David Krut Projects (DKP) is an independent arts resource, which is active in Johannesburg and New York. Its focus is the encouragement of careers in the arts and literature and providing a platform for collaborations in the visual and other creative arts. Our outreach activities support child literacy and arts education. We also endeavour to promote an awareness of African photographers. In Johannesburg we have exhibition project spaces and a bookstore located at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. Our professional print workshop – David Krut Workshop (DKW) – is situated at Arts on Main, the major arts hub adjacent to downtown Johannesburg, and was one of the first spaces to opt into the 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 under the skillful hand of Master Printer Jillian Ross from 2004 until 2020. Today it 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, Maaike Bakker, Heidi Fourie, Stephen Hobbs, Maja Maljevic, Pebofatso Mokoena, Helena Uambembe, Anna van der Ploeg, Adele van Heerden, Zhi Zulu and more…
About our project: Bungalow Bliss Print Residency with Stephen Hobbs
DKW will undertake a real time print residency with artist and long-time collaborator Stephen Hobbs for the duration of TAF (Turbine Art Fair). Visitors will observe the artist and printers in action as they work to produce a series of available, hot-off-the-press prints using the mediums of silkscreen, monotype, linocut, and paper sculpture. This initiative is aimed at providing insight into the traditional process of hand-made fine art editions, as well as the importance of collecting prints.
Hobbs’ current work explores the home-based architecture of lockdown and visual manifestations of its effects on the psyche and family relationships.
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