2023 | The Stones Speak, The Moss Whispers, Ninette Steyl Gallery, Wilderness, South Africa.
2020 | Feel the Earth Breathing, vFringe programme of the National Arts Festival, exhibited online
2016 | ORGANISM, StateoftheART GAllery, Cape Town, South Africa.
2014 | WILD & STILL: expressions of the landscape, StateoftheART Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
PERFORMANCES / INSTALLATIONS
2016 | Stories of Rain (GNAP SA 2017), Houw Hoek, Western Cape, South Africa.
2015 | Dirt is good, soil installation at THAT ART FAIR, Salt River, Cape Town.
2013 | A Journey in Words & Nuances, poetry narrative, StateoftheART gallery, Cape Town
2012 | Activate public space, public sand installation, Creative Week Cape Town
2012 | SAND(SPOOR], interactive installation and performance, Arts Lounge, National Arts Festival
➔ Tankwa Artscape, Tankwa Karoo, South Africa (June 2019, October 2020, April 2022)
➔ OPENLab2016, as part of the Programme for Innovation in Artform Development (PIAD), an initiative
of the Vrystaat Arts Festival and University of the Free State. Included a weeklong residency at MAP
(Modern Art Projects) in Richmond. (July 2016)
➔ Global Nomadic Art Project Korea II. Presented by Yatoo-i, South Korea. (August 2015)
➔ Thupelo workshop, Ruth Prowse School of Art, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa (June 2015)
➔ Site_Specific International Land Art Biennale, Plettenberg Bay (August 2013)
➔ Koekenaap regional artists workshop. Presented by Wesland Art Society and the Department of
Cultural Affairs, Koekenaap, Matzikama District, South Africa (October 2011)
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
➔ 2021 | EVOKING, Ingrid Nuss Fine Art Gallery, Timberlake Organic Village, Garden Route, ZA.
➔ 2020 | The Grand V, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, exhibited online
➔ 2020 | Myopia, William Humphreys Art Gallery, exhibited online
➔ 2019 | Tankwa Artscape artworks exhibited in public space in Romania
➔ 2019 | ‘12x12x12+Nature’, Geumgang Nature Art Center, Gongju, South Korea.
➔ 2019 | Home Moods. Liebrecht Gallery. Somerset West
➔ 2018 | VERGE. Knysna Art Gallery, Old Gaol museum complex, Knysna, South Africa
➔ 2018 | The Grand IV, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
➔ 2017 | Stream of Consciousness. Liebrecht Gallery, Somerset West.
➔ 2016 | OutoftheCUBE at Turbine Art Fair, 14-17 July, Johannesburg.
➔ 2015 | It’s in my Nature… Exhibition by Janet Botes & Jaco Coetzee. Liebrecht Gallery, Somerset West
➔ 2015 | An Awareness of Trees. Art Sauce, 62 Roeland Street, Cape Town, South Africa
➔ 2015 | Remembrance of Nature, Geumgang Nature Art Center, Gongju, South Korea
➔ 2015 | The Snake Eagle Thinking Path Launch exhibition. Matjiesfontein, Karoo, South Africa
➔ 2014 | Equus. Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, R44 between Somerset West and Stellenbosch
➔ 2014 | A Sense of Place. OutoftheCUBE online gallery
➔ 2014 | The industrial Karoo: FEAR & LOSS. Oliewenhuis Art Museum, “The Reservoir”, Bloemfontein.
➔ 2013 | Fragile Beautifull II. The Working Gallery, Bergvliet, Cape Town
➔ 2013 | Encounters Annual Wildlife exhibition at the Cape Gallery, Cape Town
➔ 2013 | Hiernamaals – Hereafter, Slee Gallery, Stellenbosch
➔ 2012 | (eco)nversations GREEN ART 2012, Green Expo, Cape Town International Convention Centre
➔ 2012 | Walk This Earth Alone, Gallery @ Grande Provence, Franschhoek, Western Cape.
➔ 2012 | HumanEarth III: First Material, US Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
➔ 2011 | Scrapes & Scapes. Bodutu Gallery,Vanderbijlpark
➔ 2011 | HumanEarth: conversation, Wessel Snyman Creative, Cape Town. Curated by Nastasha Daniels
➔ 2010 | Dare to Dream in Silent Moments, Wessel Snyman Creative, Cape Town
➔ 2010 | Nuances Performance, City Soireé, 29 September. Wessel Snyman Creative, Cape Town
➔ 2010 | VAN-Guard Winelands Group Exhibition, Western Cape. Curated by VANSA
➔ 2009 | State of Mind, VANSA Spin Space, Cape Town
➔ 2009 | Sangisa Sangisa, exhibition & group performance, VANSA Spin Space, Cape Town
➔ 2009 | Unified: Unpretty, Unclean, Underneath, Unnatural. Eat Your Words Artspace, Vereeniging
➔2009 | Between the lines, Gallery at Duncan Yard, Hatfield, Pretoria. Curated by Cecily Phol
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Facilitation of creative process, and art skills development, offered through art classes and creative workshops for groups and individuals (2012 – current)
Coordinating projects relating to nature conservation. Including the initiation of beach cleanups, land art sessions, brainstorming sessions, exhibitions, and working alongside NGOs to use art to educate or inspire.
Curating for selected blogs, collections, galleries, and for these two self-initiated projects:
- (eco)nversations Green Art exhibition at the Green Expo, CTICC (2012)
- VERGE Exhibition and series of workshops/talks in Knysna (2018)
Participated, co-coordinated & contributed to public land art projects, including:
- CONNECT Land Art Programme at Plett Art Festival (2022)
- Stories of Rain – Global Nomadic Art Project (2016)
- Karoo Geoglyph Project (2015)
- Site_Specfic Land Art event at Wildekrans Country House for Elgin Open Gardens (2015)
- Site_Specific Land Art Biennale (2013)
Freelance graphic design, branding, and marketing assistance to environmental NGOs, art galleries, artists, training companies, entrepreneurs and healing businesses. (2010-current)
Artwork commissions & corporate collections, including:
Heinz Attorneys, Optima Training, ComZtek, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Artwork for the Sandown MyCiti bus station for Cape Town City (2013)
Invited judge for Shoprite Checkers Development Fund Strokes of Genius Schools Art Competition (2012 – 2013)
2006 | B TECH: Graphic Design (Cum Laude), Vaal University of Technology, South Africa
2002 | Senior Certificate with Merit, Transvalia High School, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
WORKSHOPS / COURSES ATTENDED
2018 | Pen & Stone. Presented by Heleen de Haas, Die Letterhuis, Prince Albert, South Africa.
2014 | Creating Site-Specific Dance and Performance Works, CALARTS online course presented by Stephan Koplowitz, California Institute of the Arts.
2013 | Introduction to Art Therapy. Presented by Samantha Davis, Cape Town.
2011 | IN FOCUS concept development workshop. Kai Lossgott, hosted by VANSA Western Cape
2011 | Cross Pollination Workshop, by Karen Suskin, Helen van Zyl, Haldane Martin. Cape Town.
2010 | Professional Practice for Artists. Les Cohn, Tarryn Cohn, Theresa Lizamore. Cape Town
2009 | Performance Art Workshop. Spier Contemporary & African Centre, by Jay Pather, University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh Campus, Cape Town
2009 | Lomography Workshop. Fernando Badiali (Exposure Gallery), Greatmore Studios, Cape Town
I create art in response to my environment and sense of place – guided and inspired by the natural cycles of our planet, whether it’s the seasons, moon cycles, or my body’s rhythms. My work is often transient installation pieces, or created with sand or mud, but I also work in watercolour, mixed media, found objects, and recently starting using textiles, threading and calligraphy in my work. My conceptual explorations have been dominated by landscapes and observation drawings of veld finds, but recently veering towards abstract expressionism interwoven with an interest in deep ecology & spirituality.