About The Artist
Born on the 7 July 1965 in Gibraltar. Moved to South Africa in 1969.
2014: PhD History of Art: North-West University.
1999 - 2001: Masters Degree: Technologiae Fine Art: (Cum Laude) Vaal Triangle Technikon.
Dissertation title: The State of Digital Imaging at Fine Art Departments at South African Technikons.
An exhibition of practical work formed part of the study. This exhibition consisted of large-scale drawings, large-scale digital prints and a 3D environment produced in 3D-studio max.
1990 - 1991: National Higher Diploma in Fine Art (Drawing Major). Vaal Triangle Technikon.
1987 - 1989: National Diploma in Fine Art (Printmaking Major). Vaal Triangle Technikon.
Creative verka for creative outputs: North-West University.2012
Craft Icon Award, North-West Crafts institute.2011
NAC funding awarded for the “ Transgressions and Boundaries of the Page” project.2009
Itou award for creative outputs. 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013
Fine Art Aardvark finalist: Aardklop. 2003
Vice-Chancellor and Rector’s award: Best Masters student (Faculty of Humanities) and Academic honours award (Faculty of Humanities). 2001.
Research stimulation grant: Vaal Triangle Technikon. 2001
Vaal Triangle Research Committee: Grant to curate an exhibition entitled: Digital Directions at the first South African Printmaking Conference, Grahamstown, South Africa. 1998
Vaal Triangle Research Committee: Grant for 2-week investigation into the state of digital imaging at Fine Art Departments and individual artists in the UK, 1997.
Best overall student in Fine Art. 1988. Academic bursary. 1988
Best overall student Fine Art. 1989
2015: Academic Head, Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography.
2006 - 2014: Senior Lecturer, Graphic Design: School of Communications: North-West University.
2004 - 2005: Digital Navigator: Vega School of Brand Communication.
2003: Senior Lecturer, Multimedia: Department of Visual Arts and Design, Vaal Triangle Technikon.
1997 - 2003: Senior Lecturer, Drawing and Digital media: Department of Fine Art, Vaal Triangle Technikon.
1993 - 1996: Lecturer in Printmaking, Drawing, and History of Art, Technikon Free State.
1992: Part-time Lecturer in Printmaking, Drawing, Vaal Triangle Technikon.
1990 - 1991: Technician, Fine Art Department, Vaal Triangle Technikon.
(CONFERENCES/ PAPERS/ PRINT PORTFOLIOS/ WORKSHOPS)
International papers presented
2012: Transgression and Boundries of the Page: South African artists
books: Design practices and principles conference: University of Los
2011: Tracking Creative Creatures: Tacit knowledge management in the
practice based research context. Design practices and principles
2007: Dyslexia the hidden truth : Visual literacy conference, Oxford University, United Kingdom.
2003: ‘Stationary Traveler: Virtual reality as Fine Art practice’, CADE 2003: Computers in Art and Design Education, University of Hull, United Kingdom.
Local papers presented
2014: Practice-led research: Faculty Research theme workshop Pretoria
2014: Dyslexia a personal perspective: Dyslexia conference: Bellvista
school: South Africa
2009: Tracking Creative Creatures: an interdisciplinary investigation
into the creative process: University of Johannesburg
2008: Confesions of a “want to be children’s book illustrator”: Children’s
literature conference : Potchefstroom : South Africa
2007: Conversions of a want to be children’s book illustrator : Children’s literature conference : Potchefstroom : South Africa
2004: Sins of the father: Cyber self : The Art Historians conference: Durban.
2001: ‘Virtually pondering Parys’ The Art Historians conference, Durban.
1999: Digital Doodle Do: The Art Historians conference: Pietermaritzburg.
1998: New directions in printmaking: New Ground common ground: First South African printmaking Conference: Grahamstown.
1998: "New Directions in Printmaking." New Ground common ground: First South African printmaking Conference: Grahamstown
1997: Computers in Art and Design Education , Derby, UK.
1998: ‘The Art Educaters Paper’: New curricula for the Vaal Triangle Technikon..
1997: Work published in: Printmaking in a transforming South Africa (P.Hobbs & E. Rankin. 1997)
2003: Registered Artifact.
2004 : Three articles in Engine magazine
Curator of the following exhibitions and print portfolios:
2007 : Creative creature exhibition : Aardklop national arts festival
1998: 'Digital directions', at the first South African printmaking Conference, Grahamstown. This exhibition was comprised of work South African Printmakers in which traditional and digital media were combined..
1996 “Print portfolio”, Portsmouth University, U.K. and Virginia University, U.S.A. and four South African Fine Art Institutions.
1995: Print portfolio: Print exchange 95, Six South African Fine Art Institutions.
1998–2005: Presented numerous graphic design drawing/illustration workshops at Pretoria University, Natal University, Pretoria Technikon and Vega .
2000: Presented layout design workshops, Vega, School of Brand Advertising.
2000–2003: External moderator in Graphic design drawing / illustration at Pretoria Technikon, Open Window and North West University.
1999 – 2008 : Pretoria Technikon: Vaal University of Technology : Vega the Brand Communication School
New constitutional court
Tathum Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
Durban Art Museum
William Humphries Art Museum, Kimberley
Numerous private collections
2013: Collateral: Aardklop Potchefstroom.
2012: Solo exhibition: Hot cross nuns and other visual puns: North-West
2011: ABSA: Artist book exhibition KK&K art festival.
2011: Minor matters exhibition: Volksblad Art festival: Bloemfontein.
2011: Leonard Cohen : Altar piece exhibition: Aardklop Potchefstroom.
2010: Transgressions and Boundaries of the Page exhibition:
Potchefstroom, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg.
2010: 2012 group exhibition: artspace: Johannesburg.
2009: Landscape by design: Solo exhibition: ABSA Towers: Johannesburg.2007: Creative creatures exhibition, Aardklop.
2007: Draft group drawing exhibition, Johannesburg University Gallery.
2007: Blind spot solo exhibition, Artspace, Johannesburg.
2006: Book with digital interface group exhibition, Aardklop, Potchefstroom.
2006: 40 by 40 group exhibition, KKNK Art Festival.
2006: Print commissioned for the MTN print portfolio celebrating 30 since the Soweto Uprising.
2005: 4 person exhibition with Diane Victor, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein.
2005: Group show, Aardklop, Potchefstroom.
2004: Brett Kebble exhibition.
2004: Group show, NSA Gallery, Durban.
2004: Group show, art space, Johannesburg.
2004: Solo exhibition, Godart Gallery, Johannesburg.
2003: Group show, Godart Gallery Johannesburg.
2003: Group show, Aardklop, Potchefstroom.
2003: Sasol Wax Art competition.
2003: Group Show: Drawing exhibition Minds eye gallery, Pretoria.
2003: Kempton Park Tembisa, Art competition.
2003: Group show at the Afrikaans word festival, Stellenbosh.
2002: Group show: Drawing exhibition, Gallery 88, Sasolburg.
2002: Kempton Park Tembisa, Art competition.
2002: Ex-libris 5th International Ex-Libris Exhibition, Rijeka, Croatia.
2001: Solo exhibition, Millenium gallery, Pretoria.
2001: 2 person exhibition with Diane Victor, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein.
2001: Framed – group exhibition, Open Window, Pretoria.
2001: 2 person exhibition with Diane Victor, Jack Heath Art Museum, Pietermaritzburg.
2001: Solo exhibition, Technorama, Vereeniging.
2001: Kempton Park Tembisa Art competition.
2001: Ex-libris 4th International Ex-Libris Exhibition, Rijeka, Croatia.
2000: Address-redress, Print-exchange, Oliewenhuis Art museum, Bloemfontein.
1999: South African Art in Belgium.
1999: 2nd Internasional Ex-Libris Exhibition - 50th Anniversary of the Council of Europe, Rijeka, Croatia.
1997 -1998: Print Portfolio: "Images of Human Rights", U.K. and U.S.A. Various exhibitions.
1997: 4th Triennale Mondrale, d'setampes petit format Chamalieres, France
1996: Print Portfolio, Portsmouth University, U.K. and Virginia University, U.S.A.
1998: Digital directions, New Ground common ground, First South African printmaking Conference.
1998: Button Exhibition, Civic Theater,Johannesburg.
1998: Playing with the present, Potchefstroom.
Volkskas Atelier Art Competition. 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999. 2000
1998: Process exhibition: The process of combining traditional and digital media, Bloemfontein.
1998: Human Rights Portfolio, Settlers Monument, Grahamstown.
1998: Printexchange '98, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
1997: A little big thing, Sally Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg.
1996: Images of Human Rights, Durban National Art Gallery, Cape Town National Art Gallery, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein.
1995: Raptor Exhibition, Oliewenhuis Art Museum.
1995: The walls sing, Grahamstown.
1995: Print Exchange.
1994: Trees and Angels, SAAA.
1993: Momentum Life.
1996: Portfolio 1996, Johannes Stegmann Gallery, UOVS.
Lecturer's Exhibition, Oliewenhuis Art museum, 1993 & 1995.
1994: 3-Man show, Sasolburg, Gallery 88.
Rolfes Impressions (1989, 1990,1991)
Sol Plaatjies (1989, 1990,1991)
1991: 2-Man show, Goldfields Gallery, Vaal Triangle Technikon.
New Signatures Art Competition, 1990, 1991.
1989: 3-Man show, Goldfields Gallery, Vaal Triangle Technikon.