Bronwen Vaughan-Evans | Biography


Bronwen Vaughan-Evans received her Masters of Arts in Fine Arts in 1995 from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. She obtained her Higher Diploma in Education in 1998 from the University of South Africa.

 Vaughan-Evans has participated in numerous group exhibitions both locally and internationally. Since her first solo show in 2004 Vaughan-Evans has had various solo shows in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

 Vaughan-Evans’ work is created using a process of layering light gesso on top of darker gesso to create a controlled surface in which the dark layer sits just beneath a thin, light skin and thereby alludes to a metaphorical weight beneath the surface of things. The images reference objects and places from her immediate environment and are created by sanding / etching through the thin top layer to reveal the dark gesso beneath.

 

Education

 

1997 – 1998              Higher Education Diploma University of South Africa: Education Department, Durban, South Africa

 

1994 – 1995              Master of Arts in Fine Art University of KwaZulu Natal: FineArtDepartment, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

 

1989 – 1992              Bachelor of Art in Fine ArtUniversity of KwaZulu Natal: FineArtDepartment, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

                                   

1984 – 1988              Senior Certificate with Exemption Westville Girls’ High School: Westville, South Africa

                       

Selected Exhibitions, including both solo and group shows:

 

2012                           Splitting Image at The Bamboo Gallery JHB and The DUT Gallery DBN, South Africa

2011                           A Portrait of the Ophelia’s Death at Artspace, JHB, South Africa

2010                           Creative Context: A Group Show by Contemporary African Fine Artists at Source, Singapore

2010                           Harbouring Histories: A Staff Exchange Exhibition at CurtinUniversity of Technology, Perth, Australia.

2010                           Early Learning at artSPACE Durban, Durban, South Africa

2010                           Test Patterns at Gallery 415, Durban, South Africa

2009                           A Little Piece of Africaat artSPACE Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2009                           Left of November at Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa

2009                           New Connections at KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2008                           Memento Mori at Bank Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2008                           Home Is Where The Heart Is at Momo Gallery, JHB, South Africa

2008                           Light show at Bank Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2007                           Right Before Your Eyes KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2007                           Malleable ArtSpace Durban, Durban, South Africa

2007                           ARTSEASONS Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa

2006                           Form and Substance Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa

2006                           Negotiated Spaces KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2005                           Art for Humanity – Children’s Rights Print Portfolio Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2005                           Paean to Paint ArtSpace Durban, Durban, South Africa

2005                           Being Here (KZNSA Centenary Exhibition) KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2004                           One Zero One (Solo show) KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

 

 

Collections:

Private collections              South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, The United States of America and The United Kingdom

Public collections               The TathamArtGallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

The DurbanArtGallery, Durban, South Africa

The UNISAArtGallery, Pretoria, South Africa

Corporate collections       The Sasol Collection SA, Escom SA, The Johannesburg Stock Exchange SA, Standard Bank SA, Nandos UK

           

 

2004 – 2012       

Part Time Lecturer in Senior Painting 

 DurbanUniversity of Technology

 Department of Fine Art and Jewelry Design

City Campus, Durban, 4001, South Africa


Community Work

 

2006-2010                Council Member (General Council & Exhibitions Committee) KZNSA Gallery, KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa

 

2005                           Participating Artist for Art For Humanity’sChildren’s Rights Print Portfolio”, KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa

 

1998-1999                Docent Program at the VancouverArtGallery, Vancouver, Canada

 

 

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