As indicated in the September 2014 AGM, VANSA has been growing its board. The VANSA board shapes the organisation’s work and helps the VANSA team to steer in the right direction. We are very pleased to introduce the new VANSA board to all our members. Part of building the new board has been possible through the generous support of BASA.
Bandile Gumbi is a Johannesburg based writer, poet, project manager within the arts sector and doctoral student in African Studies focusing on art periodicals published in Africa post liberation struggles. She has been working in the arts for over 12 years. Bandile currently holds the position of Chairperson of the VANSA Board.
Madikida obtained his BA (Fine Arts) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 2001; he participated in a cultural exchange program between the University of the Witwatersrand from South Africa and Umea Academy from Sweden. He then registered for Masters with the University of the Witwatersrand. In 2002 Madikida was selected to participate in two international projects: an Art Residency Programme in Norway and an internship in Museum Curatorship at the Musee de Arts de Afrique de Oceanie in Paris, France. In 2007 he was one of the few artists selected to represent the African continent in Dokumenta 12 in Germany.
Jonathan Garnham is the director of the gallery blank projects in Cape Town.
Michelle Joubert (through the BASA Board Bank)
Michelle Joubert is Head of Investor Relations at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and a classically trained cellist. Joubert has a BA Hons, and undergraduate degree from Stellenbosch University as well as MBA jointly from University Of Chicago, Graduate School Of Business USA and the University Of Cape Town, Graduate School Of Business. Since 2007, Joubert has been involved at the JSE under various auspices, and has previsouly held positions in various financial journals including South Africa’s Financial Mail and the UK’s Financial Times, based in London. Michelle Joubert serves as a mentor for Business Arts South Africa. Michelle comes to the board of VANSA through the generous support of BASA's Boardbank programme which matches business professionals encompassing the business skills and experience required by that organisation to create well functioning boards.
Themba Shibase is a contemporary artist who interrogates current political and social issues within a pan-African context, concentrating primarily on painting and mixed media. Shibase lives and works in Durban. Apart from his work as an artist Shibase also teaches painting and art theory at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). Themba Shibase was nominated as one of the finalists for the MTN New Contemporaries Award 2008 as well as the Spier Contemporary 2007. Shibase has a Masters in Fine Art from Durban University of Technology as well as a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from the same.
Through the generous support of BASA's Boardbank programme which matches business professionals encompassing the business skills and experience required by that organisation to create well functioning boards.