HISTORICAL SYNOPSIS OF EXHIBITIONS BY JOHN OLIVER KLYNSMITH

01/2010
ART ON THE BAY GALLERY,CAMPS BAY
Group exhibition of JK Studio art and sculptures in tandem with international exhibits



04/2008
KLYNSMITH STUDIO, BANTRY BAY
Exhibition of John Klynsmith Art, Jewellery and Sculpture.  Invitation of Melenie Miotti of M Design with her Jewellery.


 

03/2007
KLYNSMITH STUDIO, BANTRY BAY
Exhibition of Jewellery, Art, Sculptures




09/2005
LINDENBERGH ART FOUNDATION, CAPE TOWN
Exhibition and fundraiser in conjunction with Cape Town City Ballet Company performing wearing jewellery exhibiting jewellery, art and sculptures.




10/2004

LINDBERGH ART FOUNDATION, CAPE TOWN
Solo exhibition of jewellery, art and sculptures



08/2004

KLYNSMITH STUDIO, NEWLANDS
Group exhibition with Ian Levy, photographer and Lorin Strieman, bead work designer.



07/2003

VALBONNE,  FRANCE
Solo exhibition at “Out of Africa Gallery” with jewellery, art and sculptures.




11/2001

KLYNSMITH STUDIO - NORWOOD, JOHANNESBURG
Solo exhibition of Jewellery, Sculptural Graphic, and Art.

05/2001

BELFAST, IRELAND & LONDON
Group exhibition of the South African Creative Jewellers.

06/2001

MINIATURE ART SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA
Group exhibition, Cape Town, South Africa.

11/1999

EXCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Irene Gauteng - solo of Sculptural Graphic, Sculptures and Art. The unveiling of “FANGORN”, a man carved into a tree almost 20 meters high that John was commissioned to carve by the owners of the Manor (Exclusive Hotel).



06/1999

MINIATURE ART SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA
Group exhibition, Grahamstown Art Festival, Eastern Cape.

11/1998

OUT OF AFRICA GALLERY SANTIAGO CHILE
Solo exhibition - opened by the South African Ambassador Willie Venter.



10/1998

ONCE UPON A TIME GALLERY - BUSHY HEATH, ENGLAND
Dorienne Carmel Artist, owner, exhibiting International Artists



07/1998

ART IN ACTION - WATERBERRY HOUSE OXFORD, ENGLAND
Exhibition of Jewellery, Sculptural Graphic, and Art, by John at England’s leading Art Festival.



05/1998

MINIATURE ART SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA
Group exhibition, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

12/1996

KLYNSMITH STUDIO VILLA D’ESTE
Exhibition of Jewellery, Sculptural Graphic, and Art with guest artist Pamela Prendini - Art Johannesburg and Patricia Hamilton - Silversmith from Oxford, England.



Leboa Jeremiaha Mabitsela has been part of the studio for 22 years - manufacturing chains - polishing and a good all rounder helping with the sculptures and art preparations.




06/1995

BISHOPSCOURT ART GALLERY
Group Exhibition

05/1995

KLYNSMITH STUDIO VILLA D’ESTE
Exhibition of Jewellery, Sculptural Graphic, and Art at new Studio, Saxonwold Johannesburg.



05/1993

KLYNSMITH STUDIO EXHIBITION
Exhibition of Jewellery, Sculptural Graphic, and Art with guest Werner Bob leading Bonsai expert.



12/1992

KLYNSMITH STUDIO EXHIBITION
Exhibition of Jewellery, Sculptural Graphic, and Art with guest artist Monique Hellebuyck.



10/1992

EXHIBITION
The Business & Professional Woman’s Federation of Newcastle.

12/1991

KLYNSMITH STUDIO EXHIBITION
Exhibition of Jewellery, Sculptural Graphic, and Art.

11/1991

KATANYA  GALLERY
Group exhibition.

08/1991

EXHIBITION TRANSORANGE INSTITUTE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION
Group exhibition.

06/1991

AFRICAN COMMUNICATION PROJECTS
Group exhibition.

04/1991

L’ALLIANCE FRANCAIS GALLERY
Group exhibition.

04/1991

KLYNSMITH STUDIO EXHIBITION
Exhibition of Jewellery, Sculptural Graphic, and Art at new studio Lystanwold Road.

11/1990

SERENDIPITY GALLERY JOHANNESBURG
Group exhibition of Jewellery, Sculptural Graphic, and sculptures by John Klynsmith.

07/1990

CLUB CAIRO PRETORIA
Group exhibition with sculptures by John Klynsmith.



06/1990

FOUNTAINS OF SKILLS, PORT SHEPSTONE NATAL
Group exhibition of Jewellery, Sculptural Graphic, and sculptures by John Klynsmith.

05/1990

KATANYA GALLERY
Group exhibition with sculptures by John Klynsmith.

09/1989

KATANYA GALLERY
Group exhibition with sculptures by John Klynsmith.





07/1989

JEWELLEX 1989 - WORLD TRADE CENTER
Group exhibition of Jewellery, Sculptural Graphic, and sculptures by John Klynsmith.

04/1988

PORTFOLIO ART FOUNDATION GALLERY DURBAN
Solo exhibition of sculptures in wood and silver opened by James Hall (S.D.S.A).



01/1988

PORTFOLIO ART FOUNDATION GALLERY DURBAN
Participated in anniversary exhibition of Portfolio Gallery with other artists.


07/1987

N.S.A GALLERY, DURBAN
Group exhibition of the Society of Designers (S.D.S.A.) with sculptures.

07/1983

KLYNSMITH STUDIO EXHIBITION DURBAN
Exhibition of Jewellery, Sculptures, with Rob Macintosh artist.



05/1983

KLYNSMITH STUDIO EXHIBITION DURBAN
African Art from North Africa with jewellery and sculpture.

03/1983

N.S.A GALLERY, DURBAN
Group exhibition of jewellers.

11/1982

KLYNSMITH STUDIO EXHIBITION DURBAN
Exhibition of Jewellery, Sculptures, with watercolour paintings by Margaret Burnard.



1981-1982

Studied classical history and archaeology at the classics department of the university of Natal Durban South Africa.

06/1981

MEMBER OF SOCIETY OF DESIGNERS OF SOUTH AFRICA (S.D.S.A)
Group exhibition of the Society of Designers (S.D.S.A.) with jewellery.



11/1980

NEDERBERG WINE CENTRE, DURBAN
Designer of exclusive jewellery for fashion show with Straws Boutique.

07/1980

N.S.A GALLERY, DURBAN
Participated in an exhibition of clothing and jewellery

05/1978

FASHION SHOW - MAHARANI HOTEL, DURBAN.
The epitome of elegant fashion by the House of Steffenson, Elle Boutique, Allen Gee Fashion for Men and John Klynsmith Jewellery.

02/1977

Started his own studio business KLYNSMITH STUDIO, incorporating jewellery and sculptures as a combination in DURBAN.
Lectured jewellery design and manufacturing part time at the Natal technikon in Durban.



1965

Completed a 3 year general Art course at Natal Technikon College, Durban.

1964

Commenced apprenticeship of five years with Otto Poulsen in jewellery designing and manufacture.
Created with Otto Poulsen for 14 years.

1959

Arrived in Durban, South Africa from Kampala, Uganda

1946

Born in Eldoret, KENYA