Contemporary African Art from Southern Africa (Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe). Includes a directory of African artists, discussion forum, links to related sites. Founded by Carla van Beers from the Netherlands. http://www.africancolours.com/
"I've hand-picked four exceptional art forms to specialize in - Scooby Wire Baskets, Zulu Hats, Bead Wire Lights and Angel Dolls.....Not what you're looking for? No problem!
If I don't sell it, I'll find it. If I can't find it I'll find someone
who does." "All work on this website is made by local
(KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa) artists who are empowering themselves
through art." Maintained by Bridget McNulty. Based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. http://www.afro.co.za
"Nonprofit promoting "education and sustainable economic development through collaborative art programs." Sends multicultural books and black dolls to South Africa. Sponsored beadwork exhibit to raise funds for a wellness clinic. Funded a studio where nearly 300 artists create artwork that provides them with sustainable income. Invites volunteers. Based in Altadena, California. http://www.artaidsart.org/
On-line galleries for painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers,
ceramic artists. Directory of galleries and art
shops, exhibitions, annual events & art awards,
art schools, universities and private art classes, links to other
South African art web sites. Based in Villieria, Pretoria, South Africa.
Print magazine on contemporary South African art. Table of contents. A few full text articles. On
"the intersection of art with fashion, architecture, design, performance, music, film and digital media." Won a 2004 South African Mondi Magazine Award. Published quarterly by Brendon and Suzette Bell-Roberts of Bell-Roberts Publishing, Cape Town, South Africa. [KF] http://www.artsouthafrica.com
Directory of South African Artists and Galleries. Browse and buy contemporary
art. Artists can upload their artwork. Links to The Mark Galleries which
sells art work by Nelson Mandela. Maintained by Shawn Owen of AfricanArtExpress.
An arts search engine, a Southern African Calendar of Arts and Cultural
Events, exhibitions, craft markets, media directories such as community
newspapers, arts associations, technical crews, casting directory, production
companies, discussion groups. Funded by the Arts and Culture Trust of the
President (South Africa). [KF] http://www.artslink.co.za/
The Manhattan gallery is the only U.S. gallery specializing in South African
art. Has online exhibitions. Axis Gallery "represents several leading
South African artists and photographers, and offers the largest selection
in the United States of African art from South Africa. Axis Gallery's on-line
Store stocks books, videos, CDs, and CD-ROMS on South African arts and music."
Gallery for contemporary South African visual art. Also a publisher which focuses on visual art, photography and contemorary culture in South Africa; published "10Years/ 100 Artists art in a democratic South Africa." Owned by Brendon and Suzette Bell-Roberts. Based in Cape Town. http://www.bell-roberts.com
"a selection from the Pelmama Permanent Art Collection of important
airbrush and other works by Norman Catherine which could be made available
to interested institutions on long-term loan or as a part donation - 121
works in all - presented in chronological order." Presented by The
Haenggi Foundation Inc., Johannesburg and Basel, Switzerland. http://www.pelmama.org/PELMAMA_NormanCatherine.htm
The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (Washington, D.C.)
presents the works of South African artists under "Artists and Apartheid",
"Art Centers and Workshops for Black Artists", and "The Exhibition".
Includes a bibliography.
Abstract submission deadline: 30 November, 2006. This is the Annual Conference of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) / Fédération internationale pour la recherche théâtrale (FIRT). http://www.iftr2007.co.za/
"promotes South African craft, through marketing, training, exhibiting craft from the region." Events schedule. Online annual reports and newsletter. Exhibits in Europe. Based in Johannesburg. http://www.craftcouncil.co.za
Crocquet is a photographer (and former accountant), winner of the 2003
Mondi Paper Magazine Award for Photography. Photographs of South Africa
(including one of Nelson Mandela) and other African countries. Prints may
be purchased. http://www.pierrecrocquet.com/ and http://www.crocquetphotography.com/
Maintained by Dr Hilgard Stanley Schoeman. Includes A brief history of
the Zulu Nation, A brief history of Traditional African Bead Craft, The
Zulu Beadwork Language (Technical), How to get hold of true Zulu Beadwork.
There are illustrations of Traditional Necklaces, Adornment of the head,
Adornment of the chest, waist and lower body, Adornment of the limbs, Items
worn by Izangoma (specialists in traditional magic). http://minotaur.marques.co.za/clients/zulu/
"Led by Prof Mbulelo Mzamane, the Encyclopaedia .... aims to produce a multi-volume, multi-media work of encyclopaedic scope that will encompass the verbal, performing and visual arts as well as many expressions of South African cultural heritage. The Wiki encyclopaedia link is on the home ESAACH home page. Hosted at University of KwaZulu-Natal, Centre for African Literary Studies (Cals). http://www.esaach.org.za
Painting, sculpture, photography and more. Galleries in Johannesburg (estab. 1912) and Cape Town. Many artist biographies, links to the artists' web sites, exhibitions. Based in Cape Town. [KF] http://www.everard-read-capetown.co.za
A new photographic gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. "The gallery has a 70% south african photography to a 30% international photography (Australia, Finland, etc.) ratio. The owner of the website is shapeshifters." http://www.focuscontemporary.co.za
Site does not work without Java enabled. Sells fine basketry, beadwork,
painted textiles, contemporary art, household crafts. Many items are from
Kwa-Zulu, Natal, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Based in Orlando, Florida. http://www.thefour-corners.com
Contemporary art, with artist biographies, online examples of their work.
Includes David Goldblatt, Kagiso Pat Mautloa, William Kentridge, Moshekwa
Langa, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sue Williamson and others. [KF] http://www.goodman-gallery.com/
"a Tshwane based Foundation was launched on November 19, 2005 with the support of the South African Ministry of Arts and Culture and its Minister, the Honourable Dr. Z. Pallo Jordan.. The aim of the Foundation is to repatriate South African struggle era art and heritage into the country." Artist profiles. Australian diplomats have returned township art. Based in Groenkloof, South Africa. [KF] http://www.ifalethu.org.za/
"Find works of art, auction results & sale prices of artist William Kentridge at galleries and auctions worldwide." Examples of his work, biography, exhibitions. Artnet is based in New York
City and Potsdam, Germany. http://www.artnet.com/artist/669708/William_Joseph_Kentridge.html
"fine art gallery and art-consulting firm with exhibition space" "The gallery is committed to showing a broad range of work across many disciplines and media with an emphasis on the acquisition and placement of contemporary works from emerging South African artists."
Based in Cape Town, South Africa. http://www.kunsthouse.co.za
Photograph exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art (Washington,
D.C.) Larrabee "worked as a professional photographer in South Africa
until 1950. Her aesthetic eye is apparent in the exquisite black-and-white
images that document the lives of African peoples in both rural and urban
"Marschall investigates how contemporary urban murals
of the post-apartheid era contribute to the process of reconciliation and
of creating and disseminating a new national identity for South Africa."
Includes illustrations. In the e-journal, Safundi, Vol. 3, No.
2, April 15, 2001. http://www.safundi.com/papers.asp?lop=marschall
Exhibition of "African artifacts created to communicate with
ancestors, spirits, and gods in order to obtain insight into human quandaries. "Essay
by Professor John Pemberton III, scholar of African religions, explores
five regional traditions and their divination practices.
He has selected the Azande, Luba and Songye, Yaka, Yoruba,
and Malagasy models
of divination. Extensive commentary on figures illustrated. Detailed maps
showing locations of the cultures. Bibliography. [KF] http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/oracle/
The magazine, Mother Jones, honored 8 photographers' work June
5, 1997. Winners included Peter Magubane of South Africa for his "Images
of the Soweto Student Uprising, 1976" and Paul Oloko of Nigeria for
his "Children Under Pressure" on street children. http://motherjones.com/photofund/
In Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Carries out research in archaeology,
historical anthropology, rock art studies. Has natural science displays
(a coelacanth, examples of rock art paintings, "the largest collection
of flies in Africa" the largest mollusc (snails, cowries, octopi, etc.)
collection in Africa, etc. Current historical research includes the role
of the UDF in the 1950s-1980s and the role of Indian women in the struggle.
Its library holds a significant photograph collection. http://www.nmsa.org.za/
Features "dance, theatre, music and opera to fine art, film, craftart,
cabaret and jazz." "Sponsored by Standard Bank since 1984, it
is a project of the Grahamstown Foundation, a non-profit making body..."
Works by Zwelethu Mthethwa, William Kentridge, Sue Williamson. Artist
biographies, audio pronunciation guide, materials used by artists, bibliographies,
conservation issues. [KF] http://www.nmafa.si.edu/exhibits/insights/index.html
Located in the town of Nieu-Betheda in the Eastern Cape, created by Helen Martins and Koos Malgas. "The Owl House, interior and exterior, represents a cohesive artistic environment - the significance of which is often interpreted by the connection and interaction of the individual components. The whole environment is characterised by the utilisation of commonplace materials in very unusual and unique ways, frequently purposes for which they were not manufactured." Photos of sculptures, relief figures, video clips. Bibliography of books and articles. http://www.owlhouse.co.za/
Online database of photographs from a South African company. Use
is by purchase only. Primarily pictures from South Africa, on news
events, sports, wildlife. Includes photographs of Nelson Mandela and photographs
by the late Ken Oosterbroek, an award-winning South African photographer.
Crafts for sale. "Our objective is to showcase disadvantaged, young
and emerging African artists globally. At present we have four experts continuously
sourcing products in South Africa, West Africa and East Africa, including
Senegal, Mali, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya etc."
Based in Cape Town, South Africa. http://www.rebirth.co.za
Robben Island was established as a National Monument and a National Museum
by the Cabinet of the South African Government September 1996. Information
on tours, history, exhibitions, Artists-in-Residency programme,
the geology, etc. http://www.robben-island.org.za/
Site for the NGO sector in South Africa. Has an NGO directory, PRODDER. Provides Website Design, Hosting, Database Design for civil society organizations. Offers internet training, information communication technology (ICT) strategic planning, linux local area networks setup. Based in Johannesburg. http://sangonet.org.za/
Site of the photographer who "documented black life, capturing on
film the Rise of the Freedom Movement, Apartheid Repression and the vibrancy
of township life and culture." "The Schadeberg Collection of Photographs
brings to life key social, cultural and political events and personalities
in South Africa's turbulent history." Recent photos, the San people
of the Kalahari, jazz, Kliptown. http://www.jurgenschadeberg.com/
"... Season South Africa, a visual and performing arts program, is
being presented by the Museum for African Art and the Cathedral of St. John
the Divine in New York that will challenge general perceptions of South
African art practice and performance." Includes the exhibition, Personal
Affects at the Museum for African Art, Queens, New York, September 23,
2004 - January 3, 2005. http://www.seasonsouthafrica.org/
Site shows over 65 sculptures, mainly in wood, from private, corporate,
public and museum collections around the world, of particular interest for
projected museum exhibitions. Follow the >>>>>>>> Has auction prices. Presented
by The Haenggi Foundation Inc., Johannesburg and Basel, Switzerland. http://www.sithole.com
"South Africa will be celebrating 10 years of democracy on April
27, 2004, Freedom Day. The exhibition,..., marks the historic moment through
the visions of emerging contemporary South African artists."
Opens at The Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists,
Boston, MA on April 2, 2004, and will tour to several venues throughout
the United States. "The first major contemporary South African art
exhibition curated by South Africans for an American audience." "Participating
artists include: Bongi Bengu, Pitso Chinzima, Matthew Hindley,
Nicholas Hlobo, Fanie Jason, Alison Kearney, Nkosinathi Khanyile, Jeannot
M.M. Ladeira, Fritha Langerman, Brenton Maart, Thando Mama, Colbert Mashile,
Pauline Mazibuko, Mthunzi Ndimande, Rudzani Nemasetoni, Christian Nert,
Charles Nkosi, Roderick Kevin Sauls, Nirupa Sing, Nontsikelelo Veleko."
"an open source publication that is aimed at producing a direct and non-bias reflection of the fine art photographic market in South Africa." Professional photographers who are members display their work. Exhibitions calendar. http://saphotojournal.co.za
The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) sponsors Rotterdam exhibitions,
workshops, symposiums on South African culture, architecture, urban planning.
Includes a discussion group.
Citations to articles in South African journals. For
Subscribers Only. Includes the Index to South African Periodicals,
South African Theses and Dissertations. Citations can be emailed
to you. A description of the 11
different databases in the South African Studies database is available.
They offer certain databases free for 30 day trials. The National Information
Services Corporation (NISC) is in Baltimore, Maryland http://www.nisc.com
[Stanford, and other subscribers, click on - "BiblioLine. Subscribers
click here for databases"]
"Established in 1997 specializing in a selection of contemporary
South African Art now also include prominent international artwork
for the serious collector. " Includes photography. Has articles on
collecting South African art, artist profiles, results of South African
art auctions, art forgeries, etc. The site owner is Andries Loots. http://www.vgallery.co.za
"Since it opened in 1990, this sophisticated venue has earned a reputation
as one of the country's foremost fine art venues." Has an African art
collection developed in collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand.
Located in Johannesburg. [KF] http://www.sbgallery.co.za/
Suzman is a Johannesburg freelance photographer. Photographs of South
African life, Alexandra township, the Miss Gay South Africa contest,
the Miss South Africa contest, preparations against farm attacks, landscapes, etc. Suzman
has worked for the
The Sunday Times and The
Mail & Guardian. She is a member of World Picture
News photo agency in New York. http://www.carolinesuzman.co.za
"Contemporary Johannesburg is the setting for the new play, written
by Jane Taylor and designed by Adrian Kohler with William Kentridge. Directed
by Kentridge, this [play] examines the South African apartheid regime, through
the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission,..." Presented
by the Handspring Puppet Company. http://www.handspringpuppet.co.za/html/ubu.html
An archive and museum documenting South Africa's liberation struggle.
Included are guides
to collections, their newspaper and journal holdings, the Centre's publications,
online poster exhibit, selection of photos online, art collections.