Judy Woodborne

Woodborne is a printmaker and painter. She obtained her B.A.F.A from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 1988; an advanced Diploma in Printmaking awarded with Distinction in 1989, and was awarded her Master of Fine Arts Degree with Distinction from UCT in 1993. She currently runs her own printmaking studio, Intagliostudio teaching classes, workshops and curating exhibitions and projects.


Woodborne completed residencies at the Grafische Werkstatt im Traklhaus, (Austria) as well as taking part in collaborative printmaking portfolios with artist/curator Jan Jordaan, working on the Break the Silence  HIV Campaign,  Art for Humanity, Woman Artists supporting Children's' Rights Campaign; Playing Card Portfolio curated by Veerle Rooms, Playing Card Museum, Belgium and Body Politic portfolio in collaboration with Prof. Teresa Cole, Tulane University, USA. Woodborne was selected as the ABSA Klein Karroo Kunsfees Festival Artist in 2007 and produced a body of paintings entitled The Garden of Eden.  She curated and published a portfolio of 16 etchings, The Exquisite Corpse, selected for the Klein Karoo Kunsfees 2009. She has participated in many International Print Biennales and her work is represented in many International Public Collections and Museums. She was invited to present an exhibition titled "Alternative Histories" at the Salzburg Summer Festival in the Hohensalzburg Castle in 2015. Her recent series of paintings "The Elements" are inspired by her journeys and portray a concern regarding the environmental issues we face in this millennium. A recent print exhibition held at Lizamore and Associates showed a selection of experimental prints constructions - "The Anatomy of the World" series.


She is currently a guest curator for the Woordfees 2018 and 2019,and presented a print portfolio of 14 artists under the theme "Endless Horizon" for the Festival  in 2018, and is curating another project for the 2019 Festival.



The National Gallery.

UNISA Art Collection.

MOMA Gallery, USA ('Break the Silence' Print Portfolio)

Collezione Civica, Palazzo Fogazzaro, Schio. Italy

"Ion Ionescu-Quintus" Art Museum of Prahova County, Romania

International Printmaking Biennial Douro, Portugal

Atelier Controsegno, Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy

Muzeum Narodowe W Warszzawie, Poland

Musee d’art Contemporain of Chamalieres, France

Grinnel College Permanent Art Collection, Grinnel Iowa, USA

The Oliewenhuis Art Collection, Bloemfontein.

The National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, USA.

The collection of the Secretary of Parliament (South Africa)

The World Bank (Collection of Dr. Mamphele Ramphele)

The William Humphries Collection, Kimberley.

NANDOS Corporate collection, S.A.

Spier Art Trust Collection, SA

Rand Merchant Bank, Johannesburg (South Africa)

The Katrine Harries Print Cabinet, University of Cape Town.

Johannes Stegman Art Collection, Bloemfontein (O.F.S.)

South African Libraries Collection of Artworks.

The Natal Technikon Art Collection.

The Nelson Mandela (previously George VI Art Gallery.

Telkom Art Collection

Human Science Research Centre Collection, Pretoria

Investec Bank

Sasol Art Collection.

The Durban Art Gallery.

The University of Stellenbosch Art Collection.

Engen Art Collection

Volskas Bank

Sanlam Corporate Art Collection




The Break the Silence print portfolio is part of the following permanent collections: Durban Art Gallery, South Africa; UCLA Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, California; United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland; Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Matubatuba, South Africa; Department of Arts and Culture, Pretoria, South Africa; Namibia National Art Museum, Windhoek; MTN Arts Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa and others.


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