Masabelaneni: The Book Arts Archive of the Caversham Press and Centre for Artists and Writers

The Caversham Centre for Artists and Writers produced rich, creative collaborations between South Africans and a host of international artists and writers since the mid-1990s as a result of the work and vision of The Caversham Press and its Educational Trust. These collaborations were extended to local community leaders and young people through residencies including the Hourglass Project. The processes of interaction, involving personal and communal reflection and dialogue about the strengths and resilience found in individuals, resulted in the development of creative skills, positive personal change, and effective and inspiring leadership.

A tangible output of the diverse foci of the Press, Educational Trust and Centre for Artists and Writers are the 67 books on display in this exhibition. They range from pamphlet-stitched texts and images by scholars and community leaders, through ambitious collaborations between South African and international artists and writers, to the fine-press, limited-edition book on the Cycads of KwaZulu-Natal. All these books reflect Malcolm Christian's passionate commitment to realising the potential of a huge range of people who met at Caversham over nearly 30 years. The diversity of intentions and themes evident in the publications shown here all embody Christian s dedication to the highest levels of craftsmanship required to create artists books.

The JGCBA is proud to house and display the archive of the Caversham Press and Centre for Artists and Writers and to provide a view into a unique and fertile period of artist s book production found nowhere else in South Africa.

CURATED BY DAVID PATON AND MARION ARNOLD

5 SEPTEMBER 15 DECEMBER 2023

Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts

Wits Art Museum, University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa



Marion Arnold ZIM/ZA/UK
Shielagh Bamber ZA
Vonani Billa ZA
Tony Bingham USA
Karin Bos BELGIUM
Alicia Candiari ARGENTINA
Fanele Cebekhulu ZA
Ayanda Chamane ZA
Simphiwe Chebekhulu ZA
Peter Clarke ZA
Charlene April Clempson UK
Mandy Conidaris ZA
Chris Cozier TRINIDAD
Hlengiwe Dlamini ZA
Mthobisi Dubazane ZA
Garth Erasmus ZA
Sizakele Fekude ZA
Sheila Flynn IRELAND/ZA
R. Gobardan ZA
Douglas Goode ZA
Hilary Graham ZA
Piet Grobler ZA
Sipho Hlati ZA
Bongumusa Hlongwa ZA
Zama Hlongwane ZA
Robert Hodgins ZA
Lynwoodt B. Jenkins USA
F. Geoffrey Johnson USA
William Kentridge ZA
Sabelo Khumalo ZA
Lungile B. Khumalo ZA
Neomi Klein BELGIUM
Mendy Knott USA
Cathal Lagan ZA
Jill Larsen USA
Marshall Walker Lee USA
Willie Little USA
Ntombifuthi Mabanga ZA
Maserame June Madingwane ZA
Siyabonga Mafu ZA
Hlengiwe Mahlangu ZA
Johann Maree ZA
Max Makisi Marhanele ZA
Goodenough Mashego ZA
Colbert Mashile ZA
Lebogang Mashile ZA
Sibongile Mchunu ZA
Elza Miles/Botha ZA
Bongiwe Mkhize ZA
Phumelele Mkhwanazi ZA
Sne Mkize ZA
Tshepo Mokgatle ZA
Kobus Moolman ZA
Jessica Care Moore USA
Bongani Motau ZA
Sibusiso Motau ZA
Xolile Mtakatya ZA
Janu Mtheku ZA
Alex Ndebele ZA
D. J. Ndita ZA
Nonhlanhla Ndlela ZA
Nomathemba Ndlovu ZA
Dumisile Ndlovu ZA
Sonto Nene ZA
Gabisile Nkosi ZA
Mxolisi Nyezwa ZA
Witty Nyide ZA
Nonsikelelo Nzimande ZA
Fahamu Pecou USA
Lesley Price USA
Mpho Ramaano ZA
Jeff Rankin ZA
Veerle Rooms BELGIUM
Monique Rudman ZA
Kristina Selmeine BELGIUM
Kevin Sipp USA
Tina Smith ZA
Gregor Turk USA
Lisa Tuttle USA
Magda van Staden ZA
Andrew Verster ZA
Brian Walters ZA
Ruth Parrish Watson USA
Amy West USA
Ingrid Winterbach ZA
Susan Woolf ZA
Mduduzi Xakaza ZA
Nozipho Zulu ZA
Senamile Zuma ZA
Vusi Zwane ZA


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