Michael Carnegie
Artwork
 

 


CV and work history


After completing first year Fine Art at Rhodes University (1982) I went to sea with Unicorn lines as a Navigating cadet and then Safmarine as an Engineering cadet. I then completed my national service in the SA Navy in the Marines and as a diver.
 

In 1989 I worked as a guide on the Orange river in the Richtersveld and then returned home to Durban where I worked as a Lifeguard while continuing training in diving, first aid, and seamanship.

I worked as a lifeguard on Durban beachfront, Jeffreys Bay and Sun City. I worked with the NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute) and as a volunteer diver at Seaworld. I was also involved with setting up sea-kayak tours in the Durban area and worked with various groups to do conservation work.

While lifesaving I worked part time spraying surfboards and in 1999 began this work full time in the surf board factories. I also began adapting my artwork for use in the surf industry. My art was used by Instinct, Quiksilver and Zigzag.

I set up an independent workshop for repairs and artwork for most water craft. I also provided an independent service in website design, computer graphics and various artwork including oil paintings for a variety of customers.

In 2008 I moved to Cape town to help my brother, Adam with commercial art work and with setting up KELP (Kelp Environmental Learning Project) I also worked with Adam and the Save Our Seas Foundation to set up the Shark Centre and develop the Shark Centre education and awareness programme.

In 2011 I left SOS and KELP to develop my art and conservation work independently.

I am now working during the UK summer as lifeguard for the RNLI in Cornwall and am also busy with paintings to raise money and awareness for my conservation work.

My ambition is to get secure working as an artist to do conservation work in the surfing world.

More info about the work I have been doing can be seen by following the links at the side of the page.



 

Name

 

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Michael Alexander Omer Carnegie

Birth date
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13 August 1963
Birth place
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Mutare. Zimbabwe
Nationality
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British and South African
Passport
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British and South African
Address
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No fixed address at the moment
Phone
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(+27)79 253 8045
Email
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1964
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Immigrated to South Africa from Zimbabwe
1970 -76
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Attended Atholton Primary School, Umhlanga Rocks
1977-79
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Attended Hilton College
1980-81
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Attended Durban High School
Matric (Higher Grade) - 1981

1982

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Studied B Fine Art at Rhodes University (passed first year, left university May 1983)
First Year - B Fine Art
1983-84
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Worked as a navigating cadet for Unicorn Shipping lines
Fire Fighting Certificate - Technikon Natal - 27 July 1984
1984

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Travelled independently overseas (Worked in israel on a Moshav and in Greece picking olives and other fruit)
1985

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Completed 3 month basic apprentice course in motor mechanics (South African Sugar assosciation Industrial Training Centre)
Diesel Mechanic - Basic Apprentice Level
1985-86
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Worked as an engineering cadet for Safmarine Shipping Lines
1986
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Completed workshop training with Safmarine at SATS Workshop (Durban)
1987-89
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Completed National Service with the SA Navy
Navy Diver Course (Part 1) - 26 October 1987
NAUI Openwater 2 - 26 January 1988
1989-90
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Worrked as a guide for river Rafters in Namibia on the Orange River
1990-01
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Worked full-time and part-time for Durban Corporation as a lifeguard on Durban Beachfront while continuing training in first aid, commercial & sport diving, sailing, art and computer graphics
   
   
Surf Proficiency Award - 30 July 1990
NAUI Diving Rescue Speciality Course - 27 February 1991
Commercial Diver (Part 3) - 28 May 1991
Master Decompression Chamber Operation - 28 May 1991
First Aid - Level 1 (St Johns) 17 November 1993
Primary Emergency Care (Red Cross) - 10 June 1995
Inshore Resue Boat Crewman - 7 August 1996
Occupational Diving First Aid - Diving Supervisors (Institute for Marine Madicine) 25 April 1997
Ship's Captain's Medical Certificate - 20 June 1997
Basic Ambulance Assistant (Red Cross) - 10 March 1998
NAUI Master Scuba Diver - March 1998
Commercial Diving (Class 2) - 1998
Yacht Hand Course (Ocean Sailing Academy) - 1 May 1998
Yacht Skipper Course (Ocean Sailing Academy) - 17 May 1998
   
Worked freelance during this period as a lifeguard for PALS and Lifeguards Africa at Jeffreys Bay and Sun City.

Worked as a volunteer diver at Seaworld

Trained and worked with NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute)
 
   
Fire Fighting (Engen Refinery) - August 1999
Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Certificate (Marine) 4 Aug 1999
   

Worked for Tripper in boat and craft repair workshop and in setting up Sea Kayak Tours.

Worked as a freelance artist in the surf industry for instinct and Quiksilver.

2003-08




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Set up an independent workshop for repairs and artwork for most water craft (Epoxy and polyester) as well as fine arts and graphics. Provided an independent service in website design, computer graphics and various artwork.

2008 - 10
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Moved to Cape Town. Helped my brother, Adam with commercial art work and with setting up KELP (Kelp Environmental Learning Project) Worked with the Save Our Seas Foundation to set up the Shark Centre and develop the Shark Centre education and awareness programme.

   
2011
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Worked independently to develop my art and conservation work after leaving KELP and the Shark Centre.


 
2012 - 13
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In 2012 I worked as lifeguard for the RNLI in Cornwall UK and am doing the same this year while developing conservation and education work through international contacts. I am also doing paintings to raise money and awareness for my conservation work.

   
Sports & Hobbies
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Music (Guitar), Surfing, Lifesaving events and other water sports

     
 
  maocarnegie@gmail.com