David Krut shares his knowledge and his insight about Arts on Main, Johannesburg as the creative hub in Maboneng in an interview that took place in 2010.
David Krut shares his knowledge and insight about Arts on Main, Johannesburg as the creative hub in Maboneng in an interview that took place in 2010.
In 2002 David Krut established David Krut Workshop in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg to mentor artists in etching and printmaking as an adjunct to their activities in their studios. This collaborative arts resource of workshop, gallery, bookstore and arts education facility attracted galleries and art collectors to The Parkwood Art Strip.
In 2010 David Krut Workshop relocated to become the pioneer arts facility at the Arts on Main precinct in the inner city. Arts on Main proved to be the Joburg epicentre for media and visitors to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. David Krut Projects has trained a skilled team of printers, creatives and arts collaborators working at The Blue House in Parkwood and at Arts On Main. It functions as a community facility to allow skills transfer and mentoring in art-making, as well as arts communications and media. The bookstores encourage art knowledge and also support an early childhood development project in the hopes of encouraging careers in the arts and literacy.