Exhibiting History, Awards, Supervision History

Solo and Group exhibitions

(a selection from over 160 projects)

Artworks are represented in private and public collections, such as ABSA, Telkom, Centurion City Council, University of the North-West, UNISA, South African Military Health Services (SAMHS), SASOL and Pretoria Art Museum.

2009 - 2020

2020, November.  Apart/A Part. Group exhibition curated by Laurette de Jager. ArtB Gallery, The Arts Association of Bellville, Cape

2020, September: FOLDS AND FAULTS. An Exhibition by African Women Artists Examining Identity, Culture and Heritage. An online exhibition curated by Carol Brown and Zinhle Khumalo for UFS Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/CE6WbCqFDLR/?igshid=inbao15hbf1g

2020 September: Enfolding. Solo exhibition. Pretoria Art Association

2020, April: Freedom day in lockdown , ouoftheCUBE  online exhibition https://www.outofthecube.online/freedom-day-in-lockdown

2020, March: Recent Acquisitions, Unisa Art Collection, Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria.

2019, Sept: UNISA Staff Exhibition, Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria.

2019, March:To make – a tribute. 25th birthday exhibition of the KKNK, curated by Elfriede Dreyer. Outshoorn.

2018, Jun: Landscapes, curated by Johan Myburg, Main exhibition of Innibos Lowveld National Arts Festival, Mbombela Civic Centre, Nelspruit.

2017, Oct: Sticky TIME, Rooftop IX, St Lorient Gallery, Pretoria.

2017, Sept: Kakotopia, curated by Derek Zietsman, UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg.

2017, March: Uncover the city, curated by Megan Botha, Van Abbehuis Gallery, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

2016: Aardklop Arts Festival, curated by Martie Botha, Snowflake Building, Potchefstroom.

2016, July: OutoftheCUBE group, curated by Mandy Conidaris, Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg.

2013: Dialogues 2013, curated by Pieter van den Heever, Orangerie, Paris.

2011: EAST AFRICA ART BIENNALE, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

2010: Co-curator Land: diversity and Unity, Hyderabad, India.

2009: Dystopia: curated by Elfriede Dreyer & Jacob Lebeko, Pretoria, Johannesburg & Oliewenhuis Museum.

2003 - 2008

2008: International Film Festival: Journey to Freedom Narratives, Middlebury College, USA, International Film Festival, Athens, Greece, 6th flEXiff, Sydney, Australia.

2005- 2008: Weavings of War Fabrics of Memory, travelling exhibition USA, curated by Michigan State University.

2007 The Journey to Freedom narratives DVD: conceptual director and assistant publisher.   Designer of the DVD cover. Project manager.

2007 Part of the core team developing the Journey to Freedom narratives publication: collation of all archival material, conceptualising, writing, layout and proofreading.

2004 July and September: 3 Performance with UNISA Melodia Chorale with multimedia   projection of digital animations created from embroideries, at ZA Matthews Hall, UNISA, Pretoria. Project manager.

2003 April: Stage decor for Die Verraaier. 3 performances at The Aula, UP, Pretoria. Digital Art projection presented simultaneously with performance and choir music.  Also design the costumes, poster, pamphlet and programme for this musical performance.

​2003 – 2007: The Journey to Freedom narratives.

Initiator and director the Multimedia project, which included collaboration with Boitumelo, Intuthuko, digital artists and the UNISA Melodia Chorale. The project includes embroidery from empowerment projects led by Celia de Villiers, Wendy Ross and Erica Luttich. 

Part of the Broader UNISA-Mississippi Project.

Visit the University of Mississippi, USA on invitation, 2003, with Thembela Vokwana, conductor, UNISA Melodia Chorale.

Conceptual director of 12 animations, working with a team of 7 artists.

2000 - 2001

2001 Sept: Art on Paper, Melville, Johannesburg.

2001 Sept: Art and the Land, UNISA.

2001 July: Manuscript 3 part of Wordfest, Grahamstown Art Festival.

2000 Nov: Weft & Warp' 70 South African Artists, The Civic Gallery, Johannesburg. 

2000 Oct: Duo show, CROSS-CUT CRISS-CROSS, with Karin Lijnes at Millennium Gallery, Pretoria.



2012 : UNISA Women-in-Research Award in the category: Developing Researcher.

2010 & 2015: Long Service awards, Unisa.

2007: UNISA’s nominee in Arts and Culture, for the Checkers Woman of the year (nominated by Prof Kilfoil)

2008: UNISA Woman of the Year Nominee: In recognition of personal, leadership and mentorship roles in relation to Women-in-the-Workplace, Unisa Women’s forum

2004: Gold award for the project Journey to Freedom Narratives at FNB Craft Now.

1991: Financial Award from Potchefstroom University, youth ambassador residency, Taiwan

1983 & 1984: Gregoire Boonzaier Bursary for best student art. Category: Best Painting.


PhD (with a focus on practice-led research)

University of Stellenbosch 2016, 2021

University of Pretoria 2021


University of Witwatersrand, 2008, 2012, 2015

University of Cape Town 2015, 2016

University of Free State: 2010, 2016, 2019

University of Pretoria: 2001, 2007, 2017


Open Window Art Academy 2017, 2018

Greenside Design Center: 2009, 2010


University of Pretoria 2010; 2012          

University of Free State: 2011, 2013

Upcoming Exhibitions

2021, September: Romantic Gothic, Group exhibition curated by Elfriede Dreyer, EDG2020 Gallery, Kyalami, Midrand

2021:  Affies 100 Year Exhibition, Group exhibition curated by Artcoza for The Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria in celebration of their 100 year anniversary.

2021, July. Folds and Faults, curated by Carol Brown and Zinhle Khumalo, as part of the Vryfees Art Festival, Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery, University of the Free State (UFS), Bloemfontein