Art in South Africa

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


African Arts and Artists
An online store selling unique, custom-made traditional and contemporary arts and crafts from in and around the KwaZulu-Natal area.

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 galleries in South Africa, a website list.

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

Festivals and events in South Africa, listed by month.
South Africa Info

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

Journals and magazines *

News, reviews, art guide, chat and discussion.

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

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 *

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.

South African artists web directory.

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

Culturebase web directory of South African artists

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.

Universes-in-Universe South African artists index.

Online artists of South Africa.

Well-known South-African artists *

Kentridge, William

Kentridge, William

William Kentridge

Lipshitz, Lippy

Lippy Lipshitz

Marasela, Senzeni

Marasela, Senzeni. Marasela Senzeni

Rose, Tracey

Rose, Tracey. Tracey Rose
Venice Biennal

van der Westhuizen, Pieter

Pieter van der Westhuizen
South African Artists

Pieter Van Der Westhuizen

Peter Van der Westhuizen

Wenning, Peter

Pieter Wenning

Cape Town *

Events, galleries, exhibitions, reviews.

Association for the Visual Arts

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.

Durban *

Durban tourist guide. Durban Metro

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 richdiversity 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.


Education and training in South Africa

South African universities, schools and training, a portal.


Goodman Gallery
A leading dealer gallery.

Johannesburg *

Official site of the city of Johannesburg.

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 artdealers.

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

Johannesburg art galleries.


Mail and Guardian Online

Museum directories *

Museums in South Africa

Museums in South Africa, a directory from Universes-in-Universe.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

NSA Gallery, Durban.


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.


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

South African National Gallery
Wikipedia entry.


Galleries and organizations.

Online artists of South Africa.