Mandy Coppes - Martin
Full Name: Amanda Julia Coppes – Martin
Marital Status: Married with 2 children
Maiden Name: Coppes
Birth Place: Kenya
Citizen: South African and Netherlands
Home Language: English
EDUCATION MATRICULATED 1991
Johannesburg School of Art, Ballet, Drama and Music
DIPLOMA 1992 - 1993
Photography Diploma at Vaal Technikon
DIPLOMA 1994 - 1996
Fine Art at Technikon Witwatersrand
BACCALAUREUS TECHNOLOGIAE (BTECH) 1997 - 1999
Fine Art at Technikon Witwatersrand
MASTERS DEGREE 2000 - 2004
Fine Art “*** Laude” at the Technikon Witwatersrand.
The Title of the Masters Thesis was “Hand Papermaking and the use of Invasive Plant Species for Sustainable Cultural Development”.
FUJI PROFOTO AWARDS 1995
Awarded a Bronze Medal
FELLOWSHIPS 2000 - 2003
Awarded 3 consecutive fellowships from the Wits Tech research committee to complete the Masters Degree
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE 2000
Conducted a European Exchange Programme to Belgium at the Karel De Grote Skool in Antwerp.
RESEARCH AWARD 2002
Awarded best Post Graduate Award
INERNATIONAL EXCHANGE 2001
Conducted an international research trip to Japan to investigate Eastern styles of hand papermaking in order to transfer relevant skills to the South African sector.
OUTREACH 1999 - 2000
Project coordinator for the Tswaraganang Papermaking as a poverty Alleviation Programme.
Programme Manager and Lead Trainer for the “Create Paper Learnership” delivered in Gauteng, North West and Free State.
TRAINING AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT 2004 - 2008
Programme Manager and Lead Trainer for the Create Paper Learnerships delivered in Gauteng, North West, Limpopo, KZN and Free State. The responsibilities included course development determined via relevant unit standards; publishing a training manual and programme management.
UNESCO PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT 2006 - 2007
Programme Manager for the UNESCO “Artists in Development” programme in collaboration with Prof Jacky Guille.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND MARKET ACCESS FOR PHUMANI PAPER 2006 - 2010
Mentoring of a product development team and the management of the market access side of paper and product.
PAPER RESEARCH AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT – PHUMANI ARCHIVAL PAPER MILL. 2009 - 2011
Manager for the Lottery Archival Paper programme,
SELF EMPLOYED – COMPANY NAME – ORIGANIX CC. 2006 - 2012
PRINTMAKING 1998 - 2000
1st Year Printmaking at Technikon Witwatersrand.
PHOTOGRAPHY 1998 - 2000
1st and 2nd Year Fine Art Students at Technikon Witwatersrand.
BUSHBUCK RIDGE 1998
Paper training and Business set up for a small craft co-operative.
“FRIENDS ACROSS THE BORDER” 1999
Facilitated papermaking workshops between South Africa and Mozambique in order to involve both countries in a ceremony commemorating Samora Machel. The project brought woman together from two different countries through the visual arts and craft and small business development.
Facilitated printmaking workshops in Gaborone in Botswana as part of a visual arts programme.
INTERNATIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE – Workshops 2000 - 2005
Hanapa Papermaking and Printmaking in Germany, Badlangansalsa.
Advance Papermaking workshop in Frans Masareel Centre in Kasterlee Belgium.
NQF 2 and 4 TRAINING 2005 - 2007
NQF2 Craft Production – North West, Free State and Limpopo
NQF4 Craft enterprise and Archival Papermaking – Gauteng.
COURSES COMPLETED VISUAL ARTS TRAINING 1998 - 1998
Completed the GETC level Pre-service Visual Arts Training Course, CDP (Curriculum Development Programme).
PAPER SCULPTING – BELGIUM 2000
Completing advanced paper sculpting training with Bob Matthysen in Rangst, Belgium.
MAPPP Seta ASSESSORS COURSE 2003
Accredited as an Assessor on Seta Learnerhsips
MODERATORS COURSE 2006
Accredited as a moderator for Seta programmes. .
Solo Exhibition titled “Genetic Underclass” 2000
Solo Exhibition, titled “Fotografie” in Belgium 2001
Group exhibition titled “Broken Borders” in Stellenbosch 2001
Group exhibition titled “Transformation” Works in Paper at Art on Paper 2002
Group exhibition titled “In Dialogue” travelling show, Belgium and South Africa. 2003
Group exhibition titled “ “The Forgiveness Project – Unity Gallery, South Africa. 2007
Group exhibition titled “Wasted 1” Unity Gallery South Africa. 2008
Group exhibition titles “Collaborate”, Unity Gallery, South Africa. 2009
Group exhibition titled “Wasted 2”, Unity Gallery, South Africa. 2009
Group exhibition titled “ Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa. 2009
Group exhibition titled “ Collaborate”, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 2011
1. FRIKKIE MEINTJIES – GREEN PEACE SOUTH AFRICA
CELL: 082 549 5984
2. AILEEN BRINDLE
3. ROBYN FIELD
CELL: 082 584 9924
4. ANDREW MILLER – BKO PUBLISHING
Cell: 072 119 5004