Raffia Basket Weaving Course
Craft School Oz, Online
Bursary for Digital Marketing Day
Arts Marketing Association
Permaculture Design Course
Finca Tierra, Costa Rica
Digital in Museums Workshop
National Gallery X with Chris Michaels
Macrame Weaving Course
Textile weaving workshop
with Izzy Stothert, Wildflower weaver
Beginners Pottery Short Course
Brewery Arts Centre, UK
with Chris Barnes
Resistance Embroidery Workshop
with Jimena Prado, UK
Rush Weaving Workshop
with Felicity Irons, UK
Willow Weaving Workshop
with Nicki Rowling, UK
Traditional Indigenous Ceramics
with Lila Vasquez
2013 - 2016
Coco Palm Weaving Apprenticeship
with Manuel Rodriguez, Ecuador
Traditional Cross-stitch Workshop
Natural Dye Workshop
Screen Printing Workshop
Print Club London, UK
St. Martins College, UK
Business Acumen in the Arts
UCT Graduate School of Business,
2000 - 2001
Graphic Design and Media Studies Higher Diploma, Boston Media House,
Media Studies Foundation Course
Boston Media House, South Africa
Matric Senior Certificate passed with distinctions in Art and English
Potchefstroom High School for Girls, South Africa
Things that are important to me are
Creativity, art, crafts, expression and the therapeutic aspects of these activities, as well as sustainability and working alongside nature for the benefit of environmental causes.
Empowering others through creativity, and keeping the traditional skills of working and making by hand alive.
I love natural materials, but am also drawn to work with
re-purposed materials so that recycled waste materials
can become a sustainable resource, and less of an
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Awards / Publications / Residencies/ Exhibitions / Displays
X Muestra Arte Erotico Espiritual
'Una poema de amor' - a 'moving poem' video/performance piece featured in the online group exhibition curated by Xavier Blum and Patricia Rodriguez Umanante.
Participation in Pandemic Stitch Stories, UK
A collective quilting project, created to tell unique stories of all participants' pandemic experience. The quilt will go on display and the project was initiated by The Buddy Refugee Project.
Participation 'Bordando por la Memoria' 45years since the Chilean Revolution, UK
A remembrance embroidery project initiated by Art facilitator, Jimena Prado, to remember all those who disappeared during the Chilean Revolution. All embroidery was displayed outside the Chilean Embassy in London.
Performance piece for Save the Seeds, UK
A performance piece in Green Park to raise awareness about Mother Earth and laws being implemented to control seeds.
Ayampe Cultural Showcase, Ecuador
Selected to participate in a weekend of cultural events, in community of Ayampe - watch video below, I am featured at 1:27, with 'Love Letters to Water - Ayampe, Ecuador' for the World Water Day
on 22 March.
CIDAP 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Ecuador
Commissioned alongside master weaver Manuel Rodriguez, to design a piece for CIDAP’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition.
Fibras Naturales y Ancestrales Exhibition, Ecuador
An exhibition of Coco Palm Weaving for CIDAP, Centre of Inter-American Handicrafts.
'Yo, Mi ,Nuestro' Exhibition, Alianza Francesa, Ecuador
Exhibition organised and curated for JUCONI - Junto con los Ninos, Art Club programme - featuring 8 months of work completed by 3 separate groups across Guayaquil during their weekly art groups.
Group Exhibition, Museo Nahim Isaias, Ecuador
Selected to participate in a group exhibition curated by Xavier Blum and Patricia Rodriguez Umanante and supported by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Culture and Heritage.
Group Exhibition, Museo de Amantes de Sumpa, Ecuador
Selected to participate in a group exhibition curated by Xavier Blum and Patricia Rodriguez Umanante .
'Dare to Dream' article in The Best You magazine
Deputy Editor, Zoe Davis commissioned an article about my work in Ecuador - read here.
Arquetopia Art Residency, Mexico
Artist residency and cultural exchange in Oaxaca, Mexico
Design Indaba Magazine, South Africa
Personal work featured in Quarter 02 of 2010 - see it here.
Bronze Epica Award, Europe - Publication Design
A European Creative Competition with entries from 70 countries.
Top Overall Final Year Graphic Design Student, South Africa
Boston Media House
Top Overall 2nd year Graphic Design Student, South Africa
Bursary for Final Year of Study - Boston Media House
Top Matric Art Student, South Africa
Award for the top Matric Art Student at Potchefstroom High School for Girls
Top Matric English Student, South Africa
Award for the top Matric English Student at Potchefstroom High School for Girls
Easter Workshop at OPEN Ealing - London, UK
Activities relating to Easter/Rebirth - hand-stitched felt egg warmers and a session exploring collage.
Weaving with Grandmother Spider - Guildford, UK
A textile weaving workshop connecting to Archetype
Visual Journaling Workshops - Guildford, UK
Utilising Visual Journaling for healing and self-development.
Women’s Creative Circles - Guildford, UK
Creative workshops specifically for women at the full moon.
Weaving w/ Recycled Materials, Surrey Soup - Guildford, UK
Weaving workshop at Community evening.
Workshops with Guildford Action - Guildford, UK
Visual Journal Workshop with troubled Young Adults.
Vintage Guildford - Guildford, UK
Vintage Pin Badge Workshop with Recycled Materials.
Always the Sun Festival - Guildford, UK
Sikuli Weaving Workshop in the Crafty Peacock Tent.
One-to-One Art Classes - Guildford, UK
Private client - 4 years old, weekly classes.
Love Letters to Water - Ayampe, Ecuador
A group activity and workshop in lettering, writing love messages to water, for an arts event.
Coco Palm Weaving - Ayampe, Ecuador
Coco Palm Weaving Workshop with community of Ayampe.
Coco Palm Weaving - Shiripuno Community,
Misahaulli - Amazon, Ecuador
Coco Palm Weaving Workshop with indigenous Kichwa community of Misahualli in the Amazon.
Sikuli Weaving, Espacio Emergente - Ecuador
Sikuli Workshop held at Espacio Emergente, a Pop- Up Gallery.
Coco Palm Weaving - Sachachun, Ecuador
Workshop with children and adults of Sachachun Community.
Coco Palm Weaving - Cerro Paraiso, Ecuador
Workshop with children and adults of Guayaquil.
Coco Palm Weaving - Isla Trinitaria, Ecuador
Weaving workshop with children from Juconi.
Art Facilitation CMAP/ Juconi - Ecuador
March 2013 – November 2013
An 8-month volunteer art facilitation assignment with Articulate (formerly CMAP) and Juconi, facilitating weekly art activities with three separate groups of children and culminating in an art exhibition at a large gallery in Guayaquil.