What's happening at APS this May

What's happening at APS this May

RMB Latitudes Art Fair - "Melodies of Memories"

Join us once again at Shepstone Gardens for the RMB Latitudes Art Fair 2024 from May 24-26, where Artist Proof Studio will present "Melodies of Memories". This year, Artist Proof Studio has curated an exciting show titled "Melodies of Memories," an exhibition that beautifully blends nostalgia, emotion, and artistic dialogue. Our artists have evolved remarkably over the years, returning to challenge and inspire our master printers with their complex themes and exploration innovation of the printmaking medium. 

The showcase will include print editions from Artist Proof Studio alumni and collaborating artists such as Adrian Kholer, Mary Sibande, Bambo Sibiya, Lebohang Motaung, Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Lindo Zwane, Mongezi Ncaphayi, Sizwe Khoza, Themba Khumalo, Thokozani Madonsela, and Walter Oltmann. Positioned once again in the glass marquee, we will continue to innovate, hosting two shows including our browser editions throughout the weekend to ensure there is always something new to discover. Secure your tickets now and prepare for an enriching experience that celebrates the depth and diversity of printmaking.

Annual General Meeting

We are delighted to invite you to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Artist Proof Studio on Friday, 10th May 2024, from 10 am to 12 pm, at our studio in the Isle of Houghton Office Park, 36 Boundary Road, Houghton Estate. This important meeting will allow us to share our achievements and outline our goals for the future, followed by a graduation ceremony for our talented third-year class of 2023. 

Please RSVP by emailing Precious at projects@artistproofstudio.co.za and join us as we continue to forge a vibrant future for APS and the broader arts community. 


Last month, Artist Proof Studio was thrilled to host the "Occupying the Gallery" residency, an innovative collaboration that transformed our professional print studio into a vibrant creative space. Founded by Mary Sibande and Lawrence Lemaoana, the project brought together seven talented artists- Mosa Anita Kaiser, Hoek Swaratlhe, Londiwe Mtshali, Sphatho Mzantsi, Bongani Ndlovu, Tatenda Magaisa and Mlondi Magubane. During the residency, these artists worked closely with our master printers to explore innovative ideas and create stunning prints. By bringing together artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, the residency provided a platform for these creators to share their unique perspectives and methods.


The collaboration between Artist Proof Studio (APS), Occupying the Gallery, and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) serves as a powerful example of how integrating artistic processes with cultural insights enriches the creative landscape. The new editions will be showcased at the upcoming RMB Latitudes Art Fair, available at the Artist Proof Studio booth and the "Occupying the Gallery" booth. This initiative is proudly supported by the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), which plays a crucial role in fostering connections and supporting practitioners within the creative and cultural sectors.   

Ntlo E Etsamayang’ (The Walking House) Monotype Workshop

The University of Johannesburg Art Gallery is currently showcasing "Ntlo E Etsamayang" (The Walking House), a special exhibition featuring the celebrated works of Mme Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi. This exhibition, co-curated by Gabriel Baard and Prof. Kim Berman, highlights Sebidi's dedication to Indigenous Knowledge Systems and explores themes of self-positioning, power, responsibility, and healing. It provides an in-depth exploration of the significant exchange of knowledge between South Africa and Sweden, further enriched by the remarkable recovery of 28 lost artworks found in Sweden after more than three decades. 

As part of this event, Artist Proof Studio students had the unique opportunity to take part in a preparatory session led by Shannin Antonopoulo. During this session, Shannin conducted a detailed demonstration, outlining the process and techniques involved in managing a large workshop. Following this, Kim Berman facilitated the "Paper Prayer" workshop, attended by 60 participants, with the assistance of the students. Utilizing the skills learned from Shannin's demonstration, the students helped guide participants through the creation of unique monoprints that merge artistic expression with spiritual introspection. 

This enriching experience provided the students with invaluable hands-on practice and deepened their understanding of conducting large-scale art workshops. It also allowed them to interact directly with significant artistic themes and contribute meaningfully to the exhibition's success. For more information about the artist and to RSVP for upcoming walkabout please click here. Exhibition closes 17 May 2024. 


Artist Proof Studio is excited to announce the commencement of the Talent Unlocked Mentorship Program this May. This year’s program proudly welcomes 26 participants, including talented photographers, painters, and printmakers. 

These artists will engage in a three-month intensive residency across two locations: Artist Proof Studio and Bag Factory including online sessions. The programme is designed to nurture their skills through close mentorship and creative collaboration.  At the end of the programme the artists will be featured in a group exhibition showcasing the diverse works developed during the programme. This event will highlight the participants' artistic growth and the innovative outcomes of their mentorship. 

Keep an eye on our blog and social media for further updates!