Art in South Africa

South African art, artists, art museums, galleries, arts organizations; a guide to websites

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ArtBeat – an online portfolio management tool for South African artists. 
Each artist has a unique url and email address. All content is managed by the artists themselves via a sophisticated content management system. Artists can upload up to 50 pictures to their online portfolio.

Art galleries *

Art in South Africa
Artists, galleries, training, associations, general information.
 

“The ten best contemporary art galleries in South Africa”, a guide from The Culture Trip

Fried Contemporary, Pretoria

Goodman Gallery
Goodman Gallery is at the forefront of contemporary art in South Africa. Its focus is on artists from South Africa, the greater African Continent, and other countries who engage in a dialogue with the African context.

Stellenbosch Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery
Cape Town and Stellenbosch

What if the World
An established contemporary art gallery in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Arts events and festivals *

National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.

Aardklop Arts Festival. Potchefstroom,

Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape 

Moja Heritage Collection
The Moja Heritage Collection, South Africa’s leading guide to natural, historical and cultural visitor attractions.

South African festivals. Brand South Africa

Journals and magazines *

Artslink
News, reviews, art guide, chat and discussion.

Art South Africa
News on artists, events and art exhibitions around South Africa.

ArtThrob
Contemporary art in South Africa. Gallery, news, feedback, reviews, webpages. A leading magazine reporting on the national arts scene and the involvement of South African artists in the international art world.  

Artists *

ArtBeat
An online portfolio management tool for South African artists. Each artist has a unique url and email address. All content is managed by the artists themselves via a sophisticated content management system. Artists can upload up to 50 pictures to their online portfolio.

Arthrob
South African artists web directory.

Art in South Africa
Artists, galleries, training, associations, general information.

Culturebase web directory of South African artists

SouthAfricanArtists.Com
An online art gallery. Buy South African art online.

Wikipedia entries on South African artists.

Art in South Africa
Artists portfolios, exhibitions and contact information.

ZKM
Online artists of South Africa.

Well-known South-African artists *

Dumas, Marlene

Marlene Dumas.  Wikipedia

Marlene Dumas. The Tate

Marlene Dumas. Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy

Marlene Dumas. David Zwirner

Kentridge, William

William Kentridge

William Kentridge. The Tate

William Kentridge. Wikipedia

William Kentridge. 438 Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy

William Kentridge. South African History Online

Lipshitz, Lippy

Lippy Lipshitz
Wikipedia

Rose, Tracey

Tracey Rose

van der Westhuizen, Pieter

Pieter van der Westhuizen
South African Artists

Pieter Van Der Westhuizen
Absolutart.co.za

Peter Van der Westhuizen
Wikipedia

Wenning, Peter

Pieter Wenning
Wikipedia

Sekoto, Gerard

Gerard Sekoto. Wikipedia

The Gerard Sekoto Foundation

Johans Borman Fine Art

Stern, Irma

Irma Stern. Wikipedia

Cape Town *

Artthrob
Events, galleries, exhibitions, reviews.

Association for the Visual Arts

10 of Cape Town’s Top Art Galleries. Culture Trip

Cape Town Festival

Museums of Cape Town

Zeitz MOCAA. Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is a contemporary art museum located at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

South African National Gallery
South Africa’s premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art.

South African Museum

Zeitz MOCAA. Museum of Contemporary Art Africa


Durban *

Durban tourist guide. Durban Metro

Durban’s Top 10 Contemporary Art Galleries. Culture Trip

Durban Art Gallery
From current and historical art and artefacts of KwaZulu-Natal to Englishmasterpieces, from anonymous carvings, clay pots and beadwork to the works of celebrated South African artists like Andrew Verster and Penny Siopis.

Durban Art Deco Society
The Durban Art Deco Society was formed to bring awareness to the rich diversity of Art Deco architectural styles that exit in the city.

Contemporary Art in South Africa, from Artthrob. 
News, updates, reviews, artists, galleries. website art, searches.

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Education and training in South Africa

South African universities, schools and training, a portal.

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Goodman Gallery
A leading dealer gallery.

Johannesburg *

Jo’burg: 
Official site of the city of Johannesburg.

Goodman Gallery

Iziko Museums

Knysna Fine Art
is one of South Africa’s finest galleries. It specialises in contemporary South African art in a variety of media although a growing number of international fine artists are also exhibited.The owner is Trent Read, elder son of the late Everard Read, who was the doyen of South African art dealers.

Johannesburg Art Gallery
Established in 1910. Collection of historical and contemporary SouthAfrican art, 17th-century Dutch masters, as well as French Impressionists.

Joburg Art Fair

University of the Witwatersrand Art Galleries

Wits Art Museum

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Johannesburg art galleries.

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Mail and Guardian Online

Museum directories *

Museums in South Africa

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

South African National Gallery

KZNSA Gallery, Durban

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National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC)
The NAC was established in April, 1997 through an act of parliament (Act no.56 of 1997). The vision of the NAC is to promote, through the arts, the free expression of South Africa’s cultures. The NAC is a national agency mandated by the Department of Arts and Culture, with the responsibility of developing South Africa’s creative industry by awarding grants to individuals and organisations in the arts.

Pretoria *

Pretoria Art Museum

Rendevous Art Project
The Rendevous  art project was founded in 2007 and specifically enforces the development and expansion of relationships between business, educational and art practises.

Association of Arts Pretoria

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South Africa Arts and Culture
The Mail and Guardian Online, arts news from South Africa.

South African National Gallery
Wikipedia entry.

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ZKM
Online artists of South Africa.

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