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In addition to the above photographic process, I have translated these images as paintings using acrylic paint on watercolor canvas.
The relationship between the object and the shadow is ongoing and evolving. The ensuing problematic of where one artwork begins and ends is potentially aesthetically exhilarating. I am engaging in different mediums working in both painting and photography utilising my enduring preoccupations with light, color, layering, overlapping and transparency. I hope to continue exploring ways to express the notion of indeterminacy, abstraction and poetic drama in my work practice.
Born Johannesburg South Africa 1964 Currently lives and works in Sydney.
2013 College of Fine Arts UNSW
MArt Painting by Course Work
1985 National Diploma in Graphic Design
Technical College Witwatersrand, South Africa Distinction in History of Graphic Design
1982 High School Certificate
Johannesburg School of Art Ballet Music and Drama Distinction in Art and Graphic Art
2006 - 2013 Artbeat
I initiated “Artbeat” 1, a bi-Annual Art Competition and Exhibition at Moriah College (Queens Park). An art competition for Middle and High School Students including an Adult category. I helped implement an Artist in Residence program in 2008. The Adult Category known as the Eva Breuer Memorial Art prize has a value of $5000. As Convenor of ‘Artbeat’, I oversee all aspects of the event including sponsorship for the fund raising component, marketing, public relations, selecting judges, curating and managing the Artbeat committee.
2005 - 2013 Shalom Gamarada Ngiyani Yani
Ngiyani Yani’ 2, an annual Aboriginal Art Exhibition held at Shalom College, UNSW. A percentage of profits from the Art Exhibition fund Residential Scholarships for Aboriginal Medical Students. The program has grown enormously and we currently have 22 full time students enrolled and to date three graduates have qualified as doctors. As well as Marketing and Public Relations, website development, curatorial advice, sales and administration this experience has given me unique opportunities 3. A Community Art Award of
$15,000 awarded to the winning ‘community’ with the best body of work, was introduced in 2011 called the Glencore Community Art Prize. The second award is being presented on the 18th November 2013.
2008 Kesher Gamarada
I initiated: ‘Kesher Gamarada’ 5, a twinning Program between Moriah College and Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community in NT. This program offered students the chance to engage with Aboriginal communities and facilitated a cultural dialogue through art and education. Barbara Weir was the Artist in Residence and conducted workshops with the school students across all years 6.
2003 NSW Friends of Bezalel
I Curated my first Exhibition for the NSW Friends of Bezalel Mary Place Paddington. NSW Friends of Bezalel supports local Sydney artists and musicians in raising funds to provide scholarships for students to attend the Bezalel Art School in Israel. Patron: Dr Gene Sherman.
2002 - 2003 ArtAbout
I initiated an “Artist’s Market” at Fox Studios (Entertainment Quarter at the time, a unique and exciting concept for Sydney: An outdoor art exhibition of emerging artists displaying their work for sale direct to the public.
1994 - 1996 Taught art to primary school children
ADVERTISING & GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE
1992 - 1999 Hey D Design Pty Ltd
Director of own Graphic Design business in Rose Bay
Responsible for all Client liaison, design and project and print management, staff management and all aspects of running a small business. Specialized in below the line brochures, packaging and corporate identity
1989 - 1992 RDA Creative, Graphic Designer and studio manager
1988 DMB&B Advertising, Art Director
1987 Mojo MDA, Art Director
1986 BBDO Advertising Agency, South Africa, Junior Art Director
1985 A member of the Artists Market Association painted and sold my artworks at various venues around Johannesburg, supporting myself through college.
2010 Nominated by the Shalom Institute UNSW, the host of the Shalom Gamarada program for my service to Indigenous Art and Health and received a JCA Volunteer Award.
PUBLISHED Jacob Max – Your World: Published a book of my family history under the guidance of the Sydney Jewish Museum I presented this book to my son in honor of his Barmitzvah.
GROUP EXHIBITION HISTORY
UPCOMING IN NOV 2013 - ArtHop - Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November, a free event inviting the public to join in an ‘ArtHop” hopping from artists studio to studio in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs.
2013 Cofa – Annual Exhibition 2013: Nov 29th – Dec 9th. Blacktown City Art prize: 7th Dec – 23rd January .
East/West of Eden Exhibition, B’nai B’rith: 18th – 25th August.
The Kings 34th Annual Art Show:
2012 Windsor & Newton Art Prize,
Masters by Course Work, COFA Gallery.
Blacktown City Art Prize
Painting “Organic Parabola Orange” acquired by the Ford Land Company.
2008 Eilleen Rogoff Studio Exhibition, Bondi Pavilion Gallery.