I am an artist and creative facilitator based in South Africa.
After obtaining my BTech qualification in Graphic Design (Cum Laude) at the Vaal University of Technology in 2006 I worked a graphic designer in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town, before shifting my focus to my art-making and projects that relates to art and the environment. Since 2007 I participated in workshops in concept development, art therapy, performance art and professional art practice. These workshops served to further my knowledge, enrich my art practice, and enhance my teaching abilities. I have been offering art classes, workshops and land art sessions since 2010 – both independently and as contributions to projects, festivals and events.
My first solo exhibition ‘Wild & Still: expressions of the landscape‘ was hosted in June 2014 by StateoftheArt Gallery in Cape Town, who also hosted my second solo exhibition ‘ORGANISM‘ in April 2016. I participated in various group exhibitions over the years, and coordinated the exhibition VERGE in Knysna in 2018, and ‘(eco)nversation’ in Cape Town in 2012.
Some residencies and projects that I’ve been involved include the Global Nomadic Art Project (GNAP) by Yatoo [of which Stories of Rain coordinated by Site_Specific was the South African leg of the project], the 2015 Thupelo artist workshop in Cape Town, and OPENLab2016 at the University of Free state [as part of the Vrystaat Art Festival’s PIAD initative (Programme for Innovation in Artform Development)] and MAP (Modern Art Projects) in Richmond. In 2015 I created a sand installation at THAT ART FAIR in Salt River, Cape Town, and assisted on Anni Snyman’s Snake Eagle Thinking Path in Matjiesfontein, which forms part of the Karoo Geoglyph project. I have done several corporate commissions and projects which include artworks for PPS Investments, PriceWaterHouseCoopers, Optima Training, and an artwork for the Sandown MyCiti bus station in Bloubergstrand, Cape Town.