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JUDY WOODBORNE
1966, born in Cape Town, South Africa
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Judy Woodborne obtained her B.A.F.A from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 1988 and an advanced Diploma in Printmaking awarded with Distinction in 1989. She was awarded her Masters of Fine Arts Degree with Distinction from the University of Cape Town in 1993 with a dissertation entitled Moria, a Eulogy of Folly. She was the resident artist and administrator of Hard Ground Printmakers' Workshop from 1993 until its closure in 2005. She set up her own printmaking studio, Intagliostudio situated in the Bijou Cinema in Observatory, Cape Town where she runs classes and workshops as well as providing a membership-based studio for fellow printmakers. She has travelled and visited many printmaking workshops in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Austria and has travelled as far south as Tierra del Fuego and the Antarctic Peninsula, crossing the infamous Drake's Passage in an icebreaker. She travelled to Hong Kong and mainland China, where she was part of a group training in Yang Style Tai' Chi Chuan, with Master Au Rong Ju in Foshan, Guandong Province. Her series of paintings "The Elements" are inspired by her journeys in the East and a trip to Zanzibar. She has been working on the theme of “water element” for the last two years and her travels to Namibia by boat, Istanbul and lakes in Salzburg have been a source of visual inspiration.

Woodborne has spent some time working in various printmaking workshops such as the Grafische Werkstatt im Traklhaus, as well as taking part in collaborative printmaking portfolios with artist/curator Jan Jordaan, working on the Break the Silence  HIV Campaign, as well as the Art for Humanity, Woman Artists supporting Children's' Rights Campaign. Other projects include the Playing Card Portfolio curated by Veerle Rooms, Belgium in collaboration with the Playing Card Museum, Kasterlee, and the Body Politic portfolio of colour etchings produced in collaboration with Prof. Teresa Cole, Tulane University, USA, and funded by the Foundation for the Creative Arts (1996). Woodborne was selected as the ABSA Klein Karroo Kunsfees Festival Artist in 2007.  She produced a highly unusual body of paintings on gold-leaf entitled The Garden of Eden.  She recently curated and published a portfolio of 16 etchings, The Exquisite Corpse, based on the theme of Adam and Eve, in collaboration with 7 participating artists. The portfolio was sponsored by Sanlam, and selected for the Klein Karoo Kunsfees 2009.
                
EDUCATION

1988
Obtained B.A.F.A with first class pass in printmaking (University of Cape Town)
                  
1989 
Completed postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Fine Art, which was awarded with distinction (UCT)
                  
1993 
Awarded Master of Fine Arts Degree with distinction (UCT)

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2014
Awarded a travel grant from the National Arts Council

2013
Awarded a grant from the National Arts Council

2012
Awarded a grant from the National Arts Council

2007
Invited as Festival Artist for the Klein Karoo Kunsfees, Oudtshoorn
                                                                       
1996 
Foundation for the Creative Arts Grant

1992
MacIver Scholarship (UCT)
Jules Kramer Music and Fine Arts Grant (UCT)
                
1991
MacIver Scholarship (UCT)
H.S.R.C. Grant
                 
1990
Merit Award, Volkskas Atelier Competition
Swan Young Artists Award
Jules Kramer and McIver Scholarships
H.S.R.C. Grant
UCT Research Grant.

1989 
Katrine Harries Print Cabinet Award
acIver Scholarship (UCT)
Jules Kramer Music and Fine Arts Grant (UCT)

1988 
Professional category of the Credits '88 Competition
Merit award, Rolfes' Impressions Exhibition
MacIver Scholarship (UCT)
                 
1987
Class medal, UCT

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2017
Dream now, dream not, the annual Winter Solstice exhibition at The Cape Gallery

Opskiet by die Museum, The Woordfees, Stellenbosch curated by Alex Hamilton
Number One, Incisioni al Femminile exhibition of graphic works, Atelier Controsegno, 201 Via Napoli, Pozzuoli (Naples)
Cape Town Art Fair - SA Print Gallery. Cape Town International Convention Centre - 17 - 19 February 2017
Art Africa Fair, Jubilee Hall. V & A Waterfront 23 Feb - 5 March 2017
Selected for the 3rd International Printmaking Triennial of Ulus, Begrade, Serbia

2016
The 8th International Printmaking Biennial Douro, Portugal
Break the Spell - curated by Louis Janse van Vuuren, Woordfees, Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch
XVI International Biennale of small graphics, Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland. Opening 3 September at the Museum Miasta Ostrowa Wielkopolskiego, Poland
Mini print Biennale, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan
Bitme IX, mini print biennale, Canada
Cape Town Art Fair, represented by the SA Print Gallery
Annual Christmas Exhibition, I.S. Art, Franschoek
Impressions, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery
The Rain Maker, the annual Winter Solstice Exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2015
Art on Paper - Kalk Bay Modern
Frida - exhibition curated by Alex Hamilton, Alex Hamilton Studio, C.T.
Material(i)sation. Art in the Yard, 38 Huguenot St, Franschoek
Di Carta/Papermade exhibition of works on paper at Comune di Schio,Servizio cultura Palazzo Fogazzaro,Via Pasini, 42 - 36015 Schio. Italy
The "Iosif Iser" International Contemporary Engraving Biennial Ploesti, Romania
Exhibition of printmaking, Mexico Exchange, Querètaro, Mexico
Along the way, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2014
The Suid-ooster Fees, Artscape, Cape Town
Marking the Map, launch exhibition of Lizamore & Associates new gallery, Johannesburg
Cape Town Art Fair, represented by the SA Print Gallery
Blood, Sweat & Tears, curated by Dr Paul Bayliss, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg
Number One, exhibition of graphic works, Atelier Controsegno, 201 Via Napoli, Pozzuoli (Naples)
Douro Print Biennale, Portugal
XV International Bienniale of small graphic forms and ex-libris, Ostrow Wielkpolski, Poland
Fear and Loss, curated by Katie du Toit, the Oliewenhuis Museum, Bloemfontein
The Garden of Eden, curated by Margie Murgatroyd, Casa Labia Gallery, Muizenberg
Threshold, the annual Winter Solstice Exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2013
Flesh curated by Chris Diedericks, KK Kunsfees, Oudtshoorn
Prototypes, DGallery, Stellenbosch
Morality Monkeys, DGallery, Stellenbosch
Proverbs, The Cape Gallery, Cape Town
Group exhibition, I.S. Art, Franschoek
Cape Town Art Fair, represented by The Cape Gallery, Waterfront, Cape Town
Summer Exhibition, Casa Labia Gallery, Muizenburg
Graphic Arts from the World. Africa
Miêdzynarodowe Centrum Sztuk Graficznych,(International Centre for Graphic Arts), Poland. Krakow, Rynek G³ówny 29, 2nd floor
Cape Town Art Fair, represented by The Cape Gallery at The Lookout, V & A Waterfront Cape Town
International Printmaking Biennial of Douro. Av. Teixeira de Sousa, 15. 5070-012 Allio, Portugal
This is the Sea, a group contemporary exhibition at the Casa Labia Gallery, Muizenburg
Iosif Iser, International Contemporary Engraving Biennial Exhibition, 10th Edition 2013
The "Ion Ionescu-Quintus" Art Museum of Prahova Country. Ploesti-100028, Romania. Bulevardul Independentei nr.1.www.artmuseum.ro.
Print exhibition at Youngblood, Beautiful Life Building, 87 Bree St, Cape Town
Exhibition with Rebecca Tetley at The Cape Gallery

2012
Woordfees at Oude Libertas, Stellenbosch
Print Exhibition curated by Gabriel Clark-Brown, Rust-en-vrede Gallery, Durbanville
Flesh, The Art Business, Piketberg
Douro Print Biennale, Portugal
Turn Around Time, the annual Winter Solstice Exhibition, The Cape Gallery

2011
Bloom exhibition at Casa Labia Gallery, Muizenburg, curated by Margie Murgatroyd
Upstairs at Bamboo, Melville, curated by Carol Lee
Christmas Exhibition, I.S. Art, Franschoek
Continuum, the annual Winter Solstice Exhibition, The Cape Gallery

2010
Woord Fees, University of Stellenbosch, curated by Theo Kleynhans
Group exhibition curated by Prof Stephen Finn, Stuart Read Gallery,   Pretoria
Print, exhibition of selected graphics, S.A. Print Gallery
Touches and Tastes, curated by Ilse Schermers, I.S. Art, Franschoek
Printworks, exhibition of Spencer St Studio Prints, These 4 Walls,    Observatory
Marbella Art Fair, represented by the Cambden Art Gallery, Marbella, Spain

2009
Woord Fees, University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery, Western Cape curated by Theo Kleynhans
Walking the Line, a drawing and printmaking exhibition, curated by Teresa Lizamore, Artspace, Johannesburg
Exquisite Corpse, a portfolio of 16 etchings curated by Judy Woodborne. Selected for the Klein Karoo Kunsfees, Oudtshoorn,  SA

2008
"Encounter" Exhibition curated by Carol Lee, Johannesburg
Postcard II, Curated by Wendy Roux, Off the Wall Gallery, Paarl
"Baring", curated by Eunice Geustyn, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
Cultivaria FNB Private Clients Exhibition, Paarl
PRINT 08, Contemporary Printmaking curated by Sanford Shaman, The Bell-Roberts Contemporary Gallery, Cape Town
Angel, Exhibition at Grande Provence Gallery, Franschoek

2007
Angel, Exhibition at Grande Provence Gallery, Grande Provence Wine Estate, Franschoek
Fest, curated by Theo Kleynhans, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Cape Town Festival
St. Sebastian, an exhibition on the theme of the Martyrdom of St Sebastian, Pretoria Association of Arts
“Evidence”, Upstairs @Bamboo, curated by Carol Lee, Johannesburg

2006 
The Cape Town Festival, Artscape, Cape Town
The Romantic Landscape, The Cape Gallery as part of the Cape Town Festival
The Seven Deadly Sins, Rust-en-vrede Art Gallery, Durbanville
The Spice of Life, Grande Provence Gallery, Grande Provence Estate, Franschhoek
The Self-portrait, and exhibition of artists' portraits, Chelsea on Mount Pleasant, Darling, Western Cape
Icon, curated by Carol Lee, Upstairs@Bamboo, Melville, Johannesburg
The Annual Art Salon, Rose Korber Art Consultant at the Bay Hotel, Camps Bay, Cape Town
The Fifth International Mini-Print Biennale, Lessedra, Bulgaria

2005
An exhibition of painted etching plates, Upstairs @ Bamboo, Carol Lee, Melville, Johannesburg
Landscape, a group exhibition of landscape works, ArtB, Belville Association of Arts, Cape Town
Landscape, a group exhibition of landscape works, Association of Arts, Pretoria
The Annual Art Salon, Rose Korber Art Consultant at the Bay Hotel, Camps Bay, Cape Town

2004
The AA Fair, London (March), U.K.
The Nude, exhibition, Cape Gallery, CT, South Africa
 Carol Lee Fine Art, Upstairs @ Bamboo, Johannesburg
Miniature Print Biennale, Poland

2003
Brett Kebbel Art Awards, Cape Town Convention Centre
The AA Fair, London, U.K.
Trilogy, exhibition hosted by Sanlam, Rust & Vreugd, Art B (Belville)
The Fine Art of Printmaking, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town
The 14th Art Salon, Rose Korber Art Consultant, Bay Hotel, Cape Town
The Christmas exhibition, Thomson Gallery, Johannesburg
Exhibition of recent works, Art on Paper, Johannesburg
  
2002
Exhibition of the Burden Series, The Cape Gallery, Cape Town

2001
10th Asian Biennial, Silpaka Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2000
Relativities, 4th British International Miniature Print Exhibition, Bristol, United Kingdom
Myth, Dream & Fantasy, Oxford Art Weeks, Oxfordshire, England
Deuxieme Triennale Mondiale d’Estampes, France
An exhibition of Graphic Works, Traklhaus Workshop, Salzburg, Austria

1999
Triennale 100 Miast, Museo d’Art Moderna, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Paper Prayers exhibition of HIV-AIDS Awareness Campaign, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
Contemporary Prints Exhibition, University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery, Western Cape
Ten Years of Printmaking, Hard Ground Printmakers at the Sanlam Art Gallery, Belville, Western Cape
Exhibition of Miniature Graphics, Pretoria Association of Arts, Pretoria
Atelier Winners 1986 – 1999, exhibition of award winners of the ABSA/Volkskas Atelier Award over the last 14 Years, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg

1998
Levee Exhibition, Grinnel College Print and Drawing Study Room, Grinnel, Iowa, USA
Quartet of Printmakers, Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town
Exhibition of Graphics by Hard Ground Printmakers, Pretoria Association of Arts, Gauteng
Hard Ground Printmakers Recent Publications, Grahamstown Arts Festival, Eastern Cape
Triennale 100 Miast, Museum Sztuki Wspolczesnej w Radomiu, Poland
Triennale 100 Miast,Biuro Wystow Artustucznych
Triennial Cracow-Nuremburg ’98, Consumentart, Germany
Exhibition of SA Graphics, Belgium

1997
The Spheris Gallery, Walpole, New Hampshire, Canada
Deuxieme Triennale Mondiale d’Estampes, France
Kogeimura Paper School Gallery, Inomachi, Kochi, Japan
Musee de Beux-Arts de Sherbrooke, Shebrooke, Quebec
Hard Ground Printmakers’ Recent Publications, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
Processes and Practises in Contemporary S.A. Printmaking, Standard Bank National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
South African Women Artists, Sasol Museum, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Contemporary Prints, University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery, Western Cape
Polish Print Triennial ’97, Gallery of Modern Art, Krakow, Poland
Exhibition of Printmaking, Bellville Association of Arts, Western Cape

1996
Exhibition of artists from the Western Cape, Natal Association of Arts
The colour of change, an exhibition of South African Art (travelling), Mechelen, Belgium
Contemporary S.A. Art 85 – 95, from the South African National Gallery Permanent Collection, at the SANG

1995
Crosscurrents - an exhibition of South African Artists at Very Special Arts Gallery, Washington, USA. And part of the exhibition was displayed at the S.A Embassy in Washington
Celebration, a group exhibition, The Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town
Contemporary Prints exhibition, University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery, Western Cape
Exhibition of Women Artists, Paarl Museum, Western Cape
Exhibition of Women Printmakers, Belgium
Hamburgisches Museum fur Volkerkunde, Germany – Neue Graphik aus Sud Afrika

1994
Solo exhibition, J.E. Stallion Gallery, Louisville, USA
Invitation exhibition, Stellenbosch University Gallery
X, Exhibition curated by Malcolm Payne, SAAA, Western Cape
States of Contrast, contemporary printmaking in S.A., curated by Professor Charlie Cohan. Exhibited at Florida State University, and the University of Milwaukee, USA
Deuxieme Triennale Mondiale d'Estampes, France
Crosscurrents - an exhibition of South African Artists at the Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

1993
Solo exhibition, SAAA, Western Cape
Twenty Prints Portfolio exhibition, SAAA Western Cape
Etching in South Africa, curated by Hans Fransen, Michaelis Collection
Exhibition of S.A. Art, Canberra Open University, Australia

1992
Exhibition of Prints, Michaelis Gallery
The Vita Award exhibition
Exhibition of S.A. Art, S.A. Embassy, Singapore

1991
Printmakers' exhibition, SAAA, Western Cape
The Triennial exhibition
Two-person exhibition, The Market Gallery

1990
Solo exhibition, Chelsea Gallery
Standard Bank Drawing Exhibition
The Critic's Choice, exhibition at the Association of Arts, Western Cape
The International Graphic Exposition, Nice, France
                  
1989
Rolfes' Impressions, Pretoria Art Museum

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
                   
2015
Samsara - exhibition of paintings, Lizamore & Associates, Johannesburg
Exhibition of Graphic Works, Hodlmoser-atelier, Festung  Hohensalzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Alternative Histories, Exhibition of Etchings, The Cape Gallery, Cape Town

2014
Exhibition of Water Paintings, the Casa Labia Gallery
Persephone's Garden, The Cape Gallery

2013
Water Element, a series of paintings at the Cape Gallery
Persephone’s Tears, an exhibition of recent paintings Artspace
Gallery, Johannesburg      

2012
The Elements, exhibition of paintings, The Cape Gallery
The Tarot Card Series, the SA Print Gallery, Salt River

2011
Recent Works, IS Art, Franschoek.
Collected Works, the Cape Gallery  
The Elements, exhibition of paintings, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery

2010
Solve et Coagula exhibition, a collaboration with ceramic artist, John Bauer, and the Tarot card Series at the Cape Gallery
Paperworks & China boxes, Rust-en-Vrede, Durbanville, C.T.
Paperworks exhibition, Artspace Gallery, Johannesburg

2009
Alchemical Diagrams and Shadow Boxes, recent graphic works and    paintings at the Cape Gallery, C. T.      
Shadow Boxes, Perspex engraving and paper constructions at Rust-en-Vrede, Durbanville

2008
Recent Works, An exhibition of recent paintings and graphic works at the Cape Gallery, Cape Town

2007
The Garden of Eden, An exhibition of Paintings, Absa Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunsfees, Oudtshoorn

2006 
In the shadow of the Mountain, An exhibition of landscape paintings and etchings portraying views of Table Mountain and surrounds, The Cape Gallery, Church Street, Cape Town

2005
The Life of Everyman Suite, A series of recent etchings, The Cape Gallery, Cape Town

2004 
Recent Etchings, The Life of Everyman – a suite of etchings and the Songline Series, Art on Paper, Johannesburg

2003 
Parade of the Ridiculous, Art on Paper, Johannesburg
Songlines – and exhibition of multiple plate and colour etchings, The Cape Gallery, Cape Town

2002
Adam and Eve, An exhibition of graphic works and watercolours, Oxford Art Weeks, Oxfordshire, U.K.
Exhibition of Graphics, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria

1999
Exhibition of Recent Works, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town

1997
An exhibition of miniature etchings, the Huppertz Gallery, C.T.

1995
Bread and Circus, An exhibition of etchings and watercolour drawings, The Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
An exhibition of monochromatic and miniature etchings, Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town

1994
Exhibition of etchings, The J.E. Stallion Gallery, Louisville, USA

1993
Moria, a Eulogy of Folly, A series of etchings submitted for the M.A.F.A Degree, the Association for Visual Art, Cape Town

1991
Exhibition of The Music Box Etchings, The Market Gallery, Johannesburg

1990 
Exhibition of Etchings, The Chelsea Gallery, Wynberg, Cape Town

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
                  
The Katrine Harries Print Cabinet, University of Cape Town
Johannes Stegman Art Collection, Bloemfontein (O.F.S.)
Telkom Art Collection
Human Science Research Centre Collection, Pretoria
Investec Bank
Sasol Art Collection
Volskas Bank
Sanlam Corporate Art Collection
The National Gallery
UNISA Art Collection
South African Libraries Collection of Artworks
The Natal Technikon Art Collection
The George VI Art Gallery
The Durban Art Gallery
The University of Stellenbosch Art Collection
Engen Art Collection
Muzeum Narodowe W Warszzawie, Poland
Musee d’art Contemporain of Chamalieres, France
Grinnel College Permanent Art Collection, Grinnel Iowa, USA
The Oliewenhuis Art Collection, Bloemfontein
The National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA (This acquisition was facilitated by Sue Lipschitz)
The collection of the Secretary of Parliament (South Africa)
The World Bank (Collection of Dr. Mamphele Ramphele)
The William Humphries Collection, Kimberley
MOMA Gallery, USA ('Break the Silence' Print Portfolio)
NANDOS Corporate collection, S.A.
Spier Art Trust Collection, SA
Rand Merchant Bank, Johannesburg (South Africa)
Collezione Civica, Palazzo Fogazzaro, Schio, Italy
Collection of the "Ion Ionescu-Quintus" Art Museum of Prahova County,   Romania
International Printmaking Biennial Douro, Portugal
Atelier Controsegno, Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy

The Break the Silence print portfolio is part of the following permanent collections: Durban Art Gallery, South Africa; UCLA Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, California; United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland; Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Matubatuba, South Africa; Department of Arts and Culture, Pretoria, South Africa; Namibia National Art Museum, Windhoek; MTN Arts Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa and others.

Furthermore, the portfolio has been exhibited at various national and international institutions including the Botswana National Gallery in Gaberone, the National Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa, the Barcelona AIDS 2002 Conference in Spain, the University of Dundee in Scotland, and the University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery, South Africa, DUT Art Gallery, Artist for Humanity, Durban, SA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado, US and others.

Judy's work is included in many private collections in Europe, America and the U.K.

PUBLICATIONS
The Music Box, a series of eight etchings, by Judy Woodborne, 1989
The Katrine Harries Print Cabinet Catalogue, 1992
Moria, a Eulogy of Folly, A graphic interpretation of aspects of the nature of Carnival, 1993
Day and Night, a collaborative series of etchings by Judy Woodborne, 1994
The Body Politic, a series of colour etchings by Woman Printmakers. Curated by Judy Woodborne (South Africa) and Prof Teresa Cole (USA), 1996/7
The Levee, a portfolio of prints by 29 International Artists. Curated by Peter Calvert, Quebec, Canada, 1997
'Break the Silence', International Aids Portfolio, curated by Jan Jordaan, Durban Technikon, 2002
' Art for Humanity', portfolio of graphic works by woman artists (for childrens' rights), curated by Jan Jordaan, Durban Technikon, 2006
'Playing Card Portfolio', curated by Veerle Rooms in collaboration with the Frans Masareel Centre, 2000.
"Exquisite Corpse", a portfolio of 16 etchings by 8 artists, Judy Woodborne, Julia Teale, Eunice Geustyn, Diane Victor, Theo Kleynhans, Paul Birchall, Chris Diedericks and Richard Kilpert. Curated and published by Judy Woodborne. Sponsored by Sanlam
5 Portraits, a collaboration with Sophie Peters to produce a portfolio of 5 etchings, portraits of Lionel Davis, Sue Williamson, Peter Clark, Erik Laubscher and Jurgen Schadeburg, 2012 – 2014
The Tarot Card Portfolio, a series of 22 etchings produced in collaboration with Tarot Reader, Joanne Jardine, 2012

CATALOGUES
Exquisite Corpse, 16 etchings on the theme of Adam and Eve. Text by Stefan Hundt and Judy Woodborne. 2009. ISBN 978-0-620-44705-8.
Print Works, a catalogue of selected etchings by Judy Woodborne, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-620-54525-9.
              
RESIDENCIES

2015
Residency and exhibition at the Summer Festival, Hohensalzburg Castle, Salzburg

2002
Residency at the Graffische Werkstatt im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria

2000
Residency at the Graffische Werkstatt im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria
               
                  
1996
Spent three months at the Cite des Artes, Paris, France

TEACHING
1994 - 2000
Taught drawing and life-drawing at the Ruth Prowse School of Art, Woodstock.

1994 - current
Runs printmaking workshops and regular printmaking classes in studio

JUDY WOODBORNE
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Artist: JUDY WOODBORNE
Title: Cloud Over Table Mountain
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'Solve et Coagula' EXHIBITION

This exhibition comprises two collaborations, one with astrologer Joanne Jardine to produce the Tarot Deck, and the other is an extension of this project, in collaboration with John Bauer, the Potter.

I have been working over the last year with astrologer, Joanne Jardine collaborating on a deck of Tarot cards.  The idea of creating my own Tarot Deck, started during my research for my MFA Thesis - Moria, A Eulogy of Folly, when I began looking at Alchemical Engravings from the Mutus Liber, Robert Fludd and Nicholas Flamel engravings, and viewing various Tarot Decks, such as the Visconti Deck (circa 1450), the well known and most widely used Rider- Waite and the Marseilles Deck. These influenced my works from that period, most obviously with the large etching; The Empress and the Wheel of Fortune. It has taken me over 10 years to begin with the card project again, and in my research, I have referred mostly to the format of the Marseilles Deck (circa 1748), with additional reference to Aleister Crowley's Book of Thoth, which describes in detail his interpretation of the Tarot.  Other influences have been an ongoing interest in Alchemical Texts, the writings of Johannes Fabricius, Eliphas Levi and Robert Allen Bartlett, amongst many more.
Joanne Jardine has a B.A. Psychology degree from UNISA, and has worked as a spiritual counsellor through Tarot for 15 years.  Joanne can be contacted on 072 143 0852.

The collaborative work with Johan Bauer lies more on the side of Alchemy.  John has taken some of my Tarot etchings, re-organised the design into clay and porcelain and in his own magical way, transformed them with his knowledge of metals and glazes in his furnace. The product of my creative imagination has become calcined in the kiln and recreated in another medium. Solve et Coagula - the artwork has undergone a cycle of life, death and rebirth, exalting matter in Alchemical tradition.



IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAIN EXHIBITION held at the Cape Gallery 04.06.06– 08.07.06

This exhibition comprises a selection of images of Table Mountain, Lions Head and Devil's Peak from various viewpoints made over the last few years. Having lived in Cape Town for most of my life, the Mountain, whether hiking, walking in Newlands Forest or viewed from a distance has always been a landmark. One is always aware of the mountain, the shifting play of light and colour, the richness of the winter colour, the changing moods and of course the perpetually changing sky and clouds. One can look at the mountain and watch a season of weather patterns passing over in one day. It is the inexperienced hiker that sets out on a beautiful sunny day and neglects to take jacket/jersey in their rucksack. The monumental quality of the mountain, the sense of permanence oblivious to the erosion of time and the constantly changing moods;the wonderful quality of the clouds wrapping the mountain obscuring the well-known table from view, to the deep orange/green-grey of a hot summer's day starkly highlighting the rockface, the moodiness and brooding quality of a winter sky with cloud shrouding the mountain all serve as inspiration for this series of paintings and etchings.

Born in Cape Town 1966. She obtained her B.A.F.A from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 1988 and an advanced Diploma in Printmaking awarded with Distinction in 1989. She was awarded her Masters of Fine Arts Degree with Distinction from the University of Cape Town in 1993 with a dissertation entitled Moria, a Eulogy of Folly.

THE Burden series exhibition held at the Cape Gallery 03.04.05 - 23.04.05

Judy is an established printmaker. She produced a series of etchings entitled: “The Burden”, a light hearted view of the human condition. In addition, she has been working in a technique of mezzotint, and has produced a series of rich, velety etchings depicting the nude.
Woodborne has been involved in a exchange programme where she was in residency in Salzburg, Austria. She was invited to exhibit in the Galeria im Traklhaus while there. Woodbourne’s work is represented in many public collections such as the Grafische Werkstatt, Austria, Smithsonian Institute, USA. Musee’d Art Contemporain of Chamalieres, France, Grinnell College Permanent Art Collection, Grinnell, Iowa, USA and the International Print Triennial Society Collection, Krakow, Poland.

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The Garden of Eden is not only a reference to mankind's creation but used as a construct for representing the idea of beauty in the natural world - observations of the human form and of flora.  I have taken the idea of traditional icons and adapted the use of gold foil as a substrate for my paintings to evoke the preciousness and lustre of a medieval icon. The Japanese tradition of painting on gold-leaf - such as the works from the Rimpa tradition and the flamboyant gold paintings from the Edo period, pictures of the "floating world", serve as inspiration.  My training as a printmaker working with metals and acids has evoked an interest in Alchemy and the idea of the artist as a modern day alchemist. The artist, not so much interested in turning base metals into gold, but rather the process of using ordinary materials and the inspiration of the world around us to create an artwork of beauty and value through the creative/alchemical process of the artist's vision. And in the new series of works, Celestial Bodies and Alchemical Diagrams, I have extended my interests from creation mythology to looking at the cosmos - the celestial canopy of constellations and universes that for all time has inspired a wondering in the consciousness of mankind.

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