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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


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

Paper Prayers Workshop

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

Nos Encontramons Casa Longe De Casa

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