Sue Williamson | the artist
The artist Sue Williamson
Born 1941, Lichfield, England.
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa, .
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1948 Family emigrated to South Africa.
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In the 1980s, Williamson was well known for her series of portraits of women involved in the country's political struggle. A Few South Africans went some way towards filling the representational void of people and events during apartheid. And in many ways, her recent video work focusing on South African immigrants is a return to this concern…
"…You become aware of the audience to whom you speak. In that sense, you think backwards: what you have to say, whom you say it to, and how it will reach the audience. Having to consider your work through the eyes of somebody who knows nothing about you as an artist and what you are doing is a useful exercise…"