Artist Proof Studio (APS) is an innovative and engaged community printmaking centre of excellence. The organisation focuses on all aspects of professional printmaking: creation, sales, training, and community engagement. The studio is divided into four business units, which encompass its professional printmaking operations:
- Print production
Through its many activities, APS facilitates the transformation of passion into possibility, as well as the active commitment of talented individuals to shape a better future for themselves.
Artist Proof Studio was founded in 1991 by Kim Berman and Nhlanhla Xaba as a community printmaking centre that reflected the spirit of a healthy democracy and the ideals expressed in the new South African constitution. As printmaking was seen as a democratic medium and a counterforce to the suspicion and division left from the apartheid years, it was considered to be fitting approach to building a true egalitarian society. The country was on the brink of real change and in many ways it was artists that led the rethinking of how the future could look for all South Africans. Embodying this movement, APS became one of the pioneering community art centres in what would eventually become the cultural hub for the city of Johannesburg: Newtown.
3 Helen Joseph Street (formerly President St), Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg, 2001
Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 16:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00
Phone: +27 11 492 1278