Archive: Issue No. 85, September 2004

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Artthrob is South Africa's leading contemporary visual arts publication, reporting on the national arts scene and the involvement of South African artists in the international art world.


Listings - selected exhibition listings divided into Cape, Gauteng, KZN and International.
Reviews - selected shows from around the country and the world.
News - events, issues and art world happenings, updated weekly.
Artbio - a monthly feature on an artist currently in the public eye.
Gallery Choice - each month a prominent gallerist or curator discusses a recent acquisition.
Websites - a website of the month and links to art sites around the world.
Project - a web-based art project is featured each month.
Exchange - a page for the free dissemination of information that will interest artists.
Feedback - readers' comments and queries.
Archive - four years of the country's art history as reflected in Artthrob.


Founding editor:
Gauteng contributing editor:
KwaZulu-Natal contributing editor:
Western Cape contributing editor:
News contributing editor:
Feedback and Exchange:
New Media Editor:
Site design and production:
Sue Williamson
Andrew Lamprecht --
Robyn Sassen
Gabi Ngcobo
Paul Edmunds
Kresta Tyler Johnson
Paul Edmunds
Carine Zaayman


Emma Bedford, Rory Bester, Kendall Buster, Nic Dawes, Antoinette du Plessis, Ntone Edjabe, Laurie Anne Farrell, Joy Garnett, Charles Giuliano, Brad Hammond, Mark Hipper, Stephen Hobbs, Themba ka Mathe, Terry Kurgan, Andrew Lamprecht, Sipho Madanda, Brenton Maart, Michelle Matthews, Tracy Murinik, Sean O'Toole, Mario Pissarra, Lloyd Pollack, Hayden Proud, Gerhard Schoeman, Michael Stevenson, Dave Southwood, Greg Streak, Ed Young, Carine Zaayman.


Founded as a one-person site by Sue Williamson in August 1997, Artthrob has since expanded to many times its original size.


Artthrob has three-times been a finalist in the Arts & Culture Trust Awards. In 1999 ArtThrob was nominated for the United Nations prize for best cultural website. In 2000 Berlin curator Pat Binder selected the site as an art piece in its own right and included it in an exhibition entitled 'Woven Maze' at the University of Hannover.


Reporting back on the Paris conference 'The State of Visual Arts in Africa and the African Diaspora: Agenda for the 21st Century', Nka editor Salah Hassan noted the "serious lack of publications, periodicals and magazines on the visual arts in the continent", and referred to Artthrob as "pointing to the unlimited potential of cyberspace in publishing a first class art review" (Nka, Spring/Summer 2001).


Reproduction of material from any Artthrob pages without written permission is strictly forbidden.


To submit information for possible inclusion on Artthrob's listings, websites, exchange and feedback pages, or to report a problem with the site, email

ArtThrob, PO Box 30, Faerie Glen, Pretoria, 0043. Photographic material will be returned if a self-addressed envelope is included.


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