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Ingrid Winterbach

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Winterbach queries what happens to the status of an object or person when it is removed from its site of origin, when it is discomposed and repositioned. She questions what happens when it is redefined, relocated and reframed - either by the confines of a bottle, a sheet of paper, the pages of a book, or the walls of a museum or gallery.
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Ingrid Winterbach
Lettie Viljoen (pseudonym) Ingrid Gouws (married name)

Ingrid Winterbach

Writer and visual artist

Ingrid Gerda Winterbach was born on 14 February 1948 in Johannesburg. She obtained a BA Fine Arts (cum laude), and a BA Hons in Afrikaans & Dutch (cum laude) at the University of the Witwatersrand and a MA in Afrikaans & Dutch (cum laude, supervisor D. J. Opperman) at Stellenbosch University.
Winterbach taught briefly in Louis Trichardt and Johannesburg, before working as a reporter for Die Burger in Cape Town, and as an editorial member for the Ensiklopedie van die Wêreld (Albertyn Publishers) in Stellenbosch. She subsequently lectured in the department of Creative Arts at Stellenbosch University from 1977-1990 and in the department of Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of Natal (Durban) from 1997-2001. Since 2002 she has been a full-time writer and visual artist.
Her first play, Spyt was staged and directed by her daughter, Brink Scholtz in 2010.
Ingrid and her husband, the artist Andries Gouws are now living in Stellenbosch.


M-Net Bookprize in 1994 and the Old Mutual Literary Award in 1997 for Karolina Ferreira
W.A. Hofmeyr Prize in 2000 for Buller se Plan
Hertzog Prize in 2004 for Niggie
WA Hofmeyrprys 2007, M-Net-prys 2007 and University of Johannesburg 2007 for Die boek van toeval en toeverlaat
South African Literary Award for literary translation (2010) for the translation of Die boek van toeval en toeverlaat
M-Net Literary Award 2011 for Die Benederyk
C.L. Engelbrecht Prize for Literature 2012 for Die boek van toeval en toeverlaat
NB publisher's Groot Afrikaanse Romanwedstryd 2012 and Hertzog Prize 2013 for Die aanspraak van lewende wesens


(As Lettie Viljoen):
Klaaglied vir Koos, Taurus,1984
Erf, Taurus, 1986
Belemmering, Taurus, 1990
Karolina Ferreira, Human & Rousseau, 1993
Landskap met vroue en slang, Human & Rousseau, 1996
(As Ingrid Winterbach):
Buller se Plan, Human & Rousseau, 1999
Niggie, Human & Rousseau, 2002
The Elusive Moth, Human & Rousseau, 2005
Die Boek Van Toeval En Toeverlaat, Human & Rousseau, 2006
To Hell with Cronjé [Translated by Elsa Silke & the author], H&R, 2007
Die Benederyk, Human & Rousseau, 2010
Spyt (Drama), 2010
Die aanspraak van lewende wesens, Human & Rousseau, 2012
Vlakwater, Human & Rousseau, 2015
The Troubled Times of Magrieta Prinsloo, 2019


1998 - 3 person exhibition, Stellenbosch (with Lyn Smuts and Rebecca Tetley)
2000 - Solo exhibition, NSA Gallery, Durban
        Natal Arts Trust Biennale, Durban
2001 - Storyboard - curated by Storm Jansen van Rensburg, NSA gallery, Durban
        Dubbelkuns - joint exhibition with Breyten Breytenbach, Stellenbosch
        Routes & Journeys - residency at Caversham Press, Caversham, KZN
        Jabulisa 2000: The Art of KwaZulu Natal, Durban Art Gallery
2002 - Untold Tales of Magic - curated by Jill Addleson, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
        Doodles, an exhibition of serious drawings - NSA gallery, Durban
        2003 - Outpost II - Stellenbosch University Art Museum, Stellenbosch
        Remember me/Is all I ask - solo exhibition, NSA Gallery, Durban
        Journey - group exhibition, Art on Paper, Johannesburg

Collections:Durban Art Gallery, Durban
Carnegie Art Gallery, Newcastle
University of Stellenbosch Art Museum, Stellenbosch
Durban Institute of Technology Art Gallery, Durban


Text by Ingrid Winterbach

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