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Wendy Gaybba: “From an early stage, I had a hunger for expressing my observations and surroundings through art – finding something meaningless and transforming it into a worthy object – rediscovering the beauty in what has been forgotten – the appreciation of the small things that seem insignificant. For me, being an artist, requires laying bare one’s personal truth, with all its seasons and volatility. Observing life and lives, with all its complexities, fears, ecstasies and treasures; turning it into a work of art.”

“I am a person that has always been drawn to psychology, whether related to humans or animals or philosophy. Creativity is second nature to me, but also letting people see the uniqueness in themselves and to encourage them to embrace the beauty within. The medium I use is oil paint, but I also work with mixed mediums.”

In the words of Avril Gardiner which I believe is a good summary of my career to date: “Gaybba has always been an artist doing her own thing in her own time, and she participated in six two-person and 32 group exhibitions since then (including a group show at the Pretoria Art Gallery as a finalist in the Sasol New Signatures Competition in 2005) and under the top 100 artworks during the Sanlam Portrait competition and finalist in the Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Competition, before having her first solo.”

“In 2013 she decided to fly solo with a large solo exhibition titled ‘I recall a gypsy woman’ in the Liebrecht Gallery in Somerset West. Her work has a poetic quality to it since she uses the entries and poems in her diary which she carries around on her wanderings as reference material. From time to time she also incorporates some text in her work.”

“Walls”, Liebrecht Gallery, April

“Summer Sale”, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, January-February
“The Grand 5”, Rust-en-vrede Gallery, May
Work exhibited at Grande Provence Gallery
“Proteabooks coverpage” , September
“Fundraising exhibition”, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, December

“Palate Plate Palette”, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, April
“Home Moods”, Liebrecht Gallery, May 
“Suidoosterfees”, Artscape, April/May 
“Gietsel”, November 
“Tretchirous”, Liebrecht Gallery, November

“Water”, Group Exhibition, Liebrecht Gallery, April
“This is not an exhibition”, Liebrecht Gallery, June
“The Grand IV”, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, July
“Celebration of winter”, Grande Provence Gallery, August

“Painterly”, Group Exhibition, curated by Aidon Westcott, Grande Provence Gallery 
“Dit is die maand Desember’, Liebrecht Gallery, November
“Stream of consciousness”, Liebrecht Gallery, September
“Enigmata/Ars Gratis Exhibition”, Grande Provence Gallery, July
“Steampunk”, Milnerton Playhouse, May

“Summer sale”, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery
Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Competition Exhibition, June
“Playground”, Group Exhibition, Moór Gallery, August
“A Penny For Your Thoughts – The Still Life Experience”, Liebrecht Gallery
Zanddrift Group Exhibition, Paarl, November
Care Career Fundraiser, Nooigedacht, Stellenbosch

Sanlam Portrait Competition Exhibition
“The Grand II”, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, May

“Terrior: Sense of Place”, Liebrecht Gallery, May
Group exhibition, D-Street Gallery, September
“Being there”, Liebrecht Gallery, September
“Vakansiebriewe”, Liebrecht Gallery, November

“New Beginnings’, Art.b Gallery, February
“Pentimenti”, Woordfees, Stellenbosch, March 2013
“Vanitas”, KKNK, Oudtshoorn, March 2013
“I Recall a Gypsy Woman”, Liebrecht Gallery 

“Alter Ego”, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, September
“1001 Portraits for Africa”, Liebrecht Gallery, Desember

“Engelmoes”, April
“Being”, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery

“Baljaar”, Woordfees, March

“Winter”, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, February
“Presence”, Group exhibition, Lourensford Gallery, February – March
“Presence”, Group exhibition, Off the wall Gallery, Paarl, April
“Pop”, Group exhibition, Riebeek Kasteel, September
“Reflections”, Cultivaria, Paarl, September

“Koppe”, KKNK festival 2008, Group exhibition
“SIT”, Group exhibition, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, June 2008
“These are a Few of My Favourite Things”, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, August

“Tussenin”, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, July
“Winter”, Group exhibition, 38 Special Gallery, October 
Group exhibition, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, November

“Seven Deadly Sins”, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery

“Masks, Light, Darkness & Religion”, Group exhibition, 38 Special Gallery
Sasol New Signatures Competition, Pretoria Art Gallery, September
Group exhibition, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, November

“Bold & Abstract”, Group exhibition, Cuyler Street Gallery, April 
“EPSAC”, Group exhibition, EPSAC Gallery, April 
Vuleka Art Competition, Art Association of Bellville Gallery, September 
Miniature Group exhibition, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, November 

“Puzzles”, Group exhibition, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, July
Vuleka Art Competition, Art association of Bellville Gallery, October 
“Eat & drink & RazzMatazz”, Group exhibition, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery

“Hy”, 38 Special Gallery, November

“Die Ergste Was Die Rooi-Robot”, Diploma exhibition, Cape College Gallery

Stellenberg High School, Senior Certificate Examination
Cape College, Cape Town, Graphic Design and Fine Art – CUM LAUDE