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TPG @ SA Print Gallery 2021 October 2021 Woodstock, Cape Town


To purchase any of these artworks, please contact: SA Print Gallery Cape Town, South Africa Mail: info@printgallery.co.za Website: www.printgallery.co.za


The Printing Girls (TPG) is a collective of South African female artists who work in the specialised medium of printmaking. We are a dedicated professional community, collaborative in nature, offering each other support and technical help with a spirit of generosity. We are beginning to exhibit widely and are sparking interest on the local art scene.


What is an editioned original print? When an artist makes a series of original prints, she creates a matrix - a surface that she has made marks on. Then, by applying ink to the surface of the matrix, she transfers the ink to the paper – this is sometimes called an impression. By applying the ink and transferring it to the paper in the same way each time, she will create a number of near-identical impressions. Remember making potato prints as a child? It’s pretty much the same principle! Though a lot more sophisticated technically … By limiting the number of impressions, she creates a limited edition of prints. Once that edition has been documented as such, according to the ethics of printmaking, she is not allowed to pull any more of these identical impressions from that matrix.


What is a monotype? Over several decades, as well as a medium to create editioned prints, printmaking has also become more experimental and spontaneous. A monotype is also an impression, but here it is a one-off impression. There are many different ways to create a monotype, but the techniques include: A trace monotype – this is a hand-printed technique A subtractive monotype – this may be hand-printed or run through a press An additive monotype – this may be hand-printed or run through a press A watercolour monotype – this must be run through a press A gel plate monotype – this is a hand-printed technique A screenprint monotype – this is printed through the mesh of a screen using a squeegee


This final TPG exhibition has come at the end of a full, exciting year. In March we held a show of exclusively relief prints at our first exhibition in Pretoria - New Girls on the Block – at The Arts Association of Pretoria. In April, the TPG members based in the Western Cape self-initiated an exhibition of their own – At The Table – at the Spin Street Gallery in Cape Town. We held our annual exhibition - #TPG21 – at The Art Room in Johannesburg in August (delayed for a month due to Covid restrictions). Also in August, we held an exhibition at White River Gallery in Mpumalanga – Mother Nature in Monotype – to acknowledge Women’s Month, which was limited to monotype print techniques. Now, at TPG @ SA Print Gallery 2021, the admin team finally have the chance to indulge themselves by selecting our ‘pick of the year’ - their personal favourite artwork by each artist. The first section of the catalogue features these prints, which are all on show at the SA Print Gallery from 09 October


TPG artists (alphabetical order)


Allison Klein

Eve in the coral tree 2021 Linocut & screenprint Edition of 5


Amy-Jane van den Bergh

Twilight 2021 Reduction linocut Edition of 5


Andie Rodwell

Of Sentience and Science II 2021 Etching with chine collée Edition of 5


Angelique Bougaard

Fading 2021 Mixed media print on handmade paper Edition of 1


Ann Ludwig

Cat on the Block (in orange) 2021 Linocut and screenprint Edition of 4


Ashton Dingle

March of the Elephants 2021 Linocut Edition of 20 E.V.


Cinthia Sifa Mulanga

The mirrors we talk about ii 2021 Linocut with collage Edition of 1


Claire Zinn

Edge of the Sky 2021 10-colour reduction linocut Edition of 7


Cloudia Rivett-Carnac

Home 2021 Linocut Edition of 7


Donna Solovei

Enjo I 2021 Trace monotype Edition of 1


Elizabeth Tristram

Ornament, or vessel IV 2021 Watercolour monotype Edition of 1


Elize de Beer

Words Within II 2021 Aquatint and marbled chine collée Edition of 4


Elrie Joubert

Incendiary 2021 Etching Edition of 5


Elzanne Louw

The way things seem to us 2021 Linocut Edition of 2


Emma Willemse Viewfinder diaries: days in August 2020 2021 Digital print using own linocuts as image source Edition of 5


Esther Simonis

Full Moon over Waters 2021 Woodcut Edition of 3


Fiver Locker

Mother Nature: Fire 2021 Trace monotype Edition of 1


Genevieve Schwulst

There’s enough Room 2021 Linocut Edition of 3


Georgina Berens

Nest 2021 Drypoint Edition of 1


Heidi Meikle

Oww 2021 Monotype Edition of 1


Helen Lotter

Epistemology 2021 Linocut Edition of 30


Jose Vermeij

OOIT 2021 Collagraph & blind embossing Monotype Edition of 1


Kay Fourie

Ek wens ek was ‘n wolk 2021 Reduction linocut Edition of 6


Keabetswe Makhooane

Lengana 2021 Monotype using linocut & collograph Edition of 1


Kelebogile Masilo

Flower Child 2021 Additive monotype Edition of 1


Kim Lee Loggenberg

Yoni II 2021 Watercolour monotype Edition of 1


Kristen McClarty

A Monday evening in late summer 2021 Reduction woodblock print Edition of 7


Laurel Holmes

Rocks and hard places IV 2021 Linocut Edition of 6 E.V.


Leonora Venter

Catscapades IV 2021 Linocut & watercolour Edition of 20 E.V.


Lisa Cloete

Illuminated: Weeping Unicorn 2021 Linocut Edition of 20


Lucy Stuart-Clark

Daphne II 2021 Monotype with layered watercolour and collage detail Edition of 1


Lyn van Greunen

Night night, Nightjar II 2021 Reduction linocut Edition of 10


Lyrene Kuhn-Botma

Ephemeral Cast 2021 Lithograph Edition of 7


Madelize van der Merwe

Holding On 2021 Drypoint Edition of 5


Mandie Immelman

Saudade ii 2021 Screenprint Edition of 8


Mandy Conidaris

Hoping for peace 2019 Woodcut Edition of 12


Marelise Van Wyk

Mother Nature measured 2 2021 Monotype Edition of 1


Mariette Momberg

Sea level rise 2021 Monotype using water-based ink Edition of 1


Megan Shipman

String a line 2021 Drypoint and thread Edition of 3 E.V.


Natasha Norman

Comprehension 2021 Monotype Edition of 1


Neeske Alexander

A familiar feeling 2021 Linocut Edition of 20


Nellien Brewer

Flotsam and Jetsam Fragments 2021 Drypoint Edition of 1


Nicolette Geldenhuys

In Quietness and Confidence 2021 Multiplate monotype Edition of 1


Nomvula Hoko

Connected II 2021 Mixed media print Edition of 1


Puurna Deb

Dwelling 2021 Relief print on Nepalese handmade paper with drypoint Edition of 5


Renee Johannes

Leonardo’s Madonna 2021 Etching and linocut Edition of 1


Roxy Kaczmarek

Ocean 2014 Linocut Edition of 8


Sanmarie Harms

Oceanic Crust 2021 Monotype Edition of 1


Sarah Judge

Influx 2021 Aquatint, drypoint & chine collée Edition of 8


Theona Truter Nine Deeds of Memorable Deeds and Sayings -The Jagger Reading Room 2021 Linocut Edition of 3


Thuli Lubisi

Descents of the same chromatic 2021 Linocut Edition of 6


Xia Cweba

Buhlebandalo 2021 Monotype Edition of 1


Yolanda Warnich

Earth’s Traces I 2021 Frottage on Fabriano and Washi papers Edition of 1


TPG 2021: OUR PRINT EXCHANGE PROJECTS (all prints on 20 x 20 cm paper) TPG#1 PRINT EXCHANGE: our first! _ to complement our exhibition New Girls on the Block, the print had to be a block print, or a print that incorporated some element of block printing https://issuu.com/theprintinggirls/docs/2021_03_the_first_tpg_print_exchange TPG#2 PRINT EXCHANGE: Eco-longing _ a reflection on our sense of disconnection from nature during the 15 months of Lockdown (works created in July 2021) https://issuu.com/theprintinggirls/docs/the_eco-longing_project TPG#3 PRINT EXCHANGE: The Daphne Project _ a reinterpretation of the Greek Myth of Daphne and Apollo to acknowledge Women’s Month https://issuu.com/theprintinggirls/docs/the_daphne_project


What is a print exchange? Printmaking is the only art medium that allows artists to swap identical original works of art with each other. And printmaking – internationally and within South Africa - has a rich tradition of Print Exchanges. There is often a theme or technical limitation, such as everyone using the same technique or interpreting the same theme. A print exchange is a formal swapping process, usually arranged by a university, college, printmaking studio or collective. These three 2021 Print Exchanges were organised by Mandy Conidaris, one of TPG’s admin team members.


Here, for each print exchange, the TPG artists each created an edition of 8 prints, kept the A/P (Artist’s Proof) for herself, packaged up all the rest, and posted them to Mandy. She took the first 5 prints of each artist’s edition and randomly created collections of 5 prints ... so each participating artist will receive back a small pack of 5 prints by fellow TPG artists to which she can add her own A/P – what a treat! Print number 6 in the edition was retained for The Printing Girls’ Print Archive. This section of the catalogue shows the beauty of the different TPG artists’ imaginations, and the diversity in the ways that they embraced the technical or thematic limitations. In this catalogue, most are arranged so that a pair are in conversation with each other.


Cloudia Rivett-Carnac

Benjamin 2021 Linocut Edition of 8 (First Print Exchange)


Emma Willemse

Resurgence of a boat 2021 Linocut Edition of 8 (First Print Exchange)


Mariette Momberg

Under Pressure 2021 Linocut Edition of 8 (First Print Exchange)


Georgina Berens

Begin again 2021 Woodcut, drypoint and collage Edition of 8 (First Print Exchange)


Jose Vermeij

Lots of promises outside! 2021 Collograph and blind embossing Edition of 8 (First Print Exchange)


Nellien Brewer

Coral #1 2021 Digital print with blind embossing Edition of 8 (First Print Exchange)


Leonora Venter

Blue Pango 2021 Linocut in blue ink Edition of 8 (First Print Exchange)


Mandy Conidaris

Humus: one good deed 2021 Hand-printed linocut with chine collée Edition of 8 (First Print Exchange)


Allison Klein

Oblation 2021 Linocut and collage Edition of 8 (First Print Exchange)


Laurel Holmes

View from Slangkop 2021 Linocut & screenprint Edition of 8 (First Print Exchange)


Roxy Kaczmarek

Divided Mountain 2021 Linocut Edition of 8 (First Print Exchange)


Marelise van Wyk

There used to be two 2021 Collograph Edition of 8 (First Print Exchange)


Kristen McClarty Sometimes the moon sneaks into my bedroom 2021 2-layer woodblock Edition of 8 (First Print Exchange)


Natasha Norman

Gravity Waves 2021 Reductive linocut on Shoji paper Edition of 8 (First Print Exchange)


Yolanda Warnich

Fading Landscape 2021 Woodcut on Washi paper Edition of 8 (First Print Exchange)


Georgina Berens

The Moth 2021 Drypoint & chin collée with watercolour Edition of 20 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Emma Willemse

Remembering the severed Eucalyptus 2021 Digital print Edition of 5 (The Eco-longing Project)


Thuli Lubisi

Longing for the Wilds 2021 Linocut Edition of 1 (The Eco-longing Project)


Mandie Immelman

Eilkrankheit 2021 Etching Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Yolanda Warnich

Eco-longing 2021 Frottage Edition of 8 E.V. (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Roxy Kaczmarek

Eco-longing 2 2021 Monotype (screenprint with handwork) Edition of 1 (The Eco-longing Project)


Nicolette Geldenhuys

Outside my window 2021 Drypoint Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Nellien Brewer

Magnolia Dell 2021 Drypoint Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Donna Solovei

Here’s to the things we love 2021 Mixed media print & collage Edition of 1 (The Eco-longing Project)


Mandy Conidaris

Eco-longing: golden dreams 2021 Gel plate & woodcut monoprint Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Theona Truter

Peglerae Aloe 2021 Linocut Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Sanmarie Harms

Wishing for a change in colour 2021 Linocut Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Marelise van Wyk

Even the weeds 2021 Monotype and collage Edition of 1 (The Eco-longing Project)


Korien Sander

Longing for Paradise 2021 Screenprint monoprint Edition of 5 (The Eco-longing Project)


Leonora Venter

Souvenir 2021 Monoprint with hand-colouring Edition of 4 E.V. (The Eco-longing Project)


Heidi Meikle

Eish 2021 Monotype Edition of 1 (The Eco-longing Project)


Purnaa Deb

Growing together 2021 Drypoint Edition of 6 (The Eco-longing Project)


Allison Klein

Precious 2021 Reduction linocut Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Jose Vermeij

Longing to sprout 2021 Collograph & blind embossing Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Cloudia Rivett-Carnac

On the Forest Floor 2021 Reduction linocut Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Megan Shipman

Sow the seeds 2021 Drypoint with thread and embroidery Edition of 3 (The Eco-longing Project)


Neeske Alexander

Good things 2021 Monotype using collograph and ink Edition of 1 (The Eco-longing Project)


Kay Fourie

'N Dag in die Lewe van 'n Meerkat 2021 Linocut Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Ann Ludwig

Dreaming of Africa 2021 Linocut Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Amy-Jane van den Bergh

If you get lost, you can always be found 2021 Etching, monotype & screenprint Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Elizabeth Tristram

Searching for Sun 2021 Watercolour monotype Edition of 1 (The Eco-longing Project)


Esther Simonis

Skeleton Focus 2021 Linocut Edition of 8 E.V. (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Elrie Joubert

Late Loom 2021 Linocut & screenprint Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Andie Rodwell

Mini Moss Island in a Manhole Cover 2021 Hand-coloured etching with chin collée Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Elize de Beer

Mapping my way to the rocks 2021 Etching Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Kristen McClarty

Waiting for the dawn 2021 Woodcut (multiple blocks) Edition of 20 (The Eco-longing Project)


Laurel Holmes

The wayfinders 2021 Drypoint Edition of 6 (The Eco-longing Project)


Fiver Locker

Walking 2021 Image transfer & drypoint Edition of 8 (The Eco-longing Project) Print exchange


Kim Lee Loggenberg

Love me, love me not 2021 Monotype Edition of 1 (The Eco-longing Project)


Mariette Momberg

Eco-longing 2021 Monotype Edition of 1 (The Eco-longing Project)


Cinthia Sifa Mulanga

Calm floods of thoughts 2021 Collage Edition of 6 (The Eco-longing Project)


Sanmarie Harms

Symbol of Loss 2021 Monotype Edition of 8 E.V. (The Daphne Project) Print exchange


Nicolette Geldenhuys

Rebirth 2021 Drypoint with gold leaf Edition of 8 (The Daphne Project) Print exchange


Fiver Locker

Daphne beyond the Laurel 2021 Linocut Edition of 8 (The Daphne Project) Print exchange


Kay Fourie

#Daphnetoo 2021 Monotype Edition of 8 E.V. (The Daphne Project) Print exchange


Natasha Norman

Patiently resisting 2021 Reductive linocut Edition of 8 (The Daphne Project) Print exchange


Lyn van Greunen

Limpopo Crossing 2021 Linocut Edition of 8 (The Daphne Project) Print exchange


Amy Jane van den Bergh

Xxx Daphne

2021 Screenprint Edition of 7 (The Daphne Project)


Mandy Conidaris

Daphne Suspended 2021 Watercolour monotype with chine collée frottage Edition of 8 E.V. (The Daphne Project) Print exchange


Allison Klein

Daphne 2021 Cyanotype Edition of 8 (The Daphne Project) Print exchange


Cloudia Rivett-Carnac

The Dryad’s Glade 2021 Screenprint Edition of 8 (The Daphne Project) Print exchange


Mandie Immelman

The Moment of Surrender 2021 Screenprint Edition of 7 (The Daphne Project)


Exhibition co-curated by Allison Klein, Cloudia Rivett-Carnac and Mandy Conidaris 2021 TPG admin team Catalogue creation & copywriting by Mandy Conidaris


watch this space for future TPG projects!

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As TPG's final exhibition of 2021 at the SA Print Gallery in Cape Town, the TPG 2021 admin team curated their own 'pick of the year' - their...

TPG @ SA Print Gallery  

As TPG's final exhibition of 2021 at the SA Print Gallery in Cape Town, the TPG 2021 admin team curated their own 'pick of the year' - their...

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