Heidi Mielke is a visual artist, activist and arts educator based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2015 Mielke completed her Masters in Fine Art at the University of Johannesburg in which she engaged in research about the role of art in addressing the horrific levels of violence against women and children in South Africa. Mielke is currently the second year & education co-ordinator at Artist proof Studio. Apart from her lecturing career, Mielke actively exhibits her work and has received various awards throughout her career. Mielke works predominantly in printmaking, drawing and painting.

"I am incredibly grateful for receiving a grant from the Holly Jordon fellowship. It is a huge honour. I am very excited to hopefully come and visit InCahoots in the new year. I look forward to the experience of making lifelong creative connections."

On Instagram at @theotherheidimielke