Home  |  Marketing Booknesses  |  Branding Booknesses  |  Booknesses Colloquium  |  Exhibitions & Catalogues
Ginsberg & Kentridge Conversation  |  Images

FADA Home Preface About Artists

Scott Williams

Cape Town


Type of book work: Unique / sculptural book-object (one-of-a-kind)
Dimensions: 210 x 150
Media: Munchen Pure Paper, printing

Artist's / designer's statements

Manufractured is a PosterZine which was part of a collaboration with Artefakte Aktieverung on the subject of repatriating human remains. It draws contemporary parallels to the repatriation of Nat Nakasa.


Type of book work: Unique / sculptural book-object (one-of-a-kind)
Dimensions: 210 x 150
Media: Munchen Pure Paper, printing

Artist's / designer's statements

Invisible is a PosterZine riffing on the changing of the city of Bellville's identity from an overtly Afrikaner one to a more Afropolitan one through migration and accompanying trade systems.

"Scott Eric Williams is a self-taught artist from Cape Town. Williams uses diverse media, which range from sculpture with recycled materials and weaving to street art. Williams is moved to create empathetic work, with an intention to contribute to a multifaceted image of African identity.

Scott's work reflects on urban migrations contemplating land, hope and trade within the inner-city. Through use of urban detritus he strives to make sense of the city by engaging with its leftovers. His work embeds a sense of site-specificity due to the nature of materials from stores & locations which are traditionally run by African foreigners to interrogate the welcome with which refugees are received.

Scott was a founding member of Burning Museum collective (2012) who have exhibited at The Centre for African Studies - UCT, Brundyn+, Kunsthaus Dresden & on the streets of Cape Town. His work includes regular Youth Facilitation at District Six Museum and research & archiving at Africa South Art Initiative. Most recently Scott was part of the coordination committee for the ZinesinZAR minifestival, a member of the Thupelo - Triangle Network assembly working committee and a participant of Openlab 2016.

Artist / Photographer / Cultural Worker


2012 Certificate in Digital Photography. Getsmarter/ University of Cape Town
2015 Certificate, Business Acumen for Artists. University of Cape Town
2016 Certificate, Managing the Arts: Cultural Organizations in Transition, Goethe institute


2013 TO LET - Burning Museum Collective show, Centre for African Studies Gallery, University of Cape Town
2013 Currency and Curiosity. Joule City/Resonance Bazaar, Cape Town
2015 Cover Version - Gallery MOMO, Cape Town (Burning Museum collaboration with George Hallett)
2016 Waiting and Hope Curatorship examination exhibition. Curated by Twahiru Sabuni. Binding room, UCT Michaelis
2017 Alex La Guma X Scott Eric Williams, Polymath Sketchbook commissioned by South African Heritage Resource Agency. Youngblood Arts and Culture Development, Cape Town


British Embassy, Cape Town

© Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts (JGCBA). All rights reserved.