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Diek Grobler

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DIEK GROBLER obtained his BA Fine Arts degree from the University of Pretoria in 1987 and his Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1996. He has exhibited professionally since 1988 and his work is included in several major public and corporate collections.

Grobler has been involved in public art projects, and organised and curated the Artwall Metrorail Art Gallery, a public mural project which received two Business and Arts South Africa awards in 2001.

Diek works in a variety of media and disciplines - ceramic sculpture, oil, and gouache paintings, scraperboard drawings. He also works in time-based disciplines - performance art, computer aided 2D animation and stop-motion animation.

Diek Grobler lives and works in Pretoria.

COLLECTIONS CV 20102000 1990
  Diek Grobler’s work is included in private collections in South Africa & Europe at the following institutions ~
Pretoria Art Museum
Tatham Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
Durban Art Gallery
University of South Africa Art Collection
University of the Orange Free State
RAU Collection
SASOL Art Collection
ABSA collection
GENCOR-collection
TELCOM-collection
SANLAM art collection
Gauteng Legislature
Rand Merchant Bank
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CURRICULUM VITAE 20102000 1990
Ongoing  
ILLUSTRATION Bi-monthly literary comic strip for 'Boeke-Rapport', the monthly literary supplement to Sunday paper ‘Rapport’
Monthly comic strip 'Uit die Bloute' for Vrouekeur
  Since 1994 Grobler has illustrated more than 40 children’s books, mostly for the educational market.
GROUP Exhibition Selected mentions only.
2012  
SOLO Exhibition Festival Artist, Inniebos Nasionale Kunstefees, Nelspruit
GROUP Exhibition Fopspeen Moving Pictures
Nomination Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn,
(Kanna & Fiesta Nominations for Best Fine Art Exhibition)
  'Pointure' University of Johannesburg Art Centre
ANIMATION Animated branding clip for 'Innibos Nasionale Kunstefees'
  'Klein Cardo', an animated poem by Ronelda S. Kamfer
WRITING Short story included in collection 'Bloots' by Tafelberg Publishers
2011  
GROUP Exhibition 'Speel-speel' at Tina Skukan Gallery, Pretoria
ANIMATION 'Pulcinello', an animated film to the music of Rachmaninov by pianist Wessel van Wyk
  'Saturday Night Live' and'In Duitsland waar die wolke in gelid marsjeer', animated poems by Danie Marais
PERFORMANCE 'Vlaglied', Nine Dragonheads environmental art symposium, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
PUBLISHED 'Diek Grobler - An Artist’s Monograph', Masters of Art History thesis by Jorike Langerman, Unisa 2011
WRITING Script for 'Uit die Bloute' animated television series for kykNET (2010/2011)
ILLUSTRATION Children's book 'Mankepank en ander verse' by Antjie Krog, Tafelberg
  Children's book 'Woerts in die hoekie' by Hennie Aucamp, Protea Uitgewers
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SOLO Exhibition Breytenbach Centre, Wellington
GROUP Exhibition Tina Skuka Gallery, Pretoria
ANIMATION Writer and director of 'Uit die Bloute', 26 episode animated series for Afrikaans pay TV channe lkykNET
PERFORMANCE 'Six - Love', Rosendal, South Africa

ILLUSTRATION

Nomination

Children's books 'Klits Kronkel en die vlammende sward' en 'Klits Kronkel en die swart jackals' by Fanie Viljoen, 2009/10, (Via Africa award nomination for best illustration)
2009  
GROUP Exhibition Pretoria Artists at the Oliewenhuys Museum, Bloemfontein
  'Allooi', Volksblad Kunstefees, Bloemfontein
ANIMATION 'Asturias', an animated film to the music of Albeniz, as performed by by pianist Wessel van Wyk
  'B'. 6 minutes
WRITING Freelance art criticism for Beeld newspaper (2008/9)
AWARD 'Agenda' (animated film) SAFTA Award for best animation in a short film.
FILM FESTS

'Agenda', 7 minutes, 2007

  • MEDIAWAVE, Győr, Hungary
  • Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden
  • Africala, Mexico City, Mexico
2008  
SOLO Exhibition 'Story', Gordart, Johannesburg
  Fried Contemporary, Pretoria
GROUP Exhibition 'Agenda', Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town

ANIMATION

AWARDS

Producer & Director of 'Het Vogeltjes ABC', 6 mins

Best Animated Film for Children at ~

  • Teheran International animation festival, Iran
  • KROK International animation festival, Ukraine
  • Tindirindis International animation festival, Lithuania
FILM FESTS

'Agenda', 7 minutes, 2007

  • Zlin International Film festival for Children and youth, Zlin, Czech republic
  • Animafest Zagreb
  • Tehran International Short Film Festival
 

'Little Bang', 11 minutes, 2006

  • Anima Mundi, Brazil
2007  
SOLO Exhibition Pretoria Arts Association
GROUP Exhibition 'Snert', Tina Skukan Gallery, Petoria
  'Agenda', Platform on 18th, Pretoria
  Absa Exhibition of Atelier merit winners, KKNK

ANIMATION

AWARDS

 


Producer & director of 'Agenda', 7 minutes
  • South African Film and Television Awards - Best animation in a Short Film
  • Africala online short film award, Mexico
FILM FESTS

'Agenda', 7 minutes, 2007

  • Durban International Film Festival, South Africa
  • Out the Box festival of puppetry & visual theatre, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Apolo Film Festival, Barclay-west, South Africa
  • Africa in Motion Short Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Rwanda Film Festival
 

'Little Bang', 11 minutes, 2006

  • Tampere, Finland
  • BIMINI, Latvia
  • Trickfilm, Germany
  • Syracuse, USA
  • Durban, South Africa
  • Athens Video Art, Greece
  • Afia, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Ohne Kohle, Vienna, Austria
  • AVANCA, Portugal
  • UPC-AXN Rövidfilm Fesztivál, Hungary
  • BUSHO Budapest Short film festival
  • Auburn International Film Festival for Children, US
  • Geneva Summer Arts Festival, New York State, US
  • Multivision Animation Festival, St Petersburg, Russia
  • Istanbul International Short Film Festival
Nomination

'Little Bang', 11 minutes, 2006

  • Best Short Film at the South African Film & Television Awards.
  • Merit award for New Media, Ekurhuleni fine art awards
AWARD

'Little Bang', 11 minutes, 2006

  • Merit award for New Media, Ekurhuleni Fine Art Awards
2006  

ANIMATION

FILM FEST

Producer & Director of 'Little Bang', 11 minutes

  • Tirana, Albania
SOLO Exhibition Pretoria Arts Association
GROUP Exhibition 'Little Bang', Platform on 18th, Pretoria
2005  
SOLO Exhibition Gordart, Mellville, Johannesburg
  Cite des arts international, Paris
GROUP Exhibition Part of the South African Delegation to the Delphic Games, Kutching, Malaysia
ANIMATION 'Sanna’s Garden' animated television series for children (started in 2004)
FILM FESTS

'Sanna’s Garden' television series, 2004/5

  • Anifest Trebon, Czech Republic
  • Zlin International animationa festival, Czech Republic
  • Cortoons on the Bay International animationa festival, Positano, Italy
  • KROKfest, Ukraine
AWARD A Gold medal for painting at the International Delphic Games, Kutching, Malaysia
2004  
SOLO Exhibition The Tina Skukan Gallery, Pretoria
GROUP Exhibition Nine Dragonheads environmental art symposium, Cheong Ju City, South Korea
  Gallery 88, Sasolburg
  International Olympic Comitee art exhibition, Geneva, Switzerland
PERFORMANCE 'Small Song', at the Nine Dragonheads environmental art symposium, Cheong Ju City, South Korea
2003  
SOLO Exhibition The Art Space, Johannesburg
GROUP Exhibition Hope Box/Weather Report international art project run by Dutch artist Rienke Enghart
  'In the Minds i' Rand Africa University gallery, Johannesburg
  'Om die Bosch gelei', Minds i art space, Pretoria
  Fine Line drawing exhibition, Minds i art space, Pretoria
  Edition printmaking exhibition, Minds i art space, Pretoria
ANINATION Animated title and inserts for comedy program 'Blikskottel' on Kyknet
AWARD South African Graphic arts winner of the International Olympic Committee Art Competition
2002  
GROUP Exhibition Group Exhibitions with the Korean Society of Illustrators in Prague and Peking
  Solar Eclipse Exhibition at Mind’s I art space in collaboration with the Foundation for Education, Science and Technology
ANIMATION ‘Die onmerkwaardige reis van Juffrou Visser’ 12 minutes
  'Without Title' 4 minutes
  Curator for the ‘Absolut Insig Animation Festival’ for the KKNK and Aardklop arts festivals
PERFORMANCE 'Stories of sunlight and shadow', a programme of three performances by Fopspeen Live Art as part of the Solar Eclipse project by Minds i art space, in collaboration with the Foundation for Education, Science and Technology
2001  
SOLO Exhibition Chelsea gallery, Wynberg, Cape Town
ANIMATION Independent Art animations, ‘Idea’ 5 minutes
PERFORMANCE 'Pachipodium Namakwanum', aperformance conceived in collaboration with Fopspeen Live Art, performed at the Moonbox, Pretoria
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ANIMATION Animated Music Video for Karin Hougaard, broadcast on SABC2
PERFORMANCE 'Ararat' as part of the main festival program at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival. The performance was created in co-operation with singers and dancers from the Oudtshoorn community
1999  
SOLO Exhibition Gencor Gallery, Rand Afrikaans University
  Millenium Gallery, Pretoria
PERFORMANCE 'Die Lang Pad na Ninevé' and 'Jong Afrikaner Anargiste' project, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, as well as the project
  'Die Lang Pad na Ninevé' enjoys two runs in Pretoria, and is presented at arts festivals in Durban and Potchefstroom.
  Organiser & Presenter of the Live Art Festival at Capitol Theatre, Pretoria
AWARD De Kat Herrie-award for 'Die Lang Pad na Ninevé' and 'Jong Afrikaner Anargiste' project
1998  
SOLO Exhibition Two-person show at the Johannes Stegman Gallery,
University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein
  Two-person show at the Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
GROUP Exhibition Exhibition of South African Contemporary Art in the SASOL Collection, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn
  Volkskas Atelier Competition
PERFORMANCE Established the Fopspeen Live Art Company
  Creates and presents 'Sewe Dae in Babel' at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival and Pretoria City Hall
  Presents 'Populier/Poplar' at various venues, including the Universities of Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Unisa
1997  
SOLO Exhibition The Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg
  Two-person show at James Colman Fine Art, London
  Arts Association Pretoria
GROUP Exhibition Volkskas Atelier Competition
PERFORMANCE Compile a Performance Art Show, 'Boe of Baa', with works by four artists for the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival
  FNB Vita Dance umbrella
  Participate in the Baesement Theatre projects with TOM performance company
1996  
GROUP Exhibition World Environment Day exhibition - Pretoria Art Museum
  A Little Show of Drawers, University of Pretoria Art Gallery
  13 Annual Open Exhibition of the Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, London and Royal College of Art, Edinburgh
  El Gezirah Sheraton Hotel, Cairo - SAAA International Project
  Volkskas Atelier Competition
PERFORMANCE FNB Vita Dance umbrella
1995  
SOLO Exhibition Two-person show at Dorpstraat Gallery, Stellenbosch
GROUP Exhibition World Environment Day exhibition - Pretoria Art Museum
  Annual Wits Masters in Fine Art exhibition, Gertrude Posel Gallery
  Volkskas Atelier Competition
PERFORMANCE FNB Vita Dance umbrella
AWARD Merit Award in Volkskas Atelier Competition
1994  
SOLO Exhibition Gallery on Tyrone, Parkview, Johannesburg
GROUP Exhibition Volkskas Atelier Competition
PERFORMANCE FNB Vita Dance umbrella
1993  
SOLO Exhibition Gallery on Tyrone, Parkview, Johannesburg
GROUP Exhibition Volkskas Atelier Competition
AWARD Merit Award in Volkskas Atelier Competition
PERFORMANCE FNB Vita Dance umbrella
1992  
SOLO Exhibition Two-person show at Gallery 709, Cape Town
GROUP Exhibition Volkskas Atelier Competition
1991  
GROUP Exhibition Love, Landscape, and Lonely escape - Gallery on the Market, Newtown
  Volkskas Atelier Competition
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1990  
SOLO Exhibition Two-person show at SAAA Gallery, Pretoria
1989  
SOLO Exhibition Two two-person shows in February and December,
at The Gallery on the Market, Newtown, Johannesburg
GROUP Exhibition Vita Art Now - Johannesburg Art Gallery
  Volkskas Atelier Competition exhibition
1988  
SOLO Exhibition First professional Exhibition, Two-Person show at Aleta Michaletos Gallery, Pretoria
GROUP Exhibition Volkskas Atelier Competition exhibition
  CLAY+, Unisa Art Gallery
  New Signatures Competition exhibition, South African Association of Art
AWARD Merit award for Sculpture, New Signatures Competition
1987  
GROUP Exhibition New Signatures Competition exhibition, South African Association of Art
1986  
GROUP Exhibition New Signatures Competition exhibition, South African Association of Art
1985  
GROUP Exhibition New Signatures Competition exhibition, South African Association of Art
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