Vicki Ross

Born in Durban, Vicki acquired her art training at Pretoria Technikon and Unisa, with this exhibition being the result of her MTech studies at DUT. Her experiences include travel to Israel, Europe and the UK, lecturing contacts in the Visual Arts Departments at Unisa and Witwatersrand Technikon, and more recently, as Arts educator at Westville Girls High School and Embury College. Vicki has also worked as artist & co-facilitator on various outreach community & public art commissions

Academic Qualifications
2014    Current MTech submission, DUT.
2000    Advanced University Diploma in Art Practice (postgraduate), UNISA (with distinction).
1996     BTech (in-complete), Pretoria tecknikon. (Painting with distinction).
1995    National Diploma in Fine Arts, Pretoria Technikon. (Painting, Drawing & Ceramics with distinction).
1986     National Senior Certificate (with Exemption): Damelin College (correspondence while travelling in Britain for the year).

Visual Arts Commission
    Co-curator & facilitator: WasteArt Exhibition 2004: a national arts action against pollution.
2003    Artist & co-facilitator: Pyramids of Naxox International Exhibition, Greece: collaborative community arts programme (art & embroidery) with women from Olievenhoutsbosch, Centurion, Pretoria & Etwatwa, Benoni.
2002    Artist & co-facilitator: public community arts & skills training programme, Olievenhoutsbosch, Pretoria.
2001-02    Artist & co-facilitator: public arts community & skills training programmes, commissioned by Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology:
Sharpeville Library Community Arts Project, Sebokeng;
Etwatwa Library Community Arts Project, Benoni.
2000    Design Artist: Public Art Commission, Centurion Town Council, Pretoria.
Artist & co-facilitator: community arts programmes commissioned by Centurion Town Council, Pretoria:
Springvale Primary School, Centurion;
Olievenhoutsbosch Library & Community Centre.

Exhibitions
One and two-person Exhibitions
2007    Spaces “in-between” absolutes, KZNSA (Solo). (Drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography & video)
2000    Oak Square Gallery, UNISA: Advanced University Diploma Exhibition (Drawings, ceramics & sculpture)
1997    Oak Square Gallery, UNISA, with Retief van Wyk. (Drawings & paintings)
                                                                   
Major Group Exhibitions (invited)
1997    NEW VOYAGES curated by Robert Hodgins, Johannesburg.
1995        MASTERS AND PROTEGES, Pretoria Art Museum.

Other Group Exhibitions
2001    PPC COMPETITION, SA Association of Arts, Pretoria.
1997    VOLKSKAS ATELIER COMPETITION, Johannesburg.
1997    ARTS ALIVE, Waterkloof House Preparatory School, Pretoria.
1996    POST-MORTEM, Civic Gallery, Centurion, Pretoria.
1996        SQUARED, Pretoria Art Museum.
1996    Final Year BTech Student Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum.
1995-06    NEW SIGNATURES, SA Association of Arts, Pretoria.
1995    ARTS ALIVE, Waterkloof House Preparatory School, Pretoria.
1995        GREATER PRETORIA REGION, UNISA Art Gallery.
1995    Student Exhibition, Technikon Pretoria, SAA of Arts, Pretoria.
1989    FABER-CASTELL DRAWING COMPETITION, Johannesburg.
1989    NEW SIGNATURES, SA Association of Arts, Pretoria.

Awards
2012-14    Durban University of Technology Bursary for M Tech studies
1996    BAHAI Award for Painting.
1996    Merit Award for Drawing and Painting, Technikon Pretoria.
1989    Merit Award, NEW SIGNATURES, Pretoria.
1989    First Prize, Faber-Castell Drawing Competition, Johannesburg.
SANLAM Bursary for Visual Arts Students

Collections
SASOL COLLECTION, Johannesburg.
TECHNIKON RAND, Pretoria: Rector’s Collection.
TECHNIKON PRETORIA, Fine Arts Department Collection.
SASOL TECHNIKON PRETORIA LIBRARY FOR NATURAL SCIENCES COLLECTION.

Exhibitions at the KZNSA

Narratives of My Mind
Main, Mezzanine & Park Galleries