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Selected Exhibitions Tracey Derrick
Selected Group Exhibitions

June 1994

Side by Side – portraits of politically involved women to coincide with South African elections. “Celebration of Democracy”, Mayibuye Centre, University of Western Cape, Cape Town.

October 1994 Side by Side – With the Association of Photographers, first woman photographer to exhibit, Maputo, Moçambique.
September 1995 Side by Side – exhibited at IVth United Nations World Conference on Woman, Beijing, China.
October 1995 People’s Portraits Project – photograph from Side by Side selected from national Competition, South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
May 1996 The Waters of Life – Zionist baptisms (African Independent Churches), “Colours”, Contempory Art from South Africa, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin.
July 1996 The Red Ochre People – Himba of the Kaokoveld, Northern Namibia, Upstairs Gallery, Upstate New York.
August 1996 Motion Photos – two flip books part of Hand Made Art Book exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
August 1996 The Waters of Life - Zionist Baptisms (African Independent Churches), Ifa-Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany.
September 1996 The Waters of Life – Zionist Baptisms in Volkskas Atelier National Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria.
September 1997 30 Minutes – installation on Robben Island to evoke experiences of prisoners and their Visitors, to coincide with Johannesburg Biennale.
December 1997 The Waters of Life and The Red Ochre People – The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
July 1998 Basic Necessity – sex workers and their lifestyles in Cape Town, The Gap, Grahamstown Festival, Grahamstown.
March 1999 The Waters of Life – Zionist Baptisms, “Afriques”, Musee de la Photographie, Belgium.
September 1999 Basic Necessity – Cape Town ‘Month of Photography’, The Granary, Cape Town
September 1999 Her and Me – Salvador in Cape Town, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town Month of Photography. Cape Town.
October 1999 Kulturen der Welt, Germany – Hope from Home, Zionist, Himba, Sangomas,
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August 2001 Topography – Basic necessity - South African photographers with ZAP, Zimbabwe Association Of Photographers, Zimbabwe. March 2002 Hope from Home – refugees from all over Africa, ‘Voices in Transit’, part of Cape Town Festival, Cape Town Train station.
September 2002 Basic Necessity – Fnac Etoile, Une selection des 4 Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine, Direct de Bamako, Mali, Paris, France.
July 2004 EarthWorks - the lives of farm laborers in the Swartland, in "Afrika Remix", Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf; Hayward Gallery, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, until September 2006, then Moderna Museet, Sweden and finally the Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa, 2007.
September 2009 Eye Inside – “US” exhibition at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the shifting constellation of self, Nation, place and culture.
January 2010 Eye Inside and One in nine – ‘Body of Work’, at VANSA, Spin Street, Cape Town.
June 2010 Basic necessity - “A useful dream”, at Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels. 35 African Photographers from the 1960’s till today.
June 2010 The Lie of the Land – Representation of the South African landscape, curated by Professor Michael Godby, Town House Gallery, Cape Town. Oom Paul Heynes from EarthWorks series.
August 2010 One in Nine - Bonani Africa Festival of Photography, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
September 2010 Home Time - Juggling with the familiar II, portraits of childhood and fleeting moments of my daughters over a decade. Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town.
May 2011 Public Art Project, The Domino Effect, with VANSA, Goethe on Main, Johannesburg.
November 2011 A Natural Selection: 1991 – 2011, Association for Visual Arts 40 year retrospective. Curated by Clare Butcher.
September 2012 MOP 5 – Month of Photography – The Domino Effect, Public Art project.


Selected Solo Exhibitions
July 1995 Still Moving – photographs from Moçambique, return of refugees and election process, daily life, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
November 1996 The Waters of Life – Zionist and Sangoma ceremonies in the townships of Cape Town, South African Embassy, Paris, international ‘Mois de la Photo’ Biennale.
March 1997 Hope from Home – Commission for UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, refugees from all over Africa living in Cape Town, The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
April 1997 The Waters of Life – Zionist and Sangoma ceremonies in Cape Town, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
February 1998 The Waters of Life – Zionist and Sangoma ceremonies, Durban Centre for Photography, Durban.
July 1998 Hope from Home – refugees from all over Africa, living in Cape Town, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria.
August 1999 Basic Necessity – sex workers around and about Cape Town, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
October 2001 Basic Necessity – sex workers around and about Cape Town, “Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine” de Bamako, Mali.
March 2002 Liquid Life - we cannot live without the wet, Cape Town Month of Photography, Picto Gallery, Cape Town.
February 2003 Basic Necessity – AFAA, L’Association Francaise d’Action Artistique, tour of Brazil, opens in Salvador, Musee d’Art Moderne, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Recife in Brazil.
March 2003 Her and me – my relationship and travels with Salvador my dog, Okha Gallery, part of Cape Town Festival, curated by Association for Visual Arts Gallery and Bell Roberts Gallery.
October 2003 Her and me – travels of Salvador my dog, Latitude , Riebeek Kasteel, Cape Town, part of education project and new schools curriculum, "Environmental Studies".
March 2005 EarthWorks - lives of farm laborers in the Swartland, AVA, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, as part of the Cape Town Month of Photography.
December 2007 Eye Inside – inmates at the Malmesbury Women’s Prison and Rough Diamonds, photographs by the women inmates, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
November 2009 One in nine – my breast cancer, its treatment and survival, Michaelis Gradauate show, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
October 2010 One in nine – my breast cancer process, at the Association for Visual Arts, Church Street, Cape Town.
June 2012 One in nine – A photographic exploration of breast cancer, its treatment and survival. The National Arts Festival Think!Fest, Grahamstown.



Domino Tournament Hermon   Two Thousand and Ten Reasons to Live in a Small Town is a public art project facilitated by VANSA and funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund. The project aims to create opportunities for the insertion of contemporary art practice and thinking into new contexts and environments, reaching new audiences in new ways. The project enables artists to develop their own practice and the impact of this practice outside of major urban centres and outside of the traditional context of the gallery space. Projects were realised between October 2010 and March 2011, and documented in a publication and exhibition at the Goethe Institute Johannesburg and the Month of Photography October 2012.

Working with the separated past of the village of Hermon - which continues to manifest in the present – Tracey Derrick and Chris Murphy established the Hermon Domino Tournament in partnership with the local community. The project involved the erection of large-scale domino sculptures in the tournament play area, as well as public photographic displays in commemoration of the event and history of the village.

"The tournament has taken some time to digest and put together.
It was a success for the community and there is much talk and desires for it to be repeated again next year. We have all learnt a huge amount during the process".
Read more here: http://vansa2010reasons.blogspot.com/2011/03/hermon-domino-tournament.html

Watch these YouTube Videos

• 40 Second 'Domino Effect'. www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-5ih9MawA4

• 10 minute documentary by Cathy Winter and Koeka