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South African Artists on Instagram You Should Follow

Posted on 14 April 2016

Instagram has become one of the Internet's most popular social networks, especially amongst artists. It has become a great platform for artists to show their work and for followers to get hooked on peeking into their creative process.

With over over 530,000 followers combined, we've compiled a list of the best South African artist Instagram accounts offering insights into the daily life of a professional artist.

Ross Symons

An origami artist from Cape Town built his Instagram following by folding one origami model every day for a year.

A photo posted by Ross Symons (@white_onrice) on

Lorraine Loots

Established miniature artist, Lorraine paints and draws superbly detailed paintings scarcely larger than a small coin.


An internationally-acclaimed African street artist, Faith47's Instagram feed takes followers on her journeys around the world.

A photo posted by faithfortyseven (@_faith47) on

Danielle Clough

Cape Town-based embroidery artist Danielle Clough creates fabric art stitched onto on the strings of vintage badminton and tennis rackets.

Zanele Muholi

Visual Activist Zanele Muholi documents people in striking portraits create visibility for LGBTI/queer/trans/histories in South Africa and beyond.

Roger Ballen

Artist and photographer Roger Ballen is known for his portraits of marginalised and mentally unstable South Africans.

A photo posted by Roger Ballen (@rogerballen) on

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