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Jan Van Der Merwe

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Jan Van Der Merwe

1982: [0x1] New Signatures, SA Association of Arts, Pretoria.
First Prize: Mixed Media (Van Schaik Award).
Merit Prize: painting (Arts Association).
1998: [0x1] Kempton Park Tembisa Fine Arts Award. Second Prize.
[0x1] Technikon Pretoria. Honorary colours-International recognition.
1999: [0x1] Sasol Scifest '99. First Prize: Trip to Paris - Sponsored by the French Embassy and Institution for Research Development, Grahamstown. Competition theme: Art and Technology
[0x1] Newsmaker of the year 1999 at Technikon Pretoria
2000: [0x1] Kempton Park Tembisa Fine Arts Award. Second Prize winner
[0x1] Rector's Award 2000 - Technikon Pretoria
2001: [0x1] Trophy for service from 1989-2001 - Department Entertainment Technology, Arts Faculty - Technikon Pretoria
[0x1] Merit Prize - Newsmaker of the year 2001, Technikon Pretoria
2003: [0x1] IOC Olympic art Competition, National Winner (Sculpture Category) 2003 (Paid attendance at the senior Delphic Games 2005)
2004: [0x1] 2004 Olympic Sport and Art Contest. International 4th Prize for sculpture category. Diploma of Recognition - additionally, work will be exhibited at Olympic Museum Lausanne Switzerland until June 2004 and then to Athens for display during the Olympic Games in August 2004
2005: [0x1] Special Delphic Award for outstanding presentation in the discipline of art installation - 7 Sept 2005, 2nd International Delphic Games held in the city of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
[0x1] Helgaard Steyn Award for outstanding sculpture for the installation: "Showcase" (part of the permanent collection of the Oliewennhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein), awarded on 17 October 2005 at the University of North West.

2000: [0x1] Jakkals Award - Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (DeKat).
[0x1] Newsmaker of the Year - Technikon Pretoria.
[0x1] FNB Vita Awards 2001
[0x1] Top 10 Aardklop, Potchefstroom, (Spat newsletter)
2002: Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, SASOL-Kanna for Visual Arts
2008: Festival Artist - Aardklop 2003 - Potchefstroom
Semi [0x1] finalist Sasol Wax 2008
[0x1] Tshwane University of Technology
[0x1] Several Private Collections.
[0x1] Mem[0xC3B3]rias Intimas Marcas Collection
[0x1] Pretoria Art Museum
[0x1] UNISA
[0x1] National Cultural History Museum Pretoria
[0x1] SASOL
[0x1] Potchefstroom University
[0x1] Feniks-Unite, Belgium
[0x1] SANLAM
[0x1] ABSA Bank
[0x1] Harrie Sieresema collection
[0x1] Oliewenhuis Museum Bloemfontein
[0x1] Shamwari Townhouse, Port Elisabeth
[0x1] University of Johannesburg

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US$ 40-40



Latest Exhibitions (complete CV available on request
2009:• Two installations (Guests, 2000 and Unknown, 2004) included in the exhibition entitled Decade ( highlights from 10 years of collecting for the Sanlam art collection), University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, 5 March – 23 April). This exhibition traveled the Grahamstown Arts Festival (26 June – 5 July). Curator: Stefan Hundt.
• Semi – finalist, Sasol Wax Art Competition 2008.
• Solo exhibition entitled It’s cold Outside – selected installations from 1999 to 2008, iart gallery (Investment Art), Cape Town, opening on 16 July until 31 October 2008.
•Group exhibition: Intervention 13 Sept – 17 Oct 2008, UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria, curator: Koos van der Watt
•Two installations (Guests, 2000 and Unknown, 2004) included in the exhibition entitled Decade (highlights from 10 years of collecting for the Sanlam art collection): Sanlam Art Gallery , Belville (22 July 2008 – 16 Jan 2009), IArt Gallery, Cape Town (27 Feb – 12 March 2009), Oliewenhuis Museum, Bloemfontein (21 Apr – 28 May 2009), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Gallery, Port Elisabeth ( 4 June - !9 July 2009), George Museum (date to be confirmed), Durban Art Gallery (9 Nov – 25 January 2010, curator: Stefan Hundt)
•Group Exhibition, IArt Gallery, Cape Town, Joburg Art Fair 2009, Sandton Convention Centre, 2 – 5 April 2009 (installation: Uitverkoping/Sale)
•Group exhibition: Dystopia, UNISA Art Gallery Pretoria (23 May – 30 June 2009), Museum Africa, Johannesburg (8 Oct – 15 Nov 2009), Oliewenhuis Museum, Bloemfontein (10 June – 8 Aug 2010), Jan Colle Galery, Gent België (17 Oct – 21 Nov 2010) curator; Elfriede Dreyer
•Group Exhibition: Woordpoort, University of Pretoria (Sept 2009), curator: Hardus Koekemoer
•Solo exhibition; University of Johannesburg Art Gallery: Ontwortel/Uprooted 11 Nov 2009 – Jan 2010


Master's degree in Technology, Fine Art, with distinction, (Tech

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