Jane du Rand’s mosaic artwork was a highlight of the 2018 Artisans Exhibition, and she is returning by popular demand to this year’s exhibition and has included a hands-on workshop to her Artisans
At this workshop, Jane will teach students how to make a concrete paver for your garden using ceramic pieces and mosaics. The theme will be insects, and Jane will provide a choice of her custom, hand-made ceramic insects that you will be able to use in amongst your mosaic work. You will make and grout the work during the workshop, and you will go home with a beautiful, unique piece for your home.
About the tutor: Jane du Rand
Jane du Rand works as a ceramic and mosaic artist from her studio in Brisbane, Australia. She takes on commissions for private clients as well as commercial and public artwork projects. Prior to moving to Brisbane in 2014 Jane ran a large and busy studio in Durban for 15 years completing a very large number of projects with work installed in many locations all over Southern Africa, the Netherlands, France, Chile, United Kingdom (Guernsey) and the USA (New York). Jane has a great deal of experience in facilitating community art projects which involve the participation and training of community members from diverse and often severely disadvantaged backgrounds. As a student Jane studied at the University of Natal (now KwaZulu Natal) in Durban obtaining a Bachelor of Architecture Cum Laude in 1992 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture in 1994.
March 2003 - Solo exhibition at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban: Forrest of Columns
October 2005 - Group exhibition, curated by Storm van Rensburg at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban: Handmade
September 2008 - Solo exhibition at the artSpace Durban Gallery: Loathing and Loving and Giving.
In 2003 Jane won a public art competition at the new Constitutional Court building in Johannesburg with a proposal to clad 18 foyer columns with ceramics and mosaics.
Jane was also nominated as a finalist for the Mercedes Benz Award for South African Art Projects in Public Spaces in 2009.