082 341 8161 / 058 256 1298info@artandwine.co.za

Swart Vernon

Swart Vernon

VERNON CHRISTOPHER SWART

Born 1959 Stellenbosch, Cape Province

A painter of portraits and figures. Works in oil, ink and pencil. From 1982 mainly working in airbrush. 1982 “Icon Analysis” series; 1983 “India Import” series.

VERNON CHRISTOPHER SWART

Born 1959 Stellenbosch, Cape Province

A painter of portraits and figures. Works in oil, ink and pencil. From 1982 mainly working in airbrush. 1982 “Icon Analysis” series; 1983 “India Import” series.

Studies: 1977-83 University of Stellenbosch, under Professor Larry Scully and Louis Jansen van Vuuren, gaining a BA(FA) in 1981 and a BA(FA) (Hons) in 1982. Awarded the Maggie Laubser Bursary 1980-81 and the Ruth Prowse Bursary 1982-83.

Profile: From 1986 has taught painting and art history at the Tygerberg Art Centre, Cape Province. 1982 stage designs for the H B Thom Theatre, Stellenbosch. 1984 travelled extensively in SWA/Namibia.

Award: 1981 Cuesta Award, Stellenbosch.

Represented: SA National Museum of Military History, Johannesburg

Exhibitions:

  • 1981 – “New Names SA Association of Arts,Cape Town
  • 1983 – “Stellenbosch Realists” SA Association of Arts,Cape Town
  • 1985 – Exhibition of military Art Johannesburg,Windhoek,Cape Town,Durban,Port Elizabeth
  • 1986 – Group exhibition, Leephy Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 1987 – Solo exhibition “Arniston” Dorp Street,Stellenbosch
  • 1987 – Stellenbosch Festival Exhibition
  • 1988 – “Artists by Artists” SA Association of Arts,Cape Town
  • 1989 – “Nude Figures” SA Association of Arts,Cape Town
  • 1989 – Nude conte drawings, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
  • 1989 – “Cape Artists” Spier Gallery, Stellenbosch
  • 1989 – Group exhibition, Jane se Kunshuis, Paarl
  • 1989 – “Barbette’s Feast” Ashman Gallery, Bloemfontein
  • 1990 – “Stellenbosch Perspectives” Dorp Street Gallery,Stellenbosch
  • 1991/4 – Group exhibitions in Stellenbosch and Cape Town
  • 1995 – “SA Contemporary Artists” P J Olivier Art Centre
  • 1995 – “Drawings and sculptures” Dorp Street Gallery,Stellenbosch
  • 1995 – G A P Group exhibition, Grahamstown Festival
  • 1996 – Group exhibitions: Cape Town,Stellenbosch,Franschhoek
  • 1997/8 – Group exhibitions:Cape Town,Stellenbosch,Franschhoek,Johannesburg,George,East London
  • 1998 – “Stellenbosch Artists” Stellenbosch Art Gallery
  • 1999 – “Alma Mater Exhibition” P J Olivier Art Centre
  • 1999 – Solo exhibition (Flower studies), Glen Carlo Estate,Simondium
  • 1999 – “25 Stellenbosch Artists” Alto Estate
  • 2000 – “Gala Exhibition” Stellenbosch Gallery
  • 2000 – Solo exhibition: “Mirage” Open Window, Pretoria
  • 2000 – Overberg exhibition, Kapula, Bredasdorp
  • 2001 -  Art & Wine Gallery Clarens
  • 2001 – Solo exhibition: Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
  • 2001 – “Pase” Easter exhibition: Dorp Street Gallery,Stellenbosch(with Gregory Kerr,Keith Dietrich)
  • 2001 – “Equus” exhibitions: Dorp Street Gallery,Stellenbosch(with Hardy Botha,Judith Mason)
  • 2001 – “Spirits of Africa” Group exhibition: Vilas Gallery,Herfordshire,England
  • 2002 – Hout Street Gallery, Paarl
  • 2002 – Winter exhibition, Stellenbosch Gallery
  • 2002 – Bloomer Gallery,Stellenbosch(with Louis v Vuuren,Andrew Verster,Christo Coetzee)
  • 2003 – Amsterdam and Los Angeles