Artist: Stephen Williams
Born in South Wales 1949, citizen of Zimbabwe.
Received an MA (Art and Design Education) from De Montfort University,
Leicester; a BSc (Special Honours in Sociology) from University of Zimbabwe; and a BA(Fine Art) from the University of Cape Town.
1980 Lecturer in Painting, Drawing, Graphics and History of Art, Bulawayo Polytechnic
1981 Lecturer in Art and Sociology, United College Education, Bulawayo.
1983 Production Manager, Memorial Co-operative Society, Harare.
1984 – 1989 Manager of Mzilikazi Art and Craft Centre, Bulawayo.
1989 – 1992 Senior Curator of Art, National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana.
1990 – 1992 Acting Director of National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana.
1992-1994 Partner in Artconsult, Consultant in Art education, design and visual art practices SADC Region School of Art and Design Project.
|1975||Group Exhibition with Marshal Baron, Naakes Gallery, Bulawayo.|
|1978||X: Group Exhibition with Rashid Jogee, Naakes Gallery , Bulawayo.|
|1978||Matebeleland Select Exhibiton II, Gallery Delta.|
|1980||Art Zimbabwe: Rand Show, Johannesburg.|
|1981||Zimbabwe Art: The Africa Centre, London.|
|1981||Arte do Zimbabwe: Museo National DArte, Maputo|
|1981||Graphics and Paintings, Gallery Delta.|
|1983||Paintings, Gallery Delta.|
|1983||Landsapes with a difference, Gallery Delta.|
|1986||Joint Exhibition with Rashid Jogee, Gallery Delta.|
|1986||Received Special Mention (Excellence in Visual Arts), Zimbabwe Heritage, National Gallery of Zimbabwe.|
|1987||Award: Weldart Exhibition, National Art Gallery.|
|1988||Drawings and Watercolours, Gallery Delta.|
|1989||Art/Images from Southern Africa, Kulturhuset, Stockholm.|
|1989||Joint Exhibition with Berry Bickle, Bulawayo Art Gallery|
|1989||International Artist Workshop, Thapong, Botswana.|
|1990||Triangle Artists Workshop Exhibition, Pine Plains, New York.|
|1990||International Artist Workshop, Triangle, USA.|
|1990||International Artist Workshop, Thapong, Botswana.|
|1991||Exhibited at the Fourth Havanna Biannual, Havana.|
|1991||International Artists Workshop, Thapong, Botswana.|
|1992||International Artist workshop, Pachipamwe.|
|1992||The Botswana Landscape and Other Non Figurative Paintings, solo exhibition, Gallery Delta|
|1992||Received the Directors Award of Distinction and the Award of Distinction for painting: Zimbabwe Heritage, National Gallery of Zimbabwe.|
|1993||Prominent Artists, Gallery Delta.|
|1993||Botswana Live at The Commonwealth Institute, London.|
|1993||Exhibition of Paintings with Neo Matome at Gallery Anne, Gaborone.|
|1993||Africa Kila Kitu: Contemporary Art from Tanzania and Zimbabwe: Finland.|
|1993||International Artists Workshop, Pachipamwe, Zimbabwe.|
|1994||The Land, Gallery Delta.|
|1994||Time and Space, solo exhibition, Gallery Delta|
|1994||Prominent Artists, Gallery Delta.|
|1994||Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta.|
|1995||Gallery Delta – 20Years, Gallery Delta.|
|1995||Homage To Federico Lorca, Gallery Delta.|
|1996||The Land, Landmark, The Landscape, Gallery Delta.|
|1996||Contemporary Art in Zimbabwe, Gallery Delta.|
|1999||Eve of the New Millenium, Gallery Delta.|
|2000||Gallery Delta 25 Years, Gallery Delta.|
|2003||To Love,Peace and Democracy, Gallery Delta.|
|2004||Collectors Exhibition, Gallery Delta.|
|2005||Gallery Delta 30 Years, Gallery Delta.|
|2005||Black and White, Gallery Delta.|
|2005||Art Heritage, Gallery Delta.|
Works of Stephen Williams are within the collections of the National Museum, Monument and Art Gallery of Botswana; National Gallerys of Namibia, Zimbabwe and Bulawayo; British Council, Zimbabwe; USAID Botswana; Thapong Trust, Botswana; Triangle Workshop, USA; Pachipamwe Workshop, Zimbabwe; Botswana Society; University of Natal; Barclays Bank , Botswana and Mobil Oil, Zimbabwe.
Private collections housed in Australia, Botswana, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Namibia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe.