Artist Series E03: Wilfed Ukpong Soci...

Oxford-based Nigerian artist and academic Wilfred Ukpong discusses the conceptual framework which underpins his multidisciplinary oeuvre of sculpture, films, performances and artworks. The Speakers: Dr. Blaze, alias of Wilfred Ukpong Dr. Blaze is a Nigerian-born multidisciplinary social practice artist and researcher who lives and works in Oxford, Paris and Lagos. The former engineering student turned […]

The Art We Make E01: William Kentridg...

  William Kentridge’s large-scale new body of work, Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts, is described by Master Printer Jillian Ross and associate printers Sbongiseni Khulu and Chad Cordiero. For more information about the Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts and the exhibition at David Krut Projects in Parkwood, Johannesburg, please follow the link to the Online Exhibition Experience. 

Artist Series E02: Jacob van Schalkwy...

Cape Town based artist Jacob van Schalkwyk speaks about his collaboration with David Krut Workshop and the conceptualization of his 2017 Solo Project and Print Launch, DOLCEFARNIENTE at David Krut Projects in Parkwood, Johannesburg. DOLCEFARNIENTE translates as “the enjoyment of idleness”, the sweetness (dolce) of doing (faro) nothing (niente). It is an Italian concept detailing a […]

Artist Series E01: Stephen Hobbs | No...

Stephen Hobbs gave a walkabout to his students from the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on his recent solo exhibition No Fusion, held at David Krut Projects in May 2017. The exhibition is presented in progress; with additional exhibits, a book launch and a talk taking place during the run of […]

Tools of the trade

The Workshop is filled with strange and wonderful tools. Often tools are borrowed from other industries such as the Jewellery and Engineering. We use the deburring tool for preparing the edge of plates before printing. the curved swivel blade alows you to shear off uneven and rough edges before finally filing and polishing them smooth. […]

Print/s of the Month | Quinten E. Wil...

  “My work is about teasing out, probing and proposing intersectional relationships” – Williams The first of our new feature Print/s of the Month chosen by Archivist Noma Ngwenya for the month of August is Quinten E William’s Untitled (Black and Grey).  The work is up at the David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main, Maboneng, Johannesburg. The print […]

An Online Exhibition Experience

  Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts, 06 July – 24 August at the David Krut Projects Gallery, exhibits three large-scale woodcuts made as a collaborative body of work between William Kentridge and David Krut Projects. ‘Mantegna’, ‘The Flood’ and ‘Lampedusa’ are based on the initial drawings of Kentridge’s monumental ‘Triumphs and Laments’ frieze across the Tiber […]

The David Krut Workshop Discusses Art...

Female Spotlight: The Women of the David Krut Workshop E01 Being a Women in the Art World In celebration of women’s month, the female printmakers at the David Krut Workshop discuss their experiences in the art world. Jillian Ross Master Printer, the lead collaborator and the manager of the workshop. “My job is very physical […]

Meet David Krut Projects Cape Town

David Krut Projects in Cape Town is a cosy elegant space nestled in the garden retreat of the Montebello Design Centre. A satellite gallery connecting the larger David Krut Projects network with Cape Town art community-arena, and which increases the David Krut footprint of accessible arts spaces for the public. David Krut Projects Cape Town […]

A Japanese Sensibility of South Afric...

Meet Asuka Nirasawa, artist-in-residence at David Krut Projects Cape Town in May. The residence showcase has been extended until 14 September 2017 due to her work’s popularity.   MULTIFINITY by Asuka Nirasawa 01 May – 14 September  I  Tuesday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm David Krut Projects Cape Town, Montebello Design Centre, 31 […]

Environmental Art, Education and Ener...

Wilfred Ukpong began studying the sciences, like his brothers but came across a dangerous idea in his second year of university: Robert Thomson’s book Flash of the Spirit: African & Afro-American Art & Philosophy. The book identified how the Yoruba, Kongo and Ejagham civilisations are reflected in the art and metaphysical practices of the African […]

Shame: Sorry by Penny Siopis


PENNY SIOPIS Title of series: ‘Shame: Sorry’ This series of prints is part of a larger body of work (paintings and installations) on the idea and experience of ‘Shame’ as both a public phenomenon and a psychological condition. Shame is part of conflict, and current global conflicts have reinserted a sense of shame onto the […]

Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts | Seri...

Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts  | Series Continues

With the completion of three large scale woodcuts Mantegna, The Flood and Lampedusa, Kentridge provided the David Krut Workshop team with the next image, and challenge, as the series continues. Drawing and Scale As with the first three prints the process begins with a drawing. The scale of the series had been carefully deliberated over in […]

Talk by Jillian Ross I 22 July 11 am

Jillian Ross on The Making of Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts 22 July 2017, 11am at the David Krut Projects Gallery Master Printer Jillian Ross who was integral to the conceptualization and collaborative creation of the woodcuts, along with printmakers Chad Cordeirro and Sbongiseni Khulu will discuss their collaboration with Kentridge and the history of the […]

Subtle differences | Chine collé

This technique is sometimes so subtle, to the untrained eye it could go completely unnoticed, however the effect it can have on a print can be crucial to the finish of an image. But what is Chine collé? Roughly translated from French: Chine = thin tissue and collé = glue or paste. The word Chine […]

Stephen Hobbs’ Embodiment and T...

The experience of the city is personal, as such artists often choose to depict their vision of a city, a dystopian or utopian projection of the space as they see it. Yet Stephen Hobbs of the Trinity Sessions is experienced in inner city art projects that work on urban rejuvenation harnessing the skills of underprivileged […]

The Making of Triumphs and Laments Wo...

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 would be stenciled onto the wall of the river from Ponte Sisto to Ponte Mazzini. It would be called Triumphs and Laments and […]

A visit to the Workshop

A highlight in an average day for the team at David Krut Workshop (DKW) is the appearances of curious people who step through our doors and either come to discover or expand their interest in print. We are perfectly positioned at Arts on Main, the new major arts hub adjacent to downtown Johannesburg. Arts on […]