IAN ROBERT MARLEY
Basie Yssel, Ian Marley, Guy du Toit and Carl Jeppe

International Dialling Cell: +2782 4956 307
Email: ian@stellenboschacademy.co.za
www.ianmarley.co.za


BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Born on the 7 July 1965 in Gibraltar. Moved to South Africa in 1969.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2014: PhD History of Art: North-West University.

1999 - 2001: Masters Degree: Technologiae Fine Art: (Cum Laude) Vaal Triangle Technikon.

Dissertation title: The State of Digital Imaging at Fine Art Departments at South African Technikons.
An exhibition of practical work formed part of the study. This exhibition consisted of large-scale drawings, large-scale digital prints and a 3D environment produced in 3D-studio max.

1990 - 1991: National Higher Diploma in Fine Art (Drawing Major). Vaal Triangle Technikon.

1987 - 1989: National Diploma in Fine Art (Printmaking Major). Vaal Triangle Technikon.

AWARDS

  • Creative verka for creative outputs: North-West University.2012
  • Craft Icon Award, North-West Crafts institute.2011
  • NAC funding awarded for the “ Transgressions and Boundaries of the Page” project.2009
  • Itou award for creative outputs. 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Fine Art Aardvark finalist: Aardklop. 2003
  • Vice-Chancellor and Rector’s award: Best Masters student (Faculty of Humanities) and Academic honours award (Faculty of Humanities). 2001.
  • Research stimulation grant: Vaal Triangle Technikon. 2001
  • Vaal Triangle Research Committee: Grant to curate an exhibition entitled: Digital Directions at the first South African Printmaking Conference, Grahamstown, South Africa. 1998
  • Vaal Triangle Research Committee: Grant for 2-week investigation into the state of digital imaging at Fine Art Departments and individual artists in the UK, 1997.
  • Best overall student in Fine Art. 1988. Academic bursary. 1988
  • Best overall student Fine Art. 1989

    WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • 2015: Academic Head, Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography.
  • 2006 - 2014: Senior Lecturer, Graphic Design: School of Communications: North-West University.
  • 2004 - 2005: Digital Navigator: Vega School of Brand Communication.
  • 2003: Senior Lecturer, Multimedia: Department of Visual Arts and Design, Vaal Triangle Technikon.
  • 1997 - 2003: Senior Lecturer, Drawing and Digital media: Department of Fine Art, Vaal Triangle Technikon.
  • 1993 - 1996: Lecturer in Printmaking, Drawing, and History of Art, Technikon Free State.
  • 1992: Part-time Lecturer in Printmaking, Drawing, Vaal Triangle Technikon.
  • 1990 - 1991: Technician, Fine Art Department, Vaal Triangle Technikon.

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

    (CONFERENCES/ PAPERS/ PRINT PORTFOLIOS/ WORKSHOPS)

    International papers presented

  • 2012: Transgression and Boundries of the Page: South African artists books: Design practices and principles conference: University of Los Angeles
  • 2011: Tracking Creative Creatures: Tacit knowledge management in the practice based research context. Design practices and principles conference: Rome
  • 2007: Dyslexia the hidden truth : Visual literacy conference, Oxford University, United Kingdom.
  • 2003: ‘Stationary Traveler: Virtual reality as Fine Art practice’, CADE 2003: Computers in Art and Design Education, University of Hull, United Kingdom.

    Local papers presented

  • 2014: Practice-led research: Faculty Research theme workshop Pretoria University
  • 2014: Dyslexia a personal perspective: Dyslexia conference: Bellvista school: South Africa
  • 2009: Tracking Creative Creatures: an interdisciplinary investigation into the creative process: University of Johannesburg
  • 2008: Confesions of a “want to be children’s book illustrator”: Children’s literature conference : Potchefstroom : South Africa
  • 2007: Conversions of a want to be children’s book illustrator : Children’s literature conference : Potchefstroom : South Africa
  • 2004: Sins of the father: Cyber self : The Art Historians conference: Durban.
  • 2001: ‘Virtually pondering Parys’ The Art Historians conference, Durban.
  • 1999: Digital Doodle Do: The Art Historians conference: Pietermaritzburg.
  • 1998: New directions in printmaking: New Ground common ground: First South African printmaking Conference: Grahamstown.

    Panellist:

  • 1998: "New Directions in Printmaking." New Ground common ground: First South African printmaking Conference: Grahamstown
  • 1997: Computers in Art and Design Education , Derby, UK.

    Articles published

  • 1998: ‘The Art Educaters Paper’: New curricula for the Vaal Triangle Technikon..
  • 1997: Work published in: Printmaking in a transforming South Africa (P.Hobbs & E. Rankin. 1997)
  • 2003: Registered Artifact.
  • 2004 : Three articles in Engine magazine

    Curator of the following exhibitions and print portfolios:

  • 2007 : Creative creature exhibition : Aardklop national arts festival
  • 1998: 'Digital directions', at the first South African printmaking Conference, Grahamstown. This exhibition was comprised of work South African Printmakers in which traditional and digital media were combined..
  • 1996 “Print portfolio”, Portsmouth University, U.K. and Virginia University, U.S.A. and four South African Fine Art Institutions.
  • 1995: Print portfolio: Print exchange 95, Six South African Fine Art Institutions.

    Workshops:

  • 1998–2005: Presented numerous graphic design drawing/illustration workshops at Pretoria University, Natal University, Pretoria Technikon and Vega .
  • 2000: Presented layout design workshops, Vega, School of Brand Advertising.
  • 2000–2003: External moderator in Graphic design drawing / illustration at Pretoria Technikon, Open Window and North West University.

    External moderator

  • 1999 – 2008 : Pretoria Technikon: Vaal University of Technology : Vega the Brand Communication School

    COLLECTIONS

  • New constitutional court
  • Tathum Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
  • Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
  • Durban Art Museum
  • William Humphries Art Museum, Kimberley
  • Numerous private collections

    EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2013: Collateral: Aardklop Potchefstroom.
  • 2012: Solo exhibition: Hot cross nuns and other visual puns: North-West University gallery.
  • 2011: ABSA: Artist book exhibition KK&K art festival.
  • 2011: Minor matters exhibition: Volksblad Art festival: Bloemfontein.
  • 2011: Leonard Cohen : Altar piece exhibition: Aardklop Potchefstroom.
  • 2010: Transgressions and Boundaries of the Page exhibition: Potchefstroom, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg.
  • 2010: 2012 group exhibition: artspace: Johannesburg.
  • 2009: Landscape by design: Solo exhibition: ABSA Towers: Johannesburg.
  • 2007: Creative creatures exhibition, Aardklop.
  • 2007: Draft group drawing exhibition, Johannesburg University Gallery.
  • 2007: Blind spot solo exhibition, Artspace, Johannesburg.
  • 2006: Book with digital interface group exhibition, Aardklop, Potchefstroom.
  • 2006: 40 by 40 group exhibition, KKNK Art Festival.
  • 2006: Print commissioned for the MTN print portfolio celebrating 30 since the Soweto Uprising.
  • 2005: 4 person exhibition with Diane Victor, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein.
  • 2005: Group show, Aardklop, Potchefstroom.
  • 2004: Brett Kebble exhibition.
  • 2004: Group show, NSA Gallery, Durban.
  • 2004: Group show, art space, Johannesburg.
  • 2004: Solo exhibition, Godart Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • 2003: Group show, Godart Gallery Johannesburg.
  • 2003: Group show, Aardklop, Potchefstroom.
  • 2003: Sasol Wax Art competition.
  • 2003: Group Show: Drawing exhibition Minds eye gallery, Pretoria.
  • 2003: Kempton Park Tembisa, Art competition.
  • 2003: Group show at the Afrikaans word festival, Stellenbosh.
  • 2002: Group show: Drawing exhibition, Gallery 88, Sasolburg.
  • 2002: Kempton Park Tembisa, Art competition.
  • 2002: Ex-libris 5th International Ex-Libris Exhibition, Rijeka, Croatia.
  • 2001: Solo exhibition, Millenium gallery, Pretoria.
  • 2001: 2 person exhibition with Diane Victor, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein.
  • 2001: Framed – group exhibition, Open Window, Pretoria.
  • 2001: 2 person exhibition with Diane Victor, Jack Heath Art Museum, Pietermaritzburg.
  • 2001: Solo exhibition, Technorama, Vereeniging.
  • 2001: Kempton Park Tembisa Art competition.
  • 2001: Ex-libris 4th International Ex-Libris Exhibition, Rijeka, Croatia.
  • 2000: Address-redress, Print-exchange, Oliewenhuis Art museum, Bloemfontein.
  • 1999: South African Art in Belgium.
  • 1999: 2nd Internasional Ex-Libris Exhibition - 50th Anniversary of the Council of Europe, Rijeka, Croatia.
  • 1997 -1998: Print Portfolio: "Images of Human Rights", U.K. and U.S.A. Various exhibitions.
  • 1997: 4th Triennale Mondrale, d'setampes petit format Chamalieres, France
  • 1996: Print Portfolio, Portsmouth University, U.K. and Virginia University, U.S.A.
  • 1998: Digital directions, New Ground common ground, First South African printmaking Conference.
  • 1998: Button Exhibition, Civic Theater,Johannesburg.
  • 1998: Playing with the present, Potchefstroom.
  • Volkskas Atelier Art Competition. 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999. 2000
  • 1998: Process exhibition: The process of combining traditional and digital media, Bloemfontein.
  • 1998: Human Rights Portfolio, Settlers Monument, Grahamstown.
  • 1998: Printexchange '98, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
  • 1997: A little big thing, Sally Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • 1996: Images of Human Rights, Durban National Art Gallery, Cape Town National Art Gallery, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein.
  • 1995: Raptor Exhibition, Oliewenhuis Art Museum.
  • 1995: The walls sing, Grahamstown.
  • 1995: Print Exchange.
  • 1994: Trees and Angels, SAAA.
  • 1993: Momentum Life.
  • 1996: Portfolio 1996, Johannes Stegmann Gallery, UOVS.
  • Lecturer's Exhibition, Oliewenhuis Art museum, 1993 & 1995.
  • 1994: 3-Man show, Sasolburg, Gallery 88.
  • Rolfes Impressions (1989, 1990,1991)
  • Sol Plaatjies (1989, 1990,1991)
  • 1991: 2-Man show, Goldfields Gallery, Vaal Triangle Technikon.
  • New Signatures Art Competition, 1990, 1991.
  • 1989: 3-Man show, Goldfields Gallery, Vaal Triangle Technikon.