Master printer feature: Jillian Ross 2016-10

28.10.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen Master printer feature: Jillian Ross For profiling Ross, she suggested I begin by painting a picture of the workshop – past and present – as a prelude to describing her role as master printer and workshop manager… On entering David Krut Workshop (DKW), one is confronted by a whirring maze of creative activity. DKW was one of […]

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What’s new at DKW? A display of prints and paintings curated by our staff 2016-08

08/08/16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen (JC) There is a new display of work on the walls at DKW – a combination of prints, paintings and mixed media curated by our staff, Noma Ngwenya (NN) and Sbongiseni Khulu (SK). Ngwenya and Khulu took me on a walkabout to explain the logic behind the display. To set the scene, […]

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A Cape Town Colleague’s Visit to the Golden City

David Krut Projects Cape Town can get icy in winter. We had our annual break for the first two weeks of July, right after The Deer Little Market and I spent the holiday in my home town, Johannesburg. I felt like a very at-home foreigner. There’s so much going on in this golden city, in […]

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July in Review – what have the DKP team and our associated artists been up to?

22.07.16 This month, we showcased a rich selection of contemporary artists at Turbine Art Fair (TAF), including Quinten Williams, Mary Wafer, Robyn Penn, Rhett Martyn, Maja Maljevic, Stephen Hobbs, Keneilwe Mokoena, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Senzo Shabangu, Mischa Fritsch, Mongezi Ncaphayi and Lorenzo Nassimbeni. A memorable moment was Robyn Penn’s TAF tour for kids, which had two main […]

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DKP proudly present cutting edge talk series: Architecture-meets-Art (AMA)

05/07/16 On Saturday 16 July the successful talk series Architecture-meets-Art (AMA) moves location, from the David Krut Bookstore in Parkwood to the Edoardo Villa House in Kew. Public artist Stephen Hobbs conceptualised the series out of a passion for architecture and a perceived need to bridge the gap between architecture and art in the context […]

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Destruction/Construction: “Main and Kruger” etching series by Stephen Hobbs

Main and Kruger I-V Hardground etching series 2014-2015 Stephen Hobbs “These prints are my fantasizing about the aesthetics of grids and order” – Stephen Hobbs  Context The title of this series – Main and Kruger – is the address of an intersection where the redevelopment of a residential building, called The Craftsmen’s Ship, is currently […]

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AOM: Control is the word

Activities (and weather conditions) are heating up at AOM before we shut our doors for 2015. The team multi-task in order to complete their projects for the year. They start by working individually to tie up loose ends. Kim-Lee Loggenberg finishes editioning two small prints by Mischa Fritsch. She uses Chine-collé and backing paper. Here is a sneak […]

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Defence and deception in the modern South African battlefield: Stephen Hobbs on his etching suite, Buildings, bombs, bunkers and clouds 2015-11

27.11.15 Blogger: Jessie Cohen Visual artist and cultural producer Stephen Hobbs is well known for his war-design-inspired public artwork through which he probes the very real, and often very ugly, meaning behind “urban development” in fraught social spaces on the African continent. It is no surprise that Hobbs’s interest in defensive architecture began in Johannesburg, his […]

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A Luis Alonzo-Barkigia special at AOM

24.11.15 Blogger & photographer: Jessie Cohen It’s almost Christmas but the pace at AOM is not letting up. Master printer Jillian Ross is back in the workshop after a trip to the Editions/Artists Book Fair in NYC, and the printers are poised for a hard day’s work. The space is pumping with energy. Jillian is […]

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Printmaking in the “armpit of America”: Stephen Hobbs on his whirl-wind lecture tour of the United States 2015-11

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 2015-11 On returning to Johannesburg after an intensive three-week lecture and printmaking tour of the US, Stephen Hobbs is buzzing with enthusiasm and filled with inspiration. He spoke with our blogger, Jessie Cohen, to give a sense of what it was like to visit and make art in the so-called “armpit of America” (Detroit, Cleveland, […]

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