About The Artist

Artist Photo

Artist Statement

Vandat ek kan onthou wou ek prentjies maak. D.H. Lawrence het nie verniet gesê die menslike siel het skoonheid broodnodig nie. Ons is so gemaak. Die heimlike droom om voltyds te skilder is bewaarheid toe die Nasionale Filmraad in 1979 sluit en Susan sê sy hou aan met werk - net vir drie jaar - en ek moet voltyds skilder.

Ook haal ek aan wat John Rocha sê:

There is a clarity, an essence, a singular truth that informs all I do - I want to make beautiful things. I want people to feel good. Maybe beautiful is not the right word. Perhaps it's not the kind of beauty that is conspicuously, but the kind you come across unknowingly, almost unexpectedly - a beauty that is more than a visual charm.

Artist CV

1946 Born in Potchefstroom district
1967: BA (Fine Arts) University of Pretoria
1969: Began work as an artist and animator at the National Film Board
1972: House 191
1974: Ateljee MF Weavind Park is built
1979: The National Film Board closes down
Start of career as a full-time artist
Beuster-Skolomowski Gallery: SKOENLAPPER ONTHOU
West Gallery SA Arts Association (N Tvl): BEELD VAN ;N JEUG: DUIF EN PERD
1983: Cultural Office, University of Pretoria: PORTRETTE VAN MENS EN MENSWEES
1987: Gilde Gallery: Works in oil, on paper and for the first time, in clay. Tapestries by Susan Heyns
1990: Christa Joubert Productions: MICHAEL HEYNS (Collage TV1)
House 194
1992: Old Arts Building, University of Pretoria: 25 JAAR (a retrospective)
1993: Kunsuniek Annual Exhibition
1994: Friends of the Pretoria Art Mueseum, Cafe Palette Pretoria Art Museum: EK WORD GELITTEKEN
1995: Gilde Gallery: 'N KLOMPIE BLOMME
1996: SA Arts Association (N Tvl): GELUIDE VAN ALLEENWEES
1999: Tina Skukan Gallery: 30 JAAR GETROUD: 30 WERKE
2000: Pretoria Arts Association: VAN VISSE EN BLOMME
2001: Brooklyn Gallery: 1979 - 2001
Pieter Cilliers Productions: MICHAEL AND SUSAN, HUIS 191 AND 194 (Kunskafee, Kyknet, DSTV) d'Cor Gallery: Work in oil on board and canvas
2003: Pretoria Arts Association and The Art Gallery: Launch of artist diaries
2005: Michael Heyns @ Schweickerdt: RAME WAARVN MENSE NIE HOU
2007: Launch of MICHAEL HEYNS KRONOLOGIES | CHRONOLOGICAL
2008: www.michaelheyns.co.za
2009: With the 30 JAAR exhibition, Michael Heyns @ Schweickerdt becomes Gallery Michael Heyns
2011: Gallery Michael Heyns moves to House 194 Weavind Park
60 + 5 = 65: MICHAEL HEYNS KRONOLOGIES | CHRONOLOGICAL (and the diaries as a set) publishes second edition
2014: Gallery Michael Heyns: WELKOM TERUG MICHAEL
2014: Gallery Michael Heyns: SAAMLOOP MET VIS
2015: Halifax Art Johannesburg: SOLO EXHIBITION
2016: Alice Art Gallery: GRANATE IS NIE ALTYD ROOI NIE
2016: Johann van Heerden's Art Gallery: SOLO EXHIBITION
2017: Association of Arts Pretoria: I STILL WANT TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL THINGS