Ann Gollifer

Ann Gollifer is a British-Guyanese visual artist. She moved to Gaborone, Botswana in 1985 where she worked for the Department of National Museum and Monuments until 1987 and then entered the printing and publishing sector. She was mentored by Alec Campbell then Director of the National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone and also by Sandy Grant, then Director of the Phuthadikobo Museum in Mochudi.

 From 1991 to 2001 she was part of the committee, involved with the administration and facilitation of the Thapong Triangle International Artist’s workshops that took place in Botswana, as well as the many smaller off-shoot art workshops that were organised annually by the Thapong committee. An Artist member of the Thapong Visual Art Centre, Gaborone, she was part of the executive committee, responsible for the building of the centre.

Ann currently runs her own studio in Gaborone and is involved in the development of contemporary art in Botswana, specifically through the ART RESIDENCY CENTRE, housed at the Gaborone Club in the Village, Gaborone, opened in October 2019.

Ann is represented in Johannesburg by ‘Guns and Rain’. She exhibits internationally and her work is held in both private and public collections worldwide.