Print Access Workshops

 

Print Access Workshops Visual

ASAI’s print workshops are designated as ‘access’ because they are about supporting practicing artists — especially those working independently without the support of institutions and established galleries, many of whom have a long history of exclusion — to gain access to professional standard print studios. Contiguously, they are about elite spaces, notably universities, advancing their social responsiveness programmes by opening their doors to artists not affiliated as students or staff. In addition, the workshops provide access in that they designed for artists with limited or no prior experience with the specific print medium. Some of the artists may have had negligible engagement with printmaking, specializing in other media such as painting, sculpture or photography. Still others may be proficient in particular print techniques, notably linocut (often monochrome) who, for a range of reasons (not least questions of access), have not broadened their print portfolios to include the techniques being offered.

This page acts as an index for content published across the ASAI website — in Events, Exhibitions and Publications — that relates directly to the print workshop programme.

Workshops

2014 (17–28 November): Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT (lithography, 10 artists). Funded by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport.

2018 (12–23 February): Michaelis School of Fine Art (lithography, 9 artists). Funded by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport.

2023 (9–18 January): Michaelis School of Fine Art (screen printing, 8 artists). Funded by the National Arts Council and Department of Sport, Arts & Culture (PESP 3).

2023 (23–26 January): Art Print Studios KZN (colour reduction woodblock printing, 5 artists). Funded by the National Arts Council and Department of Sport, Arts & Culture (PESP 3).

2023 (30 January–8 February): Wits School of Arts (screen printing, 9 artists). Funded by the National Arts Council and Department of Sport, Arts & Culture (PESP 3).

2023 (20 November–1 December):  Michaelis School of Fine Art (screen printing, 10 artists). Funded by the City of Cape Town.

Exhibitions

2015 (31 March–17 April): In Print/ In Focus, Michaelis Galleries, UCT [featured prints from 2014 workshop and photographic portraits of artists by George Hallett]

2022 (2–4 September): Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre [included prints from 2014 and 2018 workshops]

2023 (10–21 May): Print Co_Lab, Michaelis Galleries, UCT [featured prints from 2018 and 2023 UCT workshops]

2023 (10–30 June): Print co-lab: Durban, DUT Satellite Gallery [featured prints from Art Print Studio KZN workshop]

Publications

M. Pissarra (2015) In Print/ In Focus. Cape Town: ASAI [print catalogue], 14pp. Digital version

M. Pissarra (ed) (2023) Access and Liminality: ASAI print access workshop. Digital catalogue: ASAI,

Artists & Facilitators

List of Artists & Facilitators who have participated in ASAI Workshops

Artists

Jessica Bothma (2023), Lizette Chirrime (2014), Lionel Davis (2014, 2018), Patricia de Villiers (2014, 2018, 2023), Mbali Dhlamini (2023), Ricky Dyaloyi (2018), Garth Erasmus (2014), Jarrett Erasmus (2014), Gabrielle Goliath (2014), Randolph Hartzenberg (2014, 2023), Fazlin Hoosain (2023), Thami Jali (2023), Thalente Khomo (2023), Sfiso ka-Mkame (2023), Gerald Khumalo (2023), Thami Kiti (2018), Zemba Luzamba (2014, 2023), Yonela Makoba (2023), Nyakallo Maleke (2023), Mthobisi Maphumulo (2023), Lehlogonolo Mashaba-Mosoabi (2023), Ncumisa Mcitwa (2023), Siwa Mgoboza (2023), Tony Mhayi (2023), Robin Moodley (2023), Kaylin Moonsamy (2023), Xolile Mtakatya (2018, 2023), Saara Nekomba (2014), Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi (2018), Overnight Services (Abri de Swardt & Thulile Gamedze) (2023), Sophie Peters (2018, 2023 x 2), Ayesha Price (2018, 2023), ToscaNeena (Tosca Marthinus & Neena Borrill) (2023), Helena Uambembe (2023), Donovan Ward (2014, 2023 x 2), Luxolo Witvoet (2023), Manfred Zylla (2018, 2023).

Facilitators

Thembinkosi Goniwe (2014), Chelsea Ingham (2023 x 2), Stephen Inggs (2014, 2018), Thabiso Kholobeng (2023), Khulekani Ngubane (2023), Philip Raath (2018), John Roome (2023), Andrea Steer (2014, 2018), Madelize van der Merwe (2023 x 2).