New exhibition: Coming of Age

To celebrate its 21st year in business, Artist Proof Studio (APS) will be hosting a retrospective exhibition, Coming of Age.  The exhibition will open on 6 May 2012 at the Johannesburg Art Gallery and will run for the month of May, with a series of related events. Artist Proof Studio, a community-based printmaking studio, partners with corporates, patrons, foundations, artists and individuals to create an environment in which talented young artists are offered the space and opportunity to reach their full potential. During the exhibition, editions of historic and current Artist Proof Studio artists will be showcased in 18 uniquely curated spaces within the Johannesburg Art gallery. The exhibition will include the works of Philemon Hlungwane, Nelson Makamo, Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Lucas Nkgweng, Kim Berman and many emerging talents. New releases of editions from collaborating artists include William Kentridge, Diane Victor, Wim Botha, Norman Catherine, Paul Edmunds, Gerhard Marx, Colbert Mashile, Chris Diedericks, Kudzanai Chiurai and others. The show will start on Sunday 6 May with a public lecture by William Kentridge at 2pm, followed by the opening of the exhibition by Sibongile Khumalo. There will also be various events during the exhibition including a series of lectures, printmaking demonstrations, and walkabouts during the month of May at the Johannesburg Art gallery and at Artist Proof Studio in Newtown. To find out more about the exhibition and the related events, visit the APS website at artistproofstudio.co.za  or for more information contact Tiny at tinym@joburg.org.za or Noli at admin@artistproofstudio.co.za.