Research Articles, Papers and Conference Presentations

 

  • 2014: Ritual and Transcendence as a Hermeneutic Pathway to Mediation and Healing.  Art & Sensorium online journal.
  • The Journey to Freedom Narratives:  Novel Methods of Engagement.  Celia de Villiers and Gwen Miller.  Publication: Taylor University, US
  • 2013: Pretoria: past, present, precarious - Celia de Villiers and Elsa van der Klashorst.  Metro Musing Catalogue essay.  University of Pretoria.
  • 2013: Lecture to visiting group of senior academics from US, requested by Prof Rachel Smith (Ph.D. Gilkison Professor in Art History, Taylor University, US), Senate Room, UNISA. Title: Innovative Community Engagement.
  • 2012, 2013 Neo-Baroque aesthetics in contemporary visual culture, Lecture notes University of Pretoria for Honours level students, Opening speech and curatorial essay Fried contemporary gallery (26/10/20113 – 23/11/2013).
  • 2013:Flaunting Otherness: Neo-Baroque and Neo-Gothic Adornment Strategies in Contemporary Performance Art.
  • 2011: Narrations of a Nation; The art of the possible. (Publication - one chapter in: Entre territories, 19 Encontro da Associao Nacional de pesquisadores em Artes Plasicas, University of Bahia, Salvador).
  • 2011: Ritual and Transcendence as a Hermeneutic Pathway to Mediation and Healing.   International conference; Space, Ritual, Absence: Liminality in South African Visual Art.
  • 2011: Continuum System, Article published in Beeld Newspaper on Gwen Miller’s PhD exhibition (07/08/2011).
  • 2010  Oxford University Waste Art Project contributed to Grade 11 life orientation text book.
  • 2010: The WasteArt foundation – Innovative corporate citizenship involving edutainment and sustainability. International conference, UNISA School of Business Leadership, Midrand.
  • 2010: Narrations of a Nation – The Art of the Possible, (craft as activism).  Between territories.  International Conference presentations, University of Cachoeira, Brazil and National Conference on Sustainable Community Projects, UNISA.
  • 2010:The Ontology of Fetishism, University of Alba Iulia; From the represented to the imagined body, Romania (conference presentation and one chapter in the subsequent publication).
  • 2009: Narrations of a Nation – The Art of the Possible. Catalogue Essay South African Department of Arts and Culture.2009: Catalogue Essay 30/30 Art exhibition, Ekurhuleni Council.
  • 2009: African Textile Traditions, Fabric, Form and Fantasy. Two Conference presentations, Textile convention, Val’d Argent, France.
  • 2009-2011 Development and writing of tutorial letters and comprehensive study guides at UNISA.
  • 2008: Catalogue essay 23rd ABSA L’ Atelier Awards for 2008.
  • 2008: Contemporary Performance Art as a Hermeneutic Pathway to Transcendence and Healing.  The Representation of Witches and Sages in Literature, Art and Society, (conference presentation and published paper). Stendhal University-Grenoble, France.
  • 2008: (Sub)liminal stitches, National Quilt Festival (conference presentation, September), Johannesburg.
  • 2008: The WasteArt Foundation – Edutainment and Sustainability.  The Best Practices in Managing, Leading, Marketing Arts, Culture and Heritage Tourism, Africa (conference in Johannesburg).
  • 2008:Identity Politics and the Body in Selected Contemporary Artworks (MAVA research).
  • 2007:Theatricalized Sexuality. Taking a Hard Look, (gender conference), Pretoria University.

  • 2007: The WasteArt Foundation - Arts in Action 2004, 2006.  .Fourth World Environmental Education Conference, Durban, South Africa.
  • 2006: Masquerade and adornment; an introduction to Neo-Baroque and Neo-Gothic aesthetics in Performance Art (Post graduate Seminar UNISA).
  • 2005: Woolworth’s Making The Difference Through Design. Contributed one chapter in this education resource guide for arts and culture, Sponsored by Woolworths, Design Indaba and Sappi.
  • 2005: Fetishism in Performance Art (presentation Post graduate seminar UNISA).
  • 2005: Media and Metaphor (lecture Pretoria University, UNISA).
  • 2005: Review of the Sao Paulo Biennale (lecture Pretoria University).
  • 2005: An Introduction to South African Fibre Artists (Conference presentation, Textile convention, Val’d Argent, France).
  • 2004: Ritual Garments as a Trope in South African Art (Post graduate seminar: University of Bahia, Salvador).
  • 2004: Arts in Action: Working in communities, making a difference (Seminars JHB, University of Bahia, Salvador).
  • 2003: Textiles and Fibre as an expressive means in Painting (UNISA).
  • 2003, 2005: Inventions, Innovations, Interpretations (Fibre art Indaba, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Cape Town).
  • 2003: Finding source material for art making (International fibre art Convention JHB).
  • 2003: Millennium Trends in Contemporary Art (International fibre art convention JHB, UNISA).
  • 2003: The Cost of Being an Artist (Art Teachers convention, Kwa-Zulu Natal).
  • 2002: Sculpture: The Dynamic Manipulation of Space (Seminars Jhb, Pretoria, Kwa Zulu Natal).
  • 2000: Appropriate Embellishment in Fibre art (updated in 2003, seminars, JHB, Kwa Zulu Natal, Munich, Germany).
  • 1999: The Creative Process (Fibre art Conventions JHB, Sasolburg, Durban, Cape Town).
  • 1997: Duality as a Hermeneutic Principle in Fibre Art.  (BA FA research paper).
  • 1997-2014: Author of Magazine articles and catalogue essays on art and craft related topics in various publications (list supplied on request).
  • 1995: Fabric Fantasies, Textile art manuscript, Tafelberg publishers and Frankfurt book fair. (Unpublished, editor murdered).
  • 1989: Fibre art in South Africa, Volkshochshule, Munich Germany.
  • 1982-2010: References and articles on de Villier’s artmaking in Numerous National and International publications and websites. (List supplied on request).