Raksha Gobardan


M. Tech. Degree in Fine Arts
       University Attending :                              Durban University Of Technology
       Duration Of Study :                                  2009 – 2012

B. Tech. Degree in Fine Arts
        Technikon Attended  :            Technikon Natal
       Duration of Study :            1998 - 2001
       Completed :                2001
(For results refer to copy of the attached credit list)


2005 :        Completed a  course in Arts & Culture Management (NQF 5) through KIA in conjunction with Create SA
2000 :        Completed Photoshop 5.0 at Technikon Natal
1999 :        Completed the Graduate Enterprise Programme – Venture Creation


2007 :          Interviewed by ‘Spirit Sundae’ on SABC 1 ( aired on the 23/09/07)
                         Interviewed by ‘Curious Culture’ on SABC 2 (aired on the 27/06/07)

2006 :        Registered company ‘Truarts Studio cc’ and employed eight people.
         :        Won first prize of R5000 in B.A.T centre mural façade competition
         :             Ceramic pieces sold to various private collections including premiers office in Pietermaritzburg

2005 :    Chosen to represent the country in the 2nd triennial of contemporary art in Mauritius - won second prize of R5500

2004/6 :       Ceramic pieces sold to various private collections

2001 :    Ceramic pieces sold to the Tatham Art Gallery- Pietermaritzberg and Carnegie Art Gallery – Newcastle

:        Awarded voucher of R500 for best Ceramic Student at Technikon Natal

:    Presentation of paper at the Visual Arts Symposium held at Cathedral Peak Education Centre

:        Internship for B. Tech. Degree completed at Durban Art Gallery

:        Obtained printmaking award of R250 at Technikon Natal

:    Awarded prize of R1000 for work chosen to be published in calendar for Domo International

1996/7 :        Obtained Art Award ( Std’s 9; 10)

1995 :    Participated in painting for mural at the Estcourt Provincial Hospital. Won first prize of R500


2007:        Maharaj, T. Close To The Heart. Durban: Sunday Tribune Herald. 21 October. pp. 2                      
        :        Premdev, D. Inspired To Create Spontaneously. Durban: Sunday Tribune Herald. 5 August. pp. 3
        :        Horning, G. Inspirational Durbs. Mango Juice (Mango Airlines inflight magazine). Feb/March. pp. 25
2005:            Horning, G. Notes: all this months names, faces and places. Durban: House and Leisure. December. pp. 45
        :            Boyle, L. Unusual Ceramics at NSA. Durban: Berea Mail.7 October.  pp. 5                    
        :            Premdev, D. Artist Finds Her Identity In Ceramics. Durban: Tribune Herald. 25 September. pp. 2
2003 :     Naidoo, S. City Swank. Durban: Sunday Times. 9 October. pp. 5                        
         :     The Independent Reporter. The City Is Shining. Durban: The Independent on Saturday. 29 March. pp. 28

2001 :              Kally, R. Exploring Identity. Durban: Tribune Herald. 25 November.       pp. 3
         :         Kjonstad, S. Feast For The Eyes. Durban: The Mercury. 3 April. pp. 2


2012      :         Relief lecturer for 3-Dimensional Studies at the D.U.T Fine Art             
               :       Facilitating Art classes at Bartels Arts Trust
2009/10 :        Awarded the Graduate assistantship program-lecturing within the D.U.T Fine Art Department
              :        Facilitated workshop on mosaics at Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design
2007/8            :    Facilitated the ceramic classes at the Bartels Arts Trust.

                       :    Working on various ceramic and mosaic commissions.

                        :    Relief lecturer at Durban University of Technology for 3dimensional studies 1. Completed 5 modules.

2006 :    Design chosen for the execution / installation of a 60m2 mosaic art for the Thuthukani Youth Centre by the City Architects

           :    Commissioned to execute ceramic relief panel depicting King Dinuzulu’s life for Dinuzulu Statue in Durban.

2004/6 :    Involved in various private commissions supervised by Jane Durand (Mosaic Artist)

2003 :    Commissioned to execute a memorial wall at the Chatsworth Youth Centre in memory of the fourteen children that died in the
               ‘Throb’ Nightclub – opened by president Nelson Mandela

         :    Mosaicing of 18 columns at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg as part of a team effort, supervised by Jane Durand

2002 :    Involved in mosaic pilot – project commissioned by the Durban Metro for the upgrading of West Street

        :    Attended a seven-day Printmaking workshop at the Caversham Press in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands in June

        :    Execution of 1624 handmade glazed and smoke-fired tiles for “AMAFA” Project in Ulundi

        :    Part time lecturing of first year ceramic module at Technikon Natal

2000 :    Execution of mural and mosaic for Club Night Fever previously located on Argyle Road during April


2012 :              Exhibited in group exhibition ‘All Fired Up’ at the KZNSA gallery in                                   
2011 :              Exhibited in group exhibition ‘All Fired Up’ at Durban Art gallery.  
2007 :    Exhibited in group exhibition ‘Common Ground’ at KZNSA gallery in Durban

2006 :    Participated in ‘Jabulisa’: The Art of KZN – travelling to all major galleries and museums in KZN

2005 :    Selected to represent the country at the 2nd Triennial of Contemporary Art – Quatre Borne, Mauritius.
         :Participated in a group exhibition ‘Handmade’ at the KZNSA Gallery –Durban.      

2004 :           Participated in group exhibition Expo Arte Contemporanea
                       Mocambique at Musea Nacional de Arte – Maputo , Mocambique

2002 :        Participated in the A.P.S.A Exhibition at the N.S.A Gallery- Durban
         :    Participated in the Women’s Day Exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery and Women’s Day Workshop at the B.A.T. Centre
               (Bartels Art Trust)
         :    Participated in ‘Untold Tales of Magic: Abelumbi’- travelling throughout major South African Galleries and Museums

2001 :        Participated in the Christmas Exhibition at the N.S.A – Durban
         :        Participated in the Heritage Day Exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery

2000 :        Participated in ‘Jabulisa’ : The art of KwaZulu Natal – at the Durban Art Gallery and Tatham Art Gallery
         :    Participated in the ABSA Atelier Awards at Natal Technikon

1999 :    Participated in ‘Artistes en Conversation’ at the Alliance Francaise, Durban.

Work in private and public collection of Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg and Carnegie Art Gallery in Newcastle, and National Art Gallery in Mauritius.


Jane du Rand:                Owner (Mosaic)
                                         082 900 8635

Anthony Starkey:            H.O.D-Durban University of Technology

Exhibitions at the KZNSA

Passage: A Solo Exhibition by Raksha Gobardan
Park Contemporary Gallery