Fordsburg
Fordsburg (2012)
Practising inter-disciplinary artist with ongoing exhibitions and collaborative projects worldwide.

Education
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 1992
Master of Fine Art, with distinction
Masters Thesis:  Netting reality:  The imaginative transformation of quotidian experience in the paintings of Bonnard and Vuillard with special reference to aspects of the novels of Virginia Woolf

Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 1990
Additional Courses: Modern Fiction; History & Appreciation of Music

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 1988
Higher Diploma of Education, PGS
Method subjects: Art, English
University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 1986
  1. Honours, Painting and Art Theory, Cum laude
Art Theory Dissertation: Reconciling Empiricism and Subjectivity:  Bomberg, Kossoff, Hodgkin and Diebenkorn re-considered

University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 1985
Bachelor of Arts, Painting and Art History
Other: English Literature, Printmaking, 3D studies, Zulu, Intro. German

Languages: Fluent - English, Afrikaans
Conversational - Turkish, French & German
 

Solo Exhibitions
Shearwater, Henry George Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2019
Trans-Idyllic, curated by Lewis Johnson for Buyukdere 35, Istanbul, Turkey, 2017
Akis/Flow, BAUART, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015
Kristin Schrooyen Projects, pop-up show, Ortakoy, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014
Comlekci Studios, pop-up Show, Cayirbasi, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013
Ships and Dreams, Arnavutkoy Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010
Night Fishing, 360Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, 2007
Unknown Cities, collaboration with architect Katherine Mann, Buchanan Square, Woodstock, South Africa, 2006
Wandel Street Exhibition, historic home installation, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa, 2005
Herbst-Gerlach Home Exhibition, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2004
Paintings & Drawings, Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa, 2001
New Paintings, Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2001
Diana Page: Paintings, Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 2000
Feeling the Spaces, Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 1996
Pilgrims, Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 1995
Going Home, Market Galleries, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1993
Going Home, Grahamstown Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa, 1992
 
Awards
Ampersand Fellowship, 2008
     Tribeca, New York, USA
New Constitutional Court, 2003 (Boudoir Biscuits)
    Carpet design commission, Johannesburg, South Africa
CONVENCO, public art competition, runner-up, 2002
     Cape Town, South Africa (Boudoir Biscuits)
Atelier National Student Art Competition, 1999
     Pretoria, South Africa

Raymond Pullen Art Bursary
     Post-graduate study in Fine Arts, 1991 - 1993
Rhodes Special Bursary, Rhodes University, 1990 - 1993
Graduate Assistant Bursary, Rhodes University, 1989 - 1993
Human Sciences Research Council Bursary, 1989 - 1993
National Student Art Competition, South Africa, 1986
     Silver Award Winner

Projects
2010-present Bulbul Street Studios, ongoing collaboration with fellow resident artists & visiting artists, Istanbul, Turkey
2008 - 2009    Yasam Atolyesi, Founding member and resident artist, Istanbul, Turkey
2016           The Purple Cloak: Paintings by Lindsay Page, curated for Irma Stern Art Museum, UTC, South Africa
2014     Paintings on a Garden Wall in Cayirbasi, studio Installation, Istanbul, Turkey
2012    Ek se: Women's Voices, performance, ─░nfecting the City Public Arts Festival, Cape Town, South Africa
2008    Pitch Blue: Women's Voices,  performance, New York, New York, USA
2007    Kadinin Sesleri: Women's Voices, performance, Görünürlük Projesi 3, Galataperform, Galata, Istanbul
2006    Stained glass design, commission, St. Joseph’s Chapel in collaboration with Jan Bitenco, Cape Town, South Africa
2006    Exhibition of South African Art, assistant curator, Roshan Gallery, Washington DC
2002    Contact Art, community workshops with Boudoir Biscuits at St. Anne’s Home, Cape Town, South Africa
1996    50s Kitchen Installation, Shopping Trolley Project, with Boudoir Biscuits and Mother City Queer Project, River
            Club, Cape Town, South Africa
1995    Surfing Madiba, installation, Twinkly Sea Project, MCQP, Cape Town, South Africa
1994    Boudoir Biscuits, artist’s group founding member, Cape Town, South Africa

Arts Education
Founder, 2015 - present, Art Wonderers, dianapage.co.za
    Worldwide creative online community & drawing course.
Private Art Teacher, 2014
    Comlekci Studios, Istanbul, Turkey
Curriculum Development, 2014
    British International School Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Rhodes University, 2012, Shortlisted for Lectureship in Fine
    Arts (Painting), Grahamstown, South Africa
Curriculum Development, 2011, Sainte Pulcherie Lycee,
    Istanbul: One Minute or Less with Joicy Koothur (India)
    Then Now Next, with Justin Eccles (USA), 2010
Designed and Delivered Workshop, 2008
    Institute of Justice and Reconciliation workshop:
    “Dialogue: creating encounters through the arts”
Head of Art, 2006 - 2007
    British International School Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Art Teacher (temporary), 2004 - 2005
    Diocesan College, Cape Town, South Africa
Resident Artist, 2001 - 2006
    All-Stars Studio, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
Designed and Delivered Workshop, 2002 Motiv Graphic
    Design Company, Cape Town, South Africa
Lecturer, Multi-media Department, 2002
    City Varsity, Cape Town, South Africa
 Head of Fine Art, Acting Vice Principal, 2001
    Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town, South Africa
Workshop facilitator, 2001, Motiv Graphic Design Company
    Cape Town, South Africa
Michaelis School of Art, 2000, Shortlisted, Lectureship in
    Design and New Media, Cape Town, South Africa
Head of Art & Design, 1999, Abbott’s College Milnerton
    Cape Town, South Africa
Head of Art, 1993 - 1999 Rondebosch Boys’ High School
    Cape Town, South Africa
Art Teacher, 1993, Bergvliet HS, Cape Town, South Africa

Residencies & Workshops
2018    Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris, France
2012    Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa
2012    AIR Residency, Africa Centre, longlisted, Cape Town
2008    Platform Garanti, Istanbul, Turkey
2000    Thupelo Community Arts Workshop, National
            Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1999    Third International Design Indaba, Cape Town,
            South Africa

Writing & Editing
Proje4L: Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Arts
         Istanbul, Turkey, 2006 - 2008
         Writer, editor, and proofreader.
10th Istanbul Biennial
         Istanbul, Turkey, 2007
         Coverage for Elgiz Museum
Cue Magazine
         Grahamstown, South Africa, 1991      
         Visual Arts Reporter, Grahamstown Arts Festival

Commissions
2009    Boat Series, Felix Schieder Bieschen
2005    Stained glass window design, St. Joseph’s College
2005    St. Michael’s Road, Stephanie Brown
2000    Portrait of a House, Jonathan Mort and
            Wendy Spierman
2000    Painting for the short film Mapulani’s Mistress, for             Zorgvliet Christo Gerlach, Canadian Film Institute
1999    Dancing Women (after Botticelli’s La Primavera) and             The Meeting (after Botticelli), Christine Matti
1999    Tamboerskloof View (Diptych), Kendall Geordie
1997    The Annunciation (after Fra Angelico) and
            The Lamentation (after Giotto), Michael & Deidre             Herbst

 

Group Exhibitions

Jack Ginsberg Artist’s Book Collection, permanent exhibit, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2019
TWO, Smith Studios, Cape Town, South Africa, 2015
Between Colour and Line: Diana Page and Joicy Koothur, Ouvroir d’Art, Sainte Pulcherie, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012
Invisible Cities: Liquid Identities, Luca Curci, Venice, Italy, 2012
Liquid Cities & Temporary Identities, Zelena Dvorana, Zabok, Croatia, 2011                                                                                  
Liquid Cities & Temporary IdentitiesFestival Miden, Amfeia’s Square, historic Kalamata, Greece, 2011
Then Now Next: Diana Page & Justin Eccles (USA), Ouvroir d’Art, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010
Le Printemps des Artistes, Ouvroir d’Art, Beyoglu, Istanbul, 2010
International Women’s Day Exhibition, Canadian Embassy, Ankara, Turkey, 2010
On the Rhodes, These Four Walls Gallery, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa, 2010
Exhibition of International Artists, Beylerbeyi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009
Walking Istanbul, Istanbul Yasam Atolyesi, Levent, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009
Becoming Istanbul, Frankfurt Book Fair, archive & exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, 2009
Imprints, Axis Gallery, New York, USA, 2005
New Work: Diana Page & Jane Young, Irma Stern Art Museum, UCT, South Africa, 2005
AVA Exhibition of Cape-based Artists, Gesseau Art, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2004
Fortitude, Carol Lee Fine Art, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2003
Trilogy, Sanlam Gallery, Rust en Vreugd, Bellville Arts, South Africa, 2003
Absolut Secret Seven, Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa, 2003
Interpreted Works: the Michaelis Collection, Old Town House, Cape Town, South Africa, 2001
Batsoso Manuscript Exhibition 2000, Boekehuis, Gauteng, South Africa, 2000
Selection ‘99’, Chelsea Gallery, Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa, 1999               
Boudoir Biscuits, traveling exhibition, Irma Stern Gallery, Ibis Art Centre, King George VI Museum, South Africa, 1998
District Six Exhibition, National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 1995
South African Arts Show, South African High Commission, London, England, 1995   
Roses, Primart Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa,  1994
Group Exhibition, Seeff Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 1994
Volkskas Atelier Exhibition, Pretoria, South Africa, 1992
Roodehek Street Exhibition, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa, 1988
Contemporary Collectables, Grassroots Gallery, Durban, South Africa, 1988
Natal Arts Trust Exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa, 1986
Rolfes Impressions National Student Art Exhibition, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1986

Collections: Ginsberg Artist’s Book Collection; ABSA Bank; BP Southern Africa; Citibank; Grindrod; HSBC; LTA & Grinaker; Maersk Shipping; MAC Shipping; University of Cape Town; Old Mutual; Pretoria Technikon; Nando’s England; Lady Graaff Collection; Semra Kahraman Collection; numerous private collections worldwide.