2011 – 2014
BAFA – Bachelor of Fine Art (UCT)
PGCE – Post Graduate Certificate in Education (CPUT)
Awards & Achievements
Finalist, Emerging Painting Invitational (EPI), Harare (First Floor Gallery)
Top 5 Finalist, ARPArt Video Competition, Cape Town/Italy.
Finalist & Merit Award Winner, Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2015 (Association of Arts Pretoria)
Top 100 Finalist, Sanlam Portrait Award 2015 (Rust-en Vrede Gallery & Casa Labia Gallery, Cape Town)
Judy Steinberg Prize for painting (Michaelis/UCT)
Director and Staff Award (Michaelis/UCT)
Hoosein Mahomed Award (UCT)
Selected Solo Projects
Nov 2019 – Jan 2020
Things Which Are Not As Though They Were, Gallery at Glen Carlou, Paarl/Cape Town
May – July 2019
Reprise, (Solo show), SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch.
Apr – June 2019
Building Ground: Grey Areas, (Solo show), 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town.
Aug – Sep 2017
Concerning Alchemy, (Solo show), AVA Gallery, Cape Town.
Survey: Selected Works, (Solo project/Open studio), Rheede str, Cape Town.
Colourman, (Graduate Exhibition), Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Investec Cape Town Art Fair, CTICC, Cape Town
Emerging Painting Invitational (EPI) exhibition, First Floor Gallery, Harare.
Mar – Jun 2019
Present Passing: South by South East, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong.
Mar – April 2019
Surfaces, Kelvin Corner, Woodstock, Cape Town.
Investec Cape Town Art Fair, CTICC, Cape Town.
Nov 2018 – Feb 2019
The Main Complaint, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.
Dec 2018 – Jan 2019
KWAAI, Eclectica Contemporary, Cape Town.
The Devil Loves When We Loathe Ourselves, 99 Loop, Cape Town.
Feb – Mar 2018
CAPE TO TEHRAN, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town.
HERE AND NOW, Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town.
Throughlines: Greatmore Studios Showcase 2017, Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town.
May – June 2017
Dress Code, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town.
Mar – Apr 2017
A Painting Today, Stevenson, Cape Town.
Jan – Feb 2017
COLOUR CHART, Ebony Curated, Cape Town.
Sitditaf – Switch it Off, Aardklop Arts Festival, Potchefstroom.
Apr – Jun 2016
OTHERWISE, Sosesame Gallery, Melville, Johannesburg.
New Monuments, Commune.1 Gallery, Wale Str, Cape Town.
Barclay’s L’Atelier Western Cape Regional Finalists Exhibition, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, Cape Town.
Feb – Mar 2016
THAT Art Fair, The Palms Décor & Lifestyle Centre, Woodstock, Cape Town.
But He Doesn’t Have Anything On!, Commune.1 Gallery, Wale Str, Cape Town.
NEW VOICES IV: Spatial relations, Lizmore & Associates Gallery, Parkwood, Johannesburg.
Sep – Oct 2015
Sasol New Signatures 2015 Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria.
ArtMeets Camera: The Mechanisms of Memory. Fringe Art Fair, Arts on Main, Johannesburg.
Aug – Oct 2015
Form & Substance. Erdmann Contemporary, Kloof Street Gardens, Cape Town.
Aug – Sep 2015
Portrait 100 (Sanlam Portrait Award Finals). Casa Labia Gallery, Muizenberg, Cape Town.
EMERGING PAINTERS: The Graduate Show, Turbine Art Fair, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg.
(In) The Nature of Things, Hermanus FynArts, Old Synagogue Building, Hermanus.
Revisiting The Latent Archive Through Sites, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town.
Claims to Land, AVA Gallery, Cape Town.
Jan – Feb 2015
Movie Snaps: Cape Town Remembers Differently, District Six Home coming Centre, Cape Town.
GREATEST HITS 2014: The Domestic Odyssey, AVA Gallery, Cape Town.
Mar 2017 – Mar 2020
Artist in Residence, Greatmore Studios Trust, Cape Town.
Jun – Jul 2015
The AVA/Strauss & Co Open Printmaking Studio Residency, AVA Gallery, Cape Town.
- University of Cape Town (Centre for Curating the Archive)
- Spier Arts Collection
- Pick n’ Pay Corporate Collection
Reviews & Articles
Mia Darling and Rory Emmett New Shows At 99 Loop Gallery by Between 10 and 5
Emboldened Conversations: ‘KWAAI’ at Eclectica Contemporary by Misha Krynauw
Blue Collar Banter: Rory Emmett and Ronald Muchatuta at the AVA Gallery by Scott Eric Williams
The South African Artist Rory Emmett and His Colourman Chronicles Inspiring Work By Paul Burggraf
HALF ART: New voices needed to take national debate beyond comfort zones by Chris Thurman
ES CAPE TOWN | Michaelis 2014 Graduate Exhibition by Lambi Chibambo and Masechaba Moloi
Other Work & Experience
2015 – Present
Part- time painting and drawing lecturer, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town (UCT), Gardens, Cape Town.
Jun 2016 – Dec 2018
Full time Visual Arts Educator, Cedar High School of the Arts, Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.