Curriculum vitae: Titia Ballot

Born:23 July 1941, Clocolan, Free State, South Africa
Studied:1960-63 BA-(Fine Arts), University of Pretoria


2008Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns Medal of honour for the Visual Arts (Graphic Arts)
1998 & 1999Residencies at Frans Masereel centrum voor Grafiek, Kasterlee, Belgium


2016: Hermanus FynArts Fest, The Marine 10-19 June
Cap de Bonne Espérence
2016: Stellenbosch Arts Association, Oude Libertas Gallery
29 June – 20 July Cap de Bonne Espérence
2012: Festival Artist at the Cederberg Arts Festival, Clanwilliam
: Prints and Pots, with Muller Ballot (ceramicist), Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville
2008 : Retrospective Exhibition, Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch University
2007: Retrospective Exhibition, North-West University, Potchef-stroom
2006: Uitkyk/Outlook with Sanna Swart (sculptor), Abalone Art Gallery, Hermanus
2003: German Huguenot Museum, Bad-Karlshafen, Germany
: Johannes a Lasco Biblioteek, Emden, Germany
1999: De Heerlijkheid, Berchem, Antwerp, Belgium
1995: Chelsea Gallery, Wineberg, Cape Town
1994: Cultureel Centrum, Romaanse Poort, Louvain, Belgium
: Centrale Bibliotheek, UFSIA, Antwerp, Belgium
1990: Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
: Gencor Gallery, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg
1989: Cadre d’Esprit Gallery, Camps Bay, Cape Town
1988: Festival Artist, Huguenot 300 Festival, Franschhoek
: Johannes Stegman Art Gallery, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein
1987: SA Arts Association, Pretoria
: History of Art Department, North-West University, Potchefstroom
1985: Im Vogelsang, Bonn, Germany
1981: Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg
1980: SA Arts Association, Pretoria
: SA Arts Association, Bellville, Cape Town
1974: SA Arts Association, Pretoria
1972: Die Eike Kunssentrum, Potchefstroom
1970: SA Arts Association, Potchefstroom


2018: FynArts Gallery, Hermanus , 30 October – 3 December Image
2018: 9th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal
August - October
2016: 8th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal
August - October
2016: Lizamore Galleries, Johannesburg, August The Forgotten
2013: South African Women Artists’ Exhibition, Windhoek, Namibia Curated by SANAVA
: Art in the Synagogue, FynArts Festival, Hermanus curated by Ilse Schermers
2012: Running with the Fire, cyber art exhibition by 25 artists from 6 continents, 2012 Olympic Games, UK
: Green Sanctus Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch
: Landskap/Landscape Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch
2011: Rock Art in Modern Society, Siberian National Art Gallery, Kemerovo, Russia
: Selfportrait Exhibition, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, Cape Town
2010: Cape Town 2010 Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, CICS, Cape Town
: Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch (with Nicolene Swanepoel, Fana Malherbe and Muller Ballot)
2008: Centenary Exhibition, University of Pretoria, Pretoria
: Cultivaria Arts Festival, Paarl
2007: Streek-Exhibition (focal artist), Aardklop Festival, Potchefstroom
: Contemporary Visions of Southern African Art, Pretoria Art Museum curated by SANAVA
: Van Boerekitsch en ander dinge, Klein-Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudshoorn, curated by Gordon Froud
2005: Feet, The Secret Gallery, Pretoria
: Christmas Exhibition, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
: Eindjaar Tentoonstelling, Rust-en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville
2004: Noord-Suid Hartklop / North South Pulse, Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch
2003: Jubileumtentoonstelling Frans Masereel Centrum voor Grafiek, Kasterlee, Belgium
2002: Veerle Rooms – in Dialoog, Hedendaagse internasionale grafiek op nieuwe wege, KBC Bank, Antwerp, Belgium
: Drukkuns Uitstalling, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville
2001: Pase / Easter, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
: Aarsel / Waver, Klein-Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudshoorn
: Dialoog / Dialogue, University Art Gallery, Stellenbosch (with Strydom van der Merwe, Lyn Smuts, Chrisyina Bryer, Lenie Harley, Regine Kroeger, Zhané Warren)
1999: Printmaking, University Art Gallery, Stellenbosch (curated by Jonathan Comerford
: Anima(-l) – identity personified- A female group exhibition, Arts Association of Bellville Art Gallery
1998 – 2000: Print Exchange Collaborative project by 28 Belgian and 28 South African printmakers presenting a portfolio of original works to be reproduced as a pack of playing cards. Various centres in Belgium and South Africa
1998 – 1999: Zuid-Afrikaanse Grafiek, various cities in Belgium
1997: Women Artists of the Western Cape, Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch
: Contemporary South African Art (1985 – 95) in the permanent collection of the Iziko South African National Art Gallery, Cape Town
1996: Drawings and Prints, Chelsea Gallery, Wynberg, Cape Town
: Vrouelijke Prentemaaksters. Vrouelijke grafici uit verwante taalculturen, Antwerp and St Niklaas, Belgium
1995: The Art of Printmaking, University Art Gallery, Stellenbosch
1993: Etching in South Africa, Old Town Hall, Cape Town (Curated and presented by the Iziko National Gallery)
1991: Inter Art Moscow, Moscow, Russia
1990: Ninth International Graphic Exhibition, Cologne/ Frechen, Germany
1989: With Sheila Nowers and Margaret Roestorf, Gencor Gallery, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg
1987: Graphic Works on Paper, Human Science Research Council, Pretoria
1981: Invited artist, Republic Festval Exhibition, Durban


1998 – : Free-lance artist
1992 – 97: Free-lance artist and part time appointment at Sasol Art Museum, University of Stellenbosch
1988 – 91: Senior Lecturer and Head of Visual Arts Department, Potchefstroom University for CHE (North West University)
1986 – 87: Lecturer in Graphic Art and Art theory, Visual Arts Department, Potchefstroom University for CHE (North West University)
1982 – 85: Free-lance artist in Bonn, Germany during husband’s term as Cultural Attaché, South African Embassy.
1972 – 81: Lecturer in Graphic Art and Art Theory, Visual Arts Department Potchefstroom University for CHE (North West University)
1964 – 71: Art teacher Hoër Meisieskool Helpmekaar, Johannesburg; Hoërskool Menlopark, Pretoria; Potchefstroom High School for Girls.


Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria

William Humphreys Art Museum, Kimberley

Iziko SA National Art Gallery, Cape Town

Sasol Limited Art Collection, Johannesburg

Rupert Art Foundation, Stellenbosch

North West University, Potchefstroom campus

University of the Free State, Bloemfontein

University of Western Cape, Bellville

Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch

University of Pretoria, Pretoria

Huguenot Memorial Museum, Franschhoek

Frans Masereel Cenrtum voor Grafiek, Kasterlee, Belgium

German Huguenot Museum, Bad Karlshaven, Germany

Annandale Collection, Lichtenburg Municipality

Municipal Collection, Potchefstroom Museum


DE WAAL, Lydia, 2007. Titia Ballot. Die Hartklop van ‘n Etser. Catalogue of a traveling retrospective exhibition. University Museum, Stellenbosch University.

BEDFORD, Emma, 1997. Contemporary South African Art (1985-95) from the South African National Gallery Permanent Collection. CapeTown. SANG 1995

BERMAN, Esmé. 1974. Art and Artists of South Africa; an illustrated biographical dictionary and historical survey of painters and graphic artists since 1875. Cape Town: Balkema.

HOBBS, Philippa and RANKIN, Elizabeth. 1997. Printmaking in a transforming South Africa. Cape Town and Johannesburg: David Phillip.

OGILVY, Grania. 1988. The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors. Johannesburg: Everard Read.

DREYER, Tessa. 1996. Die stillewemotief in die Suid-Afrikaanse grafiese kuns. University of Pretoria, unpublished MA thesis.

WARREN, Zhané. 2000. Past and Present: Identity, Reconciliation and Redemption in the Prints of Titia Ballot. Stellenbosch University, unpublished BA (Hons) thesis.