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2014                                    D.Tech: Design, Cape Peninsular University of Technology

1975                                    M. Fine Art, Rhodes University

1974                                    B. Fine Art, Rhodes University


Roome J, Ziegler N. 2012. Mind the Gap: Drawing Theory and Practice Together, Presentation at Drawing Research Network Conference, School of Arts/Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, UK, TRACEY Journal for Drawing and Visualization Research, available:

Roome J, 2011. Drawing in a Digital World, TRACEY Journal for Drawing and Visualization Research, available:

Roome J, 2011. Digital Drawing and the Creative Process, TRACEY Journal for Drawing and Visualization Research, available:

Publications Pending

Book Chapter

Roome J, 2016, Creative Practice Led Research: A Transdisciplinary Approach, Transdisciplinary Research, Faculty of Arts and Design DUT (Publication pending)


Roome J, 2017. Artists Books as Research: A Discussion of and Approaches to Creative Practice Based Research, Presentation at Booknesses Colloquium, University of Johannesburg

Roome J, 2017. Practice Based Research and Drawing as a mode of Thinking, Presentation for IEB Regional User Group VISUAL ARTS conference Durban,

Roome J, 2016. Artistic Research: a discussion of approaches to and methodologies for creative practice based research, Presentation at Faculty of Arts Research Seminar DUT

Roome J, and Zindela L, 2015. Drawing Conclusions: A reflexive response to assessment and mentorship in a visual arts environment, Presentation Institutional Research Day DUT

Roome J, and Ziegler N, 2012. Drawing and critical thinking, Presentation Institutional Research Day DUT

Roome J, 2011. Is it Art or is it Research?, Presentation Institutional Research Day DUT

Roome J, 2010. Proposal defence, D.Tech, Cape Peninsular University of Technology

Roome J, 2009.Presentation for FAD Conference, DUT: Drawing in a Digital World

Roome J, 2008. The Interface Between the Virtual and the Tangible, Presentation Faculty Research Day DUT

Academic and Professional Career

2016                            Appointed as Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Design, DUT

2014                            Graduated D. Tech: Design, CPUT

2010                            Registered for Doctoral Studies, CPUT


2007                            Invited to join Cosmonauts Online Learning Programme, CHED, DUT

                                    Presentation for E Learning Day, DUT: "The Integration of Theory and Practice                                                                                                                             Using Blended Learning"

                                    Developed and facilitated an online course in Colour Theory for Fine Art students

                                    Presentation on Land Art to FADAN (Floral Art Demonstrators Association of                                                                                                                               Natal)                 

                                    Co-ordinated mural project at Sugar Milling Research Institute, UKZN                 

2006                            Institutional Audit Task Team, Faculty of Arts, DUT

                                    Astronauts Online Learning Course. CHED, DUT                                                                                                                                                                                   Assessors Training Course, CHED, DUT

                                    Facilitated Land Art course for Fine Art Students

                                    Preparation for exhibition at art Space durban in 2007

2005                            Completed Pioneers Online Learning Course, CHED, DUT

                                    Facilitated Land Art course for Fine Art Students

2004                            Re-curriculation of National Diploma and B.Tech Fine Art programmes at DIT

                                    Presentation on Land Art at Durban Art Gallery

2003                            Supervision of departmental move to new premises, City Campus, DIT

                                    Presentation on Land Art at NSA Gallery

                                    Co-ordinated mural project at Chatsworth Youth Centre

2002                            Participated in the 2002 Museum Düren Paper Fair, Germany

2001                            Appointed Head of Department of Fine Arts, Technikon Natal, now Durban University of                                                                                                             Technology (DUT)

                                    Established iPeppa Hand-papermaking Studio, Durban

                                    Paper Studio Collaboration with guest artist Chris Nägele

                                    Special paper production for photographer Sean Lorenz

2000                            Artist exchange with Sybille Ritter from Stuttgart (April to June 2000)

                                    Papermaking workshop at Gallery Kränzl, Göppingen, Germany

                                    Re-elected to NSA council

                                    Invited to submit article on Printmaking in KZN for JABULISA catalogue

                                    Invited to participate in Collagraph workshop, Caversham Press, South Africa

1998                            Re-elected to NSA council

                                    Invited to present a paper and act as technical consultant at Wits Technikon,

                                    Papermaking Seminar (March 1998)

                                    Invited to run Papermaking workshop at Stuttgart Art Academy (June 1998)

                                    Invited to give a presentation at the Printmaking Conference, Rhodes University

                                    (September 1998)

1998/99                      Organising committee KwaZulu Natal Human Rights Exhibition

1997/98                      Project manager “Stuttgart meets Durban” cultural exchange programme

1997                            Invited to teach Papermaking and Printmaking at Haystack Mountain School

                                    Of Craft, USA

                                    Invited to give Printmaking workshop for the Museum School, Boston, USA

                                    Invited to run Papermaking workshop at Stuttgart Art Academy (December 1997)

1996                            Invited to run Papermaking workshop in Denmark

                                    Elected onto NSA council

1995/96                      Residence at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

1995                            Cartolina Papermaking workshop, Harare, Zimbabwe

1994                            I.A.P.M.A. Conference, The Netherlands, Invited to run Papermaking workshop

1993                            I.A.P.M.A. Conference, Montreal, Canada, Participant in Paper Exchange Project

1986                            Co-organizer of the first South African Hand Papermakers' Conference

1985                            Papermaking Research visit to England

1982                            Established Papermaking Unit at Technikon Natal

1981                            Toured France and USA

1980                            Appointed Senior Lecturer, Painting, Department of Fine Art, Technikon Natal

                                     Co-ordinator of the Marine Hotel Mural Project

1979/80                      Editorial “Gdunk” Art Magazine

1978                            Co-founder and curator of the Stable Gallery, Durban

1977                            Appointed Lecturer, Painting, Department of Fine Art, Technikon Natal

1976                            Appointed Lecturer, Painting, Rhodes University

1975                            M.A. in Fine Art, Rhodes University

1974                            B.A. in Fine Art, Rhodes University


Solo Exhibitions


2018                            D_Urban Relief, Community ZA, Durban

2008                            artSPACEberlin, Berlin

2007                            art SPACEdurban, Durban

2004                            N. S. A. Gallery, Durban

1997                            N. S. A. Gallery, Durban

1996                            Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris

                                     Atelier Torben Bo Halberk, Paris

1989                            Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Durban

1987                            Strack von Schyndal Gallery, Johannesburg

1986                            Grassroots Gallery, Westville

1984                            Cafe Gallery, Durban

1982                            Gallery 567, Technikon Natal, Durban

1978                            Stable Gallery, Durban

1977                            N.S.A. Gallery, Durban

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017                            Rethinking Kakotopia, Curated by Derek Zietzman, University of Johannesburg Gallery

2015                            DUT Fine Art Staff Exhibition

2014                            Arts and Design Digital Festival, Staff Exhibition, DUT, Durban

2013                            KZNSA Members Exhibition “Urbanity” (Second prize)

                                    DUT Fine Art Staff Exhibition

2012                            ‘DRAWING KNOWLEDGE and the illusory’, An Exhibition shown at the Drawing Research Network                                                                                             Conference 2012, School of the Arts/ Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, UK

                                    Science | Art| Art| Science Project 3, artSPACEdurban.

                                    Inspirations Group Exhibition, artSPACEdurban.

2011                           “DON’T/ PANIC”, Exhibition related to COP 17 [The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the                                                                                               United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change], Curated by Gabi Ngcobo, Durban Art                                                                                               Gallery.

                                    COP 17 [The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations Framework                                                                                                               Convention on Climate Change] related re-use group exhibition; The Gallery, DUT.

                                    Fine Art and Jewellery Design Staff Exhibition, The Gallery, DUT.

                                    Invited Group Exhibition KZNSA Gallery Durban.

2010                           From Pierneeef to Guguletu Collective, 100 Years of South African Art, Iziko National Gallery, Cape                                                                                            Town

                                    Harbouring Histories, Staff Exhibition, DUT and Curtin University, Durban and Perth.

2009                           New Connections, Fine Art and Jewellery Design Staff Exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban

                                    KZNSA Members Exhibition

2007                            Marks on Paper, Invited Group Exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban

2006                            Fine Art Staff Exhibition, The Gallery, DUT

                                    Images of Durban, African Art Centre, Durban

2004                            Bonisa Gallery, Kloof

2003                            KZN Veterans, Durban Art Gallery.

2002                            trâns'for-mâtion: Works in Paper, Johannesburg

                                    Invited by the Bonisa Private Gallery to participate in a group exhibition of South

                                    African Art in Jesteburg, Germany

2001                            Story Board" Curated Exhibition, NSA Gallery, Durban

2000                            Vaal Triangle Technikon and Technikon Natal Joint Staff Exhibition, The Gallery,

                                    Technikon Natal, Durban Jabulisa, Tatham Gallery Pietermaritzburg

1999                            KwaZulu Natal Human Rights Exhibition, Durban

                                    Arts Café, Durban

                                    NSA Gallery, Durban, Invited Exhibition.

1998                            Nearer than Bronze, Sandton Gallery, Johannesburg

1997                            Stuttgart meets Durban, Gallery Kultur unterm Turm, Stuttgart, Germany

                                    Fourth Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Prints, Bophal, India

                                    Nearer than Bronze, Technikon Natal and University of O.F.S.

                                    Haystack Mountain School of Craft Faculty, Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine,


                                    Intensive Imagery, B.A.T. Centre, Durban

1996                            Paper Path Future Communications (Odense, Alborg, Viborg, Esbjerg, Haderslev)


                                    Luxemburg - Paris, Zwei Graphikateliers, Trier, Germany

                                    Jabulisa - The Art of Kwazulu-Natal, Grahamstown, Pietermaritzburg, Durban

                                    Artists' Books, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg

                                    Invited Artists, N.S.A. Gallery, Durban

1995                            Paper Path Future Communications, Rundetarn, Copenhagen, Denmark

1994                            Three Institutions Exhibition, University of Durban/Westville

                                    Suitcase art Show, I.A.P.M.A. Congress, The Netherlands

                                    Stepping Stones Press Group Exhibition, Anthea Martin Gallery, Westville

                                    Artists Invite Artists, Durban Art Gallery, Durban

1993                            Grand Prix Internationale d'Arts Plastique, Nice, France

                                    Momentum Art, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria

                                    Natal Arts Trust Biennial 5, Tatham Gallery, Pietermaritzburg (on tour)

1992                            Three Institutions, Jack Heath Gallery, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg

                                    100 Years of Pictorial Art in Durban 1892-1992, Durban Art Gallery

1991                            Natal Arts Trust Biennial 4, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg (on tour)

                                    Three Institutions, Technikon Natal, Durban

                                    Natal Route, Ferguson Fine Art, Johannesburg

1990                            Three Institutions, Jack Heath Gallery, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg

1989                            Technikon Staff Exhibition, Technikon Natal Gallery, Durban and University of

                                    Natal (Jack Heath Gallery), Pietermaritzburg

                                    Maps Sights and Places, N.S.A. Gallery, Durban

1988                            Miniatures Exhibitions, E.P.S.A., Port Elizabeth

                                    Drawing Exhibition, Invited Artists, Grassroots Gallery, Durban

                                    Human Rights Exhibition, Community Arts Workshop, Durban

1987                            Paperworks with Tony Starkey, Carmel Gallery, Cape Town

1986                            1st International Biennale of Paper Art, Düren, Germany

1985                            Technikon Natal, Fine Art Centenary Exhibition

1984                            Hand-Made Paper Images with Anthony Starkey, Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Durban

1983                            Natal Fine Art Lecturers Exhibition, Johannesburg/Pietermaritzburg

1982                            Natal Artist Exhibition, Durban/Pietermaritzburg

1981                            Staff Exhibition, Gallery 567, Durban

1980                            Communal Painting, N.S.A. Gallery, Durban

1979                            Technikon Staff Exhibition, N.S.A. Gallery, Durban

1978                            Raven Press Group Exhibition

1977                            Technikon Natal Fine Art Lecturers Exhibition, Walsh Marais Gallery, Durban

1976                            R.S.A. Touring Exhibition



Print Portfolios and Book Projects


2001                            "Hangers", book collaboration, Artists Proof Studio Johannesburg,

                                    S.A. and Dobbin Books, New York, USA

2000                            Address- Redress, Print Portfolio, Oliewenhuis Museum, Bloemfontein

1997                            Emandulo Re-Creation, Artists Proof Studio Johannesburg, S.A. and Dobbin                                                                                                                                 Books, New York, USA

                                    Vloek Boek, book collaboration with Robin Silverberg, Dobbin Books, New York,                                                                                           USA

1996                            Artists for Human Rights Print Portfolio

1995                            Print Exchange Portfolio, South African Art Institutions

1993                            International Print Portfolio, Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, U.S.A.




Public Collections


                                    Campbell Collections, University of Natal, Durban

                                    Durban Art Gallery

                                    Durban Local History Museum

                                    Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Museum Service

                                    MTN Print Collection, Johannesburg

                                    Olievenhuis Museum, Bloemfontein

                                    Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg

                                    Technikon Natal, Durban

                                    University of Durban-Westville

                                    University of Orange Free State, Bloemfontein



2014                            KZNSA Members Exhibition, “Urbanity”, Second Prize

2007                            Cosmonauts Online Teaching Development Grant

1993                            Natal Arts Trust Biennial 5                                                                                                           

1992                             First Prize, Vrye Weekblad Poster Competition

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