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About The Artist

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Sidwell's art deals with the theme of the military. His art tells his story and reflect his views.

His art reflects the horrors of war. The loss of life, including a close friend. The destruction of property. The weapons and equipment used for attack and protection.

Artist CV

Sidwell Hluphi Rihlamvu was born 4 October 1978.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • 2003: ADVANCED DIPLOMA FINE ARTS - Wits University
  • 2002: FINE ARTS DIPLOMA - Funda Community College
  • 1998: COMPUTER DIPLOMA - Zodiac Commercial School
  • 1996: MATRICULATED - Ratshepo High School

    EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015: Exhibition at Stephan Weltz Gallery, Sandton, Johannesburg
  • 2014: Exhibition at IDC offices in Sandton, Johannesburg
  • 2014: Exhibition at Bayliss Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2013: Exhibition, Absa L'Atelier Awards at Absa Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2012: Solo Exhibition at Maharishi Institute, Johannesburg
  • 2009: Exhibition with Beverly Price at Tisettanta Gallery in Mayfair, London, UK
  • 2009: Exhibition for Design Indaba Young Creatives at Cape Town International Convention Center
  • 2008: Exhibition at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2008: Exhibition at the Conference of African Studies, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2008: Exhibition at Monash University, Johannesburg
  • 2008: Exhibition at Gordart Gallery, Melville, Johannesburg
  • 2008: Exhibition Absa L’ Atilier Awards at Absa Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2008: Exhibition at Development Bank of Southern Africa, Midrand, JHB
  • 2007: Exhibition, open day at Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town
  • 2007: Exhibition at Karoo Art House, Pretoria
  • 2006: Solo Exhibition in Ferme-Asile astistic and Cutltural Centre, Sion, Switzerland
  • 2006: Exhibition celebrating Ten years of Ferme-Asile in Sion, Switzerland
  • 2006: Exhibition, installation resulting from a module built for a group show at Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts, Sion
  • 2005: Exhibition 20th Absa L’Atelier Awards at Absa Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2005: Eclectic mixed exhibition curated by Gordon Froud, Absa Gallery, JHB
  • 2005: Gun free South Africa exhibition at Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg
  • 2005: Exhibition, dealt with process at Bag Factory, Fortsburg, Johannesburg
  • 2005: Exhibition Sasol New Signatures 2005 at Pretoria Museum
  • 2005: Exhibition at new Fried Contemporary Art Gallery, Brooklyn, Pretoria
  • 2005: Exhibition with (VANSA) at The Premises Gallery, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
  • 2004: Group Exhibition on Craft at Bus Factory
  • 2004: Group Exhibition at Absa Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • 2004: Exhibition Celebrating S.A ten years of democracy at University of Pretoria (Collaboration with Pretoria Arts Association)
  • 2004: Exhibition Celebrating S.A ten of democracy at Absa Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2004: Exhibition at the Brett Kebble Art Awards, Cape Town
  • 2004: Exhibition (10cm x 10cm) at gordart gallery, Melville, Johannesburg
  • 2003: Group Exhibition at Absa Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2003: Group Exhibition at Sandton Civic Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2003: Group Exhibition in Mosaic with ‘CICI’ at Johannesburg Art Gallery
  • 2003: Group Exhibition in Mosaic at Bus Factory
  • 2002: Group Exhibition at Spark Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2002: One man exhibition, installation at Funda, Soweto
  • 2001: Funda Annual Exhibition
  • 2001: Exhibition with St Peter and Paul students (from Liverpool, UK)
  • 2001: Exhibition and Auction, Ruth Prowse in Cape Town
  • 2000: Exhibition with Wits students
  • 2000: Funda Annual Exhibition

    WORKSHOPS

  • 2010: Giant Match workshop, creating giant puppets with the French artists initiated in the context of the 2010 soccer world cup (collaboration with the French Institute)
  • 2008: Animask workshop with Heri Dona (from Indonesia); collaboration with The South Project Incorporation in Melbourne, Australia
  • 2007: Coordinator; inter provincial project at Bag Factory Studios, Fordsburg, Johannesburg
  • 2005: Workshop on Performance Art with Joanna Dudley (from Australia), working with the body, explore to strengthen and use it as a tool
  • 2005: Workshop on JHB city at Bag Factory Studio, Fortsburg, Johannesburg
  • 2005: Workshop on installation with the notion of The Void, with Jean Bernard Koeman (from Netherlands)
  • 2005: Workshop on Performance Art with Joanna Dudley (from Australia), working with the body, explore to strengthen and use it as a tool
  • 2003: Workshop on Performance Art with CICI
  • 2003: Workshop on Mosaic with CICI
  • 2003: Workshop on Sculpture with Walter Oldtman at Wits University
  • 2002: Workshop on Photography with Aagie Langelle (from Norway)
  • 2002: Workshop on Sculpture with Abdul Jabbar Gull (from Pakistan)
  • 2002: Workshop on Art Therapy with Esmy Lewinsky (from USA)
  • 2001: Workshop in Advertising with M & C Saatchi Ad Agency and Vega School of Brand Communication, Sandton, Johannesburg
  • 2001: Workshop with St Peter and Paul Students (from Liverpool, U.K)
  • 2000: Public Sculpture installed at the Dobson Ville Mall, Soweto
  • 2000: Workshop on Jewelery design with Anglo American
  • 2000: Workshop on Puppet Making, Standard Bank Gallery
  • 2000: Workshop on Printmaking, George Pfruender (from Switzerland)

    PROJECTS

  • 2010: Working on The Coca-Cola Global Hospitality program for Touvest Inbound Operations for the 2010 soccer world cup
  • 2010: Giant Match puppets parade at the Pale Ya Rona carnival, Mofolo Park, Soweto
  • 2008: Artist in Residence at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2007: Mentorship programme at Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town
  • 2006: Wall paintings, logo designs for South African Breweries, Pretoria
  • 2006: Artist in Reseidence in Ferme-Asile, Sion, Switzerland
  • 2005: Asset Register Project for heritage artifacts at Johannesburg Art Gallery; Team Leader
  • 2004: Arts teacher; Johannesburg Art Gallery
  • 2004: Co-ordinator Gerald Sekoto day, Johannesburg Art Gallery
  • 2003: Metal Sculpture (Fire Work) with Clive van der Berg at Wits University
  • 2003: Reinholdt Cassier Scholarship, University of the Witwatersrand
  • 2003: Public Art (Mosaic & Mural) in Faraday Market place, Johannesburg
  • 2003: Mural Painting in Jourbert Park with Sipho Mdanda (Educator/Researcher)
  • 2003: Public Art (Mosaic & Mural) in Harrow Road, Johannesburg

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • 2008: Article on Daily Sun newspaper
  • 2007: Article on Rosebank Killarney Gazette
  • 2006: Le Nouvelliste paper, Switzerland
  • 2005: sasol new signatures 2005
  • 2004: Sandton Chronicles, announcements of the 2nd Brett Keeble Awards, Sandton Civic Gallery
  • 2004: Brett Kebble Art Awards 2004
  • 2003: art/southafrica vol 02, issue 01. SRPING 2003; Faraday Market Place
  • 2003 The collectors guide, ART AND ARTISTS IN SOUTH AFRICA


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