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David Krut Print Workshop: New Work 2006

This exhibition of prints produced and published at David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) in 2006 follows on from last year’s National Arts Festival show of DKW work, 25 Years of Prints and Multiples. It includes works by David Koloane, Mary Wafer, Deborah Bell, Colbert Mashile, Alastair Whitton, Bronwen Findlay, Nelson Makamo, José Ferreira, Johan Engels, Nathaniel Stern, Trasi Henen and Sean Slemon.

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This exhibition of prints produced and published at David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) in 2006 follows on from last year’s National Arts Festival show of DKW work, 25 Years of Prints and Multiples. It includes works by David Koloane, Mary Wafer, Deborah Bell, Colbert Mashile, Alastair Whitton, Bronwen Findlay, Nelson Makamo, José Ferreira, Johan Engels, Nathaniel Stern, Trasi Henen, and Sean Slemon.

David Krut Print Workshop, established in 2002, offers both established and emerging South African artists the opportunity to work with experienced printmakers. The diversity of work produced at DKW is reflected in the works and artists on the exhibition. David Koloane’s fire-and-smoke skylines can be viewed alongside Mary Wafer’s linear urban landscapes, while Colbert Mashile’s comic figurative monotypes stand in sharp contrast to the minimalist grid patterns of Alastair Whitton’s etchings. Deborah Bell’s figures, totems, and fragments of poetry are given a fresh slant with the addition of carborundum and handwork, while Nathaniel Stern’s abstract images combine digital scanning with traditional engraving.

DKW has had longstanding working relationships with established artists such as Sam Nhlengethwa, Willem Boshoff, and William Kentridge, but the workshop is also invigorated by collaborations with younger artists like Trasi Henen and Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, as well as with artists who have produced substantial bodies of work in other mediums and come to DKW to work on intaglio printing or monotypes in the collaborative environment of a print workshop. Bronwen Findlay was the first artist working at DKW to complete and show a body of work in the DKW gallery.

Jill Ross, DKW’s workshop manager and resident printer, is currently assisted by Mlunghisi Khongisa and Niall Bingham. Tim Foulds, who worked at DKW for three years as the master printer, now freelances but continues to originate and edition prints at the workshop. DKW is expanding its activities and offering regular introductory etching classes in order to encourage an appreciation of printmaking.

David Krut Print Workshop: New Work 2006 on view until 29 July

Gallery Hours 09h00-17h00, Sat 09h00-16h00

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