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STUDY

BA & BD (Theology), University of Pretoria (1979-1981 & 1982-1984)
Private tuition in watercolour painting, Innes Aab Tamsen (1982-84)
Hons, B Journalism, University of Stellenbosch (1990)
N6 Graphic Design, Cape Town Technical College (1991-1993)
MA (Fine Art) Cum laude – Stellenbosch University (2002-2004)
PGCE University of Worcester (2009 2011)

CAREER

Minister of religion, Hervormde Kerk (Dutch Reformed church) (1985-89)
Graphic designer and editor, SANLAM Advertising & Publications (1991-96)
Freelance artist, illustrator and writer since May 1996
Lecturer of illustration: Cape Peninsula University of Technology (2006 -2009)
Lecturer of illustration: Stellenbosch University – M Phil Illustration programme (2007-2009)
Owns and runs small studio-gallery Hoi Hannelore! and other stories for illustration and
  narrative art in Stellenbosch
Took part in several solo, duo and group exhibitions locally and abroad since 1995
Series of workshops and an illustrated talk at the Berlin Literature Festival (2008)
Ad hoc Lecturer in illustration: Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge – MA Childrens Book
   Illustration (2009)
Senior lecturer and course leader in Illustration Digital Arts, University of Worcester

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ILLUSTRATION WORK

Illustrated 80 books of which +/- 70 are fictional or educational children's books
Illustrated book covers, posters for book fairs and arts festivals (national and international), editorial
  illustration, or comics for South African newspapers and magazines like Sunday Times, De Kat, Insig,
  Sarie, Taalgenoot, Our Baby
Corporate illustration for Sanlam, WCPA Library services, Ackermans etc

AWARDS FOR ILLUSTRATION or HONOUR LISTS

International
- Twice a Silver medal: NOMA Concours (UNESCO), Tokyo, Japan 1997 and 2003
- Plaque (bronze medal): Bratislava International Biennale for Illustration (BIB) – 2003
- Octogone De Chêne 1999, France
- Bronze medal; Teheran International Biennale for Illustration 1999, Iran
- Primo Alpi Apuane; Italy 2000
- Research stipend from International Youth Library, Munich, 2001
- Raven list of excellent books– International Youth Library (Munich) honour listing
- South African IBBY honour list nominee in 2001 and 2005/6
- Noma All Africa Award – special mention 2005
- South African nominee for Hans Christian Andersen award, 2008
- Golden Apple award; Bratislava International Biennale for Illustration (BIB) 2009
- Alberto Berlusconi Award, Argentina 2009
- Peter Pan prize for translated work, Sweden 2010

National
- Tienie Holoway medal (gold) - Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns
- Second prize(1997) Mondi paper Awards for De Kat-comic strip with Philip de Vos.
- Designed and illustrated the winning publiction in the competition for annual reports to personnel –
   Southern African Association of Industrial Editors (1994)
- Vivian Wilkes Award – IBBY-South Africa – (2003)
- Shortlisted for Vivian Wilkes Award in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006
- ATKV-award (2004)
- M.E.R. award (2006)
- Artist in residence (feeskunstenaar), KKNKArts festival (2001)
- Katherine Harries Award 2000-2001, 2002-2003, 2004-2005

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EXHIBiTIONS OF PAINTINGS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

9 solo exhibitions in various South African towns, cities or arts festivals (e.g. University of
   Stellenbosch Gallery; Artist in residence – KKNK-Arts Festival; MA FA-examination exhibition at the
   Universityof Stellenbosch Gallery – 2004)
Several two person or group exhibitions in South Africa (eg with Diek Grobler at Stegmann Gallery,
   University of the Free State and with Strijdom vd Merwe at Dorpstreet Gallery, Stellenbosch)
   and also Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath, UK
Picture book illustration exhibitions
   Tokyo (NOMA Concours) 1997, 99, 2001, 2003; Children’s Book illustration exhibition, University of
   the Free State, Bloemfontein 1996; Antwerp Book Festival 1998; Lisbon Expo 1998, Portugal; Bologna
   Children’s Book Fair – Exhibition of African book illlustration 1999, Italy; Sarmede Children’s book
   expo and catalogue 1999, 2001, 2004 , Italy; Teatrio Cultural Association’s exhibition and catalogue
   2000, Venice, Italy; Comic Strip Exhibition organised by the French Institue and Belgian Chamber of
   Commerce at Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, 1999 and at the Design Museum, Cape
   Town, 1999; Carnival of the Animals – a solo exhibition of illustrations in Kunsthal, Rotterdam 2002;
   Exhibition of entries for the Biennale for Illustration, Bratislava (BIB) in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003,
   2005; BIB award winners in Athens and Tokyo (2004) solo exhibition of picture book illustrations in
   Donner megabookstore, Rotterdam, 2005
Travelling exhibition of award winning work form the 2009 BIB competition to 5 cities in Japan.
Participation in group exhibition: Show and tell: The picture book makers Anglia Ruskin University ,
   Cambridge

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WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES AND COMPETITIONS

Presented a workshop: Visual communication – the use of illustration in corporate publications at the
   1996 annual congress of the Southern African Association of Industrial Editors, Wilderness
Was invited and sponsored to attend the BIB-Bratislava illustration workshop at Moravany, Slovakia
   1999
Presented a workshop for children on illustrating a book – Stellenbosch festival 1999
Presented a slide show on picture book illustration at the Chidren’s book event (organised by the
   Research Unit for Youth Literature, UNISA) at the Aardklop Art Festival, Potchefstroom, 1999
Presented a slide show and talk: What pictures should do – an illustrator’s view. Windhoek, Namibia at
   Namibia Children’s Book Forum symposium, 2001
Presented a series of 5 workshops to schoolchildren in March 2001 during the Klein Karoo National
   Arts Festival. Created a fantasy garden (three dimensional illustration or instellation)
Presented a slide show and talk: Let’s talk (work)shop at the IRSCL (International Research Society
   for Children’s Literature), 2001 International congress - Warmbaths, South Africa
Delivered a paper on African picture book illustration at the first meeting of the African Research
   Society for Children’s Literature, 2002 in Gaberone, Botswana.
Presented a workshop on illustration at the international IBBY congress, 2004, Capetown.
Presented a slide show and delivered a paper on a comparison between Dutch and African picture
   book illustration, Rotterdam. 2005
Jury member for the Noma Concours Biennale for Illustration in Tokyo, Japan, 2006
Series of workshops and an illustrated talk at the Berlin Literature Festival (2008)
Panel member of round table discussion on Illustration as a means of expression to minorities at the
   international IBBY conference (International Board on Books for Young People) in Santiago de
   Compostello, Spain, 2010
Member of panel discussion on The status of Childrens Literature in Africa, workshop presenter to
   children and presenter of own work at The Gothenburg Book Fair, Sweden, 2010
Panel memeber of discussion: The significance of Awards in Children's literature at the London
   Book Fair, 2011
Presentation of own work and paper: The depiction of African content to a Western readership
   at the Baltic Meeting of Illustrators, Gdansk, Poland, 2011

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COLLECTIONS

- Nasionale Pers (Media 24)
- Rand Accep Bank
- BIB (Biennale for Illustration, Bratislava) collection, Slovakia
- Chihiro Museum for picture book illustration, Azumino, Japan
- Klein Karoo Arts Festival
- Stellenbosch University
- Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum – Port Elizabeth
- Several private collections in South Africa, Germany, UK, USA, Canada, Netherlands, Italy

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