Artist: Babette Fitzgerald

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

Teaching Appointments

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.
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.
YearExhibition
  
1969 – 1997National Gallery of Zimbabwe annual exhibitions
1969Group exhibition, Bulawayo
1970 – 1973Rhodesian Society of Artists, Bulawayo
1971Union of Jewish Women, Bulawayo
1974 – 1982Circle Group, 6 exhibitions
1975Rhodesian Contemporary Artist Exhibition; Gallery Delta
1975Rhodesian Select Exhibition, NED Art Gallery, Johannesburg
1976(two man exhibition) Atlantic Gallery, CapeTown
1976Exhibition of Batiks, Textiles and Ceramics; Gallery Delta
1977Textiles and Pottery; Gallery Delta
1978Salisbury Jaycees A Charity Exhibition; Gallery Delta
1978Textiles and Ceramics; Gallery Delta
1979Art Forms; Gallery Delta
1979Ceramics and Textiles; Gallery Delta
1980Textiles and Pottery; Gallery Delta
1980Zimbabwe-Rhodesia National Pavillion, Rand Show Exhibition, Johannesburg
1980 – 1982Group exhibition, Gallery Delta
1980Art and Craft, Harare Agricultural Show
1981Ceramics and Folk Art Textiles; Gallery Delta
1981 – 1983Zimbabwean Literary and Art exhibition, London and touring the UK
1981Arte-Do-Zimbabwe, Maputo, Mozambique
1982Anglican Cathedral
1983Paintings, Sculpture, Graphics, Textile and Ceramics; Gallery Delta
1983Spirit of Zimbabwe Exhibition, London
1984Black and White; Gallery Delta
1984Machira emu Africa, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare and Bulawayo
1984Famine Relief Aid Exhibition, Astra Park, Astra Holdings, Harare
1984Art and Craft; Gallery Delta
1984Contemporary Graphics; Gallery Delta
1985Weavings, Textiles, Ceramics and Jewellery; Gallery Delta
1986Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta
1986 – 87Commonwealth Arts Festival, Edinburgh, UK, Traditional and Contemporary textiles from Zimbabwe
1986 – 87Commonwealth Institute London, in association with the National Gallery of Zimbabwe
1987Textiles, Fabric Art; Ceramics and Photography; Gallery Delta
1988Group exhibition, John Boyne House, Standard Bank, Harare
1988Zimbabwe Committee for Child survival and Development, Unicef, and UN fund, National Gallery of Zimbabwe
1988Mobil Oil, Harare
1989Ceramics and Textiles; Gallery Delta
1990Textiles and Ceramics; Gallery Delta
1991Alfredo Lambe Museum, Cuba, 4th Havana Biennial
1992Contrasts; Gallery Delta
1992Small Works by Prominent Artists; Gallery Delta
1993Prominent Artist; Gallery Delta
1993Longmans Women Artists, invited artists
1994Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta
1994Mobil/ Anglo American Zimbabwe Heritage, National Gallery of Zimbabwe
1995Gallery Delta – 20 Years; Gallery Delta
1995Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta
1996Contemporary Art in Zimbabwe; Gallery Delta
1996Explorations, Transformations; Gallery Delta
1997Prominent Artist; Gallery Delta
1997Textiles and Ceramics; Gallery Delta
1997Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta
1998Great Rock Paintings and Time Lapse; Gallery Delta
1998First Mobil Zimbabwe Heritage Biannual, National Gallery of Zimbabwe
1998Prominent Artist; Gallery Delta
1998Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta
1999HIFA Festival Exhibition; Gallery Delta
1999Friends of the National Gallery, Benefit Exhibition
1999Inaugural Exchange Exhibition, National Gallery, Mutare
1999Longmans Woman Artists
1999Ceramics and Textiles; Gallery Delta
1999Eve of the New Millenium; Gallery Delta
2000Gallery Delta – 25 Years; Gallery Delta
2000Post Election Selection; Gallery Delta
2000Ikons; Gallery Delta
2000The Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta
2002Totems exhibitions; Gallery Delta
2002A Select Collection; Gallery Delta
2003Olympiad; Gallery Delta
2003Small Works; Gallery Delta
2003Ikons Exhibition; Gallery Delta
2004The Collectors Exhibition; Gallery Delta
2004The Annual Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta
200430 Years of Gallery Delta; Gallery Delta
2005Black and White; Gallery Delta
2005The Summer Exhibition; Gallery Delta
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.
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.
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