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Tracing Bl nk Intersections: 3rd year exhibition

Tracing Blank Intersections: Does it begin with their marked passage across the plain? No, it begins with their unmarked intersections, as they cross paths with others of their kind, yet different in every way. See the eye follow the crisscrossing of vacant passages that run over and under one another, in a space that looks empty. Perhaps that is how one’s life coincides with another, through  a series of blank intersections that are subconsciously traced by the curious part of the human brain .Tracing Blank Intersections looks into the personal experiences of young artists whose art subconsciously intersects with another, from working closely  together in one space over three years. Influencing the way they think and how they look at the world around them. How unmarked intersections of their subconscious has manifested itself visually in their works. – Louis Sotho 3rd yr. student.

View catalogue here


Date: 2 December 2017

Venue: Artist Proof Studio


Comprehension Invite


Boitumelo Gaotlhaelwe (North West), Ben Ngobeni (Mpumalanga) and Zamani Xaba (KwaZulu Natal) are three Artist Proof alumni students who are currently involved within the 2017 internship programme. The theme for the exhibition is centred around the concept of Comprehension.  The collaboration of each artist compelled them to comprehend ambiguous stories from their different backgrounds.  Their experiences are linked by the thin lines in their works, whether as a string from the sewing machine, golden lines of the spiritual journey or rusted impressions from the caves. Concepts of history, life after death, mythology and politics are some of the themes that each artist attempts to comprehend.


Date: 11 November 2017

Closing : 20 November 2017

Venue: Artist Proof Studio

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Page 104, Rebooted: Unfolding Histories

Custodians of tradition from Giyani Village (Limpopo) meet the energised and politicised urban youth of Alex township. Page 104, Rebooted: Unfolding Histories, is a dialogue of narratives set up by Justice Mathonsi and Sipho Gwala and Sifiso Gumede (of Gom.art Collective) in Alex. These narratives are expressed through a series of relief prints energised with colour. Throughout the exhibition the viewer is struck by the quietness and often stoic resonance of the traditional elders (Mathonsi’s work) which is sharply contrasted by the energy and noise captured in Gwala and Gumede’s scenes of urban youth on the streets of Alex. The exhibition promises to excite while at the same time inspire and evoke memories of people and places from our own pasts and present experiences skilfully captured by the artists.


Date: 21 October – 10 November 2017

Official Closing event: 4 November 2017

Venue: Artist Proof Studio


Joburg Art Fair 2017

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Artist Proof Studio (APS) has the honour of showcasing the latest magnificent work by William Kentridge derived from his monumental Triumphs and Laments frieze along the Tiber River in Rome.

“The Skeletal Horse” (that ends the procession of 81 figures) is a folding book-work made up of 20 sugar-lift aquatint plates printed on Phumani hand-made hemp and sisal paper and mounted on rough weave cotton cloth, housed in a clam-shell portfolio box.

“Skeletal Horse” will be shown for the very first time and the edition is extremely limited with only three prints available for sale from the APS stand.

APS will also feature an exciting body of new screen-printed works by selected contemporary artists. These new works were previewed at the Andy Warhol affiliated exhibition One Colour at a Time at the Wits Art Museum.

We look forward to seeing you at Stand A01 where we have some wonderful new work by established, emerging and hot new talent.


Date: 8-10 Septermber 2017

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre


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She: Impressions: Showcasing & celebrating female artists

In August we are proud to showcase and celebrate the female artists of APS.

She: Impressions is a group exhibition of women artists from different generations and backgrounds. The work comments on different experiences and issues they face as women. For this show, we have included not only prints, but drawings, paintings and mixed media artworks to honour our female artists.

View exhibition catalogue here

Date: 26 August 2017

Venue: Artist Proof Studio


TAF 2017

Turbine Art Fair 2017

Artist Proof Studio (APS) is proud to be one of the leading printmaking studios that also provides a professional printmaking training programme to talented students from South Africa as well as other African countries. Students who graduate from our programme are featured in various exhibitions and art fairs. Turbine Art Fair showcases the best of our emerging printmakers who are positioned to have successful careers. When you purchase work from APS, you are investing in excellence.

View the exhibition catalogue here

Date: 13-16 July 2017

Venue: Turbine Hall


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“Unconstrained” explores the reconstruction of historical events felt and experienced by three artists through the intense processes of etching. Makola’s works are a tribute to parenthood and guardians often represented by garden tools. Dayile’s works value relationships and responsibilities. Before Dayile had a child to care for, he had a horse. For Nhlapo, wisdom is key. He uses maps as a symbol for guidance, connection, life and knowledge.

Date: 29 July 2017

Venue: Artist Proof Studio


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The truth about our Journey

The Truth About our Journey, a three-man show by Jan Tshikhuthula, Phillip Mabote and Lebohang Sithole opened at Artist Proof Studio on Thursday 9 February. The opening included many friends, associated printmakers, new clients and collectors of the artist’s work. APS is happy to have Julie Miller Investment Art Institute as a partner on this show. A selection of prints featured on The Truth About our Journey at APS are also on exhibition at the Julie Miller Investment Art Institute  in the Mall of Africa, Midrand.

Tshikhuthula, Mabote and Sithole are APS alumni currently working with a variety of galleries. The exhibition closes on 15th March at APS and there is a closing on the 23rd February at the Julie Miller Gallery.

View the exhibition catalogue here

Date: 9 February 2017

Venue: Artist Proof Studio



To celebrate our birthday year, we are opening our doors for three days to the public to share in the Artist Proof Studio experience. From 1-3 December, we will offer a variety of monotype and Paper Prayers workshops, offer printmaking and papermaking demonstrations, studio tours and  a discounted sale on selected prints. We hope to share our passion for printmaking and give members of the public a unique opportunity to witness the tremendous talent in the studio, meet the newest ‘ crop ‘ of emerging artists and to purchase their work at extremely affordable prices.

Family Day

Family Day at APS

On the 3rd of December 2016, members of the public are welcome to bring their children ( 4years and older ) to a ‘Family Day at APS’ for printmaking workshops and demonstrations while parents peruse the prints, engage with artists and bargain works on sale.


Date: 3 December 2016

Venue: Artist Proof studio

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Paper Prayers Workshops

On Thursday the 1st of December( World Aids Day), APS will host a series of Paper Prayers Workshops.Paper Prayers is an annual activity at APS where artists work with children and members of the public to create monotypes that celebrate positive living and positive attitudes towards HIV.

Date: 1 December 2016

Venue: Artist Proof Studio



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3rd Year Student Exhibition

It’s that time of the year again. Where our 3rd students work towards finalising prints for their end of year show.

The groups of emerging artists will showcase printed work developed between 2015-2016

Show support and invest in the next generation of talented artists.

Date: 26 November 2016

Venue: Artist Proof studio


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Artist Proof Studio : Education Open Day

‘Open Day’ is for parents of existing students, friends and members of the public to learn about the education programme and for prospective students who would like to apply for 2017.

Information on application will be handed out at 10am on Saturday morning session.

This is a great opportunity to meet the staff and students at the Artist Proof Studio and learn more about what printmaking.

Throughout the morning there will be demonstrations by APS students.

Date: 29 October 2016

Time: 10am – 12pm

Venue: Artist Proof Studio


Artist Proof Studio at JoburgArtFair 2016

This year APS( Artist Proof Studio)  showcased the best of APS, both from a technical and conceptual perspective.

We also had associations with Phumani Archive Paper Mill, they are a facility that offers artists the rare opportunity to create artworks from Paper Pulp and Fibre. We also used a section to promote artists collaborations with this facility.

The artists on show consisted mostly of Alumni’s works and a few professional artists as well.

Artists on exhibition included:

Jan Tshikhuthula, Matthews Makgotla, Mandla Mavengere, Goolam Saber, Bokang Mankoe, Lebohang Motaung, William Kendtridge, Landi Raubenheimer, Bevan de Wet, Sue Martin.


Date:9 – 11 September 2016

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre

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Nos Encontramos Casa Longe De Casa

Exhibition by Mario Soares and Sizwe Khoza

Mario Soares and Sizwe Khoza are Mozambican born artists working at APS who both explore notions of being away from home and being home in Joburg.

Soares’ etchings capture the hustle and bustle of the inner city, scenes from both Mozambique and Johannesburg. Giving the viewer a glimpse of comparable day to day activity of people living and moving around the different cities.

Khoza depicts similarities between his country of birth and his working environment in Joburg. The dynamic monotype portraits that make up this body of work comprise his friends, colleagues, strangers or people he meets that intersect across his two homes.

Opening: 28 July (closes 20 August)                             Time: 18:00 for 18:30

Venue: Bus Factory, 3 Helen Joseph Street, Newtown

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Artist Proof Studio at TAF16

Turbine Art Fair 2016

Artist Proof Studio (APS) is proud to be one of the leading printmaking studios that also provide a professional printmaking training programme to talented students from South Africa as well as other African countries. Our education programme trains students in a full range of printmaking skills, drawing, visual literacy, and business practice. We do this through a full time programme, part time course and professional intern senior project.

Students who graduate from our programme are featured in various exhibitions and art fairs. Artist Proof Studio uses the Turbine Art Fair (TAF) to showcase new emerging talent of printmakers, many of whom become established artists both locally and internationally. Through these platforms and other special events, we aim to develop audiences and inform first-time buyers about the value of investing in emerging printmakers.

Many of our partners support this intention and invest directly in the future of young emerging artists in South Africa. Since 2004, Fasken Martineau has supported many emerging artists at APS through our patron programme, participate in our senior programme by offering law seminars to artists and extend their support by sponsoring our stand at TAF.

For TAF16 we have featured top emerging printmakers from APS which also includes students from our class of 2015. Featured emerging artists include: Kelebogile Masilo, Dzunisani Maluleke, Sifiso Temba, Alex Vosloo, Donald Makola, Jan Tshikhuthula, Sizwe Khoza and Mario Soares.

Date: 14 – 17 July

Venue: Turbine Hall, 65 Ntemi Piliso Street, Newtown

Stand sponsored by

Fasken Martineau