About APS


Artist Proof Studio

APS was founded in by Kim Berman and the late Nhlanhla Xaba to ‘reflect the spirit of a healthy democracy’ and the non-racial ideals expressed in the new constitution. Printmaking was seen as a counter force to the suspicion and division left from the apartheid years and, as a democratic medium, it was considered to be especially appropriate in helping to build a truly egalitarian society.

Our Mission

The Mission of Artist Proof Studio is to provide an environment to develop citizens with a common set of values, expressed in the notion of Ubuntu, that have talent and passion to achieve artistic excellence. APS focuses on printmaking and its allied outreach programmes to build capacity of people to reach self-actualisation and make a difference in society.

Articles about Artist Proof Studio

leadImage_leadimageArtist Proof Studio Turns Twenty

“Kim Berman reflects on an initiative that has proven one of the most sustainable community-based arts projects in South Africa”


Artist Proof Studio: A Journey of Reconciliation

“A rare opportunity to experi­ence the vibrant and inspir­ing art and activism from the celebrated Artist Proof Studio of Johannesburg, South Af­rica (APS) is currently on view at the Laband Art Gallery…”

Creative-Feel-logo.jpgHandspring at Artist Proof Studio

“Collaborating on a print to celebrate War Horse led the Handspring team to a recent, highly productive artists’ residency at Artist Proof Studio.”