Personal recommendations of art suppliers and botanical societies.


The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) leads and coordinates research, and monitors and reports on the state of biodiversity in South Africa. The institute provides knowledge and information, gives planning and policy advice and pilots best-practice management models in partnership with stakeholders. SANBI engages in ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation, leads the human capital development strategy of the sector and manages the National Botanical Gardens as ‘windows’ to South Africa’s biodiversity for enjoyment and education.


The Botanical Artists Association of Southern Africa is a non-profit organisation committed to the promotion and development of botanical art and the scientific and artistic traditions based on this art form.

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The Italian Artshop is the sole importer of many of the world’s top quality brands of art materials.

they cater for all artists from absolute beginners to professionals.

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The Deckle Edge has come a long way expanding to include specialist products for printmakers, illustrators, watercolourists, sculptors and many more.

Art Assist

Art Assist specializes in art reproduction and photographic printing. It is owned and operated by Stephen Gibson. I’ll reproduce just about any flat artwork accurately and I’ll also help with any digital processing an artist might need: layout, print prep, exhibition submissions and more!
I do custom photographic printing too. I print on Epson’s top-of-the-range printer, using some of the best papers around so prints are vibrant and life-like.

Call Stephen on 082 257 4896
Cape Town, South Africa