Your inky news Feb ’23

Hello there!

Welcome to a new year! TPG took a well deserved break over December and January, but we are back in full swing now. The year has started with a fresh energy and loads of printing inspiration as new members have joined the our wonderful community. 

Welcome to the following new members: Judy WoodborneMinitzaSimphiwe DhlaminiDaniela van AswegenElrike TheronDiane Victor, Ellyn PretoriusYvette van Wijk, Jana Kolodzief, Candice (CJ) Jezek and Cassey Delissen. We are so excited to have you join us and cannot wait to see what you create as part of our inky group.

This year you can look forward to a number of things from the TPGs. Let me list a few for you 🙂

The launch of our MENTORSHIP program
The launch of our TPG23 PRINT PACKAGE sale
Three prestigious NATIONAL exhibitions
Multiple REGIONAL exhibitions
Instagram weekly take-overs by individual TPG members
And more!

We have really knuckled down to offer you the best opportunities this year. Whether you are a TPG members hoping to expand you print knowledge and career, or you’re a collector hoping to get your hands on the next big printmaker, or if you’re simply a loyal supporter hoping to infuse your soul with inspiration at our exhibitions – we have something for you all. 

Have a wonderful month everyone,

Keep printing!

Amy Jane
The Printing Girls

This year we have a very exciting initiative launching: The TPG Mentorship Programme 2023. This mentorship, run by Principal Leonora Venter and her team, is a year long program aimed to provide a carefully thought out curriculum that will bolster not only your printmaking skills, but your art business skills and your general art practice skills.

We are launching the mentorship this year, 100% sponsored by TPG itself and in collaboration with some amazing Partners. This means that there is a limited space available. We have FIVE spots up for grabs. Unfortunately, we are going to prioritise Gauteng based applications this year. However, based on the success of this year we will roll out the program nation-wide next year.

Please visit our website to access information and the application for the program and send it through along with images to

DEADLINE for application is Friday 10 February midnight.

Members Spotlight

One of our members, Nomvula Hoko is curating a new exhibition:

The 2023 exhibition: None judged in the hands of life  is an arts-based expression of African contemporary art  and celebrating black aesthetic art created in the art industry and honour our art legends who have inspired emerging artists throughout the years. 

The theme   None judged in the hands of life you don’t see something as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ , ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ looking at things in a positive way 

As people we live in this world and have experiences where this is a subconscious process people cannot control 

In reality, it makes you feel inferior. It’s better to begin with acknowledging your struggles as a person this concludes that none can be judged in the hands of life .

For more information please email Nomvula

Congratulations to Marelise van Wyk, Ame Bell, Roxy Kaczmarek, Lyrene Kuhn-Bothma, Judy Woodborne and Nina Jacobson. These TPG members have had works accepted into this year’s TAF paper exhibition. How exciting! We can’t wait to see the exhibition.

Members Sharon Sampson and Judy Woodborne took part in a group exhibition of miniatures at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery. Congratulations on your participation in this lovely exhibition.
For more information on the exhibition see their website:

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