ARTIST CV

EDUCATION

  • 1967: Matriculated in the First Class, King Edward VII School, Johannesburg.
  • 1972: B.A. (English and Fine Art) University of the Witwatersrand.
  • 1972: H.E.D. Johannesburg College of Education.
  • 1976: B.A. (Hons.) (English Language and Literature) UNISA
  • 1977: B.A. (Fine Arts) UNISA
  • 1985: PhD University of Georgia, U.S.A.

    EMPLOYMENT

  • 1973 - 1975: Teacher, Jeppe High School for Boys, Johannesburg.
  • 1976 - 1978: Lecturer (Art Education) Johannesburg College of Education (J.C.E.)
  • 1978 - 1984: Senior Lecturer (Art Education) J. C. E.
  • 1985 - 1988: Associate Head of Department (Art) J. C. E.
  • 1989: Full-time artist, part-time lecturer in fine arts, Technikon Witwatersrand.
  • 1990: Senior Lecturer (Drawing) Technikon Witwatersrand.
  • 1991: Associate Director (Drawing) Technikon Witwatersrand
  • 1992 - 1994: Director (Fine Arts) Technikon Witwatersrand
  • 1994 (Third Term): Acting Dean, Faculty of Art and Design Technology, Technikon Witwatersrand
    Freelance Presenter for the SABCTV Cultural Program, Collage.
  • 1995 – 2000: Professor, Head of Department of Fine Arts, University of Stellenbosch.
  • 2001: Full-time artist (occasional part-time teaching in Art History, Port Elizabeth Technikon.
  • 2002 - present: Founded Greg Kerr Fine Art late 2001 and commenced workshops and classes in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth in 2002. Expanded to Plettenberg Bay in 2008. Full-time artist, private teaching and workshops.
  • 2008 (Fourth Term): Part-time lecturer in South African Art History, Department of Art and Design, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth.
  • 2010 - present: Research Associate in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
  • 2015: Opened the Greg Kerr Gallery in Prince Albert as a primary showcase for drawings and paintings.

    PUBLICATIONS

  • "Digby Hoets, Potter," Lantern, XXXIII, 2 April 1984, pp.22-9.
  • "The Death of Marat," Apelles - the Georgia Arts Journal, III,i, 1984, pp.42-5.
  • "Hermeneutics and Art Discourse: Implications for Teachers," PhD Dissertation, University of Georgia, University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michegan, 1985.
  • "The Strong, Silent Myth: Artists and Language," Lengwitch, I,ii, pp.5-9.
  • "Digby Hoets, Larger than Life," National Ceramics Quarterly, Spring, 1987, pp.25-7
  • "Wilma Cruise: Tying up Threads," Ceramics, October 1987, pp. 12-15.
  • "Three Poets, A Review of Recent Work by Francis Faller, Jeremy Gordin and Graham Walker," English Academy Review, V February 1988, pp. 175-188.
  • Philippa Hobbs, Monograph published privately on the occasion of the artist’s residency at the National Festival of the Arts, Grahamstown, June 1993.
  • Poems published in Carapace, 1996 and 1997.
  • "Die Kind Lig Sy Hand Teen sy Moeder: Young Afrikaners and the Art of Outrage," conference paper revised for The Big, Bad Bitterkomix Handbook, eds. Anton Kannemeyer and Conrad Botes, Jacana Books, 2006. pp. 130-139.
  • "Grayson Perry's The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman". Review for the South African Ceramics Quarterly, August 2015.
  • Judith Mason's The Mind’s Eye. Review for the South African Ceramics Quarterly, August, 2016.

    POEMS PUBLISHED IN CAPAPACE

  • No. 10. False Assumptions
  • No. 12 Brown
  • No. 99 Pilates
  • No. 101 Naval Gazing and Painter’s Block

    ARTWORK FOR PUBLICATIONS

  • Freelance Cartoonist under the pseudonym n.tharg for various publications but especially Nose and later Noseweek.
  • Cover and other illustrations for Dances in the Street by Graham Walker, Johannesburg, Hippogriff Press, 1988.
  • Cover illustration for Die Nes by Eleanor Baker: Human en Rousseau, Cape Town, 1994.
  • Illustrations for New Contrasts 24:4 December 1995.
  • Cover illustration for Verbeeldende Werklikheid by Eleanor Baker: Human en Rousseau, Cape Town, 1996.
  • Illustrations for The False Bay Cycle by Sue Clark: Firfield Press, Cape Town, 1996.
  • Illustration for Carapace July, 1997
  • Represented in A Directory of South African Artists and work illustrated on the cover of this publication. 1997.
  • Illustrations for Carapace, No’s 10, 12, 15, 44,
  • Cover Carapace 44
  • Cover Carapace 83 January 2011
  • Cover Carapace 84 March 2011
  • Cover Carapace

    PAPERS PRESENTED

  • "Metaphor and Meaning," Graduate Seminar, University of Stellenbosch, August 1997.
  • "Making Form, Making Meaning," Annual Conference of the South African Association of Art Historians, Stellenbosch, September, 1997.
  • "Die Kind Lig sy Hand teen sy Moeder" – Young Afrikaners and the Art of Outrage". Global Arts Beyond 2000 – International Conference for Higher Education in the Arts, October, 1999, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • "Hedgehogs in their barefoot way" With Liesel Hibbert. South African Journal of Art History Annual Conference, NMMU, June 2013

    RESEARCH FUNDING

  • Dean's Fund and National Research Council funding for the conference, Global Arts Beyond 2000 – International Conference for Higher Education in the Arts, October, 1999,
  • Awarded National Research Council seed funding for the establishment of a research unit in the Department of Fine Arts, Stellenbosch, concerned with the development of a clearing-house for data on contemporary South African artists. November 1999. Cancelled on resignation from the University of Stellenbosch.

    EXTERNAL EXAMINER’S REVIEWER'S AND MODERATOR'S DUTIES 1992-2007

  • External Examiner: Art History, University of Natal, 1992-94
  • Referee: Disputed Masters degree in Philosophy, University of Stellenbosch, 1995.
  • External Examiner, H.Dip. Ed. University of the Witwatersrand, 1994.
  • External Examiner, B.A. (Fine Arts) History of Art, Years 2 – 4, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 1993 – 1996.
  • External Examiner, B.A. (Fine Arts) Practical, Final Year, UNISA, 1995 – 1997.
  • External Examiner, M. Phil. Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, 1995.
  • External Examiner, M.A. (Fine Arts) University of the Witwatersrand, 1995.
  • External Examiner, M.F.A. Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, 1997
  • External Examiner, M A (Fine Arts) University of Natal, 1998
  • External Examiner, MFA University of Cape Town, 1998
  • External Examiner, MFA University of Cape Town, 1999
  • Referee, MFA Dispute, University of Cape Town, 1999.
  • External examiner for undergraduate re-submissions, University of Cape Town, February 2000
  • Appointed External Moderator to the Department of Industrial Design and Fine Arts, Makarere University, Kampala, Uganda, July 1998 – July 2000
  • External Examiner, MFA University of Cape Town, November 2000
  • External Examiner for N. Dip. and B. Tech. Port Elizabeth Technikon, November 2000.
  • Member with Prof. P. Skotnes (UCT) of two-person review committee for Department of Fine Arts, Rhodes University, November 2000.
  • External Examiner, MFA University of Cape Town, May, 2001.
  • External Moderator, University of Makarere, Kampala, Uganda, July, 2001 and July 2002..
  • External Examiner, M. Tech. Fine Arts, Technikon Port Elizabeth 2003
  • Member of Departmental Review Board, Michaelis School of Fine Art 2003
  • External Examiner undergraduate programmes, Port Elizabeth Technikon 2004
  • External Examiner, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, 2005
  • External Examiner, MFA University of Cape Town, November 2006
  • External Examiner, MFA University of Cape Town, April 2007
  • External Examiner, ND Final Year Art History, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, November 2007
  • External Examiner, B. Tech. Theory of Art Research Papers, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Mniversity, November, 2007
  • External Examiner, MFA University of Cape Town November 2008
  • Appointed Research Associate, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, October 2008
  • External Examiner, MA (FA) University of Johannesburg January 2010
  • External Examiner, MA (FA) Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 2011
  • External Examiner, MA (FA) Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 2013
  • External Examiner, MA (FA) Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 2013
  • External Examiner, MA (FA) Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 2014
  • External Examiner, MA (FA) Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 2014
  • External Examiner, MA (FA) Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 2015

    JURY MEMBERSHIP

  • 2009: Eastern Cape Institute of Architects Regional Awards
  • 2011: NMMU Biennial Award
  • 2011: Friends of the NMMM Skin exhibition
  • 2013: Selection for "Modern Miniatures" ART Gallery, P.E.
    Selection for Eastern Cape "New Signatures" June
    Selection for ArtEc Juried Exhibition, June
  • 2014: NMMU Biennial June
    New Signatures, Pretoria AVA August
    Wish You Were Here, Port Elizabeth September
  • 2015: New Signatures, Port Elizabeth Regional Selection, July

    EXHIBITIONS (SOLO AND SELECTED GROUP SHOWS)

    1967: New Signatures Exhibition SAAA Gallery Church Square, Pretoria.

    1982: Solo exhibition, Beuster-Skolimowski Gallery, Pretoria.

    1983:

  • Solo exhibition, Beuster-Skolimowski Gallery, Pretoria
  • Solo exhibition (drawings) Carriagehouse Gallery, Johannesburg

    1984: Solo exhibition, Beuster-Skolimowski Gallery, Pretoria.

    1985: Solo exhibition, Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg.

    1987: Group exhibition, Vita Art Now, Johannesburg Art Gallery.

    1988: Group exhibition, with Geoffrey Armstrong and Claire Gavronsky, Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg.

    1989: Group exhibition, Women, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.

    1992: Solo exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.

    1994: Group exhibition, Habitations, Newtown Gallery, Johannesburg.

    1996:

  • Group exhibition, Stellenbosch University Staff and Masters Students, Johannes Stegmann Gallery, University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, July-August.
  • One day show of paintings, Natale Labia Museum, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 21 July.
  • Group exhibition, Gregory Kerr and Friends, U.S. Museumgalery, Dorpstraat, Stellenbosch, August - September.
  • Group exhibition, Stellenbosch University Staff, Association of Arts Gallery, Church Street, Cape Town, September.
  • Group exhibition, Participants in the Annual Conference of the South African Association of Art Historians, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch, September.
  • Knysna Fine Art, Knysna: Group exhibition; Strydom Gallery, George : Group exhibition; Visual Arts Gallery, Church St., Cape Town: Exhibition of work by members of the Department of Fine Arts, University of Stellenbosch.
  • Solo exhibition, Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town, November.
  • Solo exhibition Dorp Street Gallery: 27October to 27 November.
  • Bellville Art Gallery: Canvas, November, Informal Forms:
  • Group exhibition, U.S. Gallery, Stellenbosch. (Till January 20, 2000)

    2000:

  • Group exhibition: Lights Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch, October.
  • Group exhibition, Summer Show, Strydom Gallery, George, November – January 2001.
  • Group Exhibition, 2000, Chelsea Gallery, Wynberg, Cape Town, December – January 2001

    2001:

  • Group exhibition, Easter Exhibition, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch, March-April.
  • Group exhibition, Winter Show, Strydom Gallery, George, June-July.
  • Group exhibition, PE Technikon Staff and Students, National Festival of the Arts, Grahamstown, Carinus Art Centre, Grahamstown, 28 June – 8 July.
  • Group exhibition, Equus, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch, August.
  • Solo exhibition, Cuyler Street Gallery, Port Elizabeth, November,
  • Group exhibition, Summer Show, Strydom Gallery, George, November – January,
  • Group Exhibition, Under the Southern Cross, Chelsea Gallery, Wynberg, Cape Town, December – January
  • Group Exhibition, Auction for St George’s School, Ron Belling Gallery, Port Elizabeth, November.

    2002:

  • Group Exhibition The Vuselela Project: National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, Albany Museum
  • Group Exhibition, Cuyler Street Gallery Port Elizabeth: March and August
  • Solo exhibition, EPSAC Gallery, Port Elizabeth, August
  • Solo exhibition, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch, October 19 till November 13
  • Group Exhibitoin. Chelsea Gallery, Wynberg, Cape Town,
  • Group Exhibition. Strydom Gallery Summer Exhibition, George, Western Cape.

    2003:

  • Group Exhibition Cuyler St Gallery
  • Solo Exhibition, Chelsea at 34 Gallery, Darling, W. Cape. July
  • Group Exhibition, Strydom Gallery Summer Exhibtion, George, Western Cape
  • Group Exhibition, Changes, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum August – February.

    2004:

  • Solo Exhibition Zuva Gallery, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, February
  • Group Exhibition, Cuyler St Gallery, Port Elizabeth, March
  • Group Exhibition, Gallery Sharon, Somerset West, Decemher.

    2005:

  • Group Exhibitions at Textures Gallery and Cuyler Street Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
  • Solo Exhibition Dorp Street Gallery August – September. This exhibition travelled to Johannesburg (More Gallery) in October.
  • Bellville Municipal Gallery, Art of the Portrait Group Exhibition. December

    2006:

  • Bellville Municipal Gallery Art of the Portrait December – January 2007
  • Group exhibition, Cuyler St Gallery, Port Elizabeth, July
  • Solo Exhibition, Gordart Gallery, Johannesburg October
  • Group Exhibitions at Cuyler Street Gallery and Textures Gallery, Port Elizabeth
  • Self Portraits exhibition, Chelsea Gallery, Darling

    2007:

  • Group exhibition, No Names Cuyler Street Gallery
  • Group exhibition at I-Art Gallery, Cape Town
  • Group exhibition, 1x1 at Cuyler Street Gallery
  • Solo exhibition, "Five Decades", Ron Belling Gallery, Port Elizabeth, 20 September till 30 October

    2008:

  • Solo exhibition "Five Decades" I-Art Gallery, Cape Town, 21 February till 9 March
  • Solo exhibition "Five Decades" David Brown Gallery, Johannesburg, April - May
  • Group Exhibition "No Signatures" Cuyler St Gallery, P.E., May 27
  • Group exhibition, "Positive", Sun City, June
  • Group Exhibition, Summer I-Art Gallery, Cape Town November – December
  • Group Exhibition, Summer Strydom Gallery, George, November – January 2009

    2009: Group Exhibition, Summer Strydom Gallery, George, November

    2010:

  • Solo Exhibition "Strange Acquaintances" White River Gallery, Casterbridge, December
  • Group Exhibition "Expressions" Ron Belling Gallery, PE July
  • Group Exhibition "Four Artists" Bamboo Gallery, Johannesburg, November
  • Group Exhibition, Summer Strydom Gallery, George, November – January 2010

    2011:

  • Group Exhibition, "Responses" Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum, January
  • Solo Exhibition "Strange Acquaintances" David Brown Gallery, Sandton Square, May
  • Group Exhibition "Skin" Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum June
  • Group Exhibition "200 Eastern Cape Artists" Athenaeum Gallery, P.E. June
  • Staff and Alumni Juried Exhibition Nelson Manela Metropolitan Museum, June
  • Dual Exhibition with Jacques Dhont IS Gallery, Quartier Francaise, Franschhoek, October

    2012:

  • Group Exhibition "Xpressions" Anthony Harris Gallery and then National Festival of the Arts, Grahamstown. June - July
  • Group Exhibition, Summer Strydom Gallery, George, November – January 2013

    2013:

  • Solo Exhibition "Double Agendas", William Humphreys Art Gallery, March – May
  • Group Exhibition "Klip en Klei", Breytenbach Gallery, Wellington, April - June
  • Group Exhibition: "Dialogues 2013. Orangerie Exhibition Center of French Senate, Paris 5 - 16 June.
  • Group Exhibition "Modern Miniatures", ART Gallery, Port Elizabeth. June then on to National Festival of the Arts, Grahamstown, July.
  • Solo Exhibition, "Portraits" Boomtown Gallery, Port Elizabeth (National Arts Festival Fringe), June - July

    2014:

  • Group Exhibition Bamboo Gallery, Johannesburg July
  • Solo Exhibition ("Survivors") Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth, August - September
  • Group Exhibition IS Gallery, Franschhoek August – September

    2015:

  • "Wish you were here" Touring Exhibition. May – July
  • "Karoo" Touring Exhibition May till end of 2015
  • MARCH 2015 Opened Greg Kerr Art Gallery in Prince Albert, W. Cape. Gallery is currently dedicated to own work.
  • 3 separate Solo exhibitions in March, May and August, 2015
  • Group exhibitions Kimberley, Nieu Bethesda, Graaff Reinet

    2016:

  • Solo Exhibition (‘Remote Associates’) Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville. 2 - 26 February.
  • Group exhibitions at Grande Provence Gallery, Knysna Fine Art and GFI Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
  • Five works waiting exhibition in Holland via IS Gallery, Franschhoek (details not yet available)

    COLLECTIONS

  • Johannesburg College of Education
  • Anglo American Corporation
  • Sandton Art Foundation
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of the Free State
  • Telkom
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • Nelson Mandela Foundation
  • William Humphreys Gallery, Kimberley
  • University of the Witwatersrand

    AWARDS

  • 1987: Witwatersrand Council of Education Major Overseas Scholarship (The Whitmore Richards Scholarship)
  • 1983: Olivetti-Rugantino Award (Painting and Drawing)

    PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • Member of the South African Association of Art Historians 1994-2000
  • Member of the Watch Committee, South African Monuments Council. (Now the Heritage Objects Committee)
  • 1997-2000: Member of the Matriculation Board and Chairman of the Committee for the Arts.

    REFEREE FOR PUBLICATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

    Articles

  • Author withheld: "The Johannesburg Biennales, 1975 and 1907: A reflection of Contemporary South African Art?" De Arte.
  • Sandra Klopper: "I respect custom, but I am not a tribalist: the ANC/CONTRALESA alliance and 'Designer Tradition' in 1990's South Africa." South African Historical Journal.
  • Michael Godby: "Dismantling the symbolic structure of Afrikaner nationalism: Gideon Mendel's Beloofde Land photographs (1989). South African Historical Journal.

    Promotions/tenure

  • Prof. Gavin Younge, Univesity of Cape Town, Professor, 1999
  • Mr Ian Calder, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Associate Professor, 1999
  • Ms Juliette Armstrong, University of Natal, Associate Professor, 1998
  • Ms Juliette Armstrong, University of Natal, Senior Lecturer, 1996
  • Adjudicator: Senior Researcher, Ms Juliette Armstrong, University of Natal.
  • Prof. Terrence King, Senior professorship, University of Natal, 1998
  • Mr Karel Nel, University of the Witwatersrand, Senior Lecturer, 1993.