David Krut Projects in Johannesburg started in the late 1990’s by publishing the first major publication on William Kentridge, a CD-ROM. He invited international Master Printers to visit Johannesburg to bring his fine art publishing knowledge to the city as well. In 1999 the TAXI Art Books Series were published, which provided the first history and education resources on South African contemporary art.
In 2002, David Krut Workshop (DKW) was established to support the skills transformation needs in the industry. The one-stop art location in Parkwood consisted of a print workshop, a gallery, book publishing division and bookstore with an outreach program to assist arts educators. In 2009, with the establishment of an existing arts precinct on the East side of the inner city, DKW was relocated again with the same art support facilities as in Parkwood.
Our Arts Resource activities emphasis on employment and mentorship for artists and especially women artists and women aspiring to have careers in the visual arts and arts literature. Our art outreach program was extended to establishing an early childhood development project in Hermanus which has up skilled women from the local area to work with with schools and community centers. Creative Skills Factory is now a registered section 18A Non-profit organisation.
Our presence in the Parkwood arts strip has now been expanded to the iconic BLUE HOUSE across Jan Smuts Avenue becoming a neighbor of the long-standing Kim Sacks Gallery. The gallery, workshop, bookstore, framing and arts education activities have served as a great resource for artists, students, collectors and visitors from abroad wanting to gain an overall insight into the local arts scene.
The Blue House, 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Randburg, South Africa