CV

Summary of qualifications and education

 

  • 2019: Enrolled for a Bi-Lateral PhD in Visual Arts and Jewellery and Object Design at Stellenbosch University and Hasselt University/PXL MAD.

  • 2015: Magister in Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University MA(VA) Cum laude

  • 2011: Goldsmith’s Trade Test from the Mining Qualifications Authority.

  • 2005 – 2009: Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts (Creative Jewellery- and Metal Design) at the University of Stellenbosch With extra subjects: Psychology 114 and 144, English Studies 178 and Ancient Cultures 114 and 144

  • 2000 -- 2004: Bloemhof Girls High School, Stellenbosch

  • Achievements: Graduated with a distinction; eceived full cultural honours for choir and half academic honours

Employment History

 

  • 2016-Current: Stellenbosch University (Lecturer) – Full Time

2019: Acting coordinator of Creative Jewellery and Metal Design

2019: First year coordinator for Integrated Art and Design

2018: Curriculum development for short course in teacher’s development training in the arts in association with the WCED.

  • 2014-2016: Stellenbosch University (Jewellery junior lecturer/technician) – Full Time

  • 2012-2014: Stellenbosch University: part time lecturer in Creative Jewellery and Metal Design

  • 2012-2014: Beautiful Daze Goldsmith and Design (owner)

  • 2010 – 2012: David Bolding Goldsmith (apprentice goldsmith)

  • 2011: Freerange Jewels (sales assistant and in-house goldsmith)

  • December 2008- January 2009: Cape Cobra Leather craft (intern)

Awards

  • Winner of the South African Contemporary Jewellery Awards in March 2018 

I was awarded the first prize in the inaugural South African Contemporary Jewellery Awards for a series of work that took a satirical stance against unethical behavior in contemporary South African society, by way of visually referencing the seven deadly sins.

  • Runner up in the Jewellery category of the PPC cement Imaginarium Awards in May 2019

I was awarded the second position in the Jewellery category of the PPC Imaginarium awards for a ring that confronted the value of precious metals and gemstones, positioned against the devastating conditions and the cost of human life involved in the process of mining such minerals.

 

Curation

  • March 2018: Tinsel Gallery in Johannesburg

Intimate Encounters/Intieme ontmoeting:  A group exhibition of the graduate class of 2017 in Creative Jewellery and Object Design

  • October 2019: GUS Gallery in Stellenbosch            

Imagined spaces: A group exhibition of our current MA and undergraduate cohort as part of the South African Jewellery Week

Exhibitions

 

  • October 2019: San W Gallery/Studio , Shanghai, China

Exhibited as part of Now-Now; a group exhibition hosting the work of a select group of South African contemporary jewellery designers.

  • October 2019: Tinsel Gallery, Johannesburg

Exhibited as part of A Perfect pair ; a group exhibition hosting the work of a select group of South African contemporary jewellery designers.

  • June 2019: AVA gallery, Cape Town

Exhibited as part of the regional finalists for the PPC Imaginarium Awards in June 2019 hosting the work of an elite group of South African artists and designers.

  • May 2019: The University of Johannesburg Gallery, Johannesburg

Exhibited as part of the finalists for the PPC Imaginarium Awards in May 2019 hosting the work of an elite group of South African artists and designers.

  • March 201: AVA gallery, Cape Town

Exhibited as part of the regional selection exhibition for the PPC Imaginarium Awards in March 2019 hosting the work of a select group of South African artists and designers.

  • March 2019: FADA Gallery, Johannesburg

Exhibited as part of South African Contemporary Jewellery Awards in March 2019 hosting the work of a select group of South African contemporary jewellery designers.

  • November 2018: Tinsel Gallery, Johannesburg

Exhibited as part of En Masse ; a group exhibition hosting the work of a select group of South African contemporary jewellery designers.

  • Aug 2018 - Jan 2019: Triple Parade Biennial, Shanghai, China

Exhibited as part of a group of international jewellery designers who were specifically selected to participate in the 4th Triple Parade Exhibition in China.

  • March 2018: FADA Gallery, Johannesburg

Exhibited as part of South African Contemporary Jewellery Awards in March 2018 hosting the work of a select group of South African contemporary jewellery designers.

  • November 2017: Tinsel Gallery, Johannesburg

Exhibited as part of 100% NEW; a group exhibition hosting the work of a select group of South African contemporary jewellery designers.

  • November 2016: Tinsel Gallery, Johannesburg

Exhibited as part of Portrait; a group exhibition hosting the work of a select group of South African contemporary jewellery designers.

  • October 2015: Tinsel Gallery, Johannesburg

Exhibited as part of Fix; a group exhibition hosting the work of a select group of South African contemporary jewellery designers.

  • September 2015: Tinsel Gallery, Johannesburg

Solo exhibition entitled Fragmented Mnemonics. The exhibition was an extension of the research that I had done in order to obtain my MA(VA) degree in March 2015.

  • August 2015: Tinsel Gallery, Johannesburg

Exhibited as part of Precious Obsession; a group exhibition hosting the work of a select group of South African contemporary jewellery designers.

  • March 2015: Brundyn+ Project Space, Cape Town

Exhibited as part of Precious Obsession; a pop-up group exhibition hosting the work of a select group of South African contemporary jewellery designers.

  • March 2015: GUS, Stellenbosch

Exhibited as part of Grafen/Graven; an exhibition showcasing the work of the lecturing staff of Stellenbosch University’s Visual Arts Department.

  • January 2015: GUS, Stellenbosch

Solo exhibition entitled Fragmented Mnemonics showcased the work created to obtain my MA(VA) degree.

  • November 2014: RADAR, Cape Town

Exhibited as part of [ ] with fellow artists; Lucy Jane Turpin and Emma Keet.

  • February 2014: Design Indaba, Cape Town

Exhibited as part of Ethereal Material; a group exhibition hosting the work of a select group of lecturers and masters students of the Creative Jewellery Design and Metal Techniques Division of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Stellenbosch.

  • August 2013: PJ Olivier Art Centre, Stellenbosch

Exhibited as part of What If/Wat As; a group exhibition hosting the work of a select group of postgraduate students in Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University.

  • August 2012: GUS, Stellenbosch

Exhibited as part of I/O; a group exhibition hosting the work of select group of postgraduate students in Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University.

  • October-September, 2011: The Sasol Art Gallery, Stellenbosch

Exhibited as part of Dichotomies in Objects: Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch area.

  • January 23-April 3, 2011: National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis

Exhibited as part of Dichotomies in Objects: Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch area.

  • September 12 – October 31, 2010: The Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus

Exhibited as part of Dichotomies in Objects: Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch area.

  • July 1-July 31, 2010: Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco

Exhibited as part of Dichotomies in Objects: Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from the Stellenbosch area.

  • May 2008: The Gold of Africa Museum, Cape Town

Exhibited as part of the Stellenbosch University’s Inventions collection at the Gold of Africa Museum in Cape Town.

  • June-July 2009: Artisan Gallery, Durban

Exhibited as part of a ring expo in the Artisan Gallery in Durban.

  • Jewelex, Johannesburg

Exhibited as part of Stellenbosch University.

  • March 2009 & 2010: Design Indaba, Cape Town

Exhibited as part of Stellenbosch University.