A visit to The Artists’ Press Limited Edition Print Pop Up Shop is a must for anyone in Joburg on 16 June 2018. The event is put together by ArtPaperPlane, with the very hands-on involvement of our good friend Ann Roberts  – who, by the way, has some phenomenal stuff going on at the TMRW gallery on the Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank, Johannesburg. (See the vid below:)


CN&CO’s Colin Ford is a keen follower of the pop-up shop, which he says offers some amazing art at amazing prices.

“This isn’t one of those flea-market-type events,” he says. “It’s proper. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I went to the pop-up in 2016. There were prints up for grabs by some of my favourite artists – Claudette Shreuders, Sam Nhlengetwa, Colbert Mashile, Diane Victor, Conrad Botes and a whole lot more. And the prices were extremely reasonable.”

This year Colin will be extra-delighted to hear that one of his favourite bands will be playing at the event.

“Runaway Train Cult? Really??? That’s amazing!” he said when he found out. “I first heard them at Carel’s 40th and have been a fan ever since. Jeez, this is like Christmas in June.”

Here’s the official media release with all the deets:

Ongoing demand for its acclaimed fine art prints will see The Artists’ Press Limited Edition Print Pop Up Shop return to Johannesburg for the first time since 2016.

Presented by ArtPaperPlane, the 2018 edition of the pop up shop takes place on 16 June from 9am to 4pm at Parktown High School for Girls in Parkview.

Alongside a mix of great food and coffee, supervised children’s printmaking and live music courtesy of The Runaway Train Cult, a highlight of this unmissable day will be a public talk by Dr Alastair Meredith. A Senior Art Specialist at Strauss & Co, South Africa’s foremost fine art auction house, Dr Meredith will give his extensive and knowledgeable insights on collecting limited edition prints at 11:30 am.

“We are thrilled that Alastair will be talking about the idea of prints as collectables – and as a great introduction to starting an art collection,” says Tamar Mason, co-founder, with Mark Attwood, of The Artists’ Press. “This is supported by the recent prices achieved by Strauss for work done in our studio – and we are looking forward to introducing new and existing collectors to the prints that have been made in our studio over the past few years.”

Together with an extensive selection of fine art prints made in its Mpumulanga-based studio, June’s event will also see the launch of GIF 4 , the fourth in a unique series of limited edition artists’ books published by The Artists’ Press.

The first GIF surfaced in 1992 with GIF 2 published in 1994 and GIF 3 in 2015. All three editions have sold out, with The Smithsonian in Washington purchasing GIF 1, GIF 2 and GIF 3 for its collection. “GIF is much like a complete exhibition in a book,” says Mason. “It’s a chance, uncurated collection that is a fantastic way of starting a print collection.”

The Artists’ Press is highly regarded for its work with both local and international artists who are invited to collaborate in the studio with Master Printer, Mark Attwood. With a particular focus on lithographs, monoprints and letterpress, the June Pop Up will showcase the full range of The Artists’ Press printmaking techniques through the work of the close to 50 artists represented.

The Artists’ Press Limited Edition Print Pop Up Shop on 16 June 2018 follows on from highly successful events in Johannesburg in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and Pretoria and Cape Town in 2017.

Plenty of on-site parking provides easy access to the event and The Atelier fine art framing studio (based at Johannesburg’s 44 Stanley) will also be on hand to take care of framing requirements.

This short-term shop packed with long-term goods is not to be missed for both new buyers and those wanting to add to their collections. 

The Artists’ Press Limited Edition Print Pop Up Shop

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 9am to 4pm, Parktown High School for Girls, Tyrone Ave, Parkview

Fine Art Prints by:

Simon Attwood, Lucas Bambo, Deborah Bell, Hanneke Benadé, Georgina Berens, Kim Berman, Coexae Bob, Willem Boshoff, Conrad Botes, Joni Brenner, Sara Cao, Sibonelo Chiliza, Karin Daymond, Erika Hibbert, Thami Jali, Anton Kannemeyer, Thama Kase, Espoir Kennedy, David Koloane, Moleleki Frank Ledimo, Johann Louw, Dumisani Mabaso, Ditiro Makwena, Eugenie Marais, Colbert Mashile, Kagiso Patrick Mautloa, Nandipha Mntambo, John Moore, Tommy Motswai, Sam Nhlengethwa, Tony Nkotsi, André Naudé, Walter Oltmann, Fiona Pole, Joachim Schonfeldt, Claudette Schreuders, Helen Mmakgabo Sebidi, Penny Siopis, Kathryn Smith, Paul Stopforth, Jan Tcega, Winston Thekiso, Kg’akg’am Tshabu, Xaga Tcuixgao, Strijdom van der Merwe, Diane Victor, Xgaoc’o X’are.

 Priced from R300 to R20 500