Quan Jin
Quan Jin
Judy Woodborne is a printmaker and painter based in Cape Town, South Africa. She was awarded her Master of Fine Arts Degree with Distinction from the University of Cape Town in 1993 with a dissertation entitled Moria, a Eulogy of Folly. Her current work is a series of paintings based on the Elements. Her main inspiration comes from various trips she has undertaken around the world. Travels to Hong Kong, the south of China,Zanzibar, Istanbul and the Lakes in Salzburg have inspired her recent works: The Water Series:Persephone's Tears.

"Water is equated with wisdom, as the Daoist image of water always finding its way around obstacles. Restless water is a Buddhist symbol of the impermanence of all things; still water symbolizes meditative insight. In psychoanalysis it represents the depth of the unconscious.... And water also divides the worlds of the living and the dead, of the natural and the supernatural."
[from: Dictionary of Symbols in Myth, Art and Literature. Editor: Jack Tresidder]

Please mail me for details of etching classes, or details of available works.

Upcoming exhibitions:
  • Annual Christmas Exhibition at IS Art, 11 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek. Telephone +27 (0)21 876 2071


  • XVI International Biennale of small graphics and exlibris Ostrow Wielkopolski 2016. Opening 3 September at the Museum Miasta Ostrowa Wielkopolskiego, Poland.Www.biennale@know.pl
  • Mini print Biennale, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan.
  • Bitme IX, mini print biennale, Canada.
  • 8th Douro Biennial 2016 opening 10 August ALIJÓ - DOURO.
    Biennial Website: www.bienaldouro.com


Work currently on display:
  • Pretoria Association of Arts, Niew Muckleneuck.173 Mackie Street
  • SA Print Gallery. 109 Sir Lowry Rd, Cape Town. Tel: 021 462 6851
  • Arteye Gallery, 5th floor Ellis House Art Studios, 23 Voorhout St, New Doornfontein. www.arteye.co.za. Tel: +27 11 402 0154
  • The Cape Gallery. 60 Church St, Cape Town. www.capegallery.co.za
  • The Hout Bay Gallery. Tel: 021 790 3618
  • Kalk Bay Modern Gallery, Main Rd, Kalk Bay. Tel: (021) 788 6571
  • Artspace Gallery. 155 Jan Smuts Av, Parkwood, Johannesburg.
  • Ilse Schermers Art, 11 Hugenot Street, Franschoek. Tel: 021 876 2071

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