Associate Professor Hercules D. Viljoen

Department: visual arts

INFORMATION RE ARTWORKS – HERCULES VILJOEN

1. Name: (Title , First, Last Names) Associate Professor Hercules D. Viljoen
2. Tertiary Qualifications
(High to Low)
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  • MA (Fine Arts), University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, 1989.
  • Hons BA (Visual Arts) Ed Sec. Cum Laude. University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. 1981
  • BA (Visual Arts) Ed Sec. University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. 1980.
3. Current Position Head of Department Visual & Performing Arts
4. Campus Address (Postal, Room No, Block/Unit) Department Visual & Performing Arts, University of Namibia, Private Bag 13301, Windhoek.
Main Campus, Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue, Windhoek
Block H, Room H137
5. Office Phone, Fax & Cell phone (optional) Phone: +264 61 206 3184
Fax: +264 61 206 3804
6. Email  Address hviljoen@unam.na
7. Short Biography
(maximum 150 words)
Prof Viljoen has taught Visual Arts at tertiary level for 25 years. He is also an active visual artist participating in exhibitions and producing commissions on national and international level. As Head of Department, Prof Viljoen has endeavoured to promote a visual arts curriculum merging academic content with an entrepreneurial focus.
8. Resume/Vita Post resume/vita document
9. Recently Taught Courses
(last 2 years- include course codes)
Two-dimensional Studies; Three-dimensional Studies;
10. Academic interest/ expertise Installation art; creative strategies; visual metaphor; visual concept development
11. Research and Publications
List of references/citations:
Title, year, place& publisher
(includes links to abstracts& UNAM Press)
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Articles:

“Is Namibian Art (still) Provincial, Regional and Untouched?” in Barbara Murray and John Picton (eds.) Transitions - Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe 1960-2004. An Exhibition presented by The Africa Centre from the Collection of Robert Loder of the Triangle Arts Trust. The Brunei Gallery (SOAS) in association with The Africa Centre, London, 2005

 “Pursuing the Dream. An Interview with Dias Machate”, in Barbara Murray and John Picton (eds.) Transitions - Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe 1960-2004. An Exhibition presented by The Africa Centre from the Collection of Robert Loder of the Triangle Arts Trust. The Brunei Gallery (SOAS) in association with The Africa Centre, London, 2005
12. Recent Professional Activities (last 2 years):
Training, Presentations, University Committees, Community Outreach, Professional Associations, Bodies &Public Lectures
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Community Outreach:

Initiated and coordinated the formation of Tulipamwe Arts Trust, a community outreach project organised under the auspices of the Visual & Performing Arts Department of the University of Namibia. 2006 – 2008.
Coordinated Tulipamwe International Artists’ Workshop, a community empowerment project, at Okombahe, Namibia. 16 – 30 August 2008.

Commission:

Etosha Sympathetic Magic. 2007. Photographic images, steel, found objects, historical building fragments, fabric and ultraviolet light. 220 x 234 x 310 cm. Permanent installation in old prison cell at Fort Namutoni, Etosha National Park, Namibia.  Artwork conceptualised, created and installed following visual, historical and cultural research, consultations with Namibia Wildlife Resorts, the National Archives and the National Heritage Council of Namibia. Consultancy:

Habitat Research and Resource Centre, Katutura, Windhoek. Designed and supervised production of various applied structural components from recycled materials for experimental architecture project, coordinated by Nina Maritz Architects. 2004


University Committees:
Member of: Senate; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Management Committee; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Board; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Peer Review Committee; Chairperson of Visual & Performing Arts Department Committee; Visual & Performing Arts Department Peer Review Committee; University of Namibia Certificate Committee.
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