Artists starving in garrets is a perception which many people still hold
today. However, some enterprising young artists are succeeding in proving
that the contrary can be true.
Such an artist is Jonathan Comerford. His workshop Hard Ground Printmakers
will be celebrating its 10th year of independent printmaking with an
exhibition in the Sanlam Art Gallery at 2 Strand Road, Bellville as from 20
Printmaking is no easy task and requires a considerable investment in
equipment and materials, not to mention labour. For most artists access to
such resources is only possible within the framework of institutions like
technikons and universities. Yet, ever since 1989, Hard Ground Printmakers
has produced art independently of such an institutional life-line.
The professional service provided by this workshop has it made it possible
for both established and emerging artists to bring original artworks on the
open market at an affordable price. All this makes for a successful business
that benefits both the workshop and the artists who make a steady income
from the sale of their works through the workshop.
Original artworks and a fully illustrated catalogue will be on sale at the
exhibition. If you are looking for that unique gift at an affordable price,
this exhibition is the place to get it.