Christa Myburgh2018-06-05T15:28:43+00:00

Project Description

Christa Myburgh

Christa Myburgh Stickeys and stones may break our bones but words will never hurt us 2016 Oil on canvas 250 x 200 cm

tableau vivant (often shortened to tableau, plural: tableaux vivants), French for ‘living picture’, is a static scene containing one or more actors or models. They are stationary and silent, usually in costume, carefully posed, with props and/or scenery, and may be theatrically lit. It thus combines aspects of theatre and the visual arts.

A tableau may either be ‘performed’ live, or depicted in painting, photography and sculpture, such as in many works of the Romantic, Aesthetic, Symbolist, Pre-Raphaelite, and Art Nouveau movements.

Educational Qualifications and Training:

1990-1993 BA(FA) major in painting at The University of Pretoria

2000 Bronze casting course at Bloemfontein technikon

2002 Web Authering short course Hirt and Carter training centre – Applications covered: Macromedia Dreamweaver 4, Macromedia Flash 5, Adobe Photoshop 6,  HTML scripting

Fine art Awards:

1996-Kempton Park/ Thembisa Metropolitan Local Council- 100 best works during the Fine art award Competition

2000- Kempton Park/ Thembisa Metropolitan Local Council- Top 14 during the Fine art award Competition

2013- Top Hundred in SPI Portrait awards Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Durbanville

2014- Runner up for Cover competition, South African Artist Magazine

Permanent Exhibitions:

Telkom Art collection Bloemfontein

Exhibitions:

1998 | Exhibition State Theatre Vereeniging

1990 – 1995 | Student Group exhibition Pretoria Art Gallery; Curator: Andre Naude

1993 | Final Year exhibition, Art Association, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria

1996 | Open Window Contemporary art Gallery: Pretoria Group exhibition ‘ New Figurations’ Curator: Jeanette Engelbrecht

1997 |Group exhibition: 50 Artists, Pretoria Art museum- Cafe Palette; Curator: Hanneke Benade

1998 | National Post Graduate exhibition, Durban

1993 – 1995 | New Signatures exhibition- 100 Best works from Gauteng region, Pretoria art museum, Centurion art Gallery Pretoria, Sandton civic Gallery, Curated: National Association of the Arts

1998 | 24 Hour artist’s collaboration workshop with a group exhibition Curator: French Institute for Contemporary art, Newtown, Johannesburg

1995 – 1998 | ABSA Atelier Competition: Gauteng and Free State Region, 100 best works Nationally – Curated: South-African National Association for the Visual Arts

1996 & 2000  |  Kempton Park/ Thembisa art competition, Gauteng region, Qualified: 100 best works, Top 14 – Curator; Micha Birch

1999 | Group Exhibition Free State artists, Steggmann Gallery Bloemfontein ; Group exhibition:’ Post Cards from the Edge’ Axiss Gallery , New York

2000 |  Group exhibition Technikon Free state Lecturers, ‘Urine Monster”, Steggmann Gallery Bloemfontein

2001 | Group Exhibition Free State artists, Oliewenhuis art gallery – Curator; Sharon Crampton

2000 – 2001 | Annual Christmas exhibition: Oliewenhuis art Gallery, Bloemfontein, Curator: Sharon Crampton

2004 | Group Exhibition, Local artists, Laerskool HM Swart, Bethal

2005 | Group exhibition, Local artist’s, Blue gum Lodge , Bethal

2006 | Works exhibited at KKNK, Oudtshoorn Art Agent: Dawid Ras

2007 | Group exhibition: ” The Gaze” PUC University Gallery – Curator: Christina Naurattel

2009 | Group exhibition: “Origin” Upstairs @Bamboo Johannesburg – Curator: Carol Lee

2010 | Group exhibition: “Spectrum” Upstairs@Bamboo Johannesburg

Solo Exhibition:

2014 | June Rust-en-Vrede Art gallery, Durbanville, Western Cape – Curator: Monica Ross

                                          

Christa Myburgh studied fine art at the University of Pretoria.

My favorite subject was life figure drawing with Carl Jeppe and ever since I have been fascinated with the representation of the human form in art. Therefor there is no wonder that I took up a position as Lecturer in life figure drawing at the University of Technology in Bloemfontein.

I participated in numerous group exhibitions and My work is part of the Telkom permanent exhibition, I also received a few rewards for example I was awarded  runner up for the south African magazine cover competition. I continue working on a figurative theme during my stay on the country side of Mpumalanga whereby I use local African ladies working in stores in Bethal as subject matter. I became very good friends with them.

During that time there was a monument erected for apartheids activist Nokothula Semilane whos remains where never found.

I often included sketches of Nokuthula Semilane in combination with my friends portraits. Andile whom I used very often as subject matter was killed by her boyfriend. I often listen to their stories and their dreams and aspirations. It is so unfortunate that Andile’s dreams never came true. I on the other hand had the opportunity to move to Cape Town where I currently teach art at the German International school . My subject matter changed due to the fact that we relocated. I started of as a teacher in Mitchells plain.  During that time a French drama group visited the school .they performed a silent play telling the story of parents looking for their child only to discover that their child has died.  A silent play is also called a tableau vivant.

It was during this time that one of my students were brutally murdered over a weekend for his bicycle.

I am a single mother of two children. Their dependency on me and my responsibility towards them became a crucial fact in my existence. As I continue my journey residing in Cape Town I get to meet numerous mothers solemnly caring for their children. My artworks are stories reflecting on our life in Cape Town. They are tableau vivant reflecting my family as human beings, vulnerably exposed.

Christa Myburgh Bed time stories: Hush hush, wink wink 2017 Oil on canvas 170 x 170 cm

Christa Myburgh
Bed time stories: Hush hush, wink wink
2017
Oil on canvas
170 x 170 cm

Christa Myburgh Dissolved, resolved, solved number 1 2017 Oil and enamel on canvas 200 x 120 cm

Christa Myburgh
Dissolved, resolved, solved number 1
2017
Oil and enamel on canvas
200 x 120 cm

Christa Myburgh Stickeys and stones may break our bones but words will never hurt us 201? Oil on canvas 200 x 200 cm

Christa Myburgh
Stickeys and stones may break our bones but words will never hurt us
2016
Oil on canvas
250 x 200 cm

Christa Myburgh Dissolved, resolved, solved number 2 2017 Oil and enamel on canvas 200 x 120 cm

Christa Myburgh
Dissolved, resolved, solved number 2
2017
Oil and enamel on canvas
200 x 120 cm

Christa Myburgh Papierpoppe 1 2018 enamel on canvas 40 x 40 cm

Christa Myburgh
Papierpoppe 1
2018
enamel on canvas
40 x 40 cm

Christa Myburgh Sunday, Monday, Someday and always 201? Oil on canvas 170 x 170 cm

Christa Myburgh
Sunday, Monday, Someday and always
2018
Oil on canvas
170 x 170 cm

Christa Myburgh - Etherial II, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 42 x 75.jpg

Christa Myburgh
Etherial II
2018
Oil on Canvas
42 x 75 cm

Christa Myburgh Hu(man) 2018 watercolour 41 x 28.5 cm (unframed)

Christa Myburgh
Hu(man)
2018
watercolour
41 x 28.5 cm (unframed)

Christa Myburgh - This boy staring, 2018, watercolour, 20 x 27 cm (unframed)

Christa Myburgh
This boy staring
2018
watercolour
29 x 20 cm (unframed)
SOLD

 

Christa Myburgh - Visitors 2018 watercolour 29 x 20 cm (unframed)

Christa Myburgh
Visitors
2018
watercolour
29 x 20 cm (unframed)
SOLD

Christa Myburgh Vertebrates vs invertebrates and all odds attached 2016 Oil on canvas 200 x 200 cm

Christa Myburgh
Vertebrates vs invertebrates and all odds attached
2016
Oil on canvas
200 x 200 cm

Christa Myburgh Sunday, Monday, Someday and always 2017 Oil on canvas 170 x 170 cm

Christa Myburgh
Sunday, Monday, Someday and always
2017
Oil on canvas
170 x 170 cm

Christa Myburgh Papierpoppe II 2018 Enamel on canvas 40 x 40 cm

Christa Myburgh
Papierpoppe II
2018
Enamel on canvas
40 x 40 cm

Christa Myburgh Bed time stories: Hush hush, wink wink 2017 Oil on canvas 170 x 170 cm

Christa Myburgh
Bed time stories: Hush hush, wink wink
2017
Oil on canvas
170 x 170 cm