The world of South African contemporary art has never been more exciting than it is right now. With the 10th edition of the FNB JoburgArtFair taking place on 8-10 September and the remarkable Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa officially opening to the public in Cape Town on 22 September, these are very special times for South African artists.
The contemporary art scene is wide-ranging and diverse, and it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start when exploring it – which is where the new Art Map SA website comes in. Looking at art created in media ranging from sculpture, painting and print-making to collage, beadwork, glass, ceramics and mixed media, Art Map SA is a gateway to South Africa’s diverse spectrum of unique art making.
The website features links to a variety of local galleries across the country, conveniently divided into key geographical areas, and also offers tailor-made art tours for people wanting to explore specific niches of art or looking for insight into what is happening in the art scene at the moment. You could spend a day in the Winelands, viewing art and enjoying a wine tasting or two, or take time out for a walking tour in the city, visiting a key selection of the galleries that are currently showcasing the finest in South African creativity.
If you’re looking for instant access to the latest in South African art – as well as advice on investing in it – Art Map SA is the place to find it.