About

Founded in 2012 by Shani Judes, SJ Artists manages South African creatives, curates exhibitions and runs large scale art projects.

Representing some of South Africa’s leading creative artists from Cape Town, Durban & Johannesburg, SJ Artists works with photographers, illustrators, graffiti artists, designers, videographers & stop motion specialists, all highly talented and capable of delivering the best creative work in their respective fields.

Judes has been managing and representing artists since 2007 starting with photographers and mural artists. Co-founded Word Of Art in 2007 followed by The Imaginarium in 2009.  This previous experience and understanding of the creative space has culminated in SJ Artists.

Providing clients with efficient and professional project management services allowing them to tap into the finest creative energy South Africa has to offer.

SJ Artists thrives off managing and facilitating large and exciting projects and serving as curator at exhibitions.

Our Clients

Africa Centre
Alpha Design
Anglo American Jazz Festival
Atomik Pictures
Baitul Ansaar
BBDO London
Bench SA
Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury Publishing
Bozza
BP
Brandhouse
Busby Trading
Campus Media
DDB Cape Town
Design Indaba
Design Partnership
Draft FCB
ETV
Farm Film TV
FIFA
Foto Deli
Freshly Ground
Giant Films

Gloo Digital Design
Grolsch
Hammer Live
Hudsons
Icon Magazine UK
Ignite SA
Insect Science
Intel
Interactive Africa
Interior Architects
JMC
John Wilschut Signs designs
Keystone Productions
Khuluma Magazine (Touchline Publishing)
Lowe Bull SA
M&A Design
Markhams
Mini SA
Nando’s
National Geographic
Navigator Films
Notch Communications
Ogilvy CT
Ogilvy JHB
Ohrsom Students
Old Khaki
Publicis NYC
Red Bull
Run Rabbit Run Coffee
Saatchi & Saatchi
SAB
Sanlam
Sasol
Singh & Sons
Skyway Foundation
Starbucks
TBWA
TBWA Hunt Lascaris CT
The Jupiter Drawing Room CT
Time Events
Touch Line Media
Troika
Umbro SA
V&A Waterfront
Wicked Pixels
Woolworths

Past projects and exhibitions include

  • PASTE. Khayelitsha Culture  (winning most beautiful object in SA along with local and international coverage)
  • PASTE. Donna Solovei solo show 2011
  • Inside Out Project with TED Prize winner 2011 JR
  • Bozza outdoor campaign, covering 6 townships across South Africa
  • Butterfly Art Project PASTE. Vrygrond 2011
  • Binho Sau Paulo mural Muizenberg 2012
  • Design Indaba photography coverage 3 years running
  • Easter Group Show 2011 (The Imaginarium)
  • Jonx PIllemer Solo Show 2010
  • 1000 Drawings 2009 (4 month long campaign culminating with an event for approx 2000 people)
  • Group Soup Group Show 2009 (WOA)
  • Adidas Originals country wide campaign 2009
  • BP Country wide campaign 2010
  • Cape Town Month of Photography Auction 2008
  • Youngest participant to take part in Month Of Photography 2002 at the age of 17
  • Photographed the stills for the documentary produced by the  late Ashley Kaimowitz , which has raised 6 million rand for the Noncheba Family Councelling Center in Khayelitsha.
  • Volunteer Care Clown for The UPliftment  Program.