Monday, September 05, 2005
The Artists' Press, Newton Johannesburg
six color lithograph
I really want to visit this print shop some day. I used to work with people from South Africa. I loved hearing about the history of South Africa, and its current situation.
In 1991 The Artists' Press opened its doors in Newtown, Johannesburg, under the direction of Tamarind Master Printer, Mark Attwood. The Artists' Press started as a lithography studio providing artists in southern Africa with a workshop dedicated to the production of limited edition hand printed lithographs. The Artists' Press has been internationally recognised for its contribution to developing the culture of printmaking in Africa. The studio has initiated and taken part in a number of exciting international and regional projects.
*To provide artists with the opportunity to collaborate with a master printer to produce original prints of the highest quality.
*To introduce visual artists to lithography as a new medium.
*To work with artists from marginalised communities to offer them new
opportunities and to promote their work through the collaborative process.
*To contribute to the development and expansion of art in southern Africa by focussing on excellence.
*To contribute to ongoing research and the development of printmaking techniques together with printmakers from around the world.
*To introduce global audiences to South African printmaking.