Pebofatso Mokoena – Statistical Weaknesses, 2018

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 […]

Critic’s Pick: Maja Maljevic

Maja Maljević‘s exhibition, Polytekton, was chosen as Artforum International’s critic pick for Johannesburg. “The centerpiece of her exhibition “Polytekton” is a group of sixty-one unique and individually numbered prints, “Documents for the People” (all works 2018). Nested in the democratic title of the print series, which shows off eight different techniques (including silk screen, etching, and […]

Rotation of the flywheel – DKCT visits DKW

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. […]

PODCAST E23 | Polytekton: Artist Interrogation with Maja Maljević

This is a special edition episode where Serbian born artist Maja Maljević is under interrogation by Master Printer Jillian Ross. Majević’s artist practice and exhibition – Polytekton – are brought into question. The audio accompanied an exclusive event on the 4th of September 2018 where the audience participated in an experience of art in the dark […]

Maja Maljević – Polytekton (poly=many tekton=artisan, maker or craftsman)

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 […]

PODCAST | Word Art E07 | Editor, Publisher and Poet Michelle Betty

In this Podcast Elize de Beer talks to Michelle Betty about her journey as an editor and poet, as well as her poetry publications and collaborations, such as Dryad Press and New Contrast. Michelle starts off the Podcast with a reading of the poem published by Douglas Reid Skinner and Patricia Schonstein in Stanzas 12 […]

Maja Maljević – Documents for the People

David Krut Projects is proud to announce new editions by Maja Maljević. The series was made at the David Krut Workshop (DKW) in 2018 and is titled ‘Documents for the People.’ The series includes: 61 x New prints, 11 silkscreen colours, 5 x intaglio colours, 9 x types of paper, 8 x techniques, 6 x printmakers […]

Limited Edition Print Pop Up Shop at START – St Theresa’s Art Festival

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 […]

The Art We Make E03: Master Printer Jillian Ross on DKW and artist Colbert Mashile

In this episode, the David Krut Workshop’s Master Printer Jillian Ross speaks about her experience of joining the workshop and her work with artist Colbert Mashile. Colbert Mashile Artist Page: http://davidkrutprojects.com/artists/93/colbert-mashile

Artist Series E22 | Optics, Curiosity and Playfulness with Stephen Hobbs

Elize de Beer is in conversation with artist Stephen Hobbs in his Studio in Johannesburg. In this podcast episode, Hobbs speaks about how his artistic practice began as a conceptual artist and how that conceptual way of thinking has developed in his current influences and use of materials. CHAPTERS: 0:42: Three words to describe Hobb’s […]

Print of the Month (July 2018) Deborah Bell

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 […]

Artist Series E21 | Rhett Martyn’s 1:10 Showcase Walkabout

Rhett Martyn introduces his project ‘1:10 Modernist Plunder: The New Constructivists’ as the culmination of an 8-month long research project. Listen to Rhetts ideas and concepts surrounding this showcase as explained in the walkabout that took place on the 7th of July 2018. CHAPTERS: 00:42 – How the exhibition came about 04:30 – The story […]

Rhett Martyn Studio Visit

Artist Rhett Martyn introduced his project ‘1:10 Modernist Plunder: The New Constructivists’ at the David Krut Gallery on the 5th of July 2018. In this solo project, Rhett exposes his current research areas through printmaking and sculpture to highlight his investigation of a Mozambican architect, political activist and art collector named João Mangual. We paid […]

Stephen Hobbs at Keyes Art and Design Emporium

PHOTO FOCUS for July’s Art & Design Saturday – 14th of July 2018 The July 14th edition of Art&Design Saturday recognises Mandela Month and the 100 year celebrations taking place across the country. Keyes Art Mile has curated a programme entitled PHOTO FOCUS, paying homage to the critical role that documentary photography played in informing the international community […]

Becoming a Story Teller – Aida Muluneh and the Kampala Art Biennale.

In 2018, the Kampala Art Biennale (KAB) has taken on a new format for its third edition. Titled “THE STUDIO”, the biennale will be orientated around the notion of knowledge exchange and the relationship between a master and apprentice. The practise of a Master artist sharing their skills with young apprentices has long been a […]

Artist Series E20: Rhett Martyn and Chad Cordeiro | A Sculptors approach to Printmaking

In this episode, printer Chad Cordiero from the David Krut Workshop (DKW) chats to artist Rhett Martyn over his printing process and experience at DKW. This episode was recorded in our busy printmaking workshop where there is a constant buzz of creativity and artistic labour. The David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main in the […]

Community Series E03: Trees for Tourism with Maarten Groos

While in Stanford the David Krut Projects Cape Town Staff met Maarten Groos who is based at Farm 215 near Stanford. Groos helps run Trees for Tourism, as part of the South African Reforestation Trust. In this episode, Elize de Beer is in conversation with Groos about Trees for Tourism, the importance of the project […]

Community Series E02 : Creative Works staff, Rachell van Rooyen

The following podcast was recorded in Afrikaans, as a large portion of the Stanford community is made up of Afrikaans and Xhosa speaking residences. This is the first of many podcasts that we aim to do in various languages. Rachell van Rooyen assists Regina Broenner with Creative Works sessions in Stanford and runs her own […]