APS EVENTS IN JUNE
In a time of confinement, when freedom felt elusive, we discovered a profound truth: we may know where we are physically, but do we truly understand where we stand? Singazazi Ukuthi Siyaphi Kodwa Sazi Ukuthi Sivelaphi
Aftermath delves into the social fabric that shapes our lives and communities through the lens of young, emerging African artists. The exhibition not only examines, reconstructs our history, traditions, culture, and religion, and breathes new life into forgotten narratives. After the over whelming Pandemic, the eight featured graduates of APS had to do some retrospection & meditate on what is to be an uncertain future ahead of them.
Artists Featured: Ben Mphande, Bekezela Mabena, Betinho Mokwane, Hlavutelo Ngobeni, Samukelo Gqola, Thabo Skhosana, Tshogofatso Nkhumeleng and Seza Zitha
We have transformed our office spaces into viewing rooms!
This unique exhibition brings together a carefully curated selection of prints that represent a kaleidoscope of artistic perspectives and techniques. From the timeless allure of traditional printmaking to the cutting-edge expressions of the contemporary, from abstract wonders to vivid representations, each piece invites you to explore a captivating visual narrative that will ignite your imagination.
Our tours are completely free, granting you the opportunity to explore our studio, interact with talented students and visiting artists, and truly immerse yourself in the creative process.
Cant make it the studio? View and Purchase some of the editions on the online Collection Here
Monday to Friday 10:00 am till 15:00pm
Saturday 10:00am till 14h00pm
APS will be at Turbine Art Fair 2023!
We are thrilled to announce our participation at this year’s Turbine Art Fair!
This year is a celebration of victory and a testament to the transformative power of our new surroundings. Delve into the investigation of endless possibilities and the profound impact of our studio's history on present and future printmakers. The Isle of Houghton has given Artist Proof Studio a remarkable new space, igniting a shift in mindset and a surge of energy among our artists. The legacy lives on as we welcome new voices to continue the artistic journey in South Africa. Secure your ticket now and immerse yourself in the evolving tapestry of creativity at Artist Proof Studio. Book your tickets today!
For Printmaking this term the 1st year group was introduced to a new Drypoint Module. It was co-ordinated by Heidi Mielke. This exciting new term saw the 1st year group cooking up some delicious prints with ingredients that included experimenting with drawing in Line, playing with insects and portraits, considering history, and disappearing into dreams and nightmares. This module included a sprinkle of colour through the introduction of alternative printing processes which was facilitated by Lucas Nkgweng. Students had the opportunity to mix Drypoint with surface roll, chine colle’ and A la poupee. Some shining stars included some of our deaf students Ndivhuwo Marubini, Noluthando Ntsuntsha and Thabang Leboa. Their final portfolio of Drypoint prints embodied a sense of professionalism, engagement, excellence, and critical awareness.
Moving on to the 2nd year, the Printmaking module introduced them to the challenging technique of Etching, specifically the Green Etching technique of Aluminium Copper sulphate etching. Students like Hloriso Habanatho Lehlohonolo Mapheto, Mncedisi Mkhize, Thando Ndima, Tony Maphosa, and Caylon Grotewold showcased their dedication to excellence in this demanding process. Additionally, the Drawing Module led students on an unconventional journey with ink, exploring its fluidity in large-scale triptych formats. James Ndlovu, Amogelang Tsele, Nthabiseng Tumagole, Manelisi Vilakazi, and Sandile Ndabukelwayo were among the standout performers.
In Term 2, the 3rd-year students engaged in an advanced etching collaboration with the University of Johannesburg. They learned advanced photographic etching techniques alongside traditional printmaking methods, culminating in a print exchange that involved an intensive editioning process.
Join us at Artist Proof Studio's Open Day on the 5th of August to explore our vibrant artistic community, witness live demonstrations by our students, and seize the opportunity to apply for the 2024 programme!
APS PARTNERS AND ARTISTS
Ramarutha is a 2007 APS graduate. He facilitated our Outreach Program ‘Artist in Arks’ for many years and he currently teaches art at Little Artists School Project in Braamfontein.
My trees represent life, for instance, when you teach someone it’s like planting a tree and when it grows, it bears fruits, this is a sign of gaining knowledge and being productive. Ramarutha Makoba. Visit The Art Room, Johannesburg for more info.