Elephant and Moon Dreamer
Oil on canvas
Image size: 70 x 110 x 2.5cm (unframed)
Selected Exhibitions and Projects
Represented by the Everard Read Gallery in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Knysna
Exhibits collaboration Beezy Bailey & Zwelethu Mthethwa, 'Ticket to the other side' at the 8th Cuba Biennial November 2003
'Ticket to the other side' ( collaboration Beezy Bailey & Zwelethu Mthethwa).
Work in progress on large canvasses.
Curate the "Art for Aids orphans" auction for November 2002.
Photographic collaboration with Zwelethu Mthethwa.
Vanessa Branston commission - statues and mural in the U. K.
Ongoing exhibition of graphic works and water colours at the Art Factory and Shop.
Back to the Drawing Board: Pa Kua Gallery, Cape Town
One-person exhibition of ink-on-paper life drawings with live drawing performance on opening night.
Abakwetha - Farmer, Warrior, Statesman: Intervention, Parliament, Cape Town Part of a public sculpture festival to commemorate Heritage Day. The bronze statue of Boer War General Louis Botha outside Parliament was converted into a Xhosa initiate -wearing a traditional blanket and hat, face painted with white clay. The statue's transformation received extensive international press and TV coverage.
Ju-ju and the Blue Zulu: Performance at Red Eye, Durban Art Gallery
Beezy appeared at the pop-culture event Red Eye as Flying Man San and - naked but for a layer of blue paint, wings, goggles and a propeller hat - painted a self-portrait using an ultra-long brush.
May - August 1999
Learning to Fly Again: Beezy Bailey Art Factory, Cape Town.
A one-person exhibition of prints and paintings on the theme of a fantastical flying contraption, depicting Flying Man San's "attempts to touch the sky'.
Lee Ping Zing: Performance at Womad music festival, Benoni, South Africa
One-person show: Beezy Bailey Art Factory, Cape Town.
An exhibition of ceramics and hand-coloured prints produced at the Art Factory.
Fabric of the People: Street fashion show, Beezy Bailey Art
Factory Choreographed by acclaimed South African director Brett Bailey, this open-air theatre event showcases fabric, clothing and homeware designed by Beezy for the Art Factory, using untrained models and actors including street people.
Beezy Bailey Art Factory and Shop: Opening in Cape Town
The Beezy Bailey Art Factory and Shop is a project aimed at closing the gap between fine art and popular culture. Beezy collaborated with Koos Malgas of the Owl House on the façade of the building. The Factory includes ceramics and printmaking studios, an art gallery showing Beezy's work, and a shop selling Beezy-print fabrics and homeware.
Group exhibition: Augsberg, Germany
International exhibition by five artists from South Africa including Beezy, Robert Slingsby, Paul du Toit, Gail Catlin and Xolile Mtakatya.
Driftscapes: Hänel Gallery, Cape Town
A one-person show of mixed media works incorporating found objects, driftwood and plywood constructions and coastal landscape paintings.
District Six Sculpture Festival: District Six, Cape Town
An outdoor group exhibition in commemoration of communities forcibly removed from their homes in District Six during apartheid. Beezy's contribution was to paint the trunk of an old, dead tree a blazing, fluorescent red: "a highly effective and affecting symbol for the day" - Sue Williamson, Artthrob, October 1997.
Through the Looking Glass: Jibby Beane Gallery, London
Lee Ping Zing paintings were included on a group exhibition of works projected onto the exterior of the gallery with David Bowie, Brian Eno and Langlands & Bell.
Beezy Bailey and Joyce Ntobe: Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Beezy exhibited paintings and wooden chainsaw-carved heads, as well as conceptual works by his alter ego, black domestic worker Joyce Ntobe: figures sculpted in clear resin and filled with objects including sweets, beads, lipstick and Vaseline.
Collaboration with David Bowie: London and New York
Paintings and drawings produced in collaboration with David Bowie were exhibited in London and New York. Collaborative works were also included on David Bowie's solo shows at the Gallery in Cork Street, London, in April 1995 and at the Daniel Thorens Gallery in Basel, Switzerland, in May 1996.
Exquisite Corpses: Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town
A solo show of etchings produced in collaboration with various South African artists including Barend de Wet, Billy Mandindi and Norman Catherine.
Vote for South Africa: South African Association of Arts Performance work to mark the first democratic elections in South Africa.
Touring print exhibition: Florida State University
Prints by Beezy and his creation, the black domestic worker Joyce Ntobe, were included on a group exhibition of prints that toured to three American states.
Two Collaborations: South African Association of Arts, Cape Town
Beezy exhibited concrete sculptures made in collaboration with Koos Malgas (assistant to Helen Martins at the world-renowned Owl House sculpture garden in the Karoo) and painted photographs in collaboration with Adam Letch.
The Incisive Eye: Group show, Arts Association of Bellville, Cape Town
The Cape of Great Hope: Group show, Visual Arts Foundation, Johannesburg
Made in Wood: Group show, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Landscapes: Exhibition with two artists at The Art Scene, Cape Town
Joyce Ntobe/Beezy Bailey: Market Galleries, Johannesburg
"Group exhibition" in which Beezy exhibits linocuts and sculptures by Joyce Ntobe, and works based on material from the Drum/Bailey African Photo Archives.
Joyce Ntobe/Beezy Bailey: South African Association of Arts, Cape Town
New Directions - Group exhibition of sculpture, Center for African Studies and Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
One-person show: Gallery on the Market, Johannesburg
One-person show: Desré Resnic Gallery, Cape Town
One-person show: South African Association of Arts, Cape Town
Artist in residence: South African National Gallery, Cape Town
One-person show: Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg
One-person show: Cadres d'Espirt, Cape Town
Harbour Paintings - One-person show: The Art Scene, Cape Town
Dove of Peace - One-person show: The Art Scene, Cape Town
Cape Town Triennial : National touring group exhibition and competition, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, and Johannesburg Art Gallery
Introducing Beezy Bailey: One-man show, Vanessa Devereux Gallery, London
Live Painting: Performance, 5 Roodehek Street, Cape Town
Landscapes from France and Namibia: Exhibition with two other artists, Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg
Standard Bank Drawing Exhibition: Group show, South Africa
One-man exhibition: Gallery 47, London
One-man exhibition: Gallery International, Cape Town
First SA solo show: Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg
First one-man exhibition: Art Show Gallery, London
International Contemporary Art Fair: Olympia, London
Fine Art Degree, Byam Shaw School of Art, London
Beezy's work is represented in the South African National Gallery and numerous private collections in South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.