Jacky Lloyd was born in 1963 in South Africa and grew up in Johannesburg.
She graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a BA (FA) in 1985.( Juweliersware en Metaalnywerheids Ontwerp). Lecturers included Dieter Dill and Daniel Kruger.
Subsequent part-time practical courses have included Traditional Jewellery Enamelling Techniques (1994), Platinum Skills Course (1999), Sculpture/wood carving (1997) and stone carving (2005-6) with Severino Bracchialarghe, an Italian stone sculptor practicing briefly in Paarl, South Africa.
Jacky Lloyd is a sculptor in stone, with a back-ground training and career in jewellery manufacture.
With a BA (FA) degree majoring in Jewellery, Lloyd opened her own independent studio in 1986 (to 1997) at The Castle Breweries in Woodstock, Cape Town, as a studio-artist jeweller.
From 1989-97 Lloyd lectured part time at the Ruth Prowse School of Art in Jewellery manufacture, design and enamelling techniques. While teaching, she joined a wood carving sculpture course (1997) at the school.
A 6 month (relief position) high school art teaching post in 2005 was a career watershed, following which Lloyd moved decisively toward sculpture. South African Resistance art, familiar from the 80’s and 90’s, was by then a formal module in the school curriculum. Approaching this as a historical subject was revealing in how little of what had been fought for was in effect achieved after 1994 Democratic transition, particularly for women. This became the impetus for a sustaining subject matter as a sculptor.
The relationship of jewellery to sculpture is conceptual rather than technical, so that the transition was instinctual, while preferring the challenges of wider intellectual and spatial possibilities that sculpture provides.
Lloyd’s sculpture achieved immediate recognition when her works were selected for Spier Contemporary 2007 and Spier Contemporary 2010 exhibitions. Two of these works were purchased for the Hollard Contemporary Art Collection.
In 2018 Lloyd moved out of the city to build a dedicated space in which to carve and lift heavy stone. Her jewellery practice continues on a secondary level, while since 2020 sculpture work has become her primary focus.
Lloyd is currently working on two concurrent themes, and plans to exhibit one collection later this year.
Sculpture and Jewellery exhibitions _Selected Group Shows:
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2020 No Holds Barred, RK Contemporary, Riebeek Kasteel
2009/10 Spier Contemporary 2010, Stellenbosch
2007/8 Spier Contemporary 2007, Stellenbosch
2006-11 Veronica Anderson Jewellery, Johannesburg.
Various collections incl. Bespoke Platinum Commitment Rings 2007; Fabulous Rings 2007;
The Water Collection 2008; Stoned 2011; Size Matters 2011; Summertime 2008
2004 40 YEARS Artists and Designers from the University of Stellenbosch. Sasol Art Museum, Art Faculty retrospective
2003/4 De Beers Shining Lights Awards, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Germany(Inhorgenta), London.
1999 Low Lustre High Art/Goldsmithing Today, Lipschitz Gallery, Cape Town.
1999 Low Lustre High Art/Goldsmithing Today, Ntsikana Gallery_Monument Building, Makhanda(Grahamstown)
1998 FNB Craft Vita Now, Crafts Council South Africa, William Fehr Gallery, Cape Town
1997 FNB Craft Vita Now, Crafts Council South Africa, Tswane (Pretoria)
1996 Jewellery, Association of Visual Arts, Bellville
1996 Designer Jewellers of South Africa, Society For Designers in South Africa, Sandton Cvic Centre
1996 Experimental Goldsmiths, Natale Labia Museum, Cape Town
1995 Jewellers of the Western Cape, University Stellenbosch Art Gallery (now GUS), Stellenbosch
1988 Cassirer Fine Art, Hong Kong
1988 Cassirer Fine Art, Christmas Exhibition, Johannesburg
1987 Cassirer Fine Art, Christmas Exhibition, Johannesburg
1986 Creative Goldsmiths , Association of Visual Arts, Worcester
1986 Wearable Art, Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
1985 Sierade/Jewellery, Daniel Kruger and Students of the Department of Creative Arts, University Stellenbosch.
Association Visual Arts, Cape Town
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• Hollard Collection Contemporary Art/Spier Art Collection , Villa Arcadia, Johannesburg (x2 bas-relief sculptures)
• (Jewelery and Box/Containers in various private Local and International Collections , including Oppenheimer Jade Collection )
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• SPIER CONTEMPORARY 2007 catalogue book
• SPIER CONTEMPORARY 2010 catalogue book
• CRAFT SOUTH AFRICA , by Susan Sellschop, Wendy Goldblatt, Doreen Hemp
Pan Macmillan Press, 2002, Pages 148,149,150, Contemporary Jewellery.
2008 S A Mint Coin Design, Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape/ Natura Series
First place. 99.9% gold coin in production.
2004 De Beers Shining Lights Awards . Finalist.
1997 FNB Craft Vita Now. Merit Award (jewellery)
1989 Style Design Competition_Clocks . First place, collaboration with John Sweetnam architect
MISCELANEOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE2003 Member judging panel, Art Deco Society SA, student jewellery design competition
2005 School Art teacher, Rustenburg Girls High School, 6 month relief teaching post: practical, theory and history.
1989-97 Various part time and full time posts, Ruth Prowse School of Art: jewellery techniques and design.
Clay maquette studies for bas-relief sculpture.