Posts in category DK Print Workshop Blog

William Kentridge | Triumphs and...

Work on the fifth and largest work in the Triumphs and Laments Woodcut series titled: Leaning on Air has begun.  In early 2016, William Kentridge was at work on a monumental frieze to be installed along the banks of Rome’s Tiber River in April of the same year. The 550 meter work, stencilled onto the […]

Kids Print Workshop – Will...

On Saturday 2 march 2019 in the David Krut Projects Gallery beneath the showcase of a giant William Kentridge woodcut print, titled That which I do not remember, the David Krut Workshop hosted an exciting workshop for kids. The workshop aimed to familiarise kids (ages 5 – 12) with the foundation of woodblock printing and collage in the same vein as […]

Print of the Month | December 20...

This month features Matthew Hindley’s watercolour monotype Fireball, 2016 as our print of the month.  This print was the first monotype pulled when he made this series at the David Krut Workshop in 2016. Hindley’s selection of cell phone photographs were found on Google images and newsfeeds. He is attracted to the raw quality of […]

Maja Maljević ‘Document fo...

The print collage series titled Document for the People were part of Maljević’s popular exhibition Polytekton 2018. They are on show at the David Krut Workshop, at Arts on Main in Maboneng. Maljević collaborated with Master Printer Jillian Ross and her team, at the David Krut Workshop, on a series of prints titled Documents for the People. […]

Print of the Month | November 20...

  Joburg-based multimedia artist Robyn Penn has collaborated with David Krut Workshop (DKW) since 2011 and has had a number of solo exhibitions with David Krut Projects (DKP), such as Pretty World, Exit and Echo. Penn’s work stems from a fascination with cloud formations, ranging from atomic bomb clouds, implosion clouds, volcanic ash clouds to […]

Print of the Month – (Octo...

Very Dangerous Grid finds its inspiration in the rotation of banal advertising adorning Joburg’s motorways, where the grid like infrastructure of the billboard, oscillates between being naked and bare and covered over.   For Hobbs the bare skeleton is of more interest, a framing device for the clouds and sky, a site of projection, an […]

Deborah Bell – Sketchbook ...

Sketchbook I -VI, 2017-2018, Drypoint (and spitbite aquatint) on Gampi and Hahnemühle 300 gsm, Edition: 30, Paper size: 22,4 x 30,4 cm Deborah Bell’s initial ideas are often conceived from her visual notebooks, where the spontaneity of her quick, private drawings seem to capture the figures in a gestural moment. In the making of her plates, […]

Nina Torr – New etching se...

Nina Torr has been working on a series of new etchings. The copper plates were etched with elegantly detailed hardground etched lines. Each print is then individually hand painted with a range of varied colours and marks. This fun way of approaching a traditional technique has allowed Torr to experiment with each individual image coming […]

Kids Workshop – Make your ...

On Saturday the 22nd of September 2018, we hosted a ‘Make your own Maja’ children’s print workshop with Maja Maljević and the printers from our David Krut Workshop (DKW) at our Parkwood gallery. The open gallery turned into a studio for the day and provided a lively, engaging and welcoming space for the children to […]

Pebofatso Mokoena – Statis...

Text by Sbongiseni Khulu – printmaker at the David Krut Workshop. Influence is key in almost any artistic form of expression. If there’s anything that the past has taught us, it’s that our understanding of art is hugely dependent on the context in which it is created. It’s because of this that we can say […]

Rotation of the flywheel –...

The David Krut Workshop is a collaborative printmaking studio where selected artists work with master printer Jillian Ross and her team of printers to make fine art prints. The David Krut Projects Cape Town Team have their annul visit to Johannesburg in July to join in and learn more from the David Krut Workshop’s activities. […]

Maja Maljević – Polytekton...

Maljević has been making prints with the David Krut Workshop (DKW) since 2007. Over the years she has made etchings, monotypes, woodcuts and linocuts. In anticipation for her solo show Polytekton, 2018 at the David Krut Projects Gallery, Johannesburg, Maljević collaborated with Master Printer Jillian Ross and her team, at the David Krut Workshop, on a series […]

Limited Edition Print Pop Up Sho...

The David Krut Workshop is excited to be participating in START – ST Theresa’s Art Festival as part of Art Paper Planes’ Limited Edition Print Pop Up Shop. As part of the Print Pop up at START, a variety of editioned and unique work by over 30 artists will be on show. Artists include: Deborah Bell, Chad […]

Print of the Month (July 2018) D...

Frail Crown is part of a body of work Deborah Bell created in 2017 -2018 with Master Printers Phil Sanders and Jillian Ross at the David Krut Workshop. The print was created using a drypointed copper plate and a delicately cut sheet of chine collé to give the figure its golden yellow robe. Bell has […]

DKW’s Canadian intern Laci...

My passion for printmaking began in 2009. I was studying fine arts at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, BC, Canada, and I asked my advisor if there was a course I could take that would introduce me to digital photography while allowing me to continue developing my drawing skills. He suggested an introductory silkscreen course that […]

Print of the Month (May 2018) Ma...

This month’s print of the month was chosen by our current intern Sarah Hunkin, a student at the Wits University. Facade is part of a body of paintings and etchings titled Ninth Floor that continue Wafer’s interest in structural marginality and exclusion in contemporary South Africa. Following her previous inquiry into the Marikana massacre, Wafer’s research on […]

DKW Intern | Sarah Hunkin

I have come to realize that a print workshop like David Krut, is not all about the inking up and printing, it’s a huge part but definitely not the only thing that happens in the studio. I am Sarah, a 4th year BA Fine Arts student, studying at Wits University and I’m majoring in Linocut […]

Technical Demonstration – ...

Deborah Bell’s Invocations to the Plate technical demonstration On Saturday the 21 April 2018 the David Krut Gallery hosted a technical demonstration by the David Krut Workshop on Chine collé. Master Printer Jillian Ross along with printer Kim-Lee Loggenberg and Roxy Kaczmarek talked an excited group of artists and art lovers through the steps of printing […]