Born 1959 England

Lives in Cape Town

Studied painting at Wimbledon school of art (London) and Delhi school of art in India


BA Honours Fine Art Painting, Wimbledon School of Art and Delhi School of Art, India.

City and Guilds in Photography from the Blackpool & Fylde College, England.


Ruth Prowse school of Art Cape Town 2015 -2023 (Part time lecturer traditional painting and professional practice)
Swains yard studios 2013 to 2019 director short course tutor
University of Cape Town Michealis 2015/16 visiting lecturer special projects.
Spencer Street Studio, 2006 to 2011 adult classes
Orange Street Studio, Art Source studio, Cape Town 2005 Adult classes

2006/7/8/9/10/11/12 /15 /16 /17/19/21University of Cape Town, Summer Schools

2006/7/8/9 /10/11/12 /13/14/15/16 Observatory School, Cape Town, South Africa,
Program sponsored by Truworths Social involvement trust for previously disadvantaged learners

Residencies Werk raum Warteck basel 2019/20 and 2022/23
cite des art Paris 2011

Prizes: 2017 First prize winner Tollman Bouchard Findlayson National Art Prize

2005 to 2010 Committee Member and acting Chairperson AVA. Association of visual Arts Cape Town

Exhibitions, gallery representations and project work

2023 Return to the Island. Werkraum Warteck pp basel Switzerland

2022 The Joy of transfroming Kapital in to Art Kasko burgweg 15 Basel CHF
The Grand 6 group show Rust en Vrede gallery Durbnville
Ceramix Group Ceramic show Art B gallery Belville.
What if. Groups ceramics exhibition The Cube Rust en Vrede gallery Durbanville
In Response Art of the Space Age Rupert Museum, Graaff Reinet

2021 Seeing Red, Online Group Exhibition.
Reflect group exhibition Haas gallery Cape Town.
Finalist Portrait 100 exhibition Rupert Museum Stellenbosch
Video City Basel St Polten Austria and London
Risque group ceramic exhibition Tulbagh south Africa curated by Theo kleynhands.

20202 The Island. Werkraum Warteck pp Basel Switzerland
Home is where the art is Zietz Mocca gallery Cape Town
Video city Basel . Switzerland Food 20 worldwide video artists
Werk raum Warteck Basel artist in residence
Group show Norvel foundation Cape Town part of the Sanlam collection of nudes
Solo Ek Praat nou nou. Stellenbosch Woordfees

2019 video installation
Rust en vrede gallery Palatte plate plate
Alliance Francais Cape Town group show Sauvage
Momentee Zurich Switzerland
Rust en Vrede group show The Annual Grand Show
Ruth Prowse staff and Alumni exhibition

2018Finalist Tollman Bouchard Findlayson 2018

2017 First prize winner Tollman Bouchard Findlayson Art prize

2016 Plek Plek Woord Fees arts festival Stellenbosch group show curated by Alex Hamilton
Break the Spell Group show curated by Louis Jansen Van Vuuren
Rainmaker group show Cape Gallery
Small works Rust en Vrede group show Durbanville

2015 Group Show at Eclectica. Sanlam 100 portrait competition
Clover Ardklop Arts festival Potchefstrom
Solo show Art Karoo Gallery as part of the Klein Karoo National Kunstefees.
100 years of Die Burger curated by Sandra Hanekom
The Frida Mash Up curated by Alex Hamilton Cape Town and Johannesburg
Rust en Vrede group show. The Grand

2014 Solo show Rust en Vrede gallery Durbanville, D street gallery Stellenbosch
group show, cape gallery winter solstice show. Art B Beliville Tiny Treasures.
Art B Belville NAAK curated by Clare Menk.
Rust en Vrede gallery Durbanville The grand show.
Ruth Prowse art school Alumni show

2013 Design Endaba Cape craft and design Institute hand-made collection 2013.
Group show Pentimenti Word fees Stellenbosch.
Museum of Potchefstroom solo exhibition called Waiting for Vesuvius.
Rust en Vrede Gallery Durbanville Miniatures exhibition. Dorp Street Gallery Stellenbosch small selected works.

2012 Group Show , Open studio Cape Town Art week
Invited lecturer. Michaelis school of art, Ruth Prowse school of art.
Lovell Gallery Cape Town
Cape Gallery group show.
Invited lecturer. UCT summer school, Michaelis school of art, Ruth Prowse school of art.

2011 Residency at the Cite international Des Arts Paris France Sept/Oct/ Nov
Seven ages of man group show highlands house Cape Town
Exhibition of self portraits by south Africa artists. Rust n Vrede Gallery Durbanville
Solo show MIEN Association for Visual Arts Cape Town
INNIBOS arts festival Nelspruit South Africa
Hass gallery group show

2010 JUDGEMENT, UITSPRAAK 2011 group show Association for Visual Arts Cape Town
Hass gallery group show
The Fairy show Woordfees festival exhibitions Stellenbosch
15x15 group show DorpStreet gallery Stellenbosch
Kline Karoo Klasik arts festival Oudsthoorn group show.
Wessel Snyman Creative Cape Town group show
Haas Collective studio Gallery solo show
Daivd Brown fine art Johannesburg group show
Knysna fine art gallery Pink Loerie festival group show
Haas Gallery Cape Town Group show
Woordfees Stellenbosch Dagboek and Klatboek exhibitions
Group show Off the wall gallery Paarl

2009 Spencer Street Studio Cart Horse Show.
Solo show Karoo landscapes These four walls Gallery Cape Town
Group show Association of Visual arts Gallery Gallery Cape Town
Cultivaria Print show Paarl
Exqusite Corpse Portfolio Pretoria arts centre
Solo show Rust en Vrede gallery Durbanville South Africa
(Feature Article Sunday independent 13/09/ 2009)
Solstice group exhibition Cape Gallery
Word festival US art Gallery Stellenbosch Group show
Invite lecturer University of Cape Town Summer school

Group Show WOOD Dorp Street gallery Stellenbosch Sa
Print 08: Myth Memory & the Archive, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town 13 Aug- 5 Sept.
DESIRE Group show Cape Gallery Cape Town
BARING curated by Eunice Guestyn AVA Cape Town
X MARKS THE SPOT. Members exhibition AVA Cape Town
ABSTRACTION EXHIBITION Off the wall gallery Paarl
Working on a project with Truworths Social development trust teaching Township children.
ABSA KKNK NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL selected artist solo show
Invited lecturer UCT Summer School.

2007 Spencer Street Studio open exhibition resident artist.
These Four walls Gallery Cape Town solo show + group show
Working on a Teaching project with Truworths Social development trust
Cape Gallery, Beyond encryption exhibition.
These four walls Gallery Cape Town Groups how of prints and drawings.
Rust-en Vrede Gallery Durban ville. Cape Town festival exhibition curated by Theo Kleynhans
Association of visual arts Pretoria. St Sebatian exhibition group show
Solo exhibition CBD Protea Hotel the foreshore Cape Town. Sponsored by the Framing Factory.
Invited lecturer UCT summer school.
Group exhibition. Cape Gallery

Invited to Judge the South African Society of Artist Centenary Exhibition
Exhibition group show Cape Gallery.
Exhibition Selected Portraits Association of Visual Arts Cape Town.
Selected finalist for the Brett kebble awards National exhibition
The Lay of the Land and the Sea exhibition: The Cape Gallery
The Spearhead Project: An exhibition of abstract work jointly with Margot
Hiddingh, curated by Gail Dörje and the Cape Gallery
Truworths Social Development Trust Art facilitator/educator

Cape Gallery representation

Surf Art Exhibition: VEO Gallery, Cape Town
Absolute Secret: Association of Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town.
Members’ Exhibition: AVA, Cape Town
Solo Exhibition: The Devil’s Boyfriend’s Hairdresser, Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town
Truworths Social Development Trust Art facilitator/educator

Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town

2003-2004 West End Gallery, Soho London

1997-2003 Employed as a commissioned artist for London Contemporary Art
(fine-art publisher and corporate commissions)

1998 Solo Exhibition: The Edge, Soho, London

1997 “Introducing the New” curated by Ivan Tenant, E1 Gallery, London

1997 Group Exhibition: Diorama Gallery, London,

1996 Group Exhibition: Cut Gallery, London

1991-1996 Studied fine art painting and printmaking wimbledon

Robert Horn Papers, ADP Plastics, Northampton, England
Repsol Plastics, Denmark
Truworths, Cape Town, South Africa
Maizeys, Cape Town, South Africa
South African National Visual Arts Association
Le Papier du Port, art supplies, Cape Town, South Africa.
Framing Factory Cape Town
Fonds association WWpp Basel

Work in collections of

South Africa
National art collection south Africa
SANLAM collection
Private collections: South Africa USA, UK, SA, Europe, Australia

World wide

West End fine art Publishers Davie Florida

Adobe Software, London

Robert Horn ADP, Northampton

Royal Caribbean Cruises

P&O Cruises

ASK Restaurants London

Private collections: USA, UK, SA, Europe, Australia