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South African artists draw international interest

South African artists present a unique South African identity to the world, and the high prices many local artists fetch internationally are testament to the growing interest in the calibre of local artists – as well as in that identity.

Flying Tutu sculpture fetches R850 000

Contemporary South African Art made a strong showing at an auction in Cape Town this week, with Ed Young's The Arch selling at well above its pre-sale estimates and a Robert Hodgins work achieving a world record, auctioneer Strauss & Co said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Bag Factory: nurturing South African art since 1991

For over two decades the Bag Factory in downtown Joburg has helped develop South African art with residency programmes in its 16 studios, where both young and experienced artists can collaborate, share ideas or simply inspire each other.

Jackson Hlungwani’s New Jerusalem comes to Joburg

Works by artist and holy man Jackson Hlungwani are on show at the University of Johannesburg. The show, curated by Nessa Leibhammer, includes many of his sublime creations, notably many of his fish sculptures. A New Jerusalem – Jackson Hlungwani includes photographs of his sacred site.

African art scene blooms in South Africa

Led by the FNB Joburg Art Fair, South Africa is becoming something of a home for contemporary art from across the continent and the African diaspora. Joining it are another Joburg fair, as well as a Cape Town outing and a permanent gallery.