TAXI Art Books: Monographs on Contemporary South African Artists
The first major series of monographs on contemporary South African artists by a South African publisher, TAXI Art Books have become an invaluable resource to educators and individuals both in South Africa and abroad.
The TAXI series, with the associated Educational Supplements, was launched in 2000 and comprises fifteen monographs on South African artists. Each Educational Supplement presents an introduction to and explanation of the artistâ€™s unique working method. This is followed by a number of worksheets containing conceptual and practical projects that refer to the artist.
The TAXI Art Book series has been sponsored by Pro Helvetia â€“ Arts Council of Switzerland, the French Institute, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, the Arts and Culture Trust, the National Arts Council and David Krut Arts Resource, and is published by David Krut Publishing.
TAXI Art Education Programme (TAEP)
DK Arts is committed to promoting the awareness of contemporary South African art and encouraging professional skills in writing, the creation of art and arts administration. TAXI Art Education Programme (TAEP) is an outreach prgramme that brings these ideals to children who have limited access to art education. TAEP was introduced in 2005 as an extension of the TAXI Educational Supplements, which accompany the TAXI Art Books and are offered for free to art teachers at under-resourced schools. Over the years, TAEP has comprised of a small group of people who actively infiltrate schools, community initiatives and disadvantaged neighbourhoods in order to promote an understanding of, and skills in, creative communication. Classes teaching basic visual art skills, music and drumming, drama and movement, were held around Johannesburg and Soweto.
Read about past TAEP projects in TAEP archive