I am an artist living and working in Cape Town.

I moved to Cape Town from London in 2003 and relocated from my studio at the Old Brewery in Woodstock to my home studio in Clifton in 2015.

I trained at Central, Hornsey and The Slade in London as well the Rijks Akademie in Amsterdam.

Nic Fredman


Born Johannesburg 1955.

After schooling and military service in the Navy in 1973, I went to London to study Art. I lived in London from 1974 till 1978 and 1982 till 2002.

I returned to Cape Town in 1978 till 1980 and taught drawing at Ruth Prowse Art School

I went to Amsterdam in 1980 and lived there till 1982 where I studied printmaking at the Reijks Akademie.

I Returned to London in 1982 to do a postgraduate degree at the Slade and graduated in 1984.

I Lived and worked in London as an artist /carpenter /furniture maker/property renovator.

In 2000 I  studied part time for a Business Science degree at the University of North London and graduated in 2002.

I Returned to Cape Town in 2003 and worked as a designer, furniture maker, producing art pieces on commission while also working as a property renovator.

I exhibited my  furniture constructions at the Design Indaba in 2011.

For the past 10 years I have returned to oil painting. More recently, locked down in Covid scenarios, I have concentrated on the smaller landscapes.


Central School of Art London 1974

Hornsey (Middlesex) Ba fine art 1978

Reijks Akademie Ansterdam, printmaking course 1980

Slade School of Art London Ma fine art 1984.

UNL BaBsc 2002.

Awards and Selections

2011 Design Indaba Expo

1991 South Bank Show prizewinner

1989 Stanhope properties commission

1987 Ernest Cassel Prize

1986 British Art Council selections

1984 Boise travel Scholarship to New York

1983 Granada prize for Young painters Whitworths Gallery Manchester

1983 Young Graduates Kassel Germany

1978 First Class Graduates Prizewinner Arnolfini Gallery Bristol

Art Career

Taught at Ruth Prowse School 1978-1979

Assistant to the painter Christopher Le Brun and sculptor Steven Cox London1984

Worked and exhibited in London. Until 1994.

Worked as a furniture designer on commission till 2002

Returned to Cape Town 2003

Exhibited at Design Indaba 2011

Retrospective,6 Spin St October 2021

Selected Mixed exhibitions

2020 Michael Chandler

2020 Art at Home, Zeitz Mocaa

2011 Design Indaba Expo

1991 The South Bank Show London

1990 Tricycle Gallery London

1989 Royal Overseas League London

1988 Leicestershire County Collection

1987 Flowers in contemporary art. Anne Berthoud London

1985 Contemporary Art Society London

1986 Anne Berthoud London

1986 White Chapel Open

1984 Bath Art Fair

1984 Christies Inaugural

1983 Sing Sigel Amsterdam

1978 South African Association of Arts Cape Town

1978 Arnolfini Bristol

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