Niel Jonker

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Born in 1971, Niel Jonker has been a full-time artist since 2005, and is a trained sculptor who paints prolifically en plein-air, and facilitates artisanal breadmaking training.

2019 has seen Niel expand his workshop offers to facilitate creativity outdoors, as well as teaching art at nearby schools.

2019Land art: Tankwa Artscape, Stonehenge Private Nature Reserve
Solo: Baardskeerdersbos Art Route
 
2018Land art: Tankwa Artscape, Stonehenge Private Nature Reserve
Solo: “Heroes of resistance” NAF, Grahamstown
Solo: Baardskeerdersbos Art Route
 
2017Solo: “Hybrida” Breytenbach Centre, Wellington
Solo: NAF, Grahamstown
Solo: Baardskeerdersbos Art Route
 
2016Public: Stellenbosch 360, Stellenbosch
Solo: KKNK, Oudtshoorn
Land art: Global Nomadic Art Project
Solo: NAF, Grahamstown
Solo: Baardskeerdersbos Art Route
 
2015Public: Stellenbosch 360, Stellenbosch
Solo: KKNK, Oudtshoorn
Solo: Baardskeerdersbos Art Route
 
2014Group: Magicus, D-Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
Solo: KKNK, Oudtshoorn
Solo: “The Artisan” Hermanus Fynarts
Solo: “Fire-face” Grahamstown National Arts Festival
Public: Design and crafting of masks and props: “The Magic Shell”Jungle Theatre, Cape Town.
Solo: Baardskeerdersbos Art Route
 
2013Group: Prototype, D-Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
Site_Specific Land Art Bienalle, Plettenberg Bay
Group: “Homosapien” KZNSA, Durban
Solo: “Grondhervorming” KKNK, Oudtshoorn
Solo: Baardskeerdersbos Art Route
 
2012Solo: KKNK, Oudtshoorn
Commission: National Heritage Project
Solo: Baardskeerdersbos Art Route
 
2011International Land Art Bienalle, Plettenberg Bay.
Solo: KKNK, Oudtshoorn
Solo: Baardskeerdersbos Art Route
 
2010Solo: KKNK, Oudtshoorn
Commission: Bronze trophy, Cape Epic MTB Cycle Race
Group: Summer Baardskeerdersbos Art Route, Baardskeerdersbos
Group: Woordfees, Stellenbosch
Solo: KKNK, Oudtshoorn
 
2009Group: Summer Salon, Hout Street Gallery, Paarl
Group: 41st Summer Exhibition, Strydom Gallery, George
Group: Summer Exhibition, Stanford Galleries, Stanford
Group: Gala Exhibition, Walker Bay Gallery, Hermanus
Group: Oudebrug Gallery, Elgin
Solo: Baardskeerdersbos Art Route, Baardskeerdersbos
Group: “Foundrymans Choice”, Cultivaria Festival, Paarl
Two-man: “Solitude”, Kraalstudio, Pretoria
Group: Klein Karoo Klassique, Oudtshoorn
Solo: “The Fountain”, McGregor
Group: “Dawid´s Choice” Gallery Red Black and White, Stellenbosch
Solo: Baardskeerdersbos Art Route, Baardskeerdersbos
Solo: “Terroir” KKNK, Oudtshoorn
Group: “Presence”, Off the Wall Gallery, Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West
 
2008Solo: “Pause”, Prince Albert Gallery, Prince Albert
Group: “Stilte”, KKNK, Oudtshoorn, (curated and exhibited)
Group: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Gansbaai
Group: Steenbokslaagte, Lamberts Bay
Group: “Expression”, Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg
Solo: Hilton Arts Festival, Pietermaritzburg
Group: “Metaphor”, Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg
Group: Oudebrug Gallery, Elgin
Two-man: “B-Bos Boys”, Missions House Gallery, Onrust, Hermanus
Group: Summer Salon, Strydom Gallery, George
Solo: Lomond Wine Estate, Gansbaai
Solo: Baardskeerdersbos Art Route, Baardskeerdersbos
Solo: Hermanuspietersfontein Cellar, Hermanus
 
2007Two-man: “Binnestebuite”, KKNK, Oudtshoorn, (curated and exhibited)
Solo: Volksblad Fees, Bloemfontein
Solo: Hilton Arts Festival, Pietermaritzburg
 
2006Two-man: “Twee Skilders” Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn
“Kunskoop”, facilitated and initiated a panel discussion of six leading gallerists, curators, and art dealers, KKNK, Oudtshoorn.
 
1995-2005Facilitated and curated annual exhibitions of other artists at KKNK, Oudtshoorn. Worked in the export industry for a decade, manufacturing ostrich leather and managing an ostrich feather sorting plant.
 
1994Solo: “Ten sculptors” ICA, Johannesburg
Group: “Klein Karoo Group” Oudtshoorn
 
1993Graduated with distinctions in painting and sculpture from Technikon Natal, Durban.
1992Co-founded the Flat Gallery in Durban, an artists collective. https://www.siemonallen.org/flat.html
1991Awarded the most promising student award from Foundation Art School, Cape Town, presented by Judith Mason.
 
1988Matriculated from Oudtshoorn High School with a distinction in art.
 
1971Born and grew up on a farm in the Little Karoo district of Oudtshoorn, South Africa.