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Christine Dixie

Senior Lecturer in Fine Artat Rhodes University
South Africa
Focus area: Fine Arts 2D, Fine Arts 3D

Christine Dixie is an established South African artist, who has regularly exhibited in that country, the US and Europe. She is primarily a printmaker, but her art also finds expression through films or elaborate installations.

Her work challenges the ways gender roles have been historically conditioned by society, myths, and image-making. The manifestation of the colonial history that haunts the town of Makhanda, (the Eastern Cape city where she lives) has compelled her preoccupation with Europe’s legacy in Africa. Her practice and aesthetic rely on archival imagery and in-depth research. 

In 2007 her work was the focus of a retrospective exhibition, Corporeal Prospects, that was held at The Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg. The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington DC in the US plan to present the installation The Binding. The Wits Art Museum will exhibit the installation To Be King.

Journal Articles:
Special Section: ArtScience: The Essential Connection/Watershed

Abstract of: Below the Sediments: Dissecting Water Alienation in the Semi-Desert Region of the Karoo, South Africa

October 2021