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David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) was established in 2002 at 140 Jan Smuts Avenue. The aim of the workshop is to provide a professional facility for collaborations between South African artists and local and international printmakers. Emerging and established artists are regularly invited to create limited edition intaglio prints and monotypes at DKW.

A second workshop recently opened at Arts On Main in downtown Johannesburg.

e-SCAPES

15th April 2011 by

Exhibition of landscape prints and photographs at Workshop Gallery, 140 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. (above: Bruce Backhouse, Karoo Horizon XII, 2011, Monotype, Ed. 1/1.) Workshop Gallery, 140 Jan Smuts Avenue, is pleased to present its third exhibition: e-SCAPES is an exhibition of landscape works in various media drawn from both the David Krut Print Workshop archive […]

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Bruce Backhouse at DKW Parkwood

Artist Bruce Backhouse returned to the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) Parkwood to further his collaboration with printers Niall Bingham and M.C. Roodt. In his previous visit to DKW Backhouse had created a series of reductive monotype landscapes, heavy in painterly marks, entitled Karoo Horizons. During this brief return to the Workshop an engraved copper […]

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Bruce Backhouse – Karoo Horizons Series

Bruce Backhouse – Karoo Horizons VII (2011) Thematic Background Bruce Backhouse returned after a few years absence  to the DKW Parkwood workshop for a 5 day monotype workshop The artist’s  artwork mainly involves the South African landscape, although he frequently deviates from the theme by introducing “figural satires” into the landscape. For the 2011 workshop […]

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DKW Visual Diary: 2008

28th November 2008 by

Bruce Backhouse Colbert Mashile Diane Victor Phil Sanders Frieder Danielis Pat Mautloa Maja Maljevic & Ryan Arenson Lungi, Jill and Niall Trasi Henen William Kentridge & Jill Wilma Cruise at the opening of Split: NY.LON.JHB

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Bruce Backhouse – Watercolour Monotypes

31st October 2008 by

Backhouse is well known for his watercolour paintings. In these, as well as in several earlier works created at DKW, his figures and settings have tended towards the satirical. This satire is carried through to his latest works but in these it has been applied in a self-reflexive manner, through the motif of mirrors that […]

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Bruce Backhouse: Varied Softground Lines

23rd June 2008 by

In our last post of Printmaking Techniques, we explored Diane Victor’s use of softground to achieve etched textures. This week we focus on the purists approach to the softground mark, which has as its aim the creation of pencil-like lines on the plate, as illustrated in the recent works of Bruce Backhouse. Softground etching is […]

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Bruce Backhouse at DKW.

20th June 2008 by

Bruce Backhouse is currently working on a new series of prints at DKW. The process is still in its early stages. Here are some pictures of Bruce at work. He is experimenting with a printing technique called soft ground, where a piece of soft paper is fixed on top of the copper plate, on which […]

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DKW report: April/May 2008

27th May 2008 by

What has been interesting in the last period at DKW is the range of techniques used by artists working there. From monotype, to etching, pochoir, lino and wood engraving, each artist had the chance to experiment with their technique(s) of choice. The resultant work is a testament to the diverse nature and collaborative environment of the workshop.

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In the Workshop: April

18th April 2008 by

Wilma Cruise etching project, Jill Ross printing, April 2008 Wilma Cruise etching project, Wilma Cruise drawing with monotype crayons, April 2008 David Koloane creating monotype, April 2008 David Koloane painting onto bed, April 2008 Bruce Backhouse painting onto bed, April 2008

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DKW Update Aug 2006 – Nov 2006 PART THREE

13th November 2006 by

Recently DKW introduced a weekend etching course to our resumé. The course is held over three consecutive Sundays and allows for the creation and printing of two copper plate etchings. The course has proven highly successful in many ways, one of which has been the introduction of new artists and ideas to the studio.

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