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Sue Williamson is a Cape Town based artist who is internationally recognized for her work.  She is represented in many public collections including the Tate Modern and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Trained as a printmaker, Williamson also works in installation, photography and video. She is part of the pioneering generation of South African artists who started to make work in the 1970s which addressed social change in what was then apartheid South Africa.  

Since the coming of democracy in 1994, in works such as Truth GamesCan’t ForgetCan’t RememberMessages from the Moat, and Better Lives Williamson has continued to focus on such issues as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, slavery, and immigration. At the same time, she has undertaken art projects around the world.

Williamson is also known as a writer on contemporary art, and has authored such books as Resistance Art in South Africa (1989), St Martins Press, and South African Art Now (2009) HarperCollins. In 1987 she founded, an online journal on South African contemporary art .

Her awards include a Visual Art Research fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. in 2007 and a Creative Arts Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation of New York in 2011.


b. 1941 in Lichfield, England; emigrated to South Africa in 1948. Currently lives and works in Cape Town.

Advanced diploma (fine art) Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa

Art Students League of New York, New York, USA


Solo show. CAAM – Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, October 8, 2020
The 5th International Biennale Casablanca
, Morocco, September 24 – November 1, 2020

Global (e) resistance, Centre Pompidou, Paris, June 23 – October 26, 2020
Allied with Power, Perez Art Museum, Miami, April 24 – July 26, 2020
Push the Limits, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy, April 29 – September 20,  2020


Can’t Forget, Can’t Remember, Iziko National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa. June 26 – July 26, 2017

Sue Williamson: The Past Lies Ahead, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

2015 -16
Other Voices Other Cities. Organized by Storm Janse van Rensburg. The SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia

There’s something I must tell you, Iziko Slave Lodge, Cape Town, South Africa

VoicesGoodman Gallery, Cape Town

Other Voices, Other Cities, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
The Truth is on the Walls, Wilfredo Lam Centre, Havana, 10th Havana Biennale, Cuba* 

Hotels and Better Lives, Wertz Gallery, Atlanta, USA

Hotels and Better Lives, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Hotels and Better Lives, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Messages from the Moat, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

Sue Williamson: Selected Work, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels, Belgium*

From the Inside, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
From the Inside, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Last Supper Revisited National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., USA

Can’t forget, can’t remember, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 

Messages from the Moat, Archive Building,Den Haag, Netherlands

Truth Games, Dakawa Art Centre, Grahamstown. South Africa

Truth Games, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Truth Games, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Recent Work, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Recent Work, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Out of the Ashes, Fortaleza de la Cabana,  5th Havana Biennale, Cuba
For Thirty Years Next to his Heart, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, USA

The Last Supper Revisited, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

Recent Work, Association of Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

A Few South Africans, Visual Art Resources of the University of Oregon. Canadian and US tour

A Few South Africans, University of Oregan, Eugene. USA
A Few South Africans, Off the Wall Gallery, Medford OR, USA
A Few South Africans, Market Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

A Few South Africans, Gallery International, Cape Town, South Africa

The Last SupperGowlett Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa


Heroes: Principles of African Greatness, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, D.C. November 16, 2019
I Am…Contemporary Women Artists of Africa
. National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, D.C. June 20, 2019 – July 5, 2020
United by AIDS—An Exhibition about Loss, Remembrance, Activism and Art in Response to HIV/AIDS. Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich Aug. 31 – Nov. 10, 2019
That Particular Morning by Sue Williamson & Siyah Ndawela Mgoduko. Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa. February 6 – 26, 2019
Artistes à la Une, Togeth’Her. Monnaie de Paris, France. February 19 – 27, 2019


4th Edition: Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India. December 12, 2018
African Metropolis:An Imaginary City. MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo
Rome, Italy. June 22 – 14 October 2018
Great Movements of FeelingNext Wave Festival. Getrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia. May 11 – June 16, 2018
Road to Justice. MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy. June 22 – October 14,  2018
BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium. June 27 – Sep. 2, 2018

Messages from the Atlantic Passage, Art I Basel Unlimited. June 15 – 18, 2017
Art/Africa: Le nouvel atelier. Being There. Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France. April 26 – August 28, 2017
Tous, des sangs-mélês, MAC VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France. April 21 – September 17, 2017
Third Space/Shifting Conversations about Contemporary ArtBirmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, January 28, 2017 – January 2019

Lucy’s Iris, MUSAC, Leon, Spain. Jan 30 – June 12, 2016

50/50, curated by Rory Bester, New Church Museum, Cape Town. November 5, 2015 – April 23, 2016

Questão de Família (Family Matters), curated by Daniella Geo, Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fireflies in the Nightcurated by Robert Storr, Barbara London, Kalliopi Minioudaki and Francesca Pietropaolo, Stavros Niarchos Park, Athens Greece
Border Line: Rights of Passage, a unique art publication assembled at the Venice Biennale, 2015

ARTEVIDA (POLíTICA), Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Contemporary Art/South Africa, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Striking Resemblance: The Changing Art of Portraiture, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life,from the International Center of Photography, New York, September 14, 2012–January 6, 2013; HAUS DER KUNST, Munich, Germany, February 15 – May 26, 2013; Museum Afrika, Johannesburg, from February, 12 – June 29, 2014

12th Istanbul Biennale, Turkey
Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Artefacts The Project Space, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Text in Landscape Workshop, National Gallery of Art, Harare, Zimbabwe
Unbounded: New Art for a New Century Newark Museum, N.J. USA
Nation State, Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

Africa: Personal Poetics, Guangzhou TriennaleGuangdong Museum of Art, China
The Poetics of Cloth, Grey Art Gallery, New York University USA
Signs of Change,Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now, Exit Gallery, New York, USA

Comfort Zones with Pat Ward Williams, Salt Project Room, Cape Town, South Africa*
Lift Off!  Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Inscribing Meaning, National Museum of African Art, Washington D,C. And Fowler Museum, Los Angeles USA
The Loaded Lens, Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
The Sneeze 80×80, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Apartheid: The South African Mirror, Center for Contemporary Culture, Barcelona, Spain
Sasol Wax Awards Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg and Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Spier Contemporary Art Awards Spier Wine Estate, Cape Town and Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tapping Currents: Contemporary African Art and the Diaspora, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Désiréalités, Espace 1789, Paris, France

Fabricated Harmony with Pat Ward Williams, The Light Factory, Charlotte, N.C. and Wertz Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia USA* 
Body of Evidence, National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, USA
Trienal de Luanda, Angola
9th Bienal de Havana, Cuba
Off the Record, Shiibuya Station, Tokyo

Imagining the Book II, Library of Alkexandria, Egypt

A Decade of Democracy, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Insights, National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C. USA
Democracy X, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa
Visions of Paradise, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
The Performative in African Photography, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town
Dak’Art, Biennale de Dakar, Senegal
The Sneeze 80×80, Gallery Gazon Rouge, Athens, Greece
New Identities: Contemporary South African Art, Museum Bochum, Germany
Boustashy 01, El Max, Alexandria, Egypt
Brett Kebble Art Awards, International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa* 
AIDS in the Age of Globlaization, 
The National Museum of World Cultures, Gothenburg, Sweden
Art for AIDS Orphans Auction, Stephan Welz & Co., in association with Sotheby’s* 

Crossroads Street Signs, a Public Eye Project, Crossroads, Cape Town, South Africa*

Transferts, Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Co-existence: Contemporary Cultural Production in South Africa, Rose  Museum, Brandeis University, Boston, USA
Sexuality and Death: Aids in Contemporary African Art  Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne, Germany
Space Repurposed, Red Bull Music Academy, Cape Town

History/Now,  Liljevachs Konsthalll, Stockholm; Museum of Work, Norrköping; Linköpings Art Centre; Dunkers Culture Centre, Helsingborg Sörlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway; Midlanda Art Centre, Timrå/Sundsvall; Ronneby Art Centre, Sweden

Africa Apart, New Society for the Visual Arts, Berlin, Germany
Rencontres Video Arts Plastiques,  Herouville Saint Clair, Normandy, France
International Media Art Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Head North: Work from the permanent collection of the South African National Gallery, Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden
Broadcast Quality: the art of Big Brother 11, Big Brother House, Johannesburg

The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1954-1994. Villa Stuck Museum, Munich, Germany; House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, USA; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York, USA

Dis/locations, Circulo de Bella Artes, PhotoEspana, Madrid, Spain, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain and Forum de Maia, O’Porto, Portugal

World Wide Video Festival, Baby Lounge, Amsterdam, Netherlands* 

Mostra Africana de Arte Contemporaneo; Videobrasil Electronic Art International Festival, SESC, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Archive 09.06_02.07, Quartair,The Hague, Netherlands
Johannesburg,Johannesburg, Openspace, Milan,Italy
Emotional Geographies: re-imaging the past in post-apartheid narrative, Las Palmas Building, Rhine Harbour, Foto Biennale Rotterdam, Netherlands
The New Republics, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Australia
Secure the Future, Exhibition Centre, Durban South Africa and Harvard University, Boston, USA

Artery – Goodman Gallery artists at Joao Ferreira Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa
<<Rewind>>Fast, Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn. Netherlands
Fotofest Five South African Artists  Houston, USA 

Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa. Museum for African Art, New York; Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Arts, Stanford University, California; University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Les Arts de la Resistance: Exposition de Plasticiens d’Afrique du Sud, Galerie Michael Luneau, Nantes, France

Drome och Mollnar, Kulturhuset, Stockholm and Museum of  Fine Art, Goteborg, Sweden

Thirty Minutes, the Robben Island Visitors Block, Cape Town, South Africa
The District Six Outdoor Sculpture Project, Cape Town, South Africa
Alternating Currents2nd Johannesburg Biennale Electric Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa 

Colours, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Simunye, Adelson Gallery, New York, USA
Insight: Four Artists from South Africa, Wright Gallery, New York. USA
Panoramas of Passage, Meridien International Centre, Washington DC and US tour

Ku(n)stlijn, Hoorn, Netherlands
Objects of Defiance, Spaces of Contemplation, 1st Johannesburg  Biennale, MuseumAfrica, Johannesburg, South Africa
Kunst Heimat Kunst, Kunstlerhaus, Steirischer Herbst Festival of Contemporary Art, Graz, Austria

Kunst Heimat KunstArt Home Art, Grahamstown StationNational Festival of the Arts, Grahamstown, 1st Johannesburg  Biennale, Market Theatre Precinct, Johannesburg, Cape Town Station, Cape Town, South Africa

Vita Art Now Awards, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Trackings, Art First, London, UK
Un Art Contemporain d’Afrique du Sud

Incroci del Sud, Fondazione Levi, Venice. XLV Venice Biennale, and Sala Uno, Rome, Italy and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Art of Protest, Benton Gallery, Southampton, N.Y., USA

9th Biennale of Sydney, Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
4th Havana Biennale, National Museum of Art, Havana, Cuba
Africa en America, Bayona Vigo and Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Art and the Media, Gertrude Posel Gallery, Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa
Pictures as History, 1820 Memorial Museum, Grahamstown, and Standard Bank Gallery. Johannesburg, South Africa
Vita Art Now Awards, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

South African Mail: Messages from Inside, Soho Gallery, New York, USA

Art/Images in Southern Africa, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, and Nordic tour

Detention without trial: 100 artists protest, Market Theatre Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Commitment to Vision, Museum of Art, University of Oregon, USA
About Time: Images of South Africa Ping Pong Palace, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa
Papermaking and Linocutting Workshop, Khorixas Community Centre, Namibia

Tributaries, MuseumAfrica, Johannesburg, South Africa, and German tour* 

Art Towards Social DevelopmentCulture and Resistance Festival, National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana Teaching, Lectureships and Workshops


Panelist, “The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York USA

Panelist, “Inscribing Meaning.” Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, USA 

Panelist, Young Artists’ Project Seminar, KZNSA, Durban, South Africa
Panelist, Imagining the Book Biennale, Library of Alexandria, Egypt

Panelist, Who defines the Contemporary Biennials and the Global Art World? Sackler Museum, Smithsonian International Art Museums, Washington D.C. USA
Conference Director, Beyond the Gallery: Art in Public Spaces, Cape Technikon, Cape Town, South Africa
Guest Speaker, Workshop on Cultural Management for Artists, Hotel Paz, Lujan, Argentina

Guest Speaker, Fact and Fiction in Post Authoritarian Societies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Panelist, Places and Spaces of Art in Gender Perspective, University of Bielefeld, Germany
“The Short Century” Artists Talks, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

Panelist, State of the Visual Arts in Africa and the African Diaspora: An Agenda for the 21st c., Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris, France

Arts Weekend: Nadine Gordimer, Wally Serote, Sue Williamson and Malangatana, Waterford Kamhlaba School, Swaziland

Panelist, Women’s Caucus for Art Annual Conference: Liberty and the Pursuit of  Liberty, New York University, New York, USA
Guest Speaker, Apartheid South Africa: the Role of Art in the StruggleMuseum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA


Consulting curator, ZA Young Art From South Africa, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena  

Founder member of arts organisation, Public Eye, Cape Town, South Africa

Founding editor,

Chairperson of the Visual Arts Group, Cultural Workers Congress, Cape Town, South Africa


Visual Artist Research Award, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
Goodman Gallery Award, Johannesburg, South Africa

Brett Kebble Art Awards, major award, Cape Town, South Africa

Vita Art Now Award, Overall winner, Johannesburg Art Gallery. Johannesburg, South Africa


10th Havana Biennial, Cojimar, Cuba

National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. USA
Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design, New York, USA

Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, California,USA

Boustashy 01, Urban Scenographies, Alexandria, Egypt 

International Center for Printmaking, Rutgers University, N.J., USA

Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Editha Morris Foundation, Paris, France


Museum of  Modern Art, New York, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
Newark Museum, New Jersey, USA
Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, USA
Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Atlanta, USA
CAL Foundation, Hoorn, Netherlands
North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, USA
Sindika Dokolo African Collection of Contemporary Art, Luanda, Angola.
Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA
Wifredo Lam Centre, Havana, Cuba
Wheaton College, Norton, MA, USA

South Africa
BHP Billiton, Johannesburg
BMD Knitting Mills, Cape Town
Brenthurst Library, Johannesburg
Cape Provincial Library, Cape Town
Constitutional Court of South Africa, Johannesburg
District Six Museum, Cape Town
Durban Art Gallery, Durban
ETV, Johannesburg
Gauteng Legislature, Johannesburg
Houses of Parliament, Cape Town
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
King George VI Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth
MTN Art Institute, Johannesburg
Museum of Art, Pretoria,
MuseumAfrica, Johannesburg
Natal Technicon, Durban
Old Mutual, Cape Town
South African Broadcasting Corporation, Johannesburg
SA Breweries, Cape Town
Sandton Museum, Gauteng
Sasol, Johannesburg
Spier Wine Estate, Cape Town
Standard Bank, Johannesburg
Tatham Gallery, Maritzburg
Tokara Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
United States Embassy, Cape Town
United States Embassy, Johannesburg
University of Cape Town, Cape Town
University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch
University of the Western Cape, Cape Town
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
University of  Zululand, KwaDlangezwa


De la Hoz, P., ‘Sue Williamson at the vortex of reality’, in Granma, Havana, Cuba, April 3, 2009
Pollack, B, ‘Sue Williamson’ in Contemporary magazine (cover story) p. 34-37 No. 86 2006
Miller, K,  ‘Trauma, Testimony and Truth: Contemporary South African Artists Speak’  African Arts p40 – 51 (Volume XXXVIII – Number 3) 2005


Marlin-Curiel, S. 2007 ‘Re-collecting the Collective: Mediatised Memory and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission’ in Guerin, F.and Hallas, R (ed) The Image and the Witness: Trauma, Memory and Visual Culture. Wallflower Press, London, UK and New York, USA. ISBN 978-1-905674-19-0

Hobbs, P. 2006 ‘Introduction’ in Hobbs, P. (ed) Messages and Meaning: The MTN Art Collection. The MTN Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa ISBN 0-9584860-6-9

Bester, R 2005  ‘Sue Williamson’ (translated by Sally Latuelle) in Sue Williamson Plasticienne. Les Carnets de la Création, Editions de l’Oeil, France ISBN 9-782351-370100

Bedford, E. 2004. ‘Sue Williamson’ in Perryer, S. (ed) 10 Years, 100 Artists: Art in a Democractic South Africa. Bell-Roberts Publishing in association with Struik Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa. ISBN 186872987

Bester, R. 2004. ‘Spaces to Say’ in Bedford, E. (ed) A Decade of Democracy Iziko South African National Gallery in association with Double Storey Publishers, South Africa ISBN 1919930507, 9781919930503

Martin, M. 2004 ‘HIV/AIDS in South Africa: Can the Visual Arts Make a Difference? in Kauffman, K. And Lindauer, D. (ed) AIDS and South Africa: The Social Expression of a Pandemic Palgrave MacMillan Ltd, Basingstoke, UK and New York USA ISBN 1-4039-3256-5 

Dawes, N. 2003. ‘Sue Williamson and the Trauma of History’ in Sue Williamson: Selected Work, Double Storey Publishers Cape Town, South Africa, in association with the Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels, Belgium and the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa. ISBN 1-919930-24-8

Coombes, A. 2003 ‘Epilogue: Changing Places’ in History after ApartheidVisual Culture and Public Memory in a Democratic South Africa. Duke University Press, Durham, USA and London U.K. ISBN 0-8223-3072-5

Martin, M. 2002 ‘Post-Apartheid South Africa’ in Fall, N. and Pivin, J. (ed) An Anthology of African Art: the Twentieth Century Editions Revue Noire, France in association with D.A.P. USA.  ISBN 1-891024-38-8

Czekelius, A. 2002 ‘Re-imagining a new nation’: An Interview with the South African artist SueWilliamson in Döring, T (ed) African Cultures, Visual Arts, and the Museum: Sights/Sites of Creativity and Conflict (Matatu 25-26); Editions Rodopi, Amsterdam, Natherlands, and New York USA. ISBN 90-420-1310-9

Van Stipriaan, A. 2001 ‘The Long Road to a Monument’ in Oostindie, G. (ed) Facing up to the Past: Perspectives on the Commemoration of Slavery from Africa,the Americas and Europe

Ian Randle Publishers, Jamaica, in association with the Prince Claus Fund Library, Netherlands. ISBN 976-637-055-9

Martin, M. 2001 ‘Afrique du Sud de post-apartheid’ in Fall, N. and Pivin, J. (ed) Anthologie de l’Art Africain du XXe Siècle Editions Revue Noire, France

De Gruchy, J. 2001 ‘Art in the Public Square’ in Christianity, Art and Transformation: Theological Aesthetics in the Struggle for Justice Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 0-521-77205

Rassool, C., Witz, L and Minkley, G. 2000 ‘Burying and Memorialising the Body of Truth: The TRC and the National Heritage in James, W and Van de Vijver, L (ed) After the TRC, reflections on truth and reconciiation in South Africa. David Philip Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa and Ohio University Press, Athens, USA

Richards, C. 1999 ‘About face: aspects of art history and identity in SA visual culture in Oguibe, O and Enwezor, O (ed) Reading the Contemporary: African Art from Theory to the Marketplace. MIT Press, Cambridge, USA ISBN-10: 0262650517 ISBN-13: 978-0262650519

Oguibe, O. 1997  “Beyond Visual Pleasures: A brief reflection on the work of contemporary African women artists’ in Hassan, S. (ed) Gendered Visionsthe Art of Contemporary Africana Women Artists  Africa World Press USA and Eritrea. ISBN 0-86543-619-3 (cloth) ISBN 0-86543-620-7 (paper)

Hobbs, P. and Rankin, E., 1997 ‘Expanding the Field’ in Printmaking in a Transforming South Africa. David Philip, South Africa ISBN 0-86486-334-9 

La Duke, B. 1991 ‘Sue Williamson and the Struggle for South African Liberation’ in Africa through the Eyes of Women Artists Africa World Press, New York, USA ISBN 0-86543-198-1 (hardback) ISBN 0-86543-199-X (paperback)

Ogilvie, G.  1988 The Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors Everard Read ISBN 0-620-12663-9


Border Line: Rights of Passage, Venice Agendas 15 program,  a unique art publication assembled at the Venice Biennale, 2015

Sue Williamson Plasticienne. 2005  Les Carnets de la Création, Editions de l’Oeil, France ISBN 9-782351-370100

Sue Williamson: Selected Work, 2003, Double Storey Publishers Cape Town, South Africa, in association with the Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels, Belgium and the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa. ISBN 1-919930


2009 South African Art Now. HarperCollins, New York; Jacana Media, South Africa

Sue Williamson and Ashraf Jamal 1996. Art in South Africa: the Future Present. David Philip Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa. ISBN 8-86486-321-7

1989 Resistance Art in South Africa. David Philip Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa; St. Martins Press, New York, USA; CIIR, UK. ISBN 0-86486-124-9
Republished 2004, Double Storey Books, Cape Town, South Africa. ISBN 1-919930-69-8