Alastair Mclachlan

PERSONAL DETAILS

Date of Birth 22 January, 1974
Residential Address 13 Chichester Rd.
Westdene
Johannesburg
2092
South Africa
Contact +27 (0) 83 561 8536
alastair@intermission.co.za

EDUCATION & TRAINING

2002 Neuro-Semantics Training . “Applying Meta-States”
1998 TEFL (Certificate in English Language Teaching)
1997 Bachelor of Fine Art & Drama . University of Natal
1996 Crew . Creighton’s Naturally . Atlantic crossing
1995 Educational Kinesiology Seminar
1988-1992 Hilton College . Kwazulu Natal

EMPLOYMENT / EXPERIENCE

2014-2015 Freelance Artist, photographer & designer
2003-2015 Founder & Creative Director of INTERMISSION – Rooftop Venue, Gallery & Artisan Studios
2004 Videographer . Directed by Strangelove . International Design Biennale . St Etienne . France
2001-2002 Assistant curator . Graphiti Gallery . Johannesburg
2001 Curator . Womad Music Festival – Art Exhibition Program . Johannesburg
1998-1999 Curator . Java @ Java Gallery . Durban.
1998 Industrial Theatre . Brad Kietzmann & Ass. . Durban
1995 Creative Director . The Loveday Café Company :
– Director / Production Manager . “Kiss Here” . Grahamstown Festival . Grahamstown
– Director . “Road to your Heart” . Hexagon Theatre . Pietermaritzburg
1994 Actor . “The Cross” . Directed by Robert Murray . Grahamstown Festival . Grahamstown

GRANTS & AWARDS

2002 “Absa L’Atelier Art Competition” . Top 5 Merit Award for “Reflection (Klerksdorp Drive-in)”
2000 “Tour Guides of the Inner City” (incorporating Drive-in mural painting workshops with Twilight Children) . NAC Grant
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 “STAD / CITY : TO LET / FOR SALE – The rebirth of the prospector” . Absa Gallery . Johannesburg.
2013 “Chewing Gum at the Drive-in” . The INTERMISSION Gallery . Johannesburg.
2010 “STAD / CITY : TO LET / FOR SALE – The rebirth of the prospector” . The INTERMISSION Gallery . Johannesburg.
2004 “NOW SHOWING” . The Market Theatre Galley . Johannesburg & Kliptown Soweto (Playtime Festival).
2002 “Where there’s a Spark!…” . The Spark Gallery . Johannesburg
2001 “MATCHSTIX II” . The Graphiti Gallery . Johannesburg.
2000 “MATCHSTIX I” . The Graphiti Gallery . Johannesburg.
1999 “Fireworks!” . The Generator Art Space . Newtown, Johannesburg.
1998 “Who by fire” . Java @ Java Gallery . Durban.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 “I AM NOT YOU” . Satellite spaces /// the untitled gallery . Johannesburg.
2009 “Disturbance” . Curated by Clive Kellner and Maria Fidel Regueros . Johannesburg Art Gallery . Johannesburg
2005 “Cube” . Curated by Sasha Fabris . Carfax . Johannesburg
2001 “Story board” (works on paper) . Curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg . NSA . Durban.
2000 “Tour Guides of the Inner City” (Urban Futures 2000) . Mobile cinematic bus tours . Johannesburg CBD.

The Market Theatre Gallery installation.

“Manuscript Exhibition” . NSA . Durban; The Tatham Art Gallery . Pietermaritzburg; Carfax . Johannesburg.

“Absa L’Atelier Art Competition” . Absa Gallery . Johannesburg.
2000-2009 . 1-3 works for Final Selection.
1998 “Revisiting Gandhi” . Curated by Carol Brown . Durban Art Gallery . Durban.

MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS

2012 “How to do Business in Africa” . by Ntebo Rajuili . Penguin SA . Cover Photo . September . 2012
2012 “Vlieger – en die gevare van die close dance” . Harry Kalmer . Queillerie . Cover Photo . September . 2012
2011 “Six Monuments” . “Firewalker: William Kentridge, Gerhard Marx” . Fourthwall Books . pg 33, 88-101, 112-119 . June . 2011
2011 “Hi. My name is Joburg” . Issue 22 . One Small Seed . Cover Photo. April . 2011
2010 “Untitled” . Arts Issue . Joburg Style . Photo Story . pg 32-36 . Winter . 2010
2010 “The Death of a Mine Dump” . by Carina van Heerden . Issue? DEKAT . pg 63,65,68 . January . 2010
2008 “Doodle for a Difference” . Night of a 1000 Drawings . index on pg 126 . November . 2008
2008 “Joburg! Towards 2010” . Affinity Publishing . pg 10, 11, 14, 35, 77, 154, 172-183, 263, 325-326 . November . 2008

Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection