The David Krut Workshop is the centre of David Krut Project’s artistic collaborations. The workshop has been involved in exciting print collaborations with artists since 2002.
The David Krut Workshop (DKW) specialises in the techniques of intaglio, relief, monotype printing and silkscreen. There is a skilled team of printers whose focus is, from conception, for each collaboration to become an opportunity for the artist to create something new, adding to their body of work. The workshop’s commitment to challenging techniques as well as aesthetic form is another core philosophy.
The studio is situated at Arts on Main – a mixed-use creative hub in Johannesburg’s inner city art neighborhood, the Maboneng Precinct – and was one of the first spaces to opt into the Arts on Main initiative back in 2010. DKW first opened on Jan Smuts Avenue in 2002, when David Krut facilitated in bringing Master Printers from abroad to initiate skills transfer. A selection of special papers and printmaking materials was also imported to assist in developing the printmaking arena in South Africa. DKW was run by Master Printer Jillian Ross from 2004 until 2020 in which she returned to Canada and opened Jillian Ross Print collaborative print studio.
Today it is run by a team of skilled young printers and is equipped with a letterpress, three etching printing presses and a steel-facing tank, and stocked with top quality inks and paper, making it one of the most impressive printmaking workshops in South Africa. Over the last 20 years DKW has collaborated with local and international artists such as William Kentridge, Deborah Bell, Diane Victor, Olivia Botha, Heidi Fourie, Senzo Shabangu, Stephen Hobbs, Maja Maljevic, Pebofatso Mokoena, Helena Uambembe, Anna van der Ploeg, Zhi Zulu and more…
To read more about about the DKW printing team and to glean some insight in this unique collaborative space, click on the profiles below:
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