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Marina has held 19 solo, and numerous group exhibitions in South Africa and abroad. She has received several international awards, and is represented in private and public collections worldwide. Marina has also worked as a teacher, art critic and lecturer, serving on many art committees. Her current vision is to utilize, and amalgamate the African/San, and the Western/Classical images, as representative models of diverse cultures. The objective is to create works, which transcend boundaries, and form new images that embodies a spirit of dignity and acceptance within the current framework. The body of work for this exhibition consists of bronze sculptures and mixed media graphics. The theme predominating in my work is the struggle between the spiritual and the physical. The point of departure is the angelic or human form in the process of metamorphosis. The mediums I use are diverse. Some mediums are used for their symbolic significance - for instance clay and sand, the very stuff of which man is created. " I strive to create forms conveying the feeling of internal eternity, trapped within a constantly changing external organic form."
60 x 30 x 20 cm
  US$ 6500

2. THE MUSE AND THE SHAMAN, BRONZE 53 x 38 x 24 cm
  US$ 6500

53 X 46 X 35 CM
  US$ 6500

  US$ 7500 /work

5. ANGEL TOWER, 2000 CERAMIC FONTAIN 2000 x 650 x 700 cm
  US$ 8500

6. CRY AGAINST WAR, 1985 MIXED MEDIA 100 x 60 cm
US$ 1500










Solo Exhibitions

1975 Cecil Mark Art Gallery, Illovo, Johannesburg

1976 National Museum, Bloemfontein

1977 Market Theatre Gallery, Johannesburg

1978 Association of Arts Gallery, Windhoek, Namibia

1981 Association of Arts Gallery, Windhoek, Namibia

1982 Happening and launching of poetry book by Dorian Haarhof

1982 Joint Exhibition with photographer Amy Schoeman, Windhoek

1985 Happening at Renco Art Gallery, East London

1985 Eastern Province Art Association Gallery, Port Elizabeth

1986 Carriagehouse Gallery, Johannesburg

1986 National Arts Festival (on the fringe), Grahamstown

1987 National Arts Festival (on the fringe), Grahamstown

1989 Anne Bryant Municipal Gallery, East London

1990 Johannes Stegman Gallery, UOFS Bloemfontein

1991 Gallery Ann, Gaborone, Botswana

1993 Ateljee Thijs Nel, Randburg, Johannesburg

1996 Klein Karoo Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn

1996 Happening “wild women” graphics and sculpture, Attic Gallery, East London


Major Group National and International Exhibitions

1966 Transvaal Academy, Johannesburg

1966 Republic Festival, Pretoria

1983 7th International Triennial of Graphic Art in Frechen, Germany, together with John Muafangejo, representing Namibia

1984 International Prix of Contemporary Art, Monte Carlo, Monaco

1984 2nd International Biennial at Cagliari, Italy (received bronze trophy)

1986 Center International d’art Contemporain, Paris, France

1987 Prestige Exhibition of Eastern Cape Artists, Ann Bryant Municipal Gallery, East London

1990 9th International Triennial of Graphic Art in Frechen, Germany

1994 The Third Biennial of South African Ceramic Awards, Durbanville, Cape Town

1996 Women’s Arts Festival, Playhouse Complex, Durban

1997 4th International Exhibition of female artists, Stockholm, Sweden

1998 Group Exhibition Art addiction - Venice, Italy

1998 1st International Biennial Trevi Flash Art Museum, Italy

1999 Sharjah International Arts Biennial, Arab Emirates


Group Exhibitions Selected

1973 Expo 73, East London

1974 Milner Art Gallery, Bedfordview

1975 Arts Festival, Bedfordview

1984 Ann Bryant Municipal Gallery. East London

1986 Eastern Province Arts Society, Port Elizabeth

1986 Images of South Africa, Community Project, Cape Town

1988 Selected works Ann Bryant, East London

1 993 Women-Centered Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Johannesburg

1995 Seven Women Artists, Sandton Municipal Gallery. Johannesburg

1995 Group Exhibition Congress of SA Artists, Union Building, Pretoria


Public Collections and Commissions

National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek - graphic work

Ana Bryant Municipal Gallery, East London - graphic work

Olga Levinson Collection, Windhoek - graphic work

University of Orange Free State, Bloemfontein - bronze sculpture

Technikon, Bloemfontein - bronze sculpture

Edenvale Library, Municipal Collection, Edenvale Transvaal - bust of founder, pigmented resin figure, and 3m high bronze family group.

Khomasdal Teachers’ Training College - bust of first rector, Namibia

Indaba Foyer, Gaborone, Botswana -3 ceramic sculptures

Rietfontein Hospital - bust of first Superintendent

Union Buildings Pretoria - graphic works



1961 Studied at the Art College in Bloemfontejn under Mike Edwards
1962 Studied at the Art College in Durban under Mary Steinbank
1963-1966 Completed National Teaching Diploma in Art at Johannesburg Technical College
1968 Studied at Unisa, Pretoria, Sculpture
1980-1982 Studied at Unisa, Pretoria, Graphics and History of Art
1989 Studied at Unisa, Pretoria, Ceramic Sculpture



1967-1973 Taught art at various schools in and around Johannesburg
1977 Worked as a voluntary guide at Johannesburg Art Gallery
1978 Left Johannesburg for Namibia and took up a post as first Art Lecturer at the first tertiary institution there - Khomasdal Teachers’ Training College
1981 –1983 Art Lecturer at Windhoek AcademyArt Critic for Die Republikein newspaper Served on the committee of the Arts Association
1984 Left Namibia for the Eastern Cape and set up studio in Bonza Bay
1987 –1988 Taught Ceramics at Belgravia Arts’ Center in East London Served on Arts Association Committee
1989 Returned to Johannesburg and set up studio in Emmarentia
1991-1993 Served on Committee of Institute for Contemporary Art in Johannesburg as a founder member
1993-1994 Taught sculpture at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg
1997 Art Lecturer Pelmama Academy Dobsonville Johannesburg



1962 Gold Diploma for Sculpture, Orange Free State Art Competition, Bloemfontein
1973 Sculpture Prize Expo East London
1980 Diploma and Study Award for Graphic Work - American Academy in Paris
1984 Bronze Trophy for Graphic Work - Cagliari, Italy
1997 International merit award diploma for excellenceArt Addiction Stockholm, Sweden


Private Collections

South Africa, Monaco, Italy, Germany, Holland, Namibia, Botswana, England, America, Sweden




1998 /1999 /2000 /2001 /2002

Art Addiction Internet Art Museum



Art Addiction International Art Association