Babette Fitzgerald 2016-10-20T10:26:30+00:00

Project Description

1930 Born and educated Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1948-1951 Awarded scholarship to study at The School of Art and Crafts, Natal Technical College, Durban, South Africa
1951 National Diploma in Design
1952-2006 Lived and worked in Harare, Zimbabwe
1952-1957 Artist for Odhams Press Harare
1983 British Council Visitorship to the UK
2006 Returned to South Africa
1963-1973; 1979 Chisipite Senior School – Art and Design.
1985 West Surrey College of Art and Design, The Hart, Farnham, England –
An invitation to take a one months teaching appointment, artist in residence.
Participated in Study Day demonstrations in resist patterning on cotton and linen to craftsmen and teachers; Department of Textiles, Farnham; Sponsors – South East Arts, British Council, Visiting Arts Unit of Great Britain.
1953 Designed and presented Photographic Exhibition of Commonwealth Parliaments, at the Legislative Assembly, Salisbury – opened by her Majesty the Queen Mother.
1974 Memorial Hanging, Bishopslea Chapel, Harare.
1981 Zimbabwe Marine Entrance Hall – wall hanging.
1982 Executed works, Rainbow Hotel, Victoria Falls.
1982 Embassy of Greece, Interior design.
1987 Executed works, Pamuzinda Lodge.
1991 Executed works, Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls and Caribea Bay Hotel, Kariba.
1992 Wall hanging, Standards Association of Zimbabwe, Harare.
1993 Wall hanging, Sheraton Hotel Harare.
Designed the Church interior, and construction of the Alter piece wall, in brick and ceramic quarry tile for the Grace Gospel Church, Selbourne Park, Bulawayo.
1988 National Gallery of Zimbabwe Heritage Baringa.
1988 NGZ Award of Merit – Textiles.
1988 NGZ Floating award for outstanding work in any of the categories – Ceramics, Textiles and Photography.
1989 NGZ Highly Commended – Textiles.
1990 NGZ Directors Award of Distinction.
1990 NGZ Lever Brothers Award of Merit for a formally trained woman artist.
1990 NGZ Award of Merit – Textiles.
1990 NGZ Certificate of Excellence – Textiles.
1991 NGZ Award of Merit donated by Walo Foods Pvt Ltd.
1991 NGZ Highly Commended – Textiles.
Permanent Collections are housed at The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo; Zimbabwe Mobil Oil, Harare and West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey, England.
Private collections are found in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Africa, Australia, Europe, and America.
1994 Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta
Year Exhibition
1969 – 1997 National Gallery of Zimbabwe annual exhibitions
1969 Group exhibition, Bulawayo
1970 – 1973 Rhodesian Society of Artists, Bulawayo
1971 Union of Jewish Women, Bulawayo
1974 – 1982 Circle Group, 6 exhibitions
1975 Rhodesian Contemporary Artist Exhibition; Gallery Delta
1975 Rhodesian Select Exhibition, NED Art Gallery, Johannesburg
1976 (two man exhibition) Atlantic Gallery, CapeTown
1976 Exhibition of Batiks, Textiles and Ceramics; Gallery Delta
1977 Textiles and Pottery; Gallery Delta
1978 Salisbury Jaycees A Charity Exhibition; Gallery Delta
1978 Textiles and Ceramics; Gallery Delta
1979 Art Forms; Gallery Delta
1979 Ceramics and Textiles; Gallery Delta
1980 Textiles and Pottery; Gallery Delta
1980 Zimbabwe-Rhodesia National Pavillion, Rand Show Exhibition, Johannesburg
1980 – 1982 Group exhibition, Gallery Delta
1980 Art and Craft, Harare Agricultural Show
1981 Ceramics and Folk Art Textiles; Gallery Delta
1981 – 1983 Zimbabwean Literary and Art exhibition, London and touring the UK
1981 Arte-Do-Zimbabwe, Maputo, Mozambique
1982 Anglican Cathedral
1983 Paintings, Sculpture, Graphics, Textile and Ceramics; Gallery Delta
1983 Spirit of Zimbabwe Exhibition, London
1984 Black and White; Gallery Delta
1984 Machira emu Africa, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare and Bulawayo
1984 Famine Relief Aid Exhibition, Astra Park, Astra Holdings, Harare
1984 Art and Craft; Gallery Delta
1984 Contemporary Graphics; Gallery Delta
1985 Weavings, Textiles, Ceramics and Jewellery; Gallery Delta
1986 Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta
1986 – 87 Commonwealth Arts Festival, Edinburgh, UK, Traditional and Contemporary textiles from Zimbabwe
1986 – 87 Commonwealth Institute London, in association with the National Gallery of Zimbabwe
1987 Textiles, Fabric Art; Ceramics and Photography; Gallery Delta
1988 Group exhibition, John Boyne House, Standard Bank, Harare
1988 Zimbabwe Committee for Child survival and Development, Unicef, and UN fund, National Gallery of Zimbabwe
1988 Mobil Oil, Harare
1989 Ceramics and Textiles; Gallery Delta
1990 Textiles and Ceramics; Gallery Delta
1991 Alfredo Lambe Museum, Cuba, 4th Havana Biennial
1992 Contrasts; Gallery Delta
1992 Small Works by Prominent Artists; Gallery Delta
1993 Prominent Artist; Gallery Delta
1993 Longmans Women Artists, invited artists
1994 Mobil/ Anglo American Zimbabwe Heritage, National Gallery of Zimbabwe
1995 Gallery Delta – 20 Years; Gallery Delta
1995 Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta
1996 Contemporary Art in Zimbabwe; Gallery Delta
1996 Explorations, Transformations; Gallery Delta
1997 Prominent Artist; Gallery Delta
1997 Textiles and Ceramics; Gallery Delta
1997 Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta
1998 Great Rock Paintings and Time Lapse; Gallery Delta
1998 First Mobil Zimbabwe Heritage Biannual, National Gallery of Zimbabwe
1998 Prominent Artist; Gallery Delta
1998 Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta
1999 HIFA Festival Exhibition; Gallery Delta
1999 Friends of the National Gallery, Benefit Exhibition
1999 Inaugural Exchange Exhibition, National Gallery, Mutare
1999 Longmans Woman Artists
1999 Ceramics and Textiles; Gallery Delta
1999 Eve of the New Millenium; Gallery Delta
2000 Gallery Delta – 25 Years; Gallery Delta
2000 Post Election Selection; Gallery Delta
2000 Ikons; Gallery Delta
2000 The Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta
2002 Totems exhibitions; Gallery Delta
2002 A Select Collection; Gallery Delta
2003 Olympiad; Gallery Delta
2003 Small Works; Gallery Delta
2003 Ikons Exhibition; Gallery Delta
2004 The Collectors Exhibition; Gallery Delta
2004 The Annual Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta
2004 30 Years of Gallery Delta; Gallery Delta
2005 Black and White; Gallery Delta
2005 The Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta