Art Pop-Up shop to wow PTA art lovers

Walter Oltmann working on his print "In Amber". Photo: Open Window.

The Artists’ Press Limited Edition Print Pop-Up shop is heading to Centurion’s Open Window Institute this weekend.

The Pop-Up shop will be hosted for the first time in Pretoria.

The one-day only event will feature fine art prints ranging from lithographs, monoprints and letterpress from South Africa’ renowned artists.

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These prints were made at the White River studio (in Mpumalanga), and Pretoria-based artists, André Naudé and Eugenie Marais, will be visiting the studio to make a series of new monoprints which will be available for the first time at the Pop-Up shop.


The Pop-Up shop offers Pretoria-based art lovers the opportunity to purchase from a selection of fine art prints.

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.

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These artists include 30 artists like Anton Kannemeyer, Sam Nhlengethwa, Judith Mason, Willem Boshoff, Walter Oltmann, Johann Louw and Sibonelo Chiliza.


The Pop-Up shop will also showcase new prints from Claudette Schreuders, Conrad Botes, Karin Daymond, Colbert Mashile and Diane Victor. Prices for these highly collectible fine art prints differ.

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“Art can be both a rarified and commonplace commodity. Where art is created above and beyond the limitations of the moment, such art needs the exclusivity of the mind and the patron to survive, but art is and should also be a staple for the public at large, from plumber to the professor,” said the institute’s dean of academics Pluto Panoussis.


“Initiatives like the limited edition print Pop-Up shop endeavour to reach out to all, as an invitation to enjoy, and indeed own, affordable artworks by celebrated South African artists. We are proud to be host to this event of limited edition prints from the revered artists’ Press collection.”

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The Artists’ Press Limited Edition Print Pop-Up Shop at Open Window follows on the event’s hugely popular debut in Johannesburg in 2014 and two subsequent editions in 2015 and 2016.

The Institute said the Pop-Up shop is a family-friendly space, children can also take part in free supervised printmaking activities.


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