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Collaborative Print Workshop Tour with Jillian Ross

In a collaborative print workshop, artists work with printers to develop an artistic idea into a printed edition. The technical expertise provided by the printers gives artists an opportunity to explore and expand their usual working practices without being distracted by the complexities of printmaking. Artist William Kentridge is currently working on a new theatrical project The Great Yes, The Great No, which traces a journey from Marseilles to Martinique. Since February 2023, Kentridge and Saskatoon-based printer Jillian Ross have been developing a new set of large-scale prints that share visual aspects from this theatrical project which finds its roots in the landscapes of Kentridge’s garden in Johannesburg.  

Join Ross as she opens the doors to the print workshop, providing insight into the collaborative aspects of this project which has involved an intercontinental team of printers from the University of Alberta, Cone Editions (Vermont), and David Krut Workshop (Johannesburg).

Admission is by donation; free entry for members and youth. 

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About the Artist

Jillian Ross is a collaborative Master Printer based in Saskatoon, Canada. Ross began working at the David Krut Workshop (Johannesburg, South Africa) in 2003 where she became one of William Kentridge’s primary print collaborators, completing some of Kentridge’s most ambitious print projects including: the Universal Archive, the Triumphs and Laments Woodcut series, and most recently the Studio Life Gravure
Ross and partner, Brendan Copestake, founded Jillian Ross Print in 2021. Jillian Ross Print is a print publisher that focuses on collaborative projects in South Africa and Canada. In 2024, working from the Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Jillian Ross Print will install a working studio in the gallery to showcase the editioning of their latest collaborations with Kentridge from his project The Great Yes, The Great No alongside the last three years of collaborations between Ross, Kentridge, the University of Alberta and the David Krut Workshop. Ross is currently an advisory board member for the Prairie Art Network. 

April 6 at 2:00PM