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Juria Le Roux was born in 1963 in Zimbabwe where she spent most of her childhood on a cattle and maize farm. In 1986 she obtained her BA degree in Jewellery Design and Manufacture at Stellenbosch University. Shortly thereafter, she founded Amulet, a co-operative workshop in Cape Town. In 1995 Juria spent 8 years abroad in Belgium and the USA. 

Her solo exhibition ‘Elegie’ / ‘Reeksmoord’ (US Art Gallery, Stellenbosch 2011 and Absa KKNK, Oudtshoorn 2012) – 50 portraits of murder victims in South Africa, a work of tribute and protest, was met with widespread interest. More recently, Juria has made paintings utilising the symbolism of fire and water, investigating and commenting on the loss of heritage, land ownership, environmental issues and the transience of life. 

Juria has held and taken part in solo and group jewellery and painting exhibitions since 1986. In 1993 she was awarded second prize for her brooch “Adam, Eve and the Tree of Knowledge” in the De Beers Diamonds Today competition.

2021
Members Exhibition, Art.b Gallery, Arts Association of Bellville
“Verdigris”, GUS, Stellenbosch – curator Louis Jansen van Vuuren
“Landscape / Landskap”, curator Clare Menck, Haas Collective, Cape Town
“Not a Portrait”, Rust-en-Vrede gallery, Durbanville
“Portrait 100”, Rupert Museum, Stellenbosch
“New Beginnings”, Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek
“Summer Salon”, Nel Gallery, Cape Town
2020
“KNOOP”, GUS – curator Louis Jansen van Vuuren, Stellenbosch
“Plant”, Kingsbridge Art – curator Theo Kleynhans, Bellville
“The Studio Sale”, Langverwagt estate, Kuilsrivier
“Still Life”, Saronsberg Kunsteater, Tulbagh
“Coronart”, Rayvolt, Stellenbosch
“#seskantig#viervoudig#tweeledig”, Langverwagt estate, Kuilsrivier
“Home is where the art is”, Zeitz-MOCAA , Cape Town
“Summer Salon”, Nel Gallery, Cape Town

2019
“Grondwater” with Pauline Gutter, Desmond Mnyila & Brahm van Zyl, US Woordfees, Stellenbosch
“Highlights from the US Woordfees”, Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“Not a Portrait”, Rust-en-Vrede, Durbanville
“Celebrating the Print”, Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“Botanica”, Art.B Gallery, Bellville
Sanlam Portrait Award “TOP 40”, Rust-en-Vrede, Durbanville
“Local Showcase”, Imibala Gallery, Somerset-Wes
“Summer Salon”, Nel Gallery
“Dichotomy”, Langverwagt estate, Kuilsrivier

2018
“The truth about Rabbits”, Rust en Vrede, Durbanville
Members exhibition, Art.B Gallery, Arts Association of Bellville
“Water”, Liebrecht gallery, Somerset-West
“This is not an exhibition”, Liebrecht Gallery, Somerset Wes
“Tiny Treasures V” with Annelie Venter, Johan Coetzee, Clare Menck, Brahm van Zyl, etc.,Art.B Gallery, Bellville Kunsvereniging
“Artvark 20th Birthday Celebration”, Artvark Gallery
“Now & Then”, Christo Coetzee Museum, Tulbagh
“The blushful Hippocrene”, Knysna Fine Arts

2017
“Genre” with Helena Hugo, Henk Serfontein, Frikkie Eksteen, Stephen Rosin, Diane Victor, Cobus van Bosch, etc., Moòr Galery, Franschhoek
“Drought” with Thandiwe Msebenzi, Lien Botha, Gerald Tabata, Frans Mulder, MJ Lourens, Peter van Straten, Asanda Kupa, JP Meyer, Di Johnson-Ackerman, etc., Artvark gallery, Kalk Bay
“Milieu” with Lyn Smuts, Robert Domijan, Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen, ens, The Tank Gallery, Stellenbosch
“Pniël” with Willem Pretorius, Brahm van Zyl, Clare Menck, etc., The Museum Gallery, Pniël
Members exhibition, Art.B Gallery, Arts Association of Bellville
“Judith Mason Tribute” with Jan Wolmarans, Sandra Hanekom, Theo Kleynhans, Cobus van Bosch, Marie Stander , etc., Christo Coetzee Museum, Tulbagh & MOK Gallery, Stellenbosch
“Vice Versa”, curator and participant. With Elizabeth Gunter, Collen Maswanganyi, Andre Naude, Wilma Cruise, Luan Nel, Ingrid Winterbach, Andries Gouws, Heidi Fourie etc., Art.B Gallery
“Tiny Treasures IV” with Theo Kleynhans, Jacobus Kloppers, Johan Coetzee, Alet Swarts, Brahm van Zyl, etc., Art.B Gallery
“Not a Portrait” with Willem Pretorius, Johannes S. Bam, Marie Stander, Marinda Combrinck, etc., Rust en Vrede, Durbanville
“Water”, Artvark Gallery, Kalk Bay
Sanlam Portrait Award “TOP 40”, Rust & Vrede, Durbanville (travelling exhibition to Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Durban , Port Elizabeth, George & Knysna )
“Rituals of Marriage”, Christo Coetzee Museum, Tulbagh
“Dit is die maand Desember”, Liebrecht gallery, Somerset-West

2016
“Manuscript” – with Henk Serfontein, Adriaan Diedericks, Vanessa Berlein, Judy Woodbourne, Aidon Westcott, Chris Denovan, ens., Art in the Yard, Franschhoek
“Tiny Treasures: Homeland” with Theo Kleynhans, Jenny Parsons, Johan Coetzee, Arend Louw, Clare Menck, Themba Mkangeli, etc., Art.B Gallery
Neels Coetzee Memorial “ PArt Festival – with MJ Lourens, John Kramer, Benjamin Coutouvidis, Diane McLean, Eric Duplan, etc., Prince Albert Gallery, Prince Albert
“30 x 40 Committee’s Choice”, Art.B Gallery, Bellville

2015
“Fear & Loss: The Industrial Karoo”, Jan Rupert Kunssentrum, Graaff-Reinet
“Greetings and Gratitude”, Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch

2014
Members exhibition, Arts Association of Bellville, Art.B Gallery
“Tiny Treasures”, Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“Fear & Loss – Industrial Karoo”, Oliewenhuis Kunsmuseum, Bloemfontein
“Naak” curator Clare Menck, Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“Music & Lyrics”, Rust en Vrede, Durbanville
“Plaas” solo, Aardklop Nasionale Kunsfees, Potchefstroom

2013
“New Beginnings” with Strijdom van der Merwe, Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen, Theo Kleinhans, Louis Jansen van Rensburg, etc., Art.b Gallery, Bellville
“Pentimenti” curator Louis Jansen van Vuuren, Sasol Kunsmuseum, Stellenbosch
“PENTIMENTI and MORE”, Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“MONOCHROME”, Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“Poetry in Art” with Pieter Vermaak, PJ Olivier Kunsskool, Stellenbosch
“Eye Catching Portraits”, Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“‘n ander plek” with Hanneke Benadé, Walter Meyer, Henk Serfontein, Brahm van Zyl, Ben Coutouvidis, Ingrid Winterbach, Langverwagt, Kuilsrivier
“Panorama” with Eric Duplan, Andries Gouws, Clare Menck, Brahm van Zyl, Johannes Kloppers, etc., DStreet Gallery, Stellenbosch

2012
“Reeksmoord” solo, ABSA KKNK, Oudtshoorn
“Curator’s Choice” with Sandra Hanekom & others, The Art Business, Piketberg
“Groen”, Stellenbosch Association of Arts, Sasol Kunsmuseum, Stellenbosch
“Flesh” with Johann Louw, Clare Menck, Sandra Hanekom, Corlie de Kock, Aidon Westcott, etc
The Art Business, Piketberg
“Karoo 2052: Fear and Loss” curator Katie du Toit Barnard, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
“Poetry in Art” with Pieter Vermaak, PJ Olivier Kunsskool, Stellenbosch
“Walk this Earth Alone” curator Katie du Toit Barnard, The Gallery at Grande Provence
“Beyond Skin” with Brahm van Zyl, Clare Menck, Sandra Hanekom, etc., The Art Business, Piketberg
“Dolerite – 2052 Karoo” curator Katie du Toit Barnard, Onse Rus, Prins Albert

2011
“Studio de Vliet” with Karen Kieviet, Pieter Vermaak, etc., Aan de Vliet, Stellenbosch
“Elegie” solo, GUS, Stellenbosch

2010
“-heems” with Hanneke Benade, Ben Coutouvidis, etc., Kruisrivier, Calitzdorp

COLLECTIONS
ATKV versameling
SANAVA collection
Jakes Gerwel Stigting versameling
Selected Private Collections:
Ian French
Nataniël
Theo Kleynhans
Breyten Breytenbach
Louis Jansen van Vuuren & Hardy Olivier
Lien Botha & Raymond Smith
Koos van Bergen
Hannelie Schoeman Brand
Johan Schoeman
Geert Oliver
Anne & Martin Wells
Andre & Laetitia Jacobs
Jaco Loubser
Heidi Bruggemans
Johan Steyn & Eddy Erlank
Arno Greyling
Jan & Liz Nel

AWARDS
2021
Rupert Portrait Award “Top 100”
2019
Portrait Award “Top 40”
2017
Sanlam Portrait Award “Top 40”
2015
Sanlam Portrait Award “Top 40”
2013
Sanlam Portrait Award “Top 100” (unofficial list)
1993
De Beers “Diamonds Today”

GALLERY