Sue Williamson


Gallery News for Sue Williamson

Sue Williamson in conversation with Homi Bhabha and Tamar Garb

Williamson takes part in a conversation with Homi Bhabha (Harvard University), one of the world’s premier post-colonial literary theorists, and Tamar Garb (University College of London) about the ongoing societal implications and impact of apartheid-era traumas. The event at the Stellenbosch University Museum (16 August), titled Art as Visual Conscience of Society, includes a screening of Williamson’s two-channel video art installation, It’s a pleasure to meet you , which forms part of her new video series, No More Fairy Tales. One of the participants in the film, Candice Mama, a young woman whose father was killed by Eugene de Kock, and who forgave de Kock and campaigned for his parole release, will make a guest appearance.

Skira and Libreria Bocca showcase Sue Williamson book

The Milan-based bookstore Libreria Bocca and publisher Skira Point host an event to promote the book Sue Williamson: Life and Work, which presents for the first time all major works of the artist, created over more than 30 years (5 June). It contains contributions by award-winning journalist Mark Gevisser, historians Chika Okeke-Ogulu and Ciraj Rassool, and leading scholar Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.

Kudzanai Chiurai and Sue Williamson on Fotografia Europea show

Photographic works by Chiurai and Williamson feature on A Short History of South African Photography (12 May – 9 July), curated by Rory Bester, Thato Mogotsi and Rita Potenza, at Chiostri di San Pietro in Reggio Emilia. The show, part of Fotografia Europea, is a presentation of 100 photographs taken in South Africa over the last 100 years, carefully selected from archival, museum and photographers’ collections. In positioning the photographs as placeholders, the exhibition recognises that photographs are moments and momentary, not only in time and space, but also in making and unmaking histories.

Various artists on Fondation Louis Vuitton’s Africa show

Five Goodman Gallery artists – Kudzanai Chiurai, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, David Koloane and Sue Williamson – are included in Fondation Louis Vuitton’s exhibition Art/Afrique, Le nouvel atelier (26 April – 28 August). They are featured in the section Being There, which focuses on work by 15 artists from South Africa.

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  • A Few South Africans

    Last Supper at Manley Villa

    Other Voices, Other Cities

    Men of El Max

    Better Lives

    Truth Games

    From The Inside

    A Tale of Two Cradocks

    Pages From A Government Tourist Brochure

    The Mothers

  • Solo exhibitions

    Sue Williamson / The Past Lies Ahead / 2016

    Sue Williamson / All Our Mothers / 2013

    Sue Williamson / All Our Mothers / 2013

    Sue Williamson / Voices / 2011

    Sue Williamson / Other Voices, Other Cities / 2009

    Group exhibitions

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Summer Show / 2012

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

    The Marks We Make / 2010

  • Biography

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Professional Appointments and Consultation

    Conference and Workshop Participation

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies


    Selected Articles and Reviews


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  • Videos

  • Press for Sue Williamson

    Sue Williamson / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 11 November 2014

    Artists in the firing line as they test the limits of freedom of expression by Stefanie Jason (775.9 KB)

    Sue Williamson / / 4 November 2014

    Sue Williamson's Diary by Sue Williamson (3.2 MB)

    Sue Williamson / / 3 November 2014

    Truth and Reconciliation: Sue Williamson at Frieze Masters, by Polly Brock (633.8 KB)

    Sue Williamson / Artthrob / June 2014

    Review: There's something I must tell you by Lloyd Pollack (335.8 KB)

    Sue Williamson / Contemporary Magazine / Issue 86

    Profile: Sue Williamson by Barbara Pollack (1.3 MB)

    Sue Williamson / Cape Times / 16 July 2010

    500 year time machine trip by Suzy Bell (581.3 KB)

    Sue Williamson / / February 2016

    Beauty offset by stark reality, by Danny Shorkend (71 KB)