July 2, 2015 - Comments Off on The AVA/Strauss & Co Open Printmaking Studio

The AVA/Strauss & Co Open Printmaking Studio

From 4 June – 30 July the AVA Gallery, thanks to Strauss & Co and Business and Art South Africa,  will turn into an open studio for over 32 artists and 7 printmaking specialists.  The end of the open studio will run concurrently with Strauss & Co’s exciting Online-Auction from the 13 -27 July, whose focus will be works on paper.

Each day of the open studio will see an artist or artists working together with a printmaker to produce a unique print in either relief or intaglio.  The public will be able come and see the artists at work in a bottega or atelier style studio environment. All works produced over the period will be hung on a washing line that will circumnavigate the gallery.  The washing line will then, at various stages, be curated by well-known and upcoming curators.

Artists will range from exciting young to established names. They will work with a trained printmaker in a medium which they do not usually work in.  During the same time the AVA will be running paid workshops as well as unpaid workshops as part of our ArtReach programme.  All work produced will be on sale immediately hot or, in reality, a little damp off the press on a first seen first served basis.

Participating Artists include:  Mohau Modisakeng, Dan Halter, Laura Windvogel, Roderick Sauls, Katherine Bull, Chloe Reid, Olivie Keck, Georgina Gratrix, Richard Mudariki, Vulindlela Nyoni, Jared Ginsburg, Ian Grose, Kerry Chaloner and many more.

The AVA/Strauss and Co Open Printmaking Studio will be brought to you by Strauss and Co, Business and Art South Africa and the AVA’s associated sponsor Spier.

Published by: AVA Admin in Past