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  • Mapula: Embroidery and Empowerment in the Winterveld


    In Mapula: Embroidery and Empowerment in the Winterveld, Brenda Schmahmann discusses the complex circumstances that resulted in the founding of Mapula in 1991, when the Winterveld was part of the former ‘homeland’ of Bophuthatswana. The Mapula Embroidery Project in the Winterveld is one of the most important community art projects in South Africa.

  • Messages and Meaning: The MTN Art Collection


    In September 1997 MTN, one of the leading cell phone companies in South Africa, made a modest purchase of artworks by South African artists. This marked the beginning of what was to become a major corporate collection of South African art, comprising some 1400 African and South African works. It has been energetically researched, traveled, exhibited, discussed, debated and admired. With this new book, the MTN Art Collection has come of age.

    Messages and Meaning aims to be an informative, diverse, and sumptuous read for years to come. The book was launched simultaneously to the first national touring exhibition of the MTN Art Collection in 2012.

  • Movement and its limitation within an environment – Quinten Edward Williams


    Hot off the press new release zine, created for the exhibition Movement and its limitation within an environment by artist Quinten Edward Williams. To view the exhibition, click here.

    Movement and its limitation within an environment is a visual-spatial presentation which responds to the vibrancy of partaking in an assemblage, and to the ambivalence of living in a borderland. The sketching process employed in the making of the artworks occurs through an interface between painting, sculpting and printing.

  • Movement Breaks in the Classroom | Activity Book


    The 32-page booklet offers a series of interactive movement-based activities that can be used in both the classroom and at home to maximize the development of faculties of children by stimulating the body, the senses and the mind.

  • No Fusion – Stephen Hobbs Monograph


    The 2017 exhibition of letterpress prints, monotypes and sculpture captured Hobbs’s fascination with optical interplay and visual disruption. From the exhibition comes this Monograph – a unique flip book, combining picture fragments and words.


  • Points for Departure


    In Points for Departure ceramicist Dina Prinsloo documents her life’s work through a sumptuous collection of photographs, text, diagrams and notes. The book documents Prinsloo’s collaboration with prominent South African architects in which she has created sculptural objects and containers that become extensions of site and the built structure.

  • Skill Set 1 Graphic Design: A Primer in South African Graphic Design


    A Primer in South African Graphic Design features the work of leading design professionals, containing design fundamentals and principles ranging from practical advice and guidance, designing for and within the local context, examples of work by designers, a Q&A with experienced local design professionals to a glossary of useful resources and information.

  • Stephen Hobbs: Be Careful In The Working Radius


    The catalogue, “Be Careful In The Working Radius, was printed alongside the namesake exhibition. This exhibition is the culmination of the most recent work Stephen Hobbs has been making at DKW.

    Early in his career, Stephen Hobbs recognised the need to develop his practice across the disciplines of artistic production, curatorial practice and cultural management. Through committed urban investigation and experimentation, focused primarily on Johannesburg since 1994, he has sustained a dialogue with urban space through video, installation, curated projects, photography and sculpture.

  • TAXI Art Book Educational Supplement: David Koloane


    David Koloane was born in 1938 in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg. He studied art at the Bill Ainslie Studios in Johannesburg and later completed a Diploma in Museum Studies at the University of London. Koloane established a reputation, both locally and internationally, as a pioneer black artist in apartheid South Africa and was the founding member of institutions promoting and supporting black talent in South Africa from the mid-1970s.

  • TAXI Art Book Educational Supplement: Deborah Bell


    Deborah Bell is a leading Johannesburg painter and sculptor and whose work is created in dialogue with multiple worlds, texts, histories and consciousnesses. She is also widely known for her collaborative projects with William Kentridge and Robert Hodgins. Bell’s drawings, etchings and monumental clay sculptures possess a kind of mystical godliness which comes from deep within her.

  • TAXI Art Book Educational Supplement: Diane Victor


    This Educational Supplement is published together with TAXI 013 Diane Victor. The importance of Diane Victor’s impressive body of drawings and prints lies not simply in its biting social commentary and the sometimes macabre quality of her images, but also in the interplay between the tough and the fragile in her work, between the subject matter of her visual narratives and the delicate mark-making and fragility of her preferred media.

  • TAXI Art Book Educational Supplement: Kagiso Pat Mautloa


    Kagiso Pat Mautloa was born in 1952 in Ventersdorp. While still at school he attended classes at the Jubilee Art Centre in Johannesburg, then at Mofolo Art Centre in Soweto. He has worked as a full-time artist since 1993, and now has a studio at the Bag Factory in Johannesburg, where a number of other well-known artists work.

  • TAXI Art Book Educational Supplement: Noria Mabasa


    Noria Muelelwa Mabasa was born in 1938 in Xigalo, a village in Limpopo Province, north of Johannesburg. She is a sculptor of large woodcarvings and figurative ceramic work who first came to prominence in the urban art scene in the mid 1980s.

  • TAXI Art Book Educational Supplement: Paul Stopforth


    Paul Stopforth produced several bodies of work that were startling in their courageous engagement with the repressive society in which he lived. The importance of Stopforth’s work is that he is an acute observer of the minutiae of everyday life and keenly attuned to the significance of ordinary objects, which he imbues with dignity and careful metaphorical significance.

  • TAXI Art Book Educational Supplement: Samson Mudzunga


    Samson Mudzunga was born in 1938 in Shanzha, Dopeni, in the Nzhelele district of the former Venda “homeland”. Although Mudzunga began playing with clay as a child, it wasn’t until much later in life that he became a self-sustaining artist, acclaimed for his performance events and for his extraordinary wood carvings, particularly his enormous “coffin drums”.

  • TAXI Art Book Educational Supplement: Sandile Zulu


    This Educational Supplement is published with TAXI-012 Sandile Zulu by Colin Richards. Sandile Zulu’s work incorporates and gives expression to a many layered mythology in which fire, transformation, planetary cycles, and natural rhythms are key elements. Zulu uses found objects that he scavenges from industrial sites and from nature, but the distinctive scorch-marks and burnt edges of his work testify to the centrality of fire in his method and his aesthetic philosophy.