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Tyrone Appollis is a notable South African artist and poet.

He was active in the formation of the Mitchell’s Plain Art Group in 1988. He has held numerous local and international art exhibitions. A professional artist since the late 1970s, Tyrone Appollis works from the conviction that “an artist must be of his time”. Born in Cape Town in 1957, Appollis studied art part-time at the Community Arts Project under Cecil Skotnes and at the Foundation School of Art in Observatory.

Tyrone Appollis’s art is rooted in his geographic identity as a Capetonian, in his historic identity as a “coloured” person, in his post-apartheid national identity as a South African, in his non- racial identity as an African, and in his humanistic identity as a member of a global community of artists. Appollis’s work is represented in several public and private collections in South Africa and abroad.

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

Born 1957, Cape Town


Held his first solo exhibition at aged 14 under the auspices of Students' Health And Welfare Centres

Organisation (Shawco) and the Cape Flats Development Association (CAFDA).

Rocklands Library Mitchells Plain South African Association of Arts, British Council. Johannesburg

South African Association of Arts, Worcester Chelsea Gallery, Wyndberg, Cape Town Karren McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town

Sheraton Atlantis Hotel Zurich

Sanlam Art Gallery, Bellville, Cape Town

Appollis has participated in numerous group exhibitions in South Africa and abroad.

Selected Public and Corporate Collections

Constitutional Court of South Africa Collection,


Durban Art Gallery

Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town

Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town

Mayibuye Centre, University of the Western Cape

Metropolitan Life Insurance Ltd

Michaelis School of Fine Art Collection, University

of Cape Town

National Department of Education of the

Government of South Africa, Pretoria

National Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek

Norton Museum, Florida

Pretoria Art Museum

Sasol Art Collection

Sanlarn Art Collection

University of Cape Town

University of Kansas



Tyrone Appollis.

Marimba Nights

Acrylic on board.

52 x 57 cm


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Tyrone Appollis.


Acrylic on board.

62 x 81cm


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Tyrone Appollis.

Election Fever

Acrylic on board.

56 x 46 cm


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Tyrone Appollis.

On Pension

Acrylic on board.

71 x 88cm


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Tyrone Appollis.

Kalky's Boiling Over

Acrylic on board.

65 x 78 cm


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