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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • 1987: Matriculate (University Exemption) Pretoria Boys High School
  • 1991: Complete BA (Fine Arts) Honours Cum Laude - Thesis “Pop Art — the Ideology of Consumption as opposed to Post Modernism and Kitsch” Awards: Academic Colours & Best Art Student 1991
  • 1993: Seminar: “If there’s an object paint it ”Research component for Masters degree
  • 1993: (MA) Fine Arts Solo Exhibition“Wasteland : Fast foods, Fast cars, Fast lives” Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria
  • 1994: Graduate MA (Fine Arts)University of Pretoria - Thesis “If there’s an object paint it”
  • 2000: Qualified Subject Facilitator: Outcomes Based Education (OBE) - Subject: Arts & Culture (Curriculum 2005)
  • 2005: FET Training for Arts & Culture Grade 8 – 10

    EXPERIENCE: TEACHING

  • 1992: Junior Lecturer (Assistant)Department of Fine Arts - University of Pretoria (Painting & drawing)
  • 1993: Junior Lecturer Department of Fine Arts - University of Pretoria (Painting, drawing & Graphicas)
  • 1994: Art Teacher Art Department Pretoria Boys High School (Painting, Drawing & Sculpture)
  • 1995: Art TeacherPretoria Boys High School (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture & History of Art)
  • 1996: Art TeacherPretoria Boys High School (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture & History of Art)
  • 1996: Guest Lecturer Open Window Art School - Pretoria (Painting & Drawing)
  • 1997: Art Teacher Pretoria Boys High School - (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture & History of Art)
  • 1998–2000: Art Teacher Pretoria Boys High School (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture & History of Art)
  • 2000–2001: Qualified Subject Facilitator (Arts Education)
    Duties:
  • Drawing up of new Outcomes based Curriculum
  • Pilot tuition program (GDE)
  • Draw up Facilitators Guides (GDE):-
  • Draw up new Curriculum for Arts & Culture learning area (Grade 8-9)-
  • Liaison with Gauteng Department of Education
  • 2002-2006: Head of Department: Arts Education Pretoria Boys High School
    Duties:
  • Teaching Grade 11-12
  • General running of departmental affairs
  • Liaison with schools in cluster district
  • Advise on History of Art syllabus
  • Setting of Grade 12 “Mock” and final examinations
  • Curator of the schools art gallery (Battissphere)

    AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 1987: Best Matric Art Student
  • 1987: Student Officer Commanding Pretoria Boys High School Cadet Detachment
  • 1991: Academic Honours ColoursBA (Fine Arts) Honours Cum Laude
  • 1991: Best Art Student 1991University of Pretoria
  • 1991: Kempton Park City Council Art AwardsAward: Special Mention (Painting)
  • 1992:
  • 1992: Kempton Park City Council Art Awards - Award: Special Mention (Painting)
  • 1992: Volkskas Atelier Awards Selected
  • 1993: Volkskas Atelier Awards Selected
  • 1994: Transvaal Teachers Association (TTA) Certificate (Gauteng)
  • 1998: Pretoria Art MuseumFriends of the Pretoria Art Museum Award for Service Excellence
  • 1999: Absa Bank Atelier Awards Selected/Finalist
  • 2000: Absa Bank Atelier Awards Selected
  • 2001: Absa Bank Atelier Awards Selected
  • 2002: Absa Bank Atelier Awards Selected
  • 2005: Absa Bank Atelier Awards Selected
  • 2005: Absa Bank Award: Gold medal award for contributions made to contemporary art and art’s education

    PUBLICATIONS

  • 1990: Thesis “Ariadné Leading the Blind Minotaur through the Labyrinth”Unpublished ScriptUniversity of Pretoria collection
  • 1992: Thesis “Pop Art — The Ideology of Consumption as opposed to Post-Modernism and Kitsch”Unpublished ScriptUniversity of Pretoria collection
  • 1993: Seminar “If there’s an object Paint it”Unpublished ScriptUniversity of Pretoria collection
  • 1994: Thesis “If there’s an object Paint it”Unpublished ScriptUniversity of Pretoria collection

    MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Institute for Contemporary Arts
  • S.A. Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • Friends of the Art Museum, Pretoria
  • Gauteng Teachers Association
  • National Union of Educators (NUE)
  • Elected: Committee Member – Friends of the Pretoria Art Museum (1998–2005)
  • Elected: Committee Member – SA Association of Arts, Pretoria (1999–2004)
  • Elected Vice-Chairman – SA Association of Arts, Pretoria (2005)

    PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS / GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2005:

  • 1-14 November - “The SA landscape” Battissphere Art Gallery, Pretoria Boys High School Pretoria
  • 28 September - “Group Exhibition of SA Artists” Gallery 20/20, Voortrekker Monument Pretoria
  • 16 September - “Cat Pals Art Auction” Association of Arts Pretoria
  • 15 July - “ABSA Atelier Awards” Absa Gallery, ABSA Towers Johannesburg
  • 13 March - “Selected works for the ABSA Atelier Awards – Pretoria” Association of Arts Pretoria
  • 12 February - “Member’s Group Exhibition” Association of Arts Pretoria

    2004:

  • November - “Christmas Exhibition” Association of Arts Pretoria
  • October “Group Showing of selected artists”Absa Gallery, ABSA TowersJohannesburg
  • August “Entre Culturas” (group exhibition)Maputhu, Mosambique, Organised by SANAVA
  • February “Member’s Group Exhibition”Association of Arts Pretoria, Mackie Street, MuckleneukPretoria

    2003:

  • 19 October - “Champaigne Festival Show” Absa Private Bank Park Hyatt, Rosebank, Johannesburg

    2002:

  • June - “Peter Binsbergen – Recent works” Association of Arts Pretoria

    2001:

  • 10–21 October - “Relations between Realism & Abstraction explored” Group exhibition (10 artists) Guild Gallery - Old Arts Building, University of Pretoria
  • 18 July - Absa Atelier Awards - Absa Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 26 October - Peter Binsbergen / Jeanne Kotze-Louw Exhibition of recent works - Association of Arts Pretoria
  • 2000:
  • 3 December - “The Christmas 2000 Exhibition” Association of Arts Pretoria
  • 18 Sept – 11 Oct - Mweb Internet Exhibition & Auction4 South African Artists Live on Web-cameras - http://www.mweb.co.za/EVENTS/Signatures/
  • 12 July - Absa Bank Atelier Awards- Absa Towers North, Johannesburg
  • 1 July - “Rembrandt through the looking glass” – a homage to the great realist Group exhibition - Association of Arts Pretoria
  • 22 March - Absa Atelier Awards– Selected works from Pretoria – Association of Arts Pretoria
  • 12 March – 30 May “Contemporary Art in South Africa” Group Exhibition – Germany Bayer Company Erholungshaus, LeverkusenMay 2 – Exhibition moves to Feierabendhaus, Dormagen, Germany

    1999:

  • 20 November - “Christmas Exhibition” Group Exhibition - Association of Arts Pretoria
  • 14 November - “Miniature Artworks” Group Exhibition - State Theatre Art Gallery - State Theatre Complex, Pretoria
  • 5 July - Absa Bank Atelier Awards - African Window Museum, Pretoria
  • 27 June - African Renaissance exhibition - State Theatre Art Gallery, State Theatre Complex, Pretoria
  • 14 June - “Good Bye Roena” Group exhibition - South African Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • 26 May - “Leonardo Posted” Group exhibition - Absa Towers, Johannesburg
  • 3 May - “Leonardo Posted” Group exhibition - South African Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • 2 May - Graphic and Sculpture exhibition - State Theatre Art Gallery, State Theatre Complex, Pretoria
  • 21 March - Official opening of the State Theatre Art Gallery - Group exhibition, State Theatre Complex, Pretoria
  • 18 March - Preview of Pretoria entries to Absa Bank Atelier - South African Association of Arts, Pretoria
  • 18 January - “Open Art ended ’99” Group show of South African Artists - South African Association of Arts, Pretoria

    1998:

  • 29 November - “Exhibition of paintings by South African Artists” Buchel Art Gallery, Waterkloof, Pretoria
  • 25 February - “Expressions, Incantations” Exhibition by Peter Binsbergen & David Smuts - Battissphere Art Gallery, Pretoria Boys High School

    1996:

  • July 30 - “When I grow up I want to be an Artist — Now I am” Seven recent graduates from the Department of Visual Arts and Art History - University of Pretoria
  • February 1 - Gala Opening Group exhibition of South African Artists - The Open Window Art School, Pretoria

    1995:

  • November 10 - “Binsbergen, Smuts” An exhibition of recent works - Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria

    1994:

  • November 19 - Solo Exhibition for MA (Fine Arts) degree: “Wasteland: Fast foods, Fast cars, Fast lives” Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria
  • August 3 - MA Students on Show A group exhibition - Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria
  • May 22 - Pretoria Artists. An exhibition of recent works - The Rissik Gallery, Pretoria Boys High School

    1993:

  • June 7 - Volkskas Atelier Awards - Intersaal, University of Pretoria
  • June 5 - Corporate Art Works for the corporate environment - Artist Co-operative Gallery, Midrand
  • April 1 - Group Show Artist Co-operative Gallery, Midrand
  • March 19 - Pretoria Artists on Volkskas Atelier - S.A. Arts Association, Pretoria

    1992:

  • September 7 - New Signatures Awards - S.A. Arts Association, Pretoria
  • August 4 - “19 Artists” Lecturers of the Fine Arts Department, UPInterhall, University of Pretoria
  • August 3 - Kempton Park City Council Art Awards - Award: Special Mention (Painting)
  • August 1 - Hays Art Show - Middleburg
  • July 19 - “Aids” The exhibition Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA), Newton, Jhb
  • July 18 - “Pleased to meet you, meet to please you” S.A. Arts Association, Pretoria
  • June 8 - Volkskas Atelier Awards - Natal Technikon Art Gallery, Durban
  • May 24 - “Come as you are” Famous International Group (FIG) Gallery, Johannesburg
  • March 6 - “Painting on Ostrich eggs” Natal Technikon Art Gallery, Durban

    1991:

  • November 6 - “Sex & Some more” Peter Binsbergen & Jacob Erasmus - Fine Arts Gallery, University of Pretoria
  • October 10 - Student Exhibition - UPFine Arts Gallery, University of Pretoria - Award: Best Art Student
  • September 9 - Kempton Park City Council Art Awards - Town Hall, Kempton Park - Award: Special Mention (Painting)
  • August 7 - New Signatures Awards - S.A. Arts Association, Pretoria
  • March 17 - Rolfes Impressions Awards - Art Museum, Bloemfontein
  • February 10 - Show: “Hou den Bek” Koffee Shop, University of Pretoria

    1990:

  • October 27 - Student exhibition - Fine Arts Gallery, University of Pretoria
  • August 19 - New Signatures Awards - S.A. Art Association, Pretoria
  • 1990 / March 27 - Rolfes Impressions Awards - Art Museum, Pretoria

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2005: 19 June-14 July - “Whiteout Spaces” Association of Arts Pretoria - Curator: Mr Pieter van Heerden
  • 2004: 3-29 June - “Spaces” Absa Gallery, Absa Towers, Johannesburg - Curator: Mrs Cecile Ludoff / Mr Pieter van Heerden
  • 2003: 18May – 5 June - “Fragments” (Paintings in miniature scale) Association of Arts Pretoria - Curator: Mr Pieter van Heerden
  • 2002: June - “Peter Binsbergen – Recent Works” Association of Arts, Pretoria - Curator: Mr Pieter van Heerden
  • 2001: 12–24 June - “Open Circle” State Theatre Art Gallery, State Theatre Complex, Pretoria - Curator: Mr Pieter van Heerden
  • 1998: 4–29 August - “Respect : Love, Life, Lightning” Campus Gallery, Department of Visual Arts & Art History, University of Pretoria - Curator: Mr André Naudé
  • 1994: 19 November - “Wasteland : Fast foods, Fast cars, Fast lives” Campus Gallery, Department of Visual Arts & Art History University of Pretoria - Curator: Mr André Naudé

    MEDIA — ARTICLES

    2005:

  • 3 November “Boys High Re-launches Art Gallery” Pretoria News
  • June “Spaces by Peter Binsbergen” Time-Out Magazine
  • 13 July “Binsbergen verken die wye ruimtes van landskappe” Die Beeld Plus
  • 28 June “Artist commits to structure and design” Pretoria News - Interval
  • August “Out & About” Time-Out Magazine
  • 15 June “Master artist – Pretoria teacher stuns the art world” Pretoria News – Interval“ Peter Binsbergen’s exciting landscapes on display” Abacus Absa Magazine Vol. 14 No 8

    2004:

  • 18 June “Under the surface with Peter Binsbergen” Financial Mail

    2003:

  • 18 May “Groot kuns in dié klein werke” Rapport (Gauteng vermaak)

    2002:

  • 2 June “Binsbergen ontgin Afrika” Rapport
  • 31 May “Binsbergen presents an African Culture” Mail & Guardian “Binsbergen ondersoek die wese van Afrika Kultuur” Beeld Plus “Paintings of culture exhibited” The Record East
  • 28 May “These are the works of Peter Binsbergen” Pretoria News Interval
  • 20 June “Masterful binding of elements of all genres” Pretoria News Interval

    2001:

  • 16 October “Relationship between Abstraction & Realism explored” Pretoria News / Interval

    2000:

  • 2 October - Radio interview: “Artists on Webcams for Mweb” Radio Ripple 90.5 FM
  • 3 October - “Pretoria Triumph in Young Sculptor Awards – The Judges Report” Pretoria News / Interval
  • 13 June "Peter Binsbergen goes on Show at STAG” Pretoria News / Interval
  • 11 June “Rooted in South Africa but lost in Time and Space” Sunday Times / Metro
  • 27 May Radio interview: “Open Circle” – Solo Show at State Theatre Art Gallery, Radio Ripple 90.5 FM
  • 25 May Radio interview: “Open Circle” – Solo Show at State Theatre Art Gallery, SAFM (PM – Live Show)
  • 3 January “7 South African Artists in Germany” Bayer Company S.A.Bayer News 1/2000

    1999:

  • October “Artist with Vision” Cape Librarian, September/October 1999, Vol. 43 Nº 5
  • August “People in Pretoria” African Renaissance – State Theatre, PretoriaBe My Guest Magazine, Nº 159, August 1999
  • 4 May Television documentary: “Leonardo Boxed” Educator Express episode 16, SABC 1
  • 31 January “Verskeie Kunstenaars dra by tot eerste uitstalling by S.A. Kunsvereeniging vir 1999”Rapport (2000 Revue)

    1998:

  • 28 August “Locals’ newest can be seen” The Record (East)
  • 20 August “Twee- en driedimensionele kunswerke deur Peter Binsbergen” Die Beeld (Kalender Plus)
  • 14 August “Respect on Campus” Die Perdeby (University of Pretoria)
  • 7 August “New works by Pretoria Artist Peter Binsbergen” The Record (Central) Vol. 6 Nº 46
  • 4 August “Peter Binsbergen – Respect : Love, Life, Lightning” Pretoria News (Interval)
  • 3 August Radio Interview on Tuks FM 107.2 Solo exhibition: “Respect : Love, Life, Lightning”
  • 13 March “Battissphere opened” The Record (Central)
  • 3 March “Boys’ High opens gallery in honour of Walter Battiss” Pretoria News (Interval)

    1996:

  • 8 August “Fees vir Kunskykers” Metro (Applous)

    1995:

  • 15 September “Boys break record”The Record (East)
  • 4 September “Binsbergens’ Art Students attempt to break Record” Pretoria News
  • 17 September Radio Interview on SAFM “Attempt to break drawing record”

    1994:

  • 27 November “Wasteland — an exhibition by Peter Binsbergen” Pretoria News Tonight
  • 15 November “Binsbergen stal skilderye en tekeninge uit” The Record (East)

    1993:

  • 27 June “Dit woel om die Kultuur te laat leef” Rapport

    1992:

  • September “19 Kunstenaars” Tukkie Varia
  • September “Die Kateeders en Waterwysers van ons tyd” Tukkiewerf; Jaargang 18, No. 3
  • 2 September “The judges gather” Pretoria News Tonight
  • 7 September “Humor wys Kunstenaar skud dadelike erns af” Die Beeld
  • 22 July “Cramped Styles all ‘round” Pretoria News Tonight
  • 5—11 June “Come as you are” Weekly Mail; Vol. 8, No. 23
  • 17 May “Trendy artists don’t give a Fig” Sunday Times Metro

    1991:

  • 12 November “Top honours student” Pretoria News
  • 11 November “Musketeers have woman up in Arms” Pretoria News Tonight

    ART COMPETITION JUDGING AND SELECTION PANELS

  • 2000 – 2003, 2005 PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Awards, Judge and Selection Committee
  • 2004 Centurion Arts Association Annual art competition, Judge and Final Selector
  • 2004 Pretoria Girls High School Annual art exhibition, Judge and Final Selector
  • 2003 Rentmeester Youth Art Festival, Judge and Final Selector
  • 2001 Sasol New Signatures, Judge and Final Selection Committee
  • 2000 Pretoria Botanical Gardens, Body Painting Competition, 2000, Head Judge

    PUBLIC SPEAKING

  • 18 October 2005 “Education Art Students art exhibition 2005”; University of Pretoria, Groenkloof Campus, Pretoria; Guest speaker
  • 11 September 2005 “Interpreting landscapes”; Lien Botha, Merle de Jager, Alice Goldin, Lynn Smuts, Julia Teale, Judy Woodborne; Association of Arts, Mackie Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria; Guest Speaker
  • September 2004 “Pretoria Girls High School annual art exhibition”; Hatfield, Pretoria; Guest Speaker
  • 17 June 2004 “Discovering Abstract”; Willie van Rensburg – Solo exhibition; Alette Wessels Kunskamer, Menlo Park, Pretoria; Opening Speaker
  • 8 June 2003 “Unplugged”; Anna-Carien Goosen – Solo exhibition; Association of Arts, Mackie Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria; Opening Speaker
  • 21 July 2001 “Mike Mmutle Solo show and 2000 winners of the Sasol New Signatures Awards”; Association of Arts, Mackie Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria; Opening Speaker

    WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

  • Habitat Design Company, London, England
  • Ismo Mómmó Collection, Oulu, Soumi, Finland
  • Pretoria Boys High School Collection, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Spoornet Art Collection, Blue Train, South Africa
  • State Theatre Art Collection, State Theatre Complex, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Absa Bank Art collection, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Bank of Athens Art Collection, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Art collection of the Western Cape, Western Cape Province, South Africa
  • Michelle Anglin Private Collection, Seattle, USA
  • Mr. Frieder Sigmund Private Collection, Mössingen, Germany
  • Mr. James Binsbergen Private Collection, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Mr Pieter Visser Private Collection, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Polokwane Art Museum, Limpopo, South Africa
  • Mr Leon Cronje Private Collection, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Mr Carlo Jerodo Private Collection, Pretoria, South Africa


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