Newly founded by ‘Monotypebabe’ (Lebogang Mogul Mabusela), The Monotypebabe Curatorial is a sustainable printmaking curatorial scheme and project space which operates as a mobile print studio. The space focuses on exploring and producing monotype prints through a collaborative process with various local artists on an invitational basis. The curatorial works towards creating, organising, and overseeing a cultural heritage of monotypes in South Africa. The Curatorial offers artists an opportunity to work in a way which challenges their individual practises in terms of medium and scale. They work with the studio’s printmaking ‘princess’ and ‘monotypebabe’ in making prints that are smaller than A4. More recently, the curatorial has exhibited a group show Monotypes… A Monotypebabe Experience at the Bag Factory Artist’s Studio and has been undertaking an ongoing programme titled Monotypes of The Month, which invites an artist to print using the curatorial’s subtractive monotype process.
The latest iteration is called Watercolour… Monotypes which introduces works made using the watercolour monotype printing process. The featured artists are given the chance to engage in this process by experimenting with water-soluble materials on a Perspex plate, with a focus on incorporating colour into the new series of prints. The prints vary in their small size, due in part to the size of the printing press they are printed from. The show operates as a group show, featuring works made exclusively with The Montypebabe Curatorial printing press.
The featured artists are a combination of Bag Factory Artist Studio and August House Studios’ artists, who have made prints from the printing press. A small percentage of the proceeds will go towards raising funds for the repair of Bag Factory’s roof.
Lebogang Mogul Mabusela
The exhibition will take place at studio 103 on the first floor, in the North Tower of August House.
Sunday 30 May
11:00 – 17:00
Panel Discussion from 14:30 to 15:30