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STEPHEN INGGS
Anysberg Road, Klein Karoo


STEPHEN INGGS
Anysberg 2008


STEPHEN INGGS
Windpump 1


STEPHEN INGGS
Anysberg 2008


STEPHEN INGGS
Fence 1


STEPHEN INGGS
Terra Incognita I (From the Palimpsest series)


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Plate


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Jug


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STEPHEN INGGS
Spoons


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STEPHEN INGGS
Stanford Series


STEPHEN INGGS
Stanford Series VI


STEPHEN INGGS
Stanford Series I


STEPHEN INGGS
Stanford Series I


STEPHEN INGGS
Stanford Series


Artist's statement

This new series of work is informed by an experiential sense of both ancient and recent history, written onto the landscape of the Karoo as 'a site for utopian and dystopian speculation'.

Marks that have been left on the land by millennia of history can be seen everywhere, ranging from ancient fossils to fences erected in the 1800's. In this vast, inhospitable, arid terrain, the sense of isolation and solitude is palpable and confronts the psyche very directly.

Biography

Full name:   Stephen Charles Inggs
Position:   Associate Professor, Michaelis School of Fine Art
Born:   8th October 1955, Cape Town

Academic Record

1992   Master of Arts (Fine Art) Degree, University of Natal
1980   Postgraduate Diploma in Printmaking, University of Brighton, England
1978   National Diploma in Art and Design (Fine Art), Technikon Natal

Awards

2000   URC staff research award: Exhibition and monograph
1999   URC staff research award: Interdisciplinary book project
1998   3 Merit Awards, University of Cape Town
1998   Travel grant: First SA Printmaking Conference, Rhodes University
1998   URC staff research award: What's Bred in the Stone: Art and Technique of Lithography
1998   German Consulate: funding award for Charting the Earth: Exhibition of Early Lithographs of Natural History at the South African Museum
1997   Bremner Travel Grant: Centre for Innovative Print and Paper, Rutgers University
1997   URC staff research award: Stanford series
1997   URC staff research award: What's Bred in the Stone: Art and Technique of Lithography
1996   Mellon Library Award
1993   Bremner Travel grant: study and research Tamarind Institute of Lithography, University of New Mexico
1992   2 Merit Awards, University of Cape Town
1978   Emma Smith Scholarship for Overseas Study

Academic Appointments

1999 -   Associate Professor in Printmaking, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
1999   External Examiner MFA, Rhodes University
1997 -1998   External Examiner undergraduate Fine Art, University of Stellenbosch
1993 - 1999   Senior Lecturer in Printmaking, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
1985 - 1992   Lecturer in Printmaking, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
1981 - 1984   Lecturer in Printmaking and Photography, Department of Fine Art and History of Art, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg
1981 - 1984   External Examiner undergraduate Printmaking, University of Durban-Westville
1980   Part-time Lecturer, Printmaking, Technikon Natal

Professional Solo Exhibitions

2002   Exhibition of light sensitive emulsion prints. Art on Paper Gallery, Johannesburg
2002   Sensum. Light sensitive emulsion prints on paper. Gallery Joao Ferrreira, Cape Town
2000   Continuum. Light sensitive emulsion prints on paper. Gallery Joao Ferrreira, Cape Town
1997   Stanford Series. An exhibition of works on paper incorporating printmaking, drawing and photographic processes. Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
1993   Exhibition of prints drawings and photographs - S.A. Association of Arts Gallery, Cape Town
1983   Exhibition of prints, drawings and etched metal relief sculpture - N.S.A. Gallery, Durban

Professional Group Exhibitions

2002   Positions of South African Photography Today. OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Dusseldorf
2001   What's Bred in the Stone. The Old Arts Gallery, University of Pretoria
2001   Triennial 100 Cities 2001-2003
2000   A.r.e.a. Art Region End of Africa - Reykjavik, Iceland
2000   International Print Triennial Nurnberg 2000
2000   International Print Triennial 2000- Krakow
1999   Contemporary Printmaking, University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery
1998   Cape Town Artists: Canberra Institute of Arts, Australian National University
1998   What's Bred in the Stone. First South African Printmaking Conference, Rhodes University, Grahamstown
1997   International Print Triennial '97- Krakow
1997   Printmaking in a Transforming South Africa, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown and Johannesburg Art Gallery
1997   South African Contemporary Art 1985-1995, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
1996   Artworks in Progress - Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town
1996   91 Artists-91 Years Exhibition - NSA Gallery, Durban
1995   Contemporary Prints 1994-1995 - University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery, Stellenbosch
1995   Icons for the Interregnum: Collaborative printmaking project with Helmut Starcke - South African Association of Arts, Metropolitan Life Gallery, Cape Town
1994   International Print Triennial 94 - Krakow
1993   Sixth International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition - Taipei City Museum, Republic of China
1993   The Incisive Eye - The Arts Association of Bellville
1993   The Art of Printmaking - Primart Gallery, Cape Town
1992   Printmaking and Recent Acquisitions - Katrine Harries Print Cabinet, Michaelis School of Fine Art Gallery
1992   Fifth International Biennial Print Exhibition - Taipei City Museum, Republic of China
1991   Printmakers - S.A. Association of Arts Gallery, Cape Town
1989   Artists' Proofs and Prints - N.S.A. Gallery, Durban
1987   Michaelis Staff Exhibition - Michaelis School of Fine Art Gallery, University of Stellenbosch Gallery, N.S.A. Gallery
1986   Eighteen Prints - Michaelis School of Fine Art Gallery, Market Gallery, N.S.A. Gallery and Baxter Theatre
1985   Paperworks - N.S.A. Gallery, Durban
1985   Second International Biennial Print Exhibition - Taipei City Museum, Republic of China
1985   On Paper - S.A. Association of Arts Gallery, Cape Town
1984   First International Biennial Print Exhibition - Taipei City Museum, Republic of China
1984   University of Natal Staff Exhibition - Michaelis School of Fine Art Gallery
1983   Natal Lecturers' Exhibition - Studio Gallery, University of the Witwatersrand
1983   Natal Graphics - S.A. Association of Arts Gallery, Cape Town
1982   Cape Town Triennial - South African National Gallery and nationally
1982/83   Graphics and Watercolour Exhibition - Lindau/Passau, West Germany
1981   National Graphic Exhibition - N.S.A. Gallery, Durban
1981   New Signatures Exhibition - N.S.A. Gallery, Durban
1980   Bellville Graphic '80 - Association of Arts Gallery, Bellville, Cape
1979   Natal Touring Exhibition - Prints and Drawings, N.S.A. Gallery, Durban and nationally

Invited Participant In Special Exhibitions

1998   Drawn in Stone: 200 years of Lithography from the Permanent Collection. South African National Gallery
1986   Ninth British International Print Biennale, Bradford and the Victoria and Albert Museum, England
1986   The Art of Lithography - South African National Gallery
1985   Tributaries - BMW touring exhibition, Germany

Public Collections

South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Durban Municipal Art Gallery, Durban
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
Mangosuthu Technikon, Umlazi
University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg
University of Cape Town
Telkom SA (Pty) Ltd.
Rand Merchant Bank
MTN
Library of Congress
Northwestern University
Sanlam

References To Work

2002   Shapiro, L. Crossing Artistic Boundaries. Cape Times, Cape Town
2000   Edmunds, P. Stephen Inggs at Joao Ferrreira. Artthrob, Cape Town
2000   Munitz, B. To See a World in a Grain of Sand. Cape Times, Cape Town
2000   Van Bosch, C. Alledaagse Verander in Kuns, Die Burger, Cape Town
1997   Teale, J. Ends and Odds. Mail and Guardian, Johannesburg
1997   Munitz, B. Familiar Fragments of Another's Dream. Cape Times, Cape Town
1997   Van Bosch, C. Alledagse Objekte Fyn Getransformeer. Die Burger, Cape Town
1997   Hobbs, P. & Rankin, E. Transferring the Charge: Printmaking in a Transforming South Africa. Johannesburg, David Philip
1995   Nolte, M.A. 'n Boeiende Wisselspel van Onlangse Grafiese Drukkuns. Die Burger, Cape Town
1993   Du Plessis, G. Graphic Art and Drawings. Southside, Cape Town
1993   Nolte, M.A. Werk Vorm Slim Samehang. Die Burger, Cape Town
1993   Munitz, B. Intriguing Images. Cape Times, Cape Town
1988   Ogilvie, Grania. Dictionary of South African Artists. Johannesburg: Everard Read
1986   Knowles, E. Bradford Biennale. Print Quarterly vol. III, number 3, September
1983   Berman, Esme. Art and Artists of South Africa. Cape Town: A A Balkema

Publications

2001   Continuum Artworks in Progress - Journal of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art vol. 6, Cape Town
1998   What's Bred in the Stone: Art and Technique of Lithography. Editor
1998   Rock and Roll: Shifts in Lithography since Senefelder Paper delivered at the First South African Printmaking Conference, Rhodes University
1997/98   Shedding Light on Unearthed Images Artworks in Progress - Yearbook of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art vol. 5, Cape Town
1994/95   Stanford Series. Artworks in Progress - Yearbook of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art vol. 4, Cape Town
1994/95   A Collaborative Printmaking Project: Icons for the Interregnum by Helmut Starcke. Artworks in Progress - Yearbook of the Staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art vol. 4, Cape Town
1992/93   New Dimensions. Artworks in Progress - Yearbook of the Michaelis School of Fine Art vol. 3, Cape Town
1992/93   Printmaking - Cookery or Collaboration. Artworks in Progress - Yearbook of the Michaelis School of Fine Art vol. 3, Cape Town
1990/91   The Poetry of Places and Offset Prints. Artworks in Progress - Yearbook of the Michaelis School of Fine Art vol. 2, Cape Town

Professional Extension Activities

1998   Editor and Producer of What's Bred in the Stone: Art and Technique of Lithography
1998   Organiser and Convenor of Colloquium: Lithography and the Print in Books celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the invention of lithography
1998   Motivated visiting scholar from Rutgers University and Centre for Innovative Print and Paper
1998   Production of Artworks in Progress, Yearbook of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Vol. 5, 1997/98
1998   Artist in Residence, Diocesan College
1996   Art for Matrics: Adult Education Programme, Fish Hoek Senior High School
1996   Production of Artworks in Progress, Yearbook of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Vol. 4, 1994/95
1995   Fairheads Trust Workshops: Printmaking Workshop given to students from various schools in the Peninsula
1995   Labia Museum: Public lecture and demonstration as part of a series of lectures on Printmaking practice
1994   Fairheads Trust Workshops: Printmaking Workshop given to students from various schools in the Peninsula
1993   Printing and production of Artworks in Progress, Yearbook of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Volume 3, 1992/93
1993   The Collaborative Printmaking Workshop - Lecture on the Art of Printmaking, University of Cape Town Summer School
1992   Printmaking collaboration with Mozambican artist Naguib Elias Abdula
1991   Founder of Paper Graphics Limited Editions publishing and printing fine prints
1991   Printing and production of Artworks in Progress, Yearbook of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Volume 2, 1990/91
1990   Motivated visiting scholar from The Tamarind Institute of Lithography, University of New Mexico. Organized and held national advanced lithography workshop/conference
1986   Co-founder of the Katrine Harries Print Cabinet, University of Cape Town, established as a vehicle for the promotion of printmaking. Instrumental in cataloguing, conserving, documenting and exhibiting prints in the collection
1986   Co-producer and printer of the Centenary of Women on Campus Eighteen Prints portfolio, for the University of Cape Town Foundation

Katrine Harries Print Cabinet:

The KPHC was co-founded together with my colleague Pippa Skotnes with the objectives of promoting, collecting and exhibiting prints as well as cataloguing, conserving and documenting a valuable collection of prints held by the Michaelis School of Fine Art. The KHPC has also been responsible for the production and publication of a series of limited edition artists' books including original prints.

Study and Research

My research has concentrated on the influence of technology on the aesthetic and technical criteria in printmaking practice. This concern has informed my artistic production, specifically the incorporation of new media into printmaking practice.
New Media: Investigating and implementing digital technology in the creative application and production of visual images for exhibition and publication.
Aluminium plate offset and stone lithographic methods: Continuing departmental research concerned with developing new methods in specific technical applications of lithographic processes for exhibition and publication.

Current Research

The most recent body of work continues from a previous project Stanford Series in its use of found objects as emblems of transience; exploring their history, cultural residue and meaning. The images in Continuum form part of my personal experience. They are humble objects derived from material culture and nature; enamel jugs and plates, tarnished spoons, vegetables and zoological detritus. These are forms that have remained virtually unchanged over time and refer historically and culturally to the world that produced them. Engaging in an 'archaeographical' process of finding, collecting and recording objects in and around the village of Stanford has provided me with clues to the everyday culture and lifestyle of a small community. The objects (re)presented in the images are not intended as monuments to memorialise. Rather they should be seen as everyday objects that are continually created and disposed of without ceremony, reflecting on the culture and people through whose hands they have passed.

International Visits

2001   2nd Impact International Printmaking Conference, University of Art and Design, Helsinki
2001   Cortona International Printmaking Conference, Italy
2001   Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
1999   Impact: International Printmaking Conference, University of West England, Bristol, UK
1997   Centre for Innovative Print and Paper, Rutgers University Study and Research
1993   Aluminium Plate Lithography Workshop, The Tamarind Institute of Lithography, University of New Mexico
1989   Research visit at Tyler Graphics Ltd., New York and The Tamarind Institute of Lithography, University of New Mexico
1988   Study visit of museums, galleries, print collections, workshops and educational institutions in London
1987   Study visit of museums, galleries, print collections, workshops and educational institutions in Paris. Particular focus on the prints of Picasso and late impressionists
1986   Study visit of museums, galleries, print collections, workshops and educational institutions in New York and Boston. Particular focus on the prints of Jasper Johns

Academic Responsibilities

Teaching and supervision of students at an undergraduate and postgraduate level includes practicals, tutorials, lectures, examining and programme development work.
Postgraduate   Supervision of MFA candidates
4th Year   Theory and practice of printmaking on a tutorial basis
3rd Year   Theory and practice of printmaking including specialised lithographic processes and new media
2nd Year   Theory and practice of relief and lithographic printmaking
1st Year   Supervision of printmaking programme including planographic, intaglio and relief printmaking processes

Administration

Printmaking Section:
Responsible for the academic planning, financial budgeting, organisation and maintenance of the printmaking section including ordering of materials and consumables (SAP/R3), motivating for equipment as well as the supervision and performance appraisal of technical staff. Department/Faculty Committee Membership:
Memberships of the committees listed below have differing levels of responsibility and administration. Prior to the introduction of the SAP/R3 system I was instrumental in developing a school budget and implementing a computer financial management system to report accurate cost related accounting. As a member of the school publications committee I have been responsible for the production and printing of Artworks in Progress which has been physically executed in the printmaking section.
MSFA Budget Committee
MSFA Academic Planning Committee
MSFA Higher Degrees Committee
MSFA Publications Committee
MSFA Timetables and Space Committee
Hiddingh Campus Health and Safety Committee
Humanities Space Committee
Humanities Equipment Committee
Programme Convenor

Equipment And Refurbishment

Since my appointment at UCT it has been my objective to organise and establish a world class fine art printmaking facility at the Michaelis School of Fine Art. My particular research interest in lithography has grown out of the excellent facilities that have been improved and developed.

2000   Motivation and establishment of New Media computer laboratory for use by all sections within the school (R330 000)
1998   New undercover storage facility for lithographic stones
1996   Motivation and acquisition of large stone lithography press (R55 000)
1992   Refurbishing of workshop floors and electrical works. Motivation and acquisition large proofing letterpress for Relief printing. 1991   Motivation and acquisition of large flatbed offset proof press (R101 000)
1988   Improved ventilation and fume extraction system installed in screenprinting workshop.
1987   New vacuum screenprinting table and drying rack. Plate graining facility established
1986   Reorganisation and refurbishing of printmaking section into four distinct workshops. Includes proper fume extraction and processing facilities


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