A Dialogue between Alex Learmont and Jill Trappler.   Jill Trappler sees her work as being like water. Fluid, yet caught between earth and sky, it flows as narrative, finding its way into vision and image. Like water her work through time has cut the natural course that defines this exhibition. Jill’s initial concept for … Read more

Drawing/painting weekend in Vermaklikheid

  Drawing/painting weekend in Vermaklikheid January 2020/ 24, 25 and 26 Jill Trappler and Ruth Loewenthal invite you attend a weekend drawing/painting/mixed media/collage workshop in Vermaklikheid. Jill and Ruth have worked together as teacher and “artists model” for many years. This weekend offers artists the opportunity to spend dedicated time working with an experienced model … Read more

What does it mean to be a ‘Weaver’?

Reflections on the Ashoka ‘Global Change Leaders’ gathering to promote transformative innovation in education (2 of 4) by Daniel Christian Wahl on A weaver is someone who knows how to bridge between the different silos and sectors of society. S/he has mastered the art of connecting people and organizations who were previously unconnected and … Read more

Review of William (Bill) Ainslie 1934 – 1989.

Privately published by David and Jill Trappler. 2014   Bill Ainslie was killed in a motor collision in August 1989 when returning to Johannesburg from an art workshop at Pachipamwe, Zimbabwe. The paintings that he made there were posthumously exhibited in Oxford, England and Johannesburg. This last set of paintings is amongst his freest and … Read more

The way we heal by David Koloane

We dare not forget though, that when the body finally perishes, the bacteria emerge to do away with what of the body remains, signalling the cycle of life…

Mondays at Ruth Prowse

Mondays at Ruth Prowse. ( There will be two sessions on Mondays from July until the end of October. 9.30 to 12.30 and 1 to 4 pm. This excludes Monday 26th August and Monday, 23 September. All session are R200; (R360 for full day) This includes studio equipment and refreshments. Bring your own materials; all … Read more

Teaching 2019

Greetings to you all. 2018 was a productive year for many in the Monday morning sessions. There was interaction, discussion and suggestions. Some people discovered news kills and tried new ideas, others worked on developing basic drawing. Thanks to all for your work and stories. During 2019 I will offer a similar experience and hope … Read more

Welcome to Greatmore Street Studios

October/November 2018 Hello and welcome to Greatmore Street Studios.  Greeting from David Koloane and Lionel Davis, two of our honoree board members who would have liked to have been here this evening. I have the privilege to welcome you all on behalf of the Board members of the Greatmore Street Studio Trust, the Thupelo Trust, … Read more

Greatmore Open Studio Exhibition

Greatmore Studios is having an Open Studio Sale on the 23rd and 24th of November 2018 This is a great opportunity to grab some truly amazing pieces from some of our resident artists just before the Christmas period. Artist include Nicola Holgate, Rory Emmett, Kimathi Mafafo, Jill Trappler, Maurice Mbikayi, Anthony Cawood, Roelf Daling, Lara … Read more