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Born in 1960 in South Africa

EXHIBITIONS
SOLO SHOWS

2014   "Migration", artSPACE durban, Durban.
2012   "Fine Lines", University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg; KZNSA, Durban; Grande Provence, Franschhoek.
2007   Exhibition of paintings and drawings, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town.
2006   Exhibition of paintings and drawings, artSPACE durban, Durban.
2005   Exhibition of MAFA body of work, consisting of paintings and drawings, Jack Heath Gallery, UKZN.
2000   Exhibition of drawings and paintings, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg and Bayside Art Gallery, Durban.
1990   Exhibition of drawing, collage and prints, Grassroots Gallery, Westville.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013
  "New Beginnings", Franschhoek.
2013
  "Fabulous Picture Show", Tatham Art Gallery.
2011
  "New Identity", Grande Provence, Franschhoek.
2011
  "Memories", Artisan Contemporary Gallery, Durban.
2010
  Jabulisa 2010 - Natal Arts Trust juried exhibition, opening at the Tatham Art Gallery, and touring KwaZulu-Natal and the rest of the country.
2010
  "Big is Beautiful", artSPACE durban, Durban.
2010
  William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley.
2010
  "Exhibition of Works on Paper and Ceramics", John Milton Art Gallery, St. Paul's School, London.
2009
  "outofthebox", Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.
2009
  "Contemporary Reflections", Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.
2009
  "Creating Minds", joint performance/exhibition with Christopher Duigan, Pietermaritzburg.
2009
  Kwanyoni group exhibition, Hilton.
2009
  "Fabulous Picture Show", Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.
2008
  CVA staff and Post graduate exhibition, Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.
2007
  CVA staff and Post Graduate exhibition, Carnegie Art Gallery, Newcastle.
2007
  Kwanyoni group exhibition, Hilton.
2006
  Jabulisa 2006 - Natal Arts Trust juried exhibition, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg and Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2005
  "Walk and Squawk" exhibition of prints a collaborative programme between UKZN and the University of Michigan, USA.
2003
  Natal Biennial Natal Arts Trust juried exhibition, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.
2002
2003
  Staff and post graduate student exhibition, Jack Heath Gallery, CVA, UNP.
2001
  Tribute to Nancy Nielsen-Baker, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.
1999
  "Past Graduates" Exhibition, Jack Heath Gallery, UNP.
1998
  "15 Graduates" Exhibition, Jack Heath Gallery, UNP.
1990
  Volkskas Exhibition, Durban.
1989
  Human Rights Exhibition, Durban.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Ellerman House Contemporary Collection, Cape Town.
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.
Natal Law Society, Pietermaritzburg.

 

REVIEWS/ BIBLIOGRAPHY
  Gunter, Elizabeth. "powerful, violently tender" Grand Provence, September 30, 2012. Link: Read more
  Meijer, Marianne. It's Expressive, Large and Sombre. The Mercury, June 28, 2012.
  Durban is Yours: Link: Louise Hall
  Sinkins, Estelle. Relax, Browse and Buy, The Witness, September 17, 2009.
  Coan, Stephen. Creating Art – Its Hard but not Impossible, The Witness, August 20, 2009.
  Sinkins, Estelle. Creating Minds, The Witness, June 23, 2009.
  Sinkins, Estelle. Exploring “out of the box”, The Witness, April 14, 2009.
  Arts Editor. Maintaining Creativity, The Witness, January 22, 2009.
  Von Klemperer, Margaret. From Marks on Paper to Money in the Bank, Art is a Challenge, The Witness, November 22, 2006.
  Sudheim, Alex. Keep it Kinetic, Mail & Guardian, November 17 – 23, 2006.
  Meyer, Marianne. New Season, New Inspiration, The Mercury, November 17, 2006.
  Bell, B. & Venter, K. (eds.) Jabulisa 2006: the art and craft of KwaZulu-Natal, Natal Arts Trust. 2006.
  Von Klemperer, Margaret. Celebrating the Human Form, The Witness, August 16, 2005.
  van Niekerk, Natasha. The Highway Mail, August 2000.
  Coan, Stephen. Swimming Beneath the Surface of Things, The Natal Witness, June 13, 2000.
  Arts Editor. Graduates at Jack Heath, ArtSmart, September 15, 1999.
  Highway mail reporter. Collage arrives at Grassroots, Highway Mail, April 13, 1990.

 

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

ART TEACHING

2010 Artists' Workshops on creative literacy facilitated jointly with Terri Broll, VANSA, Cape Town.
2009 Artists' Workshops on creative literacy facilitated jointly with Terri Broll, KwaNyoni, Hilton.
2009 Supervised PGCE students for visual language module, Education, UKZN.
2008 Supervised Honours Painting students, CVA, UKZN.
1996, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2008 Lectured painting and drawing modules at CVA, UKZN.
1991 - 2001 Taught adult art classes from home studio.
1991 - 1997 Facilitated workshops on drawing and painting for children and adults, Tatham Art Gallery and Midlands Arts and Crafts Society (MACS), Pietermaritzburg.
1986 - 1988 Girls' Collegiate School, Pietermaritzburg (senior art teacher).
1984 - 1986 Danville Girls' High School, Durban North (senior art teacher).

RESEARCH

2001 Published Drawing Our Lives, a resource guide outlining DWEBA's use of visual language as a participatory methodology (see points below).  
1998 - 2001 Louise and two other women formed a non-government organisation (NGO), The Development of Dynamic Women's Enterprise in Business and Art (DWEBA), a development and skills training NGO aimed primarily at rural craftswomen in KwaZulu-Natal. DWEBA worked with crafters from Gannahoek, Muden, Esithumba, Rorke's Drift, with The Lubombo SDI Craft Programme and other NGO's.
1995 - 2001 Applied and developed a visual language-based, gender-sensitive and participatory methodology which had been developed through research conducted through The Institute of Natural Resources (INR), UNP (1989 -1991) with groups of rural KZN craftswomen.
1995 - 1997 Worked with Gannahoek Women's Income Generating Project (GWP), through The Association of Rural Advancement (AFRA), Pietermaritzburg.
1989 - 1991 Research with rural craftswomen and development of a framework for a gender- sensitive, participatory training methodology with visual language at its core, INR, UNP.

ILLUSTRATOR

1998 Information Studies, UNP Resource Centre Directory cover.
1990 Cover design December edition Nu Focus, University of Natal.
1990 Farmer's Support Group Annual Report.

 

EDUCATION
2013 Practice-led PhD, CVA, UKZN.
2007 MAFA cum laude, CVA, UKZN.
1983 HDE PG (SEC) University of Cape Town (UCT).
1982 BAFA, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg (UNP).
SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES

2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009: Rita Strong Scholarship.
2008, 2009, 2010: National Research Foundation (NRF).

Louise lives in Pietermaritzburg with her husband, human rights and environmental lawyer, Ilan Lax and their two daughters, Hannah and Sarah.

 
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