Your inky news April

It’s getting rather cosy here at TPG, with our membership expanding by a wonderful 26 new members from around South Africa!

Wellcome to all the new members – we can’t wait to see what printing magic you get up to this year!

Nicky LiebenbergAmé BellAnya LuremanRose-Marie SchutzeSharon Sampson, Sophie Peters, Mandy JohnstonDina GroblerBeth McAlpine, Christine Scheid, Theresa WesselsIsabella KuijersZenande MketeniLauren-Grace HoffmanJax LambPaula AucampMimi van der MerweAbby NelNina JacobsonAlexia MarkantonatosSusanna HesseClare MenckSanet VisserDanijela CookJane EppelLindsay Quirk

Keep printing!
Amy Jane
The Printing Girls

TPG Workshops in April & May

If you would like to attend one of our workshops please email us to book your spot. There are limited spaces available, and bookings are only made once workshops costs are paid in full.

Members Spotlight

Congratulations and best of luck to Emma Willemse! Emma is taking part in the current exhibition at RK Contemporary: MESH.
To read more about the exhibition click HERE.

Follow Emma on instagram HERE.

TPG members Lyrene Kuhn-Botma and Elrie Joubert are participating in a group exhibition, A WOUND IN TIME. The exhibition showcases UFS staff members and alumnis from the department of Fine Arts at the UFS. 

The exhibition will launch online on the UFS Department’s NEW Stethoscape online project space. 

Read more about the launch of Stethoscape HERE.

As part of the A WOUND IN TIME exhibition, Lyrene is exhibiting a series of Lithograph prints called, Wringing and Scrubbing.

See Lyrene’s work on her instagram HERE.

Elrie Joubert is taking part in the Free State Art Collective exhibition, EQUILIBRIUM this month in Rosendal. 

Follow Elrie HERE for more details and sneak peaks into her work.

Kommetjie TPG Kristen McClarty will have her current “Yellow rocks” series of work exhibited as a small collection, in the Autumn Exhibition of StateoftheART Gallery in Cape Town, from 8 April. 
“As an artist living in a small coastal village, I am surrounded with places that keep drawing my attention. A deep connection evolves and compels me to revisit again and again. With the art practice of Scottish artist Joan Eardley in mind, I decided last year to accede to the pull of the rich yellow ochre of the lichen covered rocks along the Kommetjie coast where I live. I will allow them to hold my attention for my latest body of work. First I will paint and photograph them, and when I have found the form of the things, I will carve them in wood and print them. And then maybe stitch them on a scrap of cloth. But most important, I’ll enjoy the sense of place.”
Kristen’s exhibition includes two plein air painting and two reduction woodblock prints:  “Yellow rocks on a Tuesday morning” and “Study of the yellow rocks in summer”, both of which have been recently completed. You will find more detail of the works and the exhibition on Kristen’s website or read the exhibition press release.

ZOOM IN A Miniature Art Exhibition in The Studio Art Gallery in Cape Town, is showing works by three of our TPGs: Nicky Liebenberg, Clare Menck and Marelize van Wyk. 
The show is on until 30 April – don’t miss out!

For more information visit the gallery website.

Congratulations to new member, Sharon Sampson, for having a selection of her water lily paintings exhibited in the digital exhibition of the Louvre, as part of Artio Gallery.

For more information follow Artio Gallery on Instagram.

One of our new members, Amé Bell, is one of the curators at @sa_pavilion at @labiennale di Venezia!

How exciting! We are loving watching all her behind-the-scene posts on Instagram and cannot wait to see the show hung and open for all to see. Best of luck Amé! 

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