Grace
Kotze

Grace completed a Higher Diploma in Fine Art at Durban Institute of Technology in 1990.

Solo Exhibitions:


2009

  • "Darkness and Wonder", KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2007
  • "A Sense of.......", Gordart Gallery, Johannesburg
  • "A Sense of.......", artSPACE durban
2006
  • "Co-ordinates", artSPACE durban
2005
  • KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2000
  • "Inversion", Bang the Gallery, Cape Town
  • The Art Sceen, Durban
Selected Group Exhibitions2010·         “Land Marks” - two person show with Dee Donaldson at artSPACE durban ·         The opening of Gallery 2 (previously Gallery on the Square), Johannesburg
  • Jabulisa 2010 - Natal Arts Trust juried exhibition, opening at the Tatham Art Gallery, and touring South Africa
  • "Big is Beautiful", artSPACE durban
  • KZN - artists from around Durban, curated by Carol Lee, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg

2009
  • Gallery on the Square, Johannesburg
  • "Review", curated by Carol Lee, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg
  • "Enigma", curated by Carol Lee, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg
  • Hilton College Arts Fair Show, curated by artSPACE durban
  • Affordable Arts Fair, artSPACE durban
2008
  • "17th Annual SALON", Rose Korber Art, Cape Town
  • "Heaven", South Gallery, Cape Town
  • "Transform", curated by Carol Lee, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg
  • "Formation", artSPACE durban
  • "Exression", curated by Carol Lee, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg
  • "diminutive", artSPACE durban
  • "Christmas Present Show", Gordart Gallery, Johannesburg
  • "Sell, sell, sell", curated by Gordon Froud
  • "Wildlands Art for Conservation Exhibition", curated Lindsay Davies, Durban
2007
  • "Project" curated by Carol Lee, Upstairs at Bamboo, Johannesburg
  • Gordart end of year show, Johannesburg
  • "Malleable", artSPACE durban
  • Representing artSPACE durban at the Norman Dunn Gallery, Hilton Arts Festival
  • "About the surface", with Themba Shibase, Deanne Donaldson and Gabi Ngcobo, curated by Nathi Gumede, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
  • "Icons", Gallery 415, Durban
2006
  • Representing artSPACE durban at the Hilton Arts Festival
  • "Jabulisa 2006", a show representing the art and craft of KwaZulu-Natal, touring the national galleries in the province
  • Moja Modern, Johannesburg
2005
  • Tamasa Gallery, Durban
  • "Paean to Paint", artSPACE durban
2004
  • Invited to participate in the selected members exhibition at the KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2000
  • The Art Scene, Durban
1994
  • Photographic exhibition for fine artists at the KZNSA gallery
  • Selected to participate in the Durban Institute of Technotlgy Permanent Collection titled "Confronting Landscape"
1999
  • KZNSA Gallery, Durban
  • The Art Scene, Durban
1993
  • "Flowers and Things", exhibited oil paintings and chalk pastel drawings, among the invited artists were Bronwyn Findlay and Andrew Verster , KZNSA Gallery, Durban
  • National Volkskas exhibition, one of the ten Natal artists selected, touring exhibition
  • "Come up and see my etchings", KZNSA, Durban
1992
  • "Bearings", KZNSA Gallery, Durban, sculpture and paintings
  • Face to Face Youth Festival Art Exhibition and Competition, Durban Institute of Technology Gallery
  • Selected students were invited to exhibit at the Norman Dunn Gallery, Hilton College
1990
  • The Higher Diploma Fine Art Students were invited to exhibit a selection of their works at the Jack Heath Gallery at the University of Pieternaritzburg
  • Higher Diploma Fine Art Students were invited to exhibit a the KZNSA Gallery, Durban
  • A finalist in the Swan Young Artists Award KZNSA Gallery, Durban
1989
  • "Electronics in Art" fundraiser auction and exhibition to raise funds for the South African National Tuberculosis Association, Johannesburg
Exhibitions Curated 2008
  • "Formation", artSPACE durban, the show aimed to give the spectator insights into the psyche of five painters and their thought process in producing a work of art. Included on the show are the painters, Dee Donaldson, Grace Kotze, Anet Norval and Janet Solomon
  • "diminutive", artSPACE durban. The exhibition aimed to draw attention to the unobtrusive miniature which is often overlooked with attention being drawn to "showy" large scale works. This exhibition venerates the voice of the small, its ability to express the modest as well as the grand. The exhibition showcased twenty six artists of a variety of mediums ranging from precious metals, scrimshaw, sculpture, graphics, painting. Among the participants were established as well as emerging artists.
2007
  • "Malleable", artSPACE durban
1993
  • "Works on Paper", KZNSA Gallery, Durban
Bursaries and Awardes
1994
  • Won second place in Durban Arts Face to Face Youth Festival Art Competition and Exhibition
1990
  • Received an HSRC bursary of merit
  • Received an HSRC bursary for a distinction obtained in drawing.
Comunity Work
2004
  • Mosaic training project
  • Developed and facilitated a training innitiative, overseeing a 24 lesson syllabus that provided a mosaic training for 10 disadvantaged men and women.The course resulted in participants work being sold at the KZNSA Buzz Art and employment for a number of the participants.
1992 - 2004
Wylie House Children's Home
  • Ran three art classes weekly at the Wylie house children's home for abandoned and abused children, under the auspices of the Outreach program of the KZNSA Gallery. Attended regular meetings with the principal and house mothers where the children's cognitive and emotional developments were discussed.
1992 - 1995
King George V TB Hospital in Durban
  • Ran weekly art classes under the auspices of the Outreach Program of the KZNSA Gallery.The children at King George V Hospital are often removed from their homes for six months or more. They can be deprived of the beneficial attention regular adult teaching has to offer. The classes were designed in order to aid their emotional and physical development.
1989
  • "Electronics in Art", donated a painting for a fundraiser Auction, supporting the South African National Tuberculosis Association and Fine Art Scholarship
1989
  • Volunteer work at Sweetwaters Hospital in Pietermaritzburg. Many of these children were abandoned or spent many months at the hospital due to illness. Art classes were created to aid their emotional and physical development.
Lecturing and Private Tuition
2006 - 2008
  • Private classes held on a part time basis, teaching both techniques and conceptualisation of image making in both drawing and painting
2007
  • Part time Painting lecturer at Durban Institute of Technology
1999 - 2002
  • Private classes held on a part time basis, teaching both techniques and conceptualisation of image making in both drawing and painting
1991 - 2004
Mural, Props and Scenic artist Worked as a scenic artist and mural painter on numerous film, commercials and large scale public mural projects.
  • Included in the mural projects: Ushaka (Durban), Fantasy Forest (Scarbourough - UK), Pavillion (Durban), Sibaya Casino (Durban), Dinwidie Media Centre (JHB), Joyland (Windmill Casino, Bloemfontein) and West Gate Joyland (JHB), NAPAC and Sets (Ltd)
  • Included in the Film and commercials: Homenet - Scenics, Paris Gallery - Props, Film Sunflower - Sculpted props and scenics, Documentary 'Lost Crocs' (BBC) - Sculpted props, Liberty Life - Scenics
1991 - 2004
Design work

This included free-hand and computer illustration and layout work, both freelance and on a permanent basis for three design studios. Among the projects are: Home Zone, Hub, Phonetic Productions, Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, Institute of Natural Resources, Natal Master Builders , Game, Stuterfords, Media Link and Dano Textiles

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