02 Dec Leonora van Staden
She studied BA Information design at University of Pretoria. She got work at Hunt Lascaris in Cape Town and moved down. Leonora worked there for a while, but didn’t like it. She studied MA Fine Art (specialising in comics and illustration) at the University of Stellenbosch. She published Stripshow, South Africa’s first all girls comics magazine. Winner of Sanlam Vuleka Arts competition, 2007 Currently: fine artist with first solo show at Ermann Contemporary in July 2009; working on publication of next Stripshow in Afrikaans, English and French; getting ready for 4 month artist’s residency in Switzerland in 2009/ 2010; runs own private studio gallery; part time lecturer.