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1949: Born in Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa.
1970: Exhibited first in South Africa Serigraphic Exhibition, University of South Africa.
1971: Completed National Diploma in Art, Sculpture Major with honours at Pretoria College for Advanced Technical Education. Exhibited South African Association of Arts "New Signatures" exhibition, Pretoria. First prize, painting and graphics.
1972: Appointed Technical Assistant at Pretoria College for Advanced Technical Education, Depart of Art and Design. Gained experience in sculpture, graphic printmaking, ceramics and textile printing. Exhibited South African Association of Arts "New Signatures" exhibition, Pretoria. First prize, sculpture.
1973: Completed National Art Teacher' Diploma at Pretoria College for Advanced Technical Education. Printmaking Mafor - with distiction.
Exhibited (joint show with W. Koch) at South African Association of Arts, Pretoria.
Exhibited Art South Africa Today, Durban, South Africa, Institute of Architects Award for sculpture. (Judge P. Vogelpoel MBE, organiser Tate Gallery, London Part-time teaching, Pretoria College for Advanced Technical Education.
1974: Appointed full time lecturer, Pretoria College for Advanced Technical Education. NSA Gallery Durban (Exhibited one-man exhibition) AFROX (African Oxygen) Weldart Open Category Award
1975:Exhibited AFROX Weldart Competition, Johannesburg. Daily News Study/Travel Award at SA Today (Judge - Clement Greenburg, Critic, New York)
1976: Commission of Abattoir Commissioner's new headquaters, Pretoria. (unbuilt due to lack of funds)
1977: Exhibited South African Art in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia), Harare (then Salisbury) and Bulawayo. AFROX Metal Art - Joint Award - Open Category Appointed to Board of E.L.C. Art Centre Rorkes Drift - Natal (up to 1981)
1979: Completed National Higher Diploma in Sculpture with distinction at Pretoria Technikon (title-An Investigation of Real and Implied Space in Sculpture). AFROX Metal Art - Cape Town - Invitation Category Award
1980: Exhibited (joint show with J. Moolman) at the Gertrude Posel Gallery - University of the Witwatersrand 5 Sculptors - Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Grahamstown Festival Durban Arts '80 - Award (Judge: Sir Anthony Caro) Conducted Sculpture Workshop - University of Pretoria
1981: Travelled Britain, Europe and the USA. Commissioned sculpture, National Gallery, Cape Town.
1982: AFROX Sculpture Bursary. Travelled Britain and the USA Finalist-Standard Bank Sculpture Competition, Johannesburg. Promoted to Senior Lecturer - Pretoria Technikon.
1983: One-Man Exhibition at Pretoria Art Museum. National Gallery - Cape Town, Johannesburg Arts Gallery Attended Triangle Artists Workshop, Mashomac N.Y. USA Exhibited Pretoria Arts Festival and Orange Free State Arts Association (by invitation). BMW Project launch exhibition-Jhb
1984: Exhibition of SA Art is embassies for the Dep. of National Education, Britain and Germany. Exhibited-SA Art at Michaelhouse, summer exhibition at Atelje Cabo, Gordon's Bay, Exhibited UNISA, Technikon group staff exhibition Ivan Solomon Gallery.
1985: Tributaries Exhibition - BMW Exhibition to Germany Commission of Telemecanique SA. Exhibited group sculpture exhibition, Windhoek Arts Association.
1986: Commissioned by Mobil Oil SA. Two four-storey mobiles for Mobil Court Cape. Rembrandt Cape Town Triennial (Exhibited)
1987: Guest Artist Triangle Artists Workshop Mashomack, N.Y. USA. Exhibited Technikon staff exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum.
1990: Part-time lecturer Pretoria University.
1991: "Tendencies L'Art Contemporainen Afrique Du Sud"- Paris (Exhibited) Cape Town Triennal (Exhibited) Exhibited opening exhibition "Passages and Transitions" Newtown Galleries, Jhb.
1992: Exhibited 19 Artists exhibition, University of Pretoria. Exhibited Pretoria Painters and sculptors, Pretoria Art Museum. Exhibited Technorama Exhibition, Vereeniging. Exhibited Kempton Park art exhibition. Examiner Pretoria University Art Dep. Head of Dep., Foundation year-Pta Technikon.
1993: SA Art in Taipei - exchange exhibition (Exhibited) "Passages and Transitions": Recalled, Newtown Galleries, Jhb (Exhibited). Intimations of Millenium - Newtown Galleries (Exhibited). Juror:- New Signatures competition; -Arts Alive exhibition WHPS; -PPC competition Pta. Examiner, Pta University Art Dep.
1994: Head of Dep. Fine Arts, Ceramic and Jewellery Design. Exhibited - Kempton Park. Juror - Volkskas atelier award. Visited - Art Dep. in England and Ireland.
1995: Images of Metal - Grahamstown Arts Festival, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria. Attended course in glass forming, Woverhampton University, England. Organizer:- first Professional Sculptor workshop and third National Sculptor symposium at Technikon Pta. Exhibited at ABSA Gallery - Pta artists at Jhb Biennale.
1996: Instituted Glass Design and Technology Research Project at Technikon Pretoria. Secured substantial funding for the project from Consol Limited and Centre for Science Development. External Moderator - Johannesburg Art Foundation. Negotiated staff-student academic link with Wolverhampton University, UK. Exhibited on "Boxes" show at Centurion. Exhibited on Pta Lecturers Exhibition, Centurion Gallery.
1997: SERTEC Evaluation Committee Member for Fine Arts Organizer - Second Professional Sculptors Workshop at Pretoria Technikon. Juror and Opening Arts Alive Exhibition WHPS. External Moderator - Johannesburg Art Foundation. Exhibited at Centurion Gallery and DSG Arts Expo.
1998: Curator - SA Sculpture Today at Klein Karoo Arts Festival Oudshoorn. Exhibited at Klein Karoo Kunstefees Oudshoorn Delivered a paper at Design Education Forum, Port Elizabeth Technikon. Title: Issues surrounding access and articulation to specialized design education areas.
1999 - present: Began MA(FA) study as a scholarship student at University of Wolverhampton, UK. Study Title: The liturgical object as a basis for subjective sculptural solutions. Within this study a project was negotiated, which encompasses the origination and construction of a shrine to St Chad at Lichfield Cathedral. This is to replace a shrine destroyed in 1540 by King Henry VIII.

Instituted a research project in Platinum jewellery Design and Manufacture within the jewellery program. This project will concertrate on the development of design methodology for platinum jewellery and volume production possibilities. This project is supported by the Platinum mining industry, and the National Research Foundation.

Public Commissions and Collections:

  • South African National Gallery, Cape Town
  • Johannesburg Art Gallery
  • Durban Art Museum
  • Pretoria Art Museum
  • Pietersburg Municipal Collection
  • Technikon Pretoria
  • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg
  • University of Pretoria
  • Randse Afrikaanse University, Johannesburg
  • Potchefstroom University
  • Human Sciences Research Council. Pretoria
  • Sanlam Insurance Company
  • South African Department of National Education
  • Telemechanique South Africa
  • Mobil Oil of Southern Africa
  • Private collections in South Africa, Europe and the United Stated of America
  • Triangle Trust collection United States of America
  • Silverton Engineering (Ltd)
  • Telkom South Africa (Ltd)
  • Pinnacle Computers - Midrand
  • Brooklyn Shopping Mall
  • SASOL



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