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Gwenneth Miller is a visual art researcher and senior art lecturer at the Department Art and Music at the University of South Africa (Unisa). She has been involved in collaborative multi-faceted group projects as artist, curator and academic.
DLitt et Phil University of South Africa (2015)
MA (Fine Arts) University of Pretoria (1997)
HOD (n) University of the North-West (1985)
BA(BK) University of the North-West (1984)
Gwenneth Miller was appointed as art lecturer at Unisa in 1997, the same year in which she completed her Masters in Fine Art at the University of Pretoria. During the early lecturing years she initiated several local and African collaborative projects, such as the large scale projections for the play, “Die Verraaier” performed at the Aula (University of Pretoria), and the multimedia project “the Journey to Freedom Narratives”, performed at ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa. This project travelled to several museums in USA and empowered multiple rural communities, students and alumni.
Working in a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, installation and digital processes, she focused on intermediality and practice-led research during her Doctoral research. Her art often explores the reciprocity between people and objects of mediation.
She has been the recipient of various awards: Gregoire Boonzaier Prize for Painting as student (1983 & 1984), FNB Gold Award: the collaborative project the Journey to Freedom narratives (2004), Unisa Woman of the Year Nominee: for leadership and mentorship roles in relation to Women-in-the-Workplace (2007), a Unisa Women-in-research Award (2012), the meritorious Robin Aldwinckle bursary.and the award for Creative Output Excellence by Unisa (2021).
Miller participated in over 170 exhibitions and projects and her works are represented in private and public collections such as Absa, Telkom, Centurion City Council, UNISA, SAHMS, SASOL, NWU, The Art Bank (South Africa) and Pretoria Art Museum.