Art links from all over provided on one easy page - the Louvre, the Dia Center for the Arts in New York, Plexus - they're all here. There's even an artist-in-residence on the web programme - yes, you too can have your specially designed art project floating around in cyberspace if your proposal is accepted.


Recently redesigned with a fresh new look, ZA@Play under the editorship of Sophie Perryer is the brightest, most intelligent guide to entertainment and current arts activity in the country. Updated daily, listing every event worth attending, the site also features relevant interviews and reviews taken from the Mail & Guardian. An excellent system of cross referencing allows viewers to wander laterally following up areas of interest. The guide section provides crisp synopses of all listings across the country.

Other links

A New York-based website which is one of the best and the biggest, constantly updating current information on exhibitions, and offering excellent reviews and magazine coverage.

Focusing on an interchange of material about Africa, this fresh-looking Dutch-based site has a particular emphasis on the arts and culture of this continent, and searches for new virtual exhibitions to host online.

A site of truly wondrous projects. Breathing Earth, for instance, is a visualisation of earthquakes that have happened worldwide in the past 14 days. A globe with a map of the world comes into view, and on each of the 14 dates, swellings bubble up indicating the location of the seismic activities. Other projects involve the number of kilometres the world has swung round the sun while you have been busy on the website, and the sounds of the web itself.

One of the best - great artist projects, articles, news.

Intriguing initiatives especially designed for the web from a variety of artists. All of them are worth checking out.

Cape Town Museums Online
The new website for all of Cape Town's museums - an easy way for potential visitors to decide exactly how to spend their time. One of the most striking features on the South African National Gallery page is a 360 degree view of Jane Alexander's Butcher Boys, the gallery's best-known and most popular piece.

Bringing Up Baby
This is the website of the 'Bringing Up Baby' exhibition, currently on at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg. Photographs of all the work on the show, plus catalogue material.
Winner of the Arts and Culture Trust Award for best electronic media, when this fledgling site fulfils its aim of providing a comprehensive resource on all aspects of culture in the country, it will be truly valuable. The visual arts side needs serious attention. In the meantime, there's lots of info, particularly on the performing arts, and many connections to be made.
An online road trip by Paul and Charity, recently in South Africa, in which they meet artists of many persuasions, interview them and record their work.
Johannesburg's top gallery has recently revamped its site, making access to its information on many of the country's top artists more accessible
Cape Town's Lipschitz Gallery with news of recent exhibitions. The gallery will arrange tours of local artists' studios for visitors.


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