I am a South African artist with a special interest in the teaching and learning. I am a feminist, mother, artist, activist and teacher. I make work in drawing, painting, sculpture and film. In 2020 I obtained an MA in Fine Arts with distinction from Wits University with a research project that investigated experiential pedagogy, desires for becoming, belonging and loving, using ‘showing by doing’ in spaces of teaching and learning. I have taught visual art and production design on both secondary and tertiary level, I have a PGCE ,and am registered with the South African Council for Educators ( SACE).
I am proudly represented by Guns and Rain, a contemporary art gallery that is focused on socio-political issues and African histories – both collective and personal. Guns and Rain support emerging African artists from 6 African countries (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland/Eswatini, Nigeria).
In early 2022 I was artist-in-residence at the Nirox Foundation. The residency culminated in a solo exhibition at the NIROX Sculpture Park. In March2022 I showed a newly commissioned sculptural work, Night Crumple, at the Spier Light Art Festival curated by Vaughn Sadie and Jay Pather. after this I spent 4 months at the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve as an artist-in-residence and guest of the Tswalu Foundation and will present a solo exhibition of work born through the residency with Everard Read Gallery in November 2023.
After 30 years living in Johannesburg, I moved to Cape Town, South Africa in September 2022 after a fire destroyed both my home and studio. I am finding my feet and want to thank my friends, family, collectors and collaborators for their ongoing and genrous support of my person and career.
Photo by Kevin Sawyer for BMW South Africa.