Podcast Playlist: Top episodes 2020 – 2021

Take a listen to this playlist of the top episodes of our podcast where we have spoken to various artists about their practice, exhibitions, residencies at our workshop and so much more!

Heidi Fourie – Between the Grasses | Listening Time: 20 minutes

In this episode Pretoria-based painter Heidi Fourie speaks to Britt Lawton about her artistic practice, her painting process, the influence of lockdown on her creativity, working with the printmakers at the David Krut Workshop (DKW), her experience of printmaking, and her solo exhibition – Grass You Can Swim In.

Anna van der Ploeg – Artistic process as a ‘dance or a fight’ | Listening time: 23 minutes

DKW was excited to announce the arrival of South African contemporary artist Anna van der Ploeg for a short-term residency at the Workshop in January 2021. In this episode, van der Ploeg chatted to Britt Lawton about her artistic process, her experience with artist residencies, the influence of environment and culture, her collaboration with the team at DKW, bee keeping, and so much more… This was ahead of a solo exhibition at our Johannesburg Gallery titled VISITOR.

Anna van der Ploeg in residency at the David Krut Workshop, 2021

Olivia Botha – CAUGHT | Listening time: 25 minutes

In this episode, multi-disciplinary artist Olivia Botha called from Cape Town to chat to Britt Lawton in a remote interview while awaiting her trip to Berlin for an upcoming residency. Botha discusses how she came to be involved in the arts, the influence of environment and community on her work, her love for poetry, how she has been affected by COVID travel restrictions, and her ongoing relationship with David Krut Projects. This was ahead of her first solo exhibition at the David Krut Gallery in Johannesburg – CAUGHT.

Order & Chaos with Maaike Bakker | Listening Time: 28 Minutes

Artist, illustrator and educator Maaike Bakker joined Britt Lawton at DKW at Arts on Main to chat about her journey in the arts, her identity as an visual artist and illustrator, the importance of arts education, her artistic practice, the influence of music and album covers on her work, and her experience in a short-term residency at DKW.

Zhi Zulu – Bridge over troubled giraffe | Listening time: 14 minutes

In this episode, we hear from artist and illustrator Zhi Zulu on her silkscreen edition titled ‘Bridge over troubled giraffe (2020).’ Zulu created this silkscreen print during her second collaboration with DKW this year (2020) – find out more about The CURIOUS FIVE SERIES on the David Krut Portal.

Adele van Heerden | Artist in residence | Listening time: 28 minutes

Cape Town-based artist Adele van Heerden spent a month in residency at DKW. Here she speaks to Annabel Williams and Ame Bell about her experience. Read more here.

Helena Uambembe: Art, Archives & Identity | Listening Time: 28 minutes

Artist Helena Uambembe speaks to Britt Lawton about her artistic practice, her interest in the archive, personal identity, language and working at DKW on a collaborative project called COMMANDER NEL’S ARCHIVE.

Claire Zinn – To Live with Caution Not with Fear | Listening Time, 15 minutes

Painter and printmaker Claire Zinn elaborates on her career in the arts, her exciting new printing process, working from her home studio, the inspiration behind her artworks Semper Virens  and To Live with Caution Not with Fear, the joys of being part of The Printing Girls Collective and so much more. These works were included in her solo exhibition in 2021 – THE DAY LINGERED.

Lebo Thoka, Seeds of the Dirt | 28 minutes

Britt Lawton catches up with artist/photographer Lebo Thoka on the progression of her career since her first solo exhibition – It is well: Ode to Karabo – in 2018. She explains the inspiration and influence of her newest series Seeds of the Dirt. Both series’ were included in an international exhibition at AKKA Project in Venice in 2021, alongside Margaret Ngigi. Find out more here: EDEN by Lebo Thoka.

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