Aidon Westcott - Personal Details

PERSONAL DETAILS


Name:            Aidon Norman Westcott        
Date of Birth:        23 September 1972
Address:            32 Logan Drive, Nahoon, EAST LONDON, 5204
Tel.:                +27(043) 7352347 / +27(0)83 739 6196
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TERTIARY EDUCATION


Institution:    Buffalo City Public FET College - Fine Art Department - under the auspice of PE Technikon.

2003:                        Baccalaureus Technologiae Degree (B-Tech: Cum Laude) in Fine Art (Painting) at Buffalo City Public FET College (Satellite Campus) under the auspice and in conjunction with PE Technikon.

2002:    National Diploma III in Fine Art at Buffalo City Public FET College (previously known as East London Technical College) under the auspice of PE Technikon.
    

Subjects Passed with Distinction:

Communication I; Space and Volume Studies I; Sculpture II; Ceramic II; Painting III; Art Theory III; Painting IV; Art Theory IV


Award 2003:        Best Student Per Program (Best Fourth Year Student)
Merit Award for Academic Excellence  

Award 2002:        Best Ceramics Student
Progress award for Painting
Student of the year.

Award 2000:        Best all round 2nd year student.

Award 1999:        Best all round 1st year student.


ART RELATED EXPERIENCE


2009

● Solo Exhibition titled “Ephemera II” at Grahamstown Arts Festival at South  African Institute for Aquatic biodiversity.
● Collage workshop held at Knysna Fine Art, Knysna -  Profile of artist as gallery representative and workshop to be featured on SABC3 Top Billing television program and Top Billing lifestyle magazine and website.


2008
 
● Solo Exhibition titled “Ephemera” at Grahamstown Arts Festival at South  African Institute for Aquatic biodiversity.
● Participated in group exhibition for the opening of Knysna Fine Art new premises in Knysna.
● Participated in group show titled “George Summer 40th” at the Strydom Gallery in George.


2007:

·    Solo Exhibition titled “Fishing Season” at The Square Gallery, Port Alfred
·    Participated in the “No Signatures” Exhibition hosted by Cuyler Street Gallery in Port Elizabeth.
·    Solo Exhibition titled “Recollection” at Grahamstown National Arts Festival at South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity.
·    Solo Exhibition titled “ Psychometry” held a Knysna Fine Art, Knysna.
·    Participated in Group exhibition of Eastern cape Artists titled “Art from the Ground Up” at the Legislate Buildings in Hannover, Germany


2006:

·    Exhibited Paintings at Morgan Bay Art Gallery, Morgan Bay.
·    Participated in the “No Signatures” Exhibition hosted by Cuyler Street Gallery in Port Elizabeth.
·    Solo Exhibition titled “Memorabilia” at Grahamstown National Arts Festival at South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity.
·    Participated in the “Anima-Animus”  Exhibition at Boabab Gallery, East London
·    Exhibited Paintings at The Square Gallery, Port Alfred


2005:

·    Exhibited Paintings at Morgan Bay Art Gallery, Morgan Bay.
·    Participated in group showing commemorating the ten year anniversary of the William Humphrey’s Gallery in Kimberley, which was a joint venture with Cuyler Street Gallery in Port Elizabeth.
·    Participated in the “No Signatures” Exhibition hosted by Cuyler Street Gallery in Port Elizabeth.
·    Solo Exhibition titled “Fish Symbolism” at Cuyler Street Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
·    Participated in group showing focussing on chairs at Cuyler Street Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
·    Solo Exhibition titled “The Fish Chronicles” at Grahamstown National Arts Festival at South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity.
·    Participated in the “Good Taste” exhibition at Articles and Frames, Pretoria



2004:

·    Exhibited Paintings, Sculptures and Ceramics at Coelacanth Gallery in Moore Street, East London.
·    Solo Exhibition at Grahamstown National Arts Festival titled ‘SYMBIOSIS’ at South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity.



2003:

·    Participated in Sasol Science Festival Exhibition in Grahamstown at South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity.
·    Participated in Buffalo City Public FET College Annual Student Exhibition.
·    Participated in Buffalo City Public FET College End of Year Student Exhibition (titled EXHIBIT - B) at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery.
·    Exhibited and Participated in South African Coastal and Exploration Conference at East London City Hall and East London Museum.
·    Participated in East London Fine Art Society End of Year Exhibition at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery.


2002:

·    Johnson & Johnson Commission – Giant map of Africa.
·    Participated in Art FX Student Exhibition at Grahamstown Festival.
·    Participated in Buffalo City Public FET College  Annual Student Exhibition
·    Participated in Buffalo City Public FET College End of Year Student Exhibition at the Couch House, Ann Bryant Art Gallery.
·    Participated in Buffalo City Public FET College Senior Student Exhibition at Courtney Latimer Hall, East London Museum.


2000:            

·    Participated in the Metal Sculpture Exhibition at Frontiers Gallery.
·    Participated in the East London College Student & Staff Art Exhibition at the Grahamstown Arts Festival.
·    Participated in East London College Annual Student Exhibition.
·    Participated in East London College End of Year Student Exhibition at the Couch House, Ann Bryant Art Gallery and Thomas Art Gallery.


1999:

·    Frere Hospital Community Service Mural.
·    SANAB Community Service Mural.
·    Participated in East London College Annual Student Exhibition.
·    Participated in East London College End of Year Student Exhibition at the Couch House, Ann Bryant Art Gallery and Thomas Art Gallery.
·    Participated in East London Fine Art Society ‘Peep Show’ Exhibition at the Coach House, Ann Bryant Art Gallery.