Jill Joubert

  • Jill Joubert
    The Messenger (and detail), 2013 - 2016, Jelutong, found and wild wood; the snake is a re-cycled sculpture the artist made in 1990, 80 x 72 x 28cm,
  • Jill Joubert
    The Sacrifice, 2016, Wild wood, found wood and jelutong coloured with shoe polish; metal hoe, porcupine quills, beads, porcelain ink-wells and other mysterious porcelain pieces, 105 x 53 x 46cm
  • Jill Joubert
    The Dancers, 2015 - 2016, Pine root and found wood, wild wood from a river-bed in the Soutpansberg, Limpopo; pig scapula from a vulture restaurant outside Polokwane; cowrie and sea shells as well as used lights from artist’s Corsa bakkie, 73 x 67 x 26cm,
  • Jill Joubert
    Wild Wood Watcher II, 2016, Wild wood, beads and porcupine quills. 50 x 90 x 29cm,
  • Jill Joubert
    Wild Wood Watcher I, 2016, Wild wood, wheels and upholstery nails, 65 x 14 x 5cm,
  • Jill Joubert
    Wild Wood Watcher III, 2016, Wild roots, wild wood beads and cowrie shells, 84 x 78 x 47cm,
  • Jill Joubert
    Queen II, 2013 - 2016, The Queen: Jelutong, wooden beads and terrapin shell. The Ride: Oregon pine, jelutong, found wood, casters and machine parts, 52 x 50 x 40cm,
  • Jill Joubert
    Queen IV, 2015 - 2016, The Queen: Found wood, pine cone, wild wood and feathers. The Ride: Jelutong, wild wood, curtain-ring stopper, plastic casings from acupuncture needles, Oregon pine, wooden wheels and caster, metal flower-arrangement holder. The small bird was found and whittled at Hole-in-the-Wall, Wild Coast, 2008, 79 x 50 x 60cm
  • Jill Joubert
    Queen X, 2016, The Queen: Wild wood, beads, piano wire, metal and metal casters. The queen holds the remains of a sculpture artist made in 1990. The Mount: Camphor wood, axe handle, wild wood, cowrie shells, nylon rope washed up from the sea on Milnerton beach; beads, plastic casings of acupuncture needles, garden-snail shells from artist’s garden and sea shells from Struis Baai and Agulhas, 104 x 91 x 18cm,
Jill Joubert
Jill Joubert
Jill Joubert
Jill Joubert
Jill Joubert
Jill Joubert
Jill Joubert
Jill Joubert
Jill Joubert

Jill Joubert (b. 1954) in Tzaneen, Limpopo Province, moved to Cape Town in 1972 to study art at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT, where she obtained a BA (Art). In 1981 Jill became a founding-member of Handspring Puppet Company with Adrian Kohler, Basil Jones and John Weinberg. In 2009 Jill Joubert obtained a MAFA from Michaelis under the guidance of Prof. Jane Alexander.

Solo exhibitions
The Invasion by Stately Queens Come to Rescue Princesses Trapped in Four Impenetrable Towers, SMITH, Cape Town

Group exhibitions
2017 Beyond Binaries, ICC Essence Festival, Durban
1999 Juggling with the Familar, Centre for African Studies, UCT
1992 Meditations, Iziko SANG, Cape Town
1991 Keeping the Wrong Company, Observatory Women's Centre, Cape Town
1989 An Exhibition of Cape Town Puppeteers, Artscape, Cape Town
1987 An Exhibition of Cape Town Puppeteers, UNISA, Pretoria
1976 Touch Wood, Iziko SANG, Cape Town
1974 Involement, Iziko SANG, Cape Town

Art Fairs
2016 FNB Joburg Art Fair presented by SMITH