Siobhan O'Reagain

Artwork
Exhibitions 
                        2010, APSA Regional Exhibition, Artspace, Durban.
                        2010, "On Line" KZNSA Members Exhibition.
                        2009,  April,  "Out of the Box" An exhibition of Recent Work by CVA
                        Postgraduate Students.
                        2009, September, UKZN Alumnus Exhibition, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.
                        2009 - KZNSA, Members Exhibition.
                        2009 - APSA Regional Exhibition, Artspace, Durban.

2009 - September, Exhibition of recent work by CVA staff and Postgraduate Students, UKZN, Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.

2008,  7 October  – Monday 20 October 2008.  Post Graduate and Staff of UKZN Exhibition, Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.

July 2008, Art Space,  porcelain ceramic works selected for the KZN Regional Ceramics Exhibition.

Art Space July 2007.  Porcelain work selected for the KZN Regional Ceramics Exhibition.

BAASA  2006, (Botanic Artists Association of South Africa), KZNSA. Seven large pen and  ink works selected for this exhibition. These works were a focal point at the entrance of the KZNSA.

BAASA  2007,  Jack Heath Gallery, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg  campus.

Teaching career

2010                               Educator, English grades 8-12 St. Henry's  Marist College, Durban.
2009                               Head of Subject, Specialist Visual Art Teacher for grades 8-12
                                        Our Lady of Fatima Convent School, Durban North.
2005 – 2008                  Head of subject, Specialist Visual Art teacher  grades 10-12,
Art and Culture  grades 8 & 9, St. Benedict School, Pinetown.                  

Selected   sub examiner for marking of the 2008 Visual  Art (theory) examination paper in Johannesburg in December 2008.

2004    Specialist Visual  Art  teacher for grade 10 and 11 and Art and Culture teacher for  grades 8-9  at the St. Benedict School, Pinetown.  Specialist Art teacher for grades 1-7 in the Primary and Senior Primary School at St. Benedict. (Set up Visual Art Department).

2003     Art and Art and Culture teacher at Mowat Park High,  (Grades 8 -10). History  grade eight, English grade 8-10,  EMS  grade 8.

Magazine work

2000-2004                Freelance journalist, S.A. Garden and Home, Thandi,  and Essentials magazines.
1993-2000                Fair Lady Magazine: Bureau Chief/Durban representive.
This involved the running of the Durban office, Public  Relations, Media liaison;  styling of  shoots for décor, fashion and cookery features which were KZN based, and the planning, organization and the hosting of Fair Lady
Durban workshops.

1987-1991    The Buyer Magazine: Durban representative.  The Buyer was an in-trade fashion magazine under the umbrella of  Ramsay Son and Parker.  Briefs included editorial, advertorials,  ramp photography, fashion illustration.  styling of cover shoots done in Durban. Invited judge for Du Pont Lycra Awards and one of three judges for Annual Technikon Fashion show for third year students.

Commissioned freelance articles for Getaway, (Interview with Dr. Ian Player, Shakaland, Hartford Country House);  Garden and Home, (Décor features), Bona, Leisure Life, Hotel and Restaurant, Woman’s Value, Living and Loving, and Your Family Magazine (Interview with Mrs. Marike de Klerk).  Other magazines were Thandi (Parenting and Environmental sections), Personality and S.A. Success (Entrepreneurial features), S.A. Hobbies and Crafts and S.A. Gardener.

Advertising copywriting

Creative copywriting and design input for advertising agencies including Provincial/Graphite, Stable Communications and Trickett and Trickett (mainly in the 1980’s).  Advertising brochures designed for the Furniture Guild (for the N.B.S. Garden and Home Exhibition) and for the annual IPM Working Women’s Convention.  

Books published
2001    Commissioned by the World Wild Life Fund and Sappi to write and illustrate The Dlinza Forest Aerial Boardwalk, an educational booklet.

1998    Commissioned by M-Net for K-T.V to write and illustrate The Write Stuff . Print run 11 000.

1997     Commissioned by M-Net for K-T.V. to write and illustrate Business Whizz Kid. Print run 11 000 copies. Foreward by Clem Sunter who later referred to this book in his book “What it really takes to be World Class”. Runner up in the S.A. Writer’s Circle Annual book award. (Short interview on television, Carte Blanche as well as broadcast interviews and print media).

1990            Hobbies and Crafts Annual.  Co-authored with Joan Chalmers. T.C.E. Publications.
 

Committees
I am an ex Rotarian (Public Relations Committee) and served on the committee of the annual Working Woman’s Convention for three years.  Ex Red Cross Debutante.

Public speaking
Invited guest speaker on several occasions to organizations such as Rotary, Rotaract and
The Durban Writer’s Circle.

Education
2006    Completion of Assessors course, IEB. Portfolio of Evidence submitted.
2005   Post Graduate Certificate in Education,  UNISA (University of South Africa). (Part time).
2003    Completion of Fine Arts Honours Degree through the  University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus. (Part time)  Focus on illustration (botanical) and some ceramic decoration.
2000    Completed the prac side of a Fine Arts Degree through the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus. Deans commendations,  for ceramics / sculpture and drawing.
1990    Tourism exam : Local and KZN Provincial.   Satour registered tourist guide T 5931.  Have worked on a part time basis taking bus tours for organizations such as Thompsons Travel, Springbok Atlas and Abercrombie and Kent.

1983    Completion of B.A. Degree through UNISA . (Part time). Major subjects: English, History of Art and History. Minor subject  : Psychology 1.
1973    Begun National teachers Diploma, Art at the Natal Technikon.  Forced to give up after first year due to lack of finance. Commenced  work (Savings Enquiries clerk at NBS), part time shorthand typing course, stenographer then  – personal assistant to Mr. Martin Sternberg Managing Director Oceanair Freight  Forwarding.
1972    Matriculated Northlands Girls High school, Durban North, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Exhibitions at the KZNSA

Hortus Conclusis Brunsefelsia
Main & Mezzanine Galleries