Exhibitions

  • April-June 2014 I created an installation modeled on the Golden Mean for the Turbine Hall in Johannesburg.
  • Febuary-April 2014 built a stone wave installation for the Everard Read Gallery.
  • November 2013 I partook in the collaborative exhibition People Make Places: A journey through the work of the Cape Town Partnership.
  • October 2013, My work featured on the online gallery Out of The Cube.
  • September 2013, Curated and participated in Pieces & Puzzles; Compositions of Human Expression –
    Inspired by Nature - , Group Exhibition at the Lovell Gallery, Cape Town.
  • August 2013, Created an installation for the Kirstenbosch 100 years Celebration and Botanical art biennale, Cape Town.
  • November 2012, Green Art Expo, Group Exhibition, CTICC, Cape Town.
  • August 2012, Co-curated and participated in ‘Walk this Earth Alone’ an environmental group exhibition, Franschhoek.
  • 2011, Angels 6, Group Exhibition, Grande Provence Gallery, Franschhoek.
  • 2010, Michaelis School of Fine Art Graduation Show.

Education

University Degree.

  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, December 2010

Short Courses

  • Yoga Teachers Training. I have completed my 200h Yoga Alliance Teachers Training and are therefor an internationally qualified yoga instructor. 2014.
  • Mindfulness Living. I completed an intensive 8 weeks course on Mindful Living with Lucy Draper Clarke. 2015.
  • Art and Concept Course; How to Define Develop and Manifest a Concept in Visual Art. Presented by Emma Willemse at The Lovell Gallery, February 2013.
  • Biomimicry. Completed two workshops with Biomimicry SA; learning how we can integrate nature's principles into human designs.
    Please visit: www.biomimicry.net.
  • Snake handling course Swakopmund, Namibia as part of on-site training to work in harmony with the critters of the desert.
  • IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association: www.irata.org) Level 1, UK.
    RAFAA (Rope Access and Fall Arrest Association, South Africa) Level 2.
  • Mountain Guide Training, through PGL (Including Orientation and First Aid), UK.

Matriculated

  • 2002 with full exemption.

Work Experience

  • 2013, Cape Town. Worked under curator and creative director Brad Baard to build an installation for the Cape Town Partnership.
  • 2013, Cape Town. Curated a group exhibition comprising of around 24 artists at The Lovell Gallery Woodstock.
  • 2013.  Worked with Brad Baard and Brendon Smithers to build part of a display for the Land Act Centenary Exhibition. The show travelled across the country.
  • 2013, Cape Town. Worked with the artist Emma Willemse to build an installation for her solo show at The Lovell Gallery in Woodstock.
  • 2013, Tankwa Karoo. Helped to build the San Clan for Afrika Burn with Brendon Smithers.
  • 2012, Franschhoek. Co-curated and participated in an environmental group exhibition entitled 'Walk this Earth Alone' in the Grande Provence Gallery.
  • 2012, Namibia and Cape Town, Worked on a film set for the production of the 4th Mad Max movie.
  • 2011, Cape Town. Worked for artist Emma Willemse building an installation for her show at the Grande Provence Gallery.
  • 2011, Tankwa Karoo. Worked for Afrika Burn (www.afrikaburn.com) to help build the San Clan.
  • 2006 – 2010, SA. Did some contract work for Kenau Botha making props for Art Department while studying at Michaelis.
  • 2006, SA. Freelance rope access technician on various contracts mostly for Web Rope Access Solutions.
  • 2005-2006, SA. Worked for Abseil Africa as a mountain guide and abseil instructor.
  • 2005, SA. Worked for Vortex on SALT (South African Large Telescope) as a rope access technician.
  • 2004, UK. Worked for PGL as an adventure guide and instructor.
  • 2003, UK. Worked for Avalon Abseiling as a rope access technician.
  • 2002-2003, SA. Worked for Face Adrenalin as a bungee instructor during the Holiday Season.

Interests

The Natural World

  • I spent as much time as I can outside and dedicate most of my thoughts to understanding how artists can use their position in society to
    communicate the wonders and concerns of the natural world.
  • I enjoy Climbing, Hiking, Mountain biking, Trail running, Gardening and Yoga.

Language

  • Afrikaans and English, spoken and written word.

References

Future Expectations

  • I would like to do my Master's Degree in Fine Art (perhaps in a foreign country and perhaps focusing on the nature of inspiration).
  • I would love to one day teach installation art as I believe that art as an experience has the ability to initiate change in people.
  • I also believe that the wonderfully unique combination of fine art and rigging has a lot of potential still to be tapped into.