Curriculum Vitae of Amy Simons




Tertiary Education: University of Cape Town

2015:  Bachelor of Arts with distinction, in Social Anthropology and Religious Studies

2015: A certified one year long ASTAR Art Facilitator Training Course 

2016: Level 1 of Lefika La Phodiso’s Art Psychotherapy and Neuroscience Trauma Training

2019: Lifeline Personal Growth Course

2019: Lifeline Counselling Course

2019-2020: Lifeline probational training period


Creative Arts Facilitation


Employer : Action Volunteers Africa

Location : Wynberg, Cape Town

Period : 2013-2018

Position : Youth development art  facilitator                                                                   


Employer  : African Solutions for African Problems (ASAP)

Location : Matatiele, Eastern Cape

Period : December 2015

Position Held : Community art facilitator during the school holiday program           


Employer : People’s Education

Location : Mfuleni, Cape Town

Period : February – November 2016

Position Held : After school art teacher at Mfuleni High School


Employer : The ASTAR Project in collaboration with SEED

Location : Mitchell's Plein, Cape Town

Period : September – December 2017

Position Held : Self Development art facilitator


Employer : Self Employed

Location : Muizenberg, Cape Town

Period : February – October 2017

Position Held : ECD extra mural art classes


Employer : The ASTAR Project (TAP) in collaboration with Indoni Dance Academy

Location : Maitland, Cape Town

Period : March 2018 – to present

Position Held : Art Facilitation at Indoni Dance Academy


Employer : Self Employed

Location : Woodstock, Cape Town

Period : April – May 2018

Position Held : Co-curation, promotion, event organisation and sales management  for Spaces // A Constellation of Visual Stories group exhibition.


Employer : UWC Department of Education

Location : Bellville, Cape Town

Period : June 2018

Position Held : Organisational Development Art Facilitator in collaboration with the Teacher Well Being and Diversity International Research Unit

Employer : South Peninsula High School

Location : Diep River, Cape Town

Period : January 2019 - present

Position Held : Part-time grade 8 art teacher both theory and practical

Employer : The Astar Project (TAP) in collaboration with Ikamva Labantwana 

Location : Crossroads, Cape Town

Period : May 2019 - present

Position Held : Process Art Facilitator as part of the Youth Cafe 

Employer : Self Employed in collaboration with Clinical Psychologist, Anya Mendel

Location : Hout Bay, Cape Town

Period : April 2019 - present

Position Held : Running twice weekly therapeutic process art groups for children and adolescents in collaboration with clinical psychologist, Anya Mendel. 




02/02/2017 - Properties 3.0, Group Show at Knext Gallery, Harrington Street, Cape Town

06/10/2017 – Flow, Group Show at The Hive, Muizenberg, Cape Town

07/10/2017 – Open Studio Exhibition, Watson Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town

02/11/2017 – Novel, Group Show at Repeat After Me, Church Street, Cape Town

12/04/2018 – Spaces // A Constellation of Visual Stories, Group Show at 196 Victoria Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town

02/05/2019 – Pop up exhibition at Musstachio Cafe as part of First Thursdays, Kloof Street, Cape Town

30/05/2019 – In A Frame, Group Show at 6 Spin Street Gallery, Spin Street, Cape Town

11/09/2019 - Underline Art Fair, Museum of African Design, Maboneng, Johannesburg



Name: Anya Mendel

Position:  Clinical Psychologist

Organisation: Self Employed

Please contact Amy for email address