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Awards and Accolades.


  • 1971 Prize-winner, Sculpture, New Signatures

  • 1974 Prize-winner, Graphic Art and Drawing, New Signatures

  • 1974 Best Student Teacher Award in art graduate course

  • 1995 Recipient of a grant from Anglo American Chairman’s Fund to facilitate exhibition costs for BLIND ALPHABET ABC at Johannesburg Biennale; recipient of a research grant from the Foundation for the Creative Arts to continue work on BLIND ALPHABET PROJECT; nominated for the Alumnus of the Year Award by Technikon Witwatersrand

  • 1996 South African representative at the Sao Paulo Biennale

  • 1997 Winner of the FNB Vita Award for Art

  • 1998 Winner of the Ludwig Giess Preis fur Kleinplastik by the LETTER Stiftung, Cologne, Germany

  • 1999 Winner of Gauteng Arts Culture and Heritage Award for Visual Art

  • 2000 Winner of the Aardvark prize as top artist at the Aardklop arts festival, Potchefstroom

  • 2001 Recipient of an honorary medal for Visual Arts, Sculpture from the SA Academy for Science and Art; Winner of the Helgard Steyn Award for Sculpture

  • 2005 With Ogilvy SA, winner of the Golden Loerie Award as well as the D&AD Global Award

  • 2008 Honorary Doctorate, University of Johannesburg

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