Mokuhanga Kai | Free Membership

Now that our Mokuhanga society has been officially launched at Japan Day 2019, we would like to invite members to join our database and enjoy free access to information about our upcoming workshops, as well as news, inspiration and events that explore Japanese culture.

Members will also benefit from access to local and international producers of papers and materials needed to practise Mokuhanga.

Please sign up here.

Mokuhanga Kai is registered with the Japanese Consulate in Cape Town as their official Mokuhanga society.

Japan Day

Oliver Hambsch and I will be launching Mokuhanga Kai at Japan Day this year. We will be hosting two Mokuhanga print parties during the day and showcasing original Mokuhanga prints. Please come by and make your own Mokuhanga print!

Japan Day 2019 – Rugby Edition takes place on Saturday 16th March 2019 at Oude Libertas Slow Market. A very special Rugby themed Japan Day to get you into to spirit of Rugby World Cup fever in Japan.
This year we are hosting our 7th annual Japan Day in Cape Town, with an even bigger showcase of various exciting, exotic, informative and fun aspects of Japan and Japanese culture. The performances on the day will include martial arts demonstrations, Aikido, Karate, Judo, Kenjutsu (Japanese sword demonstration), Kyudo (Archery), Shakuhachi (flute), Koto (Japanese Harp) a Cosplay Competition, Gaming Hub, Kids Zone, Tea Ceremony Experience, Japanese food village and cooking demonstration. The exhibitions will include Bonsai, Bonsan (miniature moss garden) Koi fish as well as Ikebana and Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock print). The audience will also have a chance to participate and try Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arrangement), Shodo (calligraphy), Origami by Origami for Africa, Butterfly Art, Go (Japanese chess), trying on Yukata and many more. Special additions for this year, Rugby Experience, Japan Travel &Tourism Information and a Japanese Business Pavilion. There’ll be something for everyone in the family, young and old, covering an array of interests. The festival is a free event, which will take place at the Oude Libertas Slow Market, therefore you will get the usual Saturday market experience plus an opportunity for Japanese cultural indulgence and a taste of Japan before the Rugby World Cup.

Conversations: Michaelis Staff Exhibition

As a part-time staff member at UCT, I have a large monotype print included in ‘Conversations’ at the Michaelis Galleries opening 05 March and running until 12 April. Works from permanent as well as part-time staff will be on display. Please contact Michaelis Galleries for more information.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Please come and visit Salon91 booth at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair to see my latest large-scale monotype prints on Japanese washi paper and ink on gesso paintings.

Folklore Group Show

I have a group of small watercolour monotypes on display this year at:

SALON NINETY ONE End-of-year salon-style group show in aid of True North
OPENS Saturday 01 December 2018 at 11AM | 91 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa.

Accessible, affordable artwork across a broad range of mediums by some of Salon Ninety One’s favourite emerging and established creatives. This year our Gallery and Exhibiting Artists will be donating ten percent of all artwork sales to the True North Organisation. Spoil yourself or a loved one with that special one-of-a-kind artwork and make a difference to the life of someone much younger and less fortunate. True North is a non-profit organisation that is pioneering Early Childhood Development (ECD) initiatives within marginalised communities. The historical lack of adequate provisioning of basic services to poor communities manifests itself within all spheres of society, ultimately resulting in a vast loss of human potential. The long-term ripple effects of inequality includes increased rates of unemployment, disease, substance abuse and the fragmentation of family units, and unfortunately young children are the most at risk. An incredible developmental window of opportunity exists within these early years, and it rapidly diminishes with age. This potential for growth into a “whole” person is not limited to academic development, but encompasses every part of the child’s world. As we celebrate ten wonderful years of Salon Ninety One, we recognise the light, love and hard work that has gone into building the True North organisation since 2007. Join Salon91 and our generous young artists this festive season in our quest to give the Vrygrond community and the youth of our country a brighter future.

For more information about the True North Organisation, please visit their website.
For any enquiries pertaining to the exhibition, please contact the gallery on 021-424-6930 or email