Elizabeth Balcomb

About Artist

Elizabeth Balcomb: Elizabeth Balcomb is a South African sculptor living in Kwazulu Natal.

She is currently represented by the Knysna Fine Art Gallery and the Gallery at Grande Provence in Franschhoek, curated by Trent Read. She is part of The Diedericks Faber Fine Art Collective who have a base in Cape Town and Johannesburg. She is to be represented by the Everard Read in Johannesburg and Cape Town beginning in 2015.. In 2013 she was invited to South Korea to the Mosan Museum along with Christiaan Diedericks to represent South Africa as a sculptor. She won the Sasol New Signatures award in 2014.


Elizabeth Balcomb matriculated from Pietermaritzburg Girls High School in 1994
She studied Nature Conservation at Saasveld Forestry College (now the Nelson Mandela Forestry College) and received her diploma in 1998.
She worked for ten years in environmental education
She is a self-taught artist, and has been a full time sculptor for five years


“Sasol New Signatures”. Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria..


- ‘That Art Fair’, Diedericks Faber Fine Art Collective, Salt River
- ‘Bring Your Own Identity’ , Trent Read, Knysna Fine Art Gallery
- Unisa Space Art Gallery, CANSA Association. Pretoria
- KKNK, With the Knysna Fine Art Gallery, Outdshoorn
- Imibala Art Gallery, Elske Badenhorst, Somerset West

- “Exhale” CURATED BY Grace Kotze, Artspace Durban Gallery
- Studio Gesso, Mellville Johannesburg
- Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum
- Turbine Art Fair
- “Flippin Vlambaar” Curated by Alex Hamilton, Prince Albert
- “Anthropology 2” Curated by Grace Kotze
- “Anthology” Curated by Carol Lee
- Grande Provence Gallery, Franschoek.

- “Velvet” Curated by Christiaan Diedericks, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) Outdshoorn
- “Intersections”, Strydom Gallery, George
- “Homosapien “Curated by Grace Kotze, KZNSA
- Invited to represent South African sculptors in the 11 International Art and Culture Symposium at the Mosan Art Museum in South Korea with Christiaan Diedericks.
- “Angels” Grande Provence, Franschoek.

- “Interrelations”, Artisan Gallery, Durban
- “Faces”, Artspace , Durban
- Knysna Fine Art Gallery
- Ceramic Association Regional Exhibition, Artspace, Durban

- “Memories” , Artisan Gallery, Durban
- Ceramic Association Regional Exhibition, Artspace, Durban
- “Rainbow Nation”, Durban Art Gallery, Durban

“Jabulisa” curated by The Natal Arts Trust Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
- Ceramic Association Regional Exhibition, Artspace, Durban
- Ceramic Association National Exhibition, Franschoek Gallery, Franschoek


The Cryogenic Industries Group (Cryogenic Industries Inc). California
Sasol Collection, South Africa
2 other private international collectors.


Additional Information


2010 - Trailblaizer Award, Ceramic Association
2011 – Premium Award, Ceramic Association
2012 – Merit Award, Ceramic Association
2014 – Winner of the Sasol New Signatures Award



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