Woodborne is an artist/printmaker who was awarded her Master of Fine Arts Degree with Distinction from UCT in 1993, with a body of work that received critical acclaim and was placed in major collections such as the Smithsonian Collection of African Art (USA) and the Sanlam Corporate Collection (SA). Woodborne was selected as the ABSA Klein Karroo Kunsfees Festival Artist in 2007 and produced a unique series of paintings on gold leaf titled "The Garden of Eden".  She curated and published a portfolio of 16 etchings, "The Exquisite Corpse", selected for the Klein Karoo Kunsfees 2009, and exhibited by the Norval Foundation. She was a guest curator for the Woordfees 2018 and 2019, has participated in many International Print Biennales. She was an invited artist at the Salzburg Summer Festival, Austria in 2015 which showcased her experimental approach to the tradition of printmaking, as was her series of experimental print constructions - "The Anatomy of the World" exhibited at Lizamore Gallery in 2018.  She was awarded the prize of S.C. Bes Romania S.R.L. in the International Contemporary Engraving Biennial, Romania in 2019 for her engraving "The Weaver" and her work was selected for the "Summer 2020" exhibition curated by the International Print Centre in New York, USA.(https://www.ipcnyexhibitions.org/woodborne). She was invited to join the Paper Artist Collective, a selection of artists working primarily in paper, limited to a membership of 100 participants (www.paperartistcollective.com) and is one of 10 finalists shortlisted for the On Paper Contest 2021, Barcelona. Her recent paper sculpture constructions combine her love of printmaking and experimental investigations into 3 dimensional works on paper. Her engraving "Axis Mundi" was awarded the Celomm Mention in the Celommi Award, Third International Biennial of Printmaking and Sculpture held in Italy 2023.
Image: "Axis Mundi", unique paper sculpture with engraving, linocut, printed gauze, entomology pins, collage, text.

Work on show

  • Rossouw Modern, Hermanus.
  • Knysna Fine Art, Knysna
  • Arteye Gallery, Fourways, Johannesburg.
  • Kalk Bay Modern, Olympia Building, 136 Main Rd, Kalk Bay. CT
  • Grande Provence Gallery, Franschoek
  • IS Art Gallery, in Dorp St and Blaauklippen Estate
  • Stonefish Studio, Paternoster, Western Cape.
  • The Cape Gallery, Church St, Cape Town.
  • Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland, Maine.