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Gary Frier




Qualified as a Graphic Designer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2004.After working in various design industries Gary moved to create art of a more personal nature. As well as started volunteering at Greatmore studios and was later employed fulltime.

In a continued effort to encourage interest in art among the broader public Gary has exhibited at NGO's and cultural institutions such as the Alliance Franciase, ITECED (Institute of Training and Education for Capacity Building) library in East London and the Artscape Resource centre.

He has contribute to art auction "Starfish Dinner of Hope" hosted at The Vineyard Hotel, Newlands as well as MyLifE's South African Art Auction on the 11th of April on at U.C.T. Michaelis School of Fine Art in support of the youth development work of the MylifE Project. As well as creating a work for Peninsula feeding scheme charity auction at 34 on Long. His work will also be used as a video installation for Return the musical at Edgemar Centre for the Arts in Santa Monica in the U.S.A.

Most recently at exhibited at the Irma stern museum well as inaugural S.P.C.A. Trustees luncheon at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands and the cape Gallery annual wildlife exhibition on the 22 of August.

He has exhibited at Greatmore Studios, Idasa (Institute For Democracy in South Africa ) and Durbanville Cultural Society, Battswood Art Centre, Cape Gallery, AVA(Association of Visual Arts)gallery, Caledon Museum, Fordsburg Art Studios (Bagfactory) , Institute of Training and Education for Capacity Building (ITECED) library, Alliance Francaise de Mitchell's Plain,Alliance Francaise du Cap in Cape Town, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK), the Artscape resource centreand the Spanish ambassador’s residence.

His work can be found in these corporate collections: Peuple et Culture – Brest (France) BP South Africa (Cape Town) Joop van den Ende Theater productions – Holland Embassy of USA, Nairobi Western Cape Department of Economic development.As well as private collections worldwide.

Currently freelancing


Represented by
Gary Frier garyf@friersart.com
Spoken languages
English, Afrikaans
Written languages
English, Afrikaans
Secondary education at Sarepta senior secondary 1987 - 1990
Matriculated with exemption
Qualified graphic designer having completed a National diploma at Cape Peninsula University of Technology 1991 -1994
Extra curricular qualifications
• I have completed a comprehensive DTP course at the AAA school of advertising in which comprised working in Adobe photoshop , Aldus Freehand ,Quark Express and general reproduction processes.
• Completed (Instilling a personal marketing culture) course at the Artscape resource centre
• Attended a Business Acumen Workshop facilitated by Beate Baethke (German Investment and Development Company (DEG). Board Director and New Business Committee member) and will providing an overview of the basic business and economical concepts that creative professionals are typically confronted with. At VANSA offices
• Attended a Introduction to Fundraising workshop at VANSA offices including guest speakers – Amanda Bloch( philanthropist ), Jasper Walgrave ( pro Helvetica )
• Completed Marketing management course at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Tech skills
Adobe; freehand; flash4; various inhouse publishing programmes
Specialized equipment
PC with Adobe suite and canon d40
Garth Erasmus