibitions and community events.

Researched and initiated local township cultural tours.

Developed teachers’ workshops to assist with the Art & Culture curriculum.

Presented papers at various SAMA regional conferences.

 

 

 

 

Thalente Khomo

b. Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 1995. Lives in Johannesburg.


Thalente Khomo creates imaginative works that navigate between photography, performance and printmaking. Drawing on personal and cultural histories, her images give visual form to a world that is at once physical and spiritual, present and transcendent, contemporary and ancient. Khomo is a graduate of Durban University of Technology and a member of the Amasosha Art Movement. She has been exhibiting her work since 2016.

Solo Exhibitions

2019:  UkuThwebula, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town, South Africa.

Group Exhibitions

2019:  Utalagu Art Exhibition, Ikomkhulu Art Space, Durban, South Africa.

2019:  Kabusha Photography End Year Exhibition BTech, Durban Art Contemporary Space, Durban.

2019:  Tshwele Pele Art Bank Exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.

2019:  Thupelo Workshop Exhibition, Pietermaritzburg.

2019:  Articulate Africa Exhibition, Durban International Convention Centre, Durban.

2019:  Ukuba duo Exhibition (with Thembi Mthembu),  The office 97 Gallery, Durban.

2019:  Amososha Art Movement, Essence Festival, ICC, Durban.

2018:  Ikhaya Exhibition, Ikomkhulu Art Space, Durban.

2018:  Isambumbulo, Henry George Gallery, Johannesburg.

2018:  Masihambisane, African Art Centre,  Durban.

2017:  Inyathuko (The Journey), Ikomkhulu Art Space, Durban.

2017:  Amososha Art Movement, Essence Festival, ICC, Durban.

 2016:  Abangoni,  Happy Hippo Backpackers, Durban.

2017:  Essence Festival, ICC, Durban.

2016:  Messages From the Soul, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.

Education

2020: Bachelor of Technology Photography,  Durban University of Technology.

2019:  National Diploma Photography, Durban University of Technology.

 

Helena Uambembe

b. Pomfret, Northern Cape, South Africa, 1994. Lives in Johannesburg.


Helena Uambembe is an interdisciplinary artist (textiles, printmaking, photography, performance). Drawing on her own life story, her art reflects on the erasure of histories of conflict and complicity of South Africa’s wars in Angola and Namibia, and the unspoken legacies of those wars that shadow the present.   

Education

2018:  B Tech in Fine and Applied Arts – Tshwane University of Technology.

2016: National Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts - Tshwane University of Technology.

Solo exhibitions

2018:  KutalaChopeto [Seeking Comfort], World Refugee Day exhibition. Point of Order, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Group exhibitions

2020:  Qual Futuro, Online exhibition.

2020:  The Borders of Memory, Two Woman Show, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2020:  Covert Bioscope. Bag Factory. Online Exhibition.

2019:  Texidermia do Futuro. Museu National de Historia Natural, Luanda, Angola.

2019:  Multiplies, Johannesburg.

2019:  Resistance is Us. Absa Art Gallery, Johannesburg.

2019:  Summer Salon, Bag Factory Artist Studios, Johannesburg.

2019:  The Warmth of Other Suns, The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg.

2019:  Print Like a Girl, Turbine Art Fair, Gallery 2, Johannesburg.

2019:  Print Like a Girl, Art Room Gallery, Johannesburg.

2019:  Compulsive exhibition, Johanne van Heerden Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa.

2019:  Mark-making, Trent Gallery, Pretoria.

2019:  I don’t know what you are talking about, but I know what you mean, PASTOgalleria, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2019:  Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Offset Culture.art, Cape Town, South Africa.

2019:  Spaces in Between, Tmrw Gallery, Johannesburg.

2018:  TUT Studio exhibition 2018, TUT Arts Campus, Pretoria.

2018:  Till Art Do Us Apart, TUT Art Festival, Pretoria.

2018:  Print Art – Now and Then, Trent Gallery, Pretoria.

2017:  Silences in Between, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town.

2017:  Nirox Sculpture Winter Fair, Johannesburg.

2017:  The Centre of the less good idea season 1. Arts on Main, Johannesburg.

2017:  South-South. Let us begin again. Goodman Gallery Cape Town.

Performances

2019:  ​Caminho do Mato, Caminho do Flores, Flores de Amor Extended,  Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg.

2019: ​Caminho do Mato, Caminho do Flores, Flores de Amor, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg.

2019:  ​Therapy for the Black Man (In Honour of...), Underline Projects, Johannesburg.

2019:  ​Load I shall Carry (Prayer to mother Njinga), The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg.

2018: Tchiganchi, The Point of Order, Johannesburg.

Conferences

2019:  The Violence of an Anxious Mind - Panel Discussion, Bag Factory Artist
Studios, Johannesburg.

2019:  David Koloane Panel Discussion, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg.

2019:  AFEMS – African Feminism Conference, Performing Normalcy: A focus on the
Women of the 32 Battalion, Johannesburg.

2018:  BLT People’s Table, Johannesburg.

2016:  The History we are told not to Speak (The history of the Pomfret community), Unisa School of Arts Conference, Pretoria.

2016:  Black Portraiture iii. The Untold Story of the Pomfret Community, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

 

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa

b. Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 1956. Lives in Johannesburg.

Bongiwe Dhlomo is an artist, activist and one of South Africa’s first black curators. She began making art in the late 1970s as a response to life under apartheid. With a strong focus on the political, her aims include giving voice to the rural and urban histories of black women.

Arts Education


1978 - 1979 Fine Arts Diploma (Printmaking), The Evangelical Lutheran Church Art and Craft Centre at Rorke's Drift, Natal, South Africa

Exhibitions

2018  The Friends of JAG and Keyes Art Mile  Fuba 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Trumpet Building, Keyes Art Mile, Johannesburg, South Africa
2017  Impressions of Rorke's Drift, The Melrose Gallery,
2015  A Labour of Love, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
2014  Impressions of Rorke’s Drift - The Jumuna Collection, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2012  A Fragile Archive, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2010  Strengths and Convictions: The Lives and times of South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo, Norway
2003  Rorke's Drift: Empowering Prints 1962 - 1982, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
1999  [Rewind] Fast Forward.za, Van Reekum Museum of Modern Art, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
1998  Trans Figurative, Association of Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1989 - 1990  Art/Images in Southern Africa, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
1988  The Neglected Tradition, Johannesburg Art allery, Johannesburg, South Africa
1986  Images of South Africa (solo), Gabarone, Botswana 

Other


2019  Curator, Admission of Guilt, 179 Buitengracht St, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
2016  Panelist, "A reflection on the role of the arts in the struggle" panel discussion, Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa
2016  Curator, Worshop, Assemblage, 
2014  Panelist, Seminar: Towards a working concept of socially engaged Art in 2014, KZNSA, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
2013  Co-Curator, Umhlaba 1913–2013: Commemorating the 1913 Land Act, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2013  Facilitator, Print Workshop, National School of the Arts (NSA), Johannesburg, South Africa
2009 - 2013  Curatorial Content Manager, Steve Biko Centre, King William's Town, South Africa
1994 - 1999  Committee member, Acquisitions Committee, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1986 - 1988  Coordinator, Alexandra Art Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
1983 - 1985  Curator, FUBA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
1980 - 1983  Worked at the African Art Centre, Durban, South Africa

Shelley Barry

b. 1973. Lives in Johannesburg

Shelley Barry is a South African documentary filmmaker and has worked extensively as a disability rights activist, following a shooting in the Cape taxi wars of 1996 that resulted in her being a wheelchair user. Her films span across genres and are largely experimental in style. She often shoots her own films, exploring the aesthetics of cinematography from the perspective of a wheelchair user.

How Barry’s disability never stopped her from making wonderful films, TimesLive, 28 March 2018, Online
Film industry honour for ex-PE women, The Herald, 27 March 2018, Online
Feminist Filmmaker Meets Boss Bitch Rapper, the Journalist, 16 June 2015, Online
An ode to a dissident, Southern Suburbs Tatler, 12 June 2014
Life is for living, The Witness, 9 August 2010, Online
Opposing worlds united on screen, Weekend Post 

Education

2006  Master of Arts: Film and Media Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
1995  Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) in English,University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
1993  Higher Diploma in Education (English and drama), University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
1992  Bachelor of Arts (English and drama), University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Employment


Present  Lecturer, Department of Journalism; Film and Television, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015 - 2016  Producing Film, Twospinningwheels Media School, Cape Town, South Africa
2010 - Present  CEO, Twospinningwheels productions, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, South Africa
2013  Filmmaker in Residence, Women's and gender studies, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
2013  Filmmaker in Residence, Gender Equity Unit, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
2008 - 2010  Head of Programming, Cape Town Television, Cape Town, South Africa
2008  Filmmaker in Residence, Carnegie Foundation of New York
2006 - 2007  Filmmaker in Residence, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
2001 - 2003  Media Manager, Office on the Status of Disabled Persons, The Presidency, Republic of South Africa, Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa
1991 - 2001  Manager: Programme Compliance Division CEO, e.tv, South Africa
1996 - 1998  Parliamentary Policy Co-ordinator- Disabled People South Africa, Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa

Awards


2018  Outstanding Disability Contributor, SAFTA AWARD
2017  Featured Filmmaker, Mzansi Women’s Film Festival
2011  Top 100 SA women, Mail and Guardian
2010  Ambassador of Disability Rights Award, The Province of Kwazulu Natal
2003/2004  Outstanding Students with Disabilities, Charlotte Newcombe Award
2003  Ford Foundation Scholarship, Master of Fine Arts in film

Film Awards


2006  Where We Planted Trees

Best Documentary: Diamond Screen film festival, Philadelphia

2004  Inclinations

Extensive screenings worldwide. Purchased by MTV in 2007
Selected as top 10 click list on MTV’s online film site

2004  Whole – A Trinity of Being

Best Film: Superfest: California
Best Narrative Short: Philadelphia Festival of Independents
Best Experimental Film: Breaking Barriers Festival: Moscow
Best Experimental Film: Projections 2: Canada<
Spirit of Independence Award: Brooklyn (New York) International Disability Film Festival
Jurors Citation Award: Black Maria Film Festival, New Jersey<
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Pennsylvania Association of Graduate Schools
Audre Lorde award for media production
Television Acquisition: WYBE, DUTV (community TV stations), SABC

Links

Jill Joubert

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 her artwork depicts an interest in sacred European and African Art as well as creation stories and folktales from around the world.

 

The Invasion by Stately Queens Come to Rescue Princesses Trapped in Four Impenetrable Towers

 

An Abandoned Saint and Other Forgotten Stories

 

Education

2013  Master of Fine Arts with Distinction (puppetry, sculpture and performance), University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
1991  Advanced Diploma in Fine Art (sculpture), University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
1990  Honours degree in History of Arts, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
1976  Bachelor of Arts, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Solo Exhibitions

2018  An Abandoned Saint and other Forgotten Stories, SMITH Studio, Cape Town, South Africa
2016  The Invasion by Stately Queens come to Rescue Princesses Trapped in Four Impenetrable Towers, SMITH Studio, Cape Town, South Africa
2014  Apple Girl, MAFA Graduation exhibition at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Group Exhibitions

2017  Beyond Binaries, ICC Essence Festival in Durban; Durban Art Gallery; KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2009  Staff exhibition, Frank Joubert Art Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
1995  Juggling with the Familiar, Centre for African Studies, UCT, Cape Town, South Africa
1992  Meditations, Iziko South African National Gallery, Touch Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1991  Keeping the Wrong Company, Woman’s Centre, Observatory, South Africa
1989  An Exhibition of Cape Town Puppeteers, Artscape Foyer, Cape Town, South Africa
1987  Exhibition of South African Puppetry, UNISA gallery, Pretoria, South Africa (curated by Handspring Puppet Company and Lucy Alexander)
1976  Touch Wood, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1974  Involvement, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Teaching

2014 - 2016  Visual Art, The Warhorse Education Project and The Kickstarter Project, KZN; Johannesburg and the Free State, South Africa
2013 - present  Creative Arts for Foundation Phase PGCE students, UCT Department of Education, Cape Town, South Africa
2010 - 2016  Puppetry, Handspring Trust, Net Vir Pret, Barrydale, South Africa
2010 - 2015  Visual Art, Ibhabhathane Project, Western Cape, Limpopo, KZN and Free State, South Africa
1998 - 2007  Visual Art and Design Method for FET. PGCE students, UCT Department of Education, Cape Town, South Africa
1997 - 2009  Principal, Frank Joubert Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
1997 - 2009  Co-founder, Ibhabhathane Project, South Africa
1984 - 1996  Art, Herzlia Middle and High School, Cape Town, South Africa
1977 - 1980  Art, Herzlia High School, Cape Town, South Africa

Writing

2009  Public Sculpture, Statues and Memorials in Cape Town, Paarl, Barrydale and George, commissioned by the WCED, this book was written 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

Other

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

Tracey Derrick

b. Kesteven, England, 1961.  d. September 2019. Lived in Cape Town.

Tracey Derrick worked full-time as a photographer from 1992, the year a referendum on ending apartheid was held in South Africa. Much of her early work related in one way or another to the achievement of democracy in Southern Africa. Later projects were still socially motivated, mingling private aspects of her life with her work.

Art Education

2009  Post graduate Diploma in Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
1989  Black and white photographic printing, School of Visual Arts, New York, United States of America

Solo exhibitions


2019 Upcoming solo exhibition, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape own, South Africa
2012  One in Nine - a photographic exploration of breast cancer, its treatment and survival, The National Arts Festival Think! Fest, Grahamstown, South Africa
2010  One in Nine - my year as a statistic, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
2009  One in nine - one year of breast cancer, its treatment and survival, Michaelis Graduate show, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa
2007  Eye Inside - inmates at the Malmesbury Women’s Prison and Rough Diamonds, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2005  The Waters of Life - Zionist baptisms, Cape Francolin Art Hotel, Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa
2005  EarthWorks - farm labourers in the Swartland, The Cape Francolin Art Hotel, Riebeek Kasteel and Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
2004 - 2006  EarthWorks - farm labourers in the Swartland, Afrika Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf; Hayward Gallery, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2003  Her and me - Travels of Salvador, Latitude, Riebeek Kasteel and Okha Gallery, Cape Town Festival, Cape Town, South Africa
2003  Basic Necessity, L’Association Francaise d’Action Artistique, Salvador; Musee d’Art Moderne, Rio de Janeiro; Brasilia and Recife, Brazil
2002  Liquid Life - we cannot live without the wet, Cape Town Month of Photography, Picto Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2001  Basic Necessity - sex workers around and about Cape Town, “Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine” de Bamako, Mali
2000  Hope from Home - refugees from all over Africa, UNHCR commission, South African Embassy, Swaziland
1999  Basic Necessity - sex workers around and about Cape Town, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
1998  Hope from Home - refugees from all over Africa, living in Cape Town, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa
1998  The Waters of Life - Zionist and Sangoma ceremonies, Durban Centre for Photography, Durban, South Africa
1997  The Waters of Life - Zionist and Sangoma ceremonies, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
1997  Hope from Home - refugees from all over Africa living in Cape Town, The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa
1996  The Waters of Life - Zionist and Sangoma ceremonies, South African Embassy, international ‘Mois de la Photo’ Biennale, Paris, France
1995  Still Moving - photographs from Mozambique, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
1994  Side by Side - recognition of women in the 1994 elections, With the Association of Photographers, Maputo, Mozambique

Selected group exhibitions


2018  No ordinary Women, PH Centre Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2017  (In) appropriate, PH Centre Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2016  South African Women Photographers, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China
2014  20 Years of Democracy, Photographers’ Perspectives, Artscape, Cape Town, South Africa
2013  Another Way of Seeing, Young Blood Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2011  A Natural Selection: 1991 – 2011, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
2011  The Domino Effect, Public Art Project with VANSA, Goethe on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa
2010  Home Time - Juggling with the familiar II, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town. South Africa
2010  Bonani Africa Festival of Photography, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa
2010  The Lie of the Land: Representation of the South African landscape, Town House Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2010  A Useful Dream: African Photography 1960-2010, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
2010  VANSA, Cape Town, South Africa
2009  US, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2002  Une selection des 4 Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine, Direct de Bamako, Mali, Paris, France
2002  Voices in Transit, part of Cape Town Festival, Cape Town Train station, Cape Town, South Africa
2001  South African photographers with ZAP, Zimbabwe Association Of Photographers, Zimbabwe
1999  Afriques, Musee de la Photographie, Belgium
1998  The Gap, Grahamstown Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa
1997  Johannesburg Biennale, Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa
1996  Volkskas Atelier National Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa
1996  Contemporary Art from South Africa, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany
1995  People’s Portraits project – selected from National competition, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1995  IVth United Nations World Conference on Woman, Beijing, China
1994  Celebration of Democracy, Mayibuye Centre, University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

Teaching


2016  Documentary Course, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town, South Africa
2015  Masters course of photography, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts and Media, Venice, Italy
2008 - 2010  Practical Photography Workshop, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town, South Africa
2008  Documentary course,  Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa
2007  Documentary course, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town, South Africa
2006 - 2018  Photography for Journalism, City Varsity, Cape Town, South Africa
2006  Photographic Skills Development, Malmesbury Women’s prison, Malmesbury, South Africa
2004  Lecturer, Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
1999  Street Photography project, South African Centre for Photography
1993  Streets, Photographic workshops with street children, Cape Town, South Africa
1992  Si yazinceda, textile workshop in Phillipi, Cape Town, South Africa

Other


2019  Award, Collectif du Herisson 2019 Winner
2018  Part-time Photojournalist and project based assignments, goodwill ambassador, southafrica.co.za
2016  Project manager, Young in Prison South Africa inaugural photo auction, YIPSA
2013  Guest speaker, 17th Reach for Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa
2011 2010  Reasons to live in a Small Town, public art project, VANSA. Exhibition at Goethe Institute Johannesburg and Month of Photography 2012
2002  Judge, Bellville Foto Competition, Cape Town, South Africa
1998  Steering committee, South African Centre for Photography
1997  In-house documentation, Parliament – committee meetings, Cape Town, South Africa
1994  Photo 94 Award, Bellville Arts Association, Cape Town, South Africa
1994  Art Home Art, photographs for project by Sue Williamson, Willie Bester and Andrew Putter, Grahamstown Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa
1993  Fuji Profoto Award, Documentary image of the African Zionists
1993  Voter Education Campaign, Prophets of da City for Rappers for Democracy
1993  Picture Freedom Campaign, London, auction of photography for ANC fundraising

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

 

Judy Seidman

b. Connecticut, USA, 1951. Lives in Johannesburg. 
Judy Ann Seidman’s art flows from the twinned beliefs that “culture is a weapon of struggle”, and that “the personal is political” – an approach to culture born in Africa’s liberation struggles. Her paintings, drawings and graphics explore personal and collective experience, emotion, belief and vision; speaking of and to people’s movements, from national liberation and worker struggles to feminism and HIV activism.

Education

1973  Master of Fine Arts (Painting), University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, USA
1971  Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, USA

Selected Exhibitions

2005  Na Cidade, Jazz, Luanda, Angola
1984  Botswana National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
1980  Pentonville Gallery, Islington, London, UK (with Pitika Ntuli)
1980  Institute of Education Gallery, University of London, London, UK (with Pitika Ntuli)
1976  Hemingway Art Gallery, New York, USA
1976  Botswana National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
1975  Exhibition of paintings and drawings, British Council, Lusaka, Zambia
1974  Exhibition of paintings and drawings, National Library, Lusaka, Zamiba
1973  MFA exhibition, University of Wisconsin Art Gallery, Wisconsin, USA

Workshops, Arts Facilitation & Policy

2016 - present  Facilitator, Feminist Women's Art Network, One in Nine campaign, South Africa
2008 - 2012  Facilitator, One in Nine advocacy media and Naledi Ya Meso art-making and gender workshops, CDP Trust, Johannesburg, South Africa
2007 - present  Facilitator, Khulumani Art Healing and Heritage Workshops, South Africa
1996 - 1997  Member; Curriculum 2005 Arts and Culture Learning Area Committee; Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology; South Africa
1996  Consultant, “Respect for Cultural Diversity” curriculum, SANDF civic education programme, South Africa
1995 - 1996  Member, Arts Education Policy Task Team, Gauteng Ministry of Education, South Africa
1994 - 1995  Sub-committee member, Visual Arts of National Education and Training Forum curriculum development, South Africa
1994 - 1995  Chairperson; Strategic Management Team; Gauteng Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts, Culture; South Africa
1993  Curriculum development, Dakawa Arts and Crafts school, Grahamstown, South Africa
1991 - 2001  Consultant, Curriculum Development Project for the Creative Arts, Johannesburg, South Africa
1988 - 1990  Cultural Studies curriculum development, Foundation for Education with Production, Botswana and Zimbabwe
1985 - 1989  Graphics editor and training supervisor, Mmegi wa Dikgang, Botswana
1978 - 1983  Teacher, Thokoza School, Mbabane, Swaziland
1978 - 1983  Teacher, Maru-a-Pula Secondary School, Gaborone, Botswana

Publications

2017  Drawn Lines, an autobiography of Judy Ann Seidman, Createspace, USA
2013  Justice, redress and restitution: Voices of the widows of the Marikana Massacre, Khulumani Support Group, Johannesburg
2011  Naledi Ya Meso Handbook, CDP Trust
2011  Art as Advocacy Handbook, CDP Trust
2010  One Woman, Sketches/diaries, letters/notes: Fragments from Anita Parkhurst Willcox, Createspace, USA
2007  Katorus Stories, SAHA, Johannesburg
2007  Red on Black , the story of the South African Poster Movement, STE, Johannesburg 
2005  Hlanganani Basebensi: A brief history of COSATU 
2005  Every worker a union member, COSATU Collective, Johannesburg
2002  My Comrade with AIDS is still my Comrade, COSATU Collective, Johannesburg
2001  The Social Protection handbook, COSATU Collective, Johannesburg
1993  Fighting AIDS, National Progressive Primary Health Care Network booklet
1991  Images of Defiance: Protest Posters from South Africa 1980 - 1990, Raven Press (Written together with Posterbook Collective)
1990  In Our Own Image, textbook for  secondary school level Cultural Studies, for Southern Africa, FEP, Gaborone, Botswana
1979  Bayezwa: Paintings and drawings of Southern Africa, South End Press, Boston, Ma., USA

Writing

2016  National liberation is necessarily an act of culture: Visual arts of the armed struggle in Southern Africa, paper given at Conference Politics of the Armed Struggle in Southern Africa
2013  Khulumani! Talking to the concept, structure and outcomes of Khulumani Support Group’s Art, Healing and Heritage Workshops, paper by Judy Seidman and Nomarussia Bonasa for Khulumani Support Group at Dance for Life conference
2010  The Art of National Liberation; Thami Mnyele and Medu Art Ensemble retrospective, Thami + Medu exhibition catelogue, JAG and Jacana Press
2010  Education for liberation, Chimurenga magazine
2006  Drawn Lines: Belief, Emotion, and Aesthetic in the South African Poster Movement in Phillippa Hobbs, ed. "Messages and Meaning: the MTN art collection", MTN, Johannesburg
2004  South African Art Historians, with Jillian Carman, paper on South African Poster Movement, Durban, South Africa
1997  Imagery and AIDS in South Africa, paper presented to Images and Empire conference in Yale University, Connecticut, USA
1992 - 1994  Africa South and East, Johannesburg
1986 - 1989  Medu Art Ensemble Newsletter, Gaborone, Botswana

Other

2006 - 2008  Curator, Poster Collection, South African History Archive, Johannesburg, South Africa
2004  Specialist advisor, Images of Defiance, MuseumAfrica, Johannesburg, South Africa
1995 - 1997  Executive member, Arts and Culture Alliance, Gauteng, South Africa
1994 - 1995  Executive member, Arts Educators Association, Gauteng, South Africa
1981 - 1985  Member, Medu Art Ensemble, Gaborone, Botswana

Collections

Botswana National Museum and Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
Mayibuye Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
MTN collection, Johannesburg, South Africa
Museum of Revolutionary Art, Leningrad, Soviet Union
Museum of Modern Art, New York
South African History Archive, Johannesburg, South Africa

Nkoali Nawa

b. 1965, Goldfields, South Africa. Lives in Gugulethu, Cape Town

Nkoali Nawa started out as a gold miner before turning to art and obtaining a diploma and degree in fine art from Technikon Free State. His work depicts the daily struggles of impoverished South African communities and the harsh working conditions of miners.

Art Education

1998-2001 National Diploma (Fine Arts) and B. Tech., Technikon Free State, Bloemfontein
1996–2003 Lectured and taught art throughout South Africa

Exhibitions

2008 Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town
2007 Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
2006 L’atelier (Main Renault Show Room), Champs Elysees, Paris, France
2006 Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
2004 Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg
2004 Fortis Circus Theater, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
2003 The Brett Kabbel Art Awards, Cape Town International Convention Centre
2003 Association for Visual Arts (member's exhibition), Cape Town
2003 SA National Gallery Annex, Cape Town
2002 South African International Trade Exhibition, Johannesburg
2002 Greatmore Studios, Cape Town
2002 The Fort, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg
2002 Outdoor gallery (Billboard), Johannesburg
2002 Fordsburg artists studios, Johannesburg
2001 DC art gallery, Cape Town
2001 Spaza art gallery, Johannesburg
1998 Annual student art exhibition, Central university of technology, Bloemfontein
1995 Annual student art exhibition, Central university of technology, Bloemfontein

Artist Residency

2002 Visiting artist at the Bag Factory, Johannesburg, & Greatmore Art Studios, Cape Town

Awards

2003 National Finalist, The Brett Kebble Awards, Cape Town.

Commissions

Mineworker Development Agency mural
The National Union of Mineworkers mural
Coca-Cola South Africa mural
Human Rights Media Centre bookcover
Keels Publisher book illustration
Labour Research Service annual report cover
Ditikini Investment Company annual report cover
Artworks for Community House