Diane McLean

Born in 1963 at Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape

BFA, Rhodes University (Distinction in Painting)
MFA, Rhodes University

1988 – 1999
Lectured in Painting and History of Art at the University of the North West, Mafikeng.

Group exhibitions
1981 - 86
Rhodes Art School annual exhibitions.
Rolfes Impressions 84 National Student Art Competition
“New Signatures” Exhibition, Port Elizabeth.
Rolfes “Impressions 85” National Student Art Competition (Merit award).
GAP Exhibition in Grahamstown, Alice, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg.
Volkskas Atelier Competition, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria.
Group exhibition. Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris.
Two-person Masters degree show with Roxandra Dardagan, Rhodes University, Grahamstown. Cape Town Triennial.
Group exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
Group exhibition “Eastern Cape Profile”, Standard Bank National Arts Festival Fringe.
Volkskas Atelier Competition, Johannesburg.
Volkskas Atelier Competition, Johannesburg.
Group show ‘Paintings of the South African Landscape’, Everard
Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
Solo exhibition. South African Arts Association, Klerksdorp.
Group show with Roxandra Dardagan and Andre Roodt at Grahamstown Festival.
Exhibition of Nelson Mandela Memorabilia, Johannesburg Art Gallery.
2002 - 2006
Group exhibitions, Stewart Gallery, Johannesburg.
2005 - 2007
Group exhibitions, Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg
2004 - 2010
Summer exhibition, Strydom Gallery, George
Group show “Love Story”, Iart Gallery, Cape Town
Group show “Muse 08”, KKNK, Oudtshoorn & Iart Gallery, Cape Tow
Group show “Stilte”, KKNK
Three-person show “Interior/Exterior”, Grahamstown Festival
Cultivaria, FNB Private Clients & De Kat Exhibition, Cultivaria festival, Paarl
Three-person show “Through the Eye”, Grahamstown Festival
Portrait Group show at De Kraal Gallery, Cultivaria Festival, Paarl
Two-person show “A Question of Presence”, Artspace Gallery, Johannesburg
Group show “Nuance”, Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg
Group show “-heems”, curated by Hanneke Benade, Klein Karoo Klassique festival
Group show “Casa Labia in Bloom”, Casa Labia Museum, Cape Town
Three-person show “Echoes” with Estelle Marais and Clare Menck, Kunskwartier, ABSA KKNK
Three-person show “INSight” with Estelle Marais and Gill Maylam, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
Group show “Casa Labia in Bloom II”, Casa Labia Museum, Cape Town
Curated & participated in a group show “Links/Skakels” with Estelle Marais, Clare
Menck, Jan du Toit & Neels Coetzee, as part of the Kunskwartier, ABSA KKNK
Participated in group shows “Curator’s Choice”, “Stock” and “Flesh” at the ARTBusiness Gallery in Piketberg
Group show “Scene” at Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg
Two-person show with Estelle Marais, Prince Albert Arts Festival (PArt)
Group show “Fusion” at Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesbur
Group show (also curated) “Spektrum”, Portal Gallery, De Rust, part of Kuns Kwartier, KKNK.
Group show “Dialogue” at Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg
Group show “Vyf Strome”, William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley, August – September 2013
Group show “Five Streams”, Oliewenhuis Art Gallery, Bloemfontein, October – November 2013
Group show “Vignette” at Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg
Solo show “Continuum” on Kunskwartier, KKNK
Group show “From the Heart” at Christopher Moller Gallery, Cape Town
Group show “Survey” at Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg
Three-person show “Triple M” at NAF, Grahamstown
Three-person show, Breytenbach Centre, Wellington

Public Collections:
Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
University of Port Elizabeth: portrait commission.
North West University, Mafikeng & Potchefstroom; nine commissioned portraits.
1820 Foundation, Grahamstown: portrait commission.
Mangosutho Technikon, Durban: nine portrait commissions.
Bop Broadcasting Corporation: portrait commission.
Mafikeng City Council: commissioned series of 25 thematic works for the
new municipal building.
Rand Merchant Bank: 2 works.
Wooltru Collection.
Portuguese Marine Academy, Lisbon.
Sonnenberg, Hoffman and Galombik legal firm in Cape Town: 4 portrait
ABSA Bank.
William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley: five works.
War Museum, Bloemfontein.

Work in private collections:
In South Africa, France, Austria, Sweden, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Spain, UK, Australia, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Canada and USA.

Work reproduced in publications:
“Gasworks”: Fair Lady, 28 May 1986.
“Portrait of Gerard Sekoto”: Insig, June 1993.
“Augrabies Falls”: Femina, March 2005
“Augrabies Falls”: Garden and Home, March 2005
Sarie, February 2006
Sarie Leefstyl, March 2006
Sarie, September 2006
Sarie Woon, Somer 2009
The SA Art Times, June 2010
WINE, July 2010
House & Leisure, July 2010
Garden and Home, September 2011
Rooi Rose, September 2011
Vrouekeur, 6 January 2012
Vrouekeur, 20 April 2012
SOUTH Magazine, Autumn 2012
“Non-White Beach”: Huntley, M, Art in Outline 1. Oxford University
Press, 1992.
“Non-White Beach”: Huntley, M, Kuns in Profiel 1. Oxford University
Press, 1992.

Spent several months at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, in 1987, 1993, and 1998.
2000 – 2001 Lived in Hong Kong for 18 months.
Currently living in De Rust in the Klein Karoo and painting full time.

© Diane McLean