19 December 2012

Vintage Print Shop Equipment for Sale

Waimate Publishing (just out of Timaru) is closing
and has all the equipment and machines for sale.

Just thought we'd 'spread the news'
in case any one wants equipment from this vintage print shop:
Chandler Price web press, Flat bed Elliot, Inter type, stones, type and cases,
Heidelberg KSB, platen, Old Wholenberg, guillotine 42", Hamada 607, etc.

For more information, or to express your interest in purchasing,
contact Ross Williamson (Printers Supply Agency, International Printing Machinery Broker)
41 Sycamore Close, Rangiora 7400, New Zealand.
Phone: 03 313 0258, Mobile: 021 651 212 , Email: rossrw1944@xtra.co.nz

18 December 2012

Joan Travaglia Retrospective, 18Jan-18Feb, Hamilton

Joan Travaglia was an accomplished printmaker, painter and art educator.
For nearly two decades she ran the printmaking classes and workshops 
at the Waikato Society of Arts in Hamilton, introducing many to the pleasures of printmaking 
and carrying on the tradition of the annual Waiprint exhibition. 

Her premature death last year dealt a great blow to the WSA 
and was a loss to the New Zealand printmaking community.
As a memorial to Joan, CPCANZ are mounting a retrospective exhibition at ArtsPost. 
It will feature work from the mid 1980s through to her last prints from December 2011 
and will include several of her merit-award prints from the NZ Painting and Printmaking Award.

Joan Travaglia Retrospective exhibition will run from 18 January to 18 February 
at ArtsPost, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton.
Everyone is invited to the opening at 5.30pm on Thursday 17 January, 
when Marty Vreede will say a few words about Joan and her work. 

Joan Travaglia, NZ Tui and Blossom, 2009
Vinyl engraving, 7.5x5.5cm, edition of  40

14 December 2012

Wind It Up, 15Dec-13Jan, Wellington

I got an email from one of the printmakers in this exhibition,
so if you are in the Wellington area, pop in and see the work
of these graduates at Pataka Art & Museum in Porirua
from 15 December to 13 January.

Chloe Reweti, Opium,  2012
Screenprint, installation, 150x150cm

Rachael Gannaway, 2012
Screenprint on wallpaper & fabric

Aiga Maiava, 2012
Woodcut & screenprint on paper

Kerry Reddy, Pillars of Belonging, 2012
Silk, cotton, silk tissue, silk organza, screen print, installation.
200x31x31cm each.

Check out more info at http://winditup2012.wordpress.com 

13 December 2012

Keirunga Print Workshop, 5-7Jan, HavelockNorth

Keirunga, in the sunny Hawkes Bay, are hosting a 3-day printmaking workshop
during their upcoming 2013 Summer School.

Taught by Ann Rafealov, the course will cover monoprints, reduction woodcuts and etching.
The course will run 5-7 January from 10am-4pm, cost $265 including all materials.

For more information, or to register, see www.keirunga.org.nz 

08 December 2012

Vie De Pacifique, 11-18Dec, Auckland

Vie De Pacifique  is an international print exchange exhibition 
between 7 nations around the Pacific.
It opens at Mt Eden Village Centre on Tuesday 11 December at 6.30pm,
closing on Tuesday 18 December - so go see it while you can!

Five print artists from seven countries in the Pacific Rim have each made an edition of 14 prints, 
2 of which have been sent to each of the participating countries.
This is a unique opportunity to see a collection of 52 prints 
from Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Hawaii, the Philippines, Vanuatu and Japan.

26 November 2012

Small Desires, 1-24Dec, Wellington

Small Desires  is Solander Gallery's final exhibition for 2012.
It will be on from 1 - 24 December.

Come to the opening on Saturday 1 December from 11.00am - 2.30pm
 and enjoy a glass of wine or fizzy on the day 
and secure your small desire from our cash and carry Christmas exhibition, 
featuring small affordable works by over forty of Solander's talented artists for $300 or less!

Artists featured: Annie Smits Sandano, Alexis Neal, Basia Smolnicki, Catherine Macdonald, 
Chris Adams, Chris White, Dagmar Dyck,Damon Kowarsky, David Sarich, Ellen Giggenbach, 
Emma McCleary, Esther Hansen, Faith McManus, Graham Hall, Inge Doesburg, Jacob Rolfe,
 Jacqueline Aust, Jenna Packer, Jo Ogier, John Pusateri, Kathryn Madill, Kim Lowe, Kyoko Imazu, 
Kyla Cresswell, Lynn Taylor, Maree Horner, Margaret Silverwood, Mark Graver, Michele Bryant, 
Nic Goodwolf, Rachael Garland, Russell Brown, Struan Hamilton, Sam Broad, 
Sheyne Tuffery, Vanessa Edwards.

21 November 2012

Proof, 24Nov-21Dec, Papakura

Proof by Auckland Print Studio
is opening on 10:30am Saturday 24 November at Papakura Art Gallery.
The exhibition is on until 21 December.

Auckland Print Studio presents lithographs by
Dennis Aitken, Gretchen Albrecht, Jacqueline Aust, Mark Braunias, Danelle Briscoe,
 Hamish Foote, Kerry Francis, Nuala Gregory, Jason Greig, Pete Griffiths, Julian Hooper,
 Dina Krunic, Duncan Pepe Long, John McKaig, Andrew McLeod, Jacob Milne, Ayanah Moor, Ainsley O’Connell, Cerisse Palalagi, John Pusateri, David Rhodes, Kirsten Roberts, 
Tiffany Singh, Daniel Tautua, Sarah Treadwell, Phil Trott, Tim White, Paul Woodruffe.

Auckland Print Studio, founded in 2008 by John Pusateri, 
is a fine print studio specialising in hand printed lithography 
situated at Unitec’s Mt Albert campus – where Pusateri works as lecturer 
in the Faculty of Creative Industries and Business’s Department of Architecture. 
APS’s primary function is to initiate and facilitate collaborative projects 
with professional artists, architects and other design-based practitioners; 
and to create an active laboratory environment 
where these practitioners, students and the public interact.

17 November 2012

Non-Toxic Etch Workshop, 5-12Jan 2013, Whangarei

Mark Graver is teaching a workshop covering the essential elements of acrylic resist etching,
at the Quarry Arts Centre 'Summer Do'  from 5-12 January 2013.

Try it for the first time, perfect your skills or utilise it in your existing practice.
Mark is an advocate for non-toxic printmaking
so there are no toxic fumes created with this technique and no solvents are used.

Open to beginners and experienced creative people.
Register your interest by contacting the Quarry Arts Centre.
They will send you more information about the course content and materials lists,
then, once you are sure you want to do the course
you will be asked to secure your booking with a deposit and then in due course full payment.

Campsites are available onsite at a cost of $60 per person for the week.
They can also offer advice on local, low cost accommodation,
or may be able to assist billeting with local students.

See Quarry Arts 'Summer Do' Website to register or for more information.

16 November 2012

More Than Meets The Eye, to 25Nov, Eltham

Kathy Boyle and Julia Ellery's exhibition More Than Meets The Eye
will be on display at PTO Gallery, Eltham, Taranaki from 2-25 November.

15 November 2012

Hannah Jensen Print Sale, 24Nov, Auckland

Hannah Jensen is having a 'Studio Clearance Sale' at 43A Brown St, Ponsonby
on Saturday 24 November from 11am-2pm
Hannah Jensen, Laughing Owl
Digital Print, 30x40cm, edition of 100

Hannah Jensen, Pohutukawa Cross
Digital Print, 30x40cm, edition of 100
She has over 200 prints to clear (and Big Ply paintings too)!!
Everything between $20-$520.
If you are in Auckland then this may be a great opportunity to add her to your collection.

02 November 2012

NZ Printmakers Interviews & Articles

I love to meet NZ Printmakers from all over the country!
Thought I can't be everywhere to meet ALL of you, 
I am keen to introduce you to others making prints around NZ.

So if you're an artist who would like to promote your work,
you may be keen to write brief blurbs about printmaking topics and techniques,
or you have ideas about what topics you'd like to 'discuss' here on the blog with others,
if you have upcoming exhibitions, events or workshops,
then please feel free to comment below or click here to send me an email.

Thanks to you all for continuing to read my blog!
I really appreciate your support and feedback 
so I can continue promoting printmaking in New Zealand
and to spread the word about NZ Printmakers around the world.

Sue Roots / Carole Shepheard, 2Nov-3Dec, Hamilton

There are two exhibitions on at ArtsPost in Hamilton that you may be keen to see.
Both these exhibitions are on now until 3 December.

Sue Roots exhibition, Crowning Glory, features etchings and collagraphs of NZ native flora.
Sue is giving an artist floor talk tomorrow, Saturday 3 November at 10.30am.

Sue Roots, from the exhibition Crowning Glory , 2012

Also, check out Carole Shepheard's exhibition, 'Beginning with Chance...' which is mixed media & print.
The starting point for the works was to experience an amazing fireworks display in Venice.
Carole will be giving an artist floor talk on Thursday 8 November at 1pm 

Carole Shepheard, from the exhibition Beginning With Chance..., 2012

01 November 2012

IMPressive 3 Awards Night, 1Nov, Auckland

Tonight starting at 6pm is the awards night for IMPressive III
a printmaking exhibition at the Nathan Homestead Gallery, 
located at 70 Hill Road, Manurewa. 

 IMPressive III is part of the Southside Arts Festival 2012
and the exhibition is on until 11 November,
so even if you can't make it to the Awards Night tonight,
you can still get along and see the artworks for another week.

31 October 2012

Nic Goodwolf & Annie Sandano, 1-29Nov, Wellington

Solander Gallery in Wellington have just opened a new exhibition
with works by Nic Goodwolf and Annie Smits Sandano.

Nic Goodwolf, Halfway Home, 2012
Multi-plate etching, 50x116cm, edition of 16.

Nic Goodwolf's exhibition of large colourful etchings in ‘Drifting Sideways’ 
 examines mankind’s desire to move, to drift, to reach distant shores and lands; 
to follow the human desire to uncover 
and to feel that our eyes crave to spy something new, something unknown. 
Nic ventures into this visual journey through the playful wanderings of his engraver tool. 
Plates get marked, scratched, painted upon as they begin to uncover objects on their surface 
such as caravans, planes, boats, hot air balloons, writing, numbers, lines and horizon lines. 

"I enjoy the process of drawing with tools and observe the process of continual change, 
of things in a constant state of flux or continual growth in my works. 
Plates are printed in different combinations with a playful desire to create editions, 
which differ from each other in colour, pastel markings and tone." 

Annie Smits Sandano, Black Cat, 2012
Woodcut, 70x50cm, edition of 50.

Annie Smits Sandano's 'Menagerie' explores a narrative of contemporary folklore 
populated by a family of quirky creatures in a whimsical collection 
of whales, cats, birds and crabs amongst other creatures. 
With strong referencing to traditional Japanese woodcut prints 
and the history of decorative arts, 
Annie’s work creates a bridge between the tradition of woodblock printmaking 
and a modern, graphically aware context.

Annie Smits Sandano, Aquarium, 2012
Woodcut assemblage with gold and silver leaf, 84x113cm

The exhibition finishes on 29 November
Solander Works on Paper, 218 Willis St. Wellington

16 October 2012

Mark Braunias, to 27Oct, Christchurch

SPACEDOUT, an exhibition by Mark Braunias
is in at the Jonathan Smart Gallery in Christchurch.
It features these 5 new lithographs:

The exhibiton runs until the 27 October.

For more information, check out the following websites:

14 October 2012

Artsight Print Classes, Term 4, Wellington

Artsight is offering the following printmaking classes for Term 4
at Artsight at Toi Poneke, 65 Abel Smith St, Wellington.

Screenprint Essentials
This course is suitable for beginners to screen printing or those with some experience.
The programme will cover stencil and photographic techniques.
Students will have the opportunity to screen print on both paper and fabric surfaces.
Mondays, 7-9.30pm, 29 October - 17 December (8 weeks)
Being tutored by Meg Melvin, class limited to 6 students. Costs $340 (most materials supplied)

Relief Processes (Woodcut & Collagraph)
Learn how to use the relief processes of collagraph and woodcut to develop a stunning edition of prints. 
Suitable for beginning and more experienced printmakers.
Tuesdays, 10am-12.30pm, 23 October - 11 December (8 weeks)
Being tutored by Basia Smolnicki, costs $320 (includes all inks and paper)

Also there is a weekend workshop worth noting:

Celebrating Simplicity - Woodblock Workshop
Looking at themes of the carnival and celebration,
 Annie Sandano combines pattern and animal motifs
with exquisite embossing to create visually rich artworks.
In this two-day workshop you will explore woodblock techniques, printing and embossing
 and develop your own series of works based on a theme.
This workshop is suitable for both beginning printmakers and those with some experience.
10am-4pm on 27-28 October
Being tutored by Annie Smits Sandano, limited to 10 places. Cost $295
Over the River and into the Mamaku, Annie Smits Sandano
Annie Smits Sandano, Over the River and into the Mamaku

Artsight Print Classes, Term 4, Auckland

Artsight is offering the following printmaking classes for Term 4
at 5A Flower St, Eden Terrace, Auckland.

Monoprint, Relief and Intaglio Printmaking Processes
Discover the versatility of monoprint,relief and intaglio processes to make a series of beautiful prints.
Suitable for beginning and more experienced printmakers.
Tuesdays, 10am-12.30pm, 23 October - 11 December (8 weeks)
Being tutored by Gabrielle Belz, costs $320 (includes all inks and paper)

Mixed Media Prints
This course will focus on collage and press free printing processes and those using the press,
composition and layering prints using different processes
Tuesdays, 7-9.30pm, 23 October - 11 December (8 weeks)
Being tutored by Gabrielle Belz, costs $310 (includes all inks and paper)

Screenprint Essentials 
This course is suitable for beginners to screen printing or those with some experience.
The programme will cover stencil and photographic techniques.
Students will have the opportunity to screen print on both paper and fabric surfaces.
Thursdays, 7-9.30pm, 25 October - 13 December (8 weeks)
Being tutored by Eleanor Whyle, class limited to 6 students. Costs $340 (most materials supplied) 

13 October 2012

Rebecca Thomson, til 27Oct, Auckland

Rebecca Thomson has some exciting new work
as part of a joint exhibition with Stafford Allpress called Keep,
at Seed Gallery in Newmarket, Auckland.
The exhibition is on now, and runs until 27 October.

Rebecca Thomson, Pale Grey II, 2012
unique mixed media print on archival cellophane bag & paper, cotton
In today’s culture of consumption and disposal,
Rebecca Thomson's delicate prints and assemblages 
work to preserve and respect the commonplace.

"Thomson’s works respond to discoveries in local thrift shops, as well as the shops themselves.
Central to the works are the notions of ‘keeping’, ‘noticing’ and ‘preserving’.
References are made to shop displays in the use of packets, bags, labels and stickers;
and moreover in the ways in which the works are constructed and displayed.

The original object and its image are often hard to separate
as Thomson generates a convincing trompe l’oeil effect
by printing replicas of fabric and lace remnants on the interior of polythene bags.
These translucent prints are then paired with header cards and further backing prints,
each stage in the selection mirroring the activity and decision making involved
in preparing such merchandise for display.

Rebecca Thomson, Beige Brown I, 2012
unique mixed media print on archival cellophane bag & paper, cotton

Though deliberately chosen for their mundane qualities,
the items Allpress and Thomson choose to represent are not neutral objects,
but poignant records of the lives of their owners
and the many hands they have passed through on their way to the artist,
and as such, hold a surprising emotional charge.
They evoke memory and are given a new value and weight
while still acknowledging their past incarnations, often down to surviving final disposal."

Perhaps pop in to see them this weekend,
or if you're not in Auckland then you can see more works from Keep 
on Seed Gallery's website.

12 October 2012

Interview: Walter Hansen (EndemicWorld)

Here's a great interview I read the other day on EndemicWorld's blog.
It's chance to get to know another NZ Printmaker, Walter Hansen:

"Wellington-based Walter Hansen is a graphic designer by day
and erm, a graphic designer by night and weekend too,
creating limited edition art prints that take inspiration from NZ’s native flora and fauna,
especially our rare and endangered birds.
We caught up with Walter as he delivered us the third and final ‘gig poster’
in his amazing Wattlebird series…"

Tell us the story of how you became a career artist – the journey to this point?
I’ve always been a drawer and am fortunate to have a creative family, all with different outlets.
When I was little my parents used to get huge rolls of paper from the printers
and every day I’d tear a 2x1 metre sheet off and draw for hours with a biro.
I was mainly interested in art, design and graphics at school,
so I went to design school in Wellington without a second thought.
In my 7th form report my Headmaster said that I was putting all my eggs in one basket,
but I did P.E. so the pro golfer fall-back plan was always there.

tieke art print by walter hansen
The plan drawers in Walter’s studio house stocks of his limited edition art prints.

Can you tell us a little about your process?
My inspiration mostly comes from looking out the window —
I’m lucky enough to have a brilliant view where native birds fly by all day,
sometimes landing close enough to snap pics of.
Kaka are my current favs,
 but I really like the Grey Warbler (Riroriro) busting out their lunatic tunes,
which reminds me of a discordant version
of Michael Jackson’s ‘Don’t stop til you get enough’.
After the initial inspiration I usually sketch for weeks and give myself scathing criticism
until I’m ready to finish the design up on my computer.
I have too many ideas to actually produce,
so the scathing criticism is really a way of asking “is this worth following through on?”

walter hansen inspiration
From top left: Walter’s view, music keeps him energised, Walter’s favourite bird, the Kaka.

What’s the favourite piece of work you’ve done and why?
My favourite piece is my Kowhai Squadron letterpress.
It’s a fighter-jet style decal set for sticking on a Tui, so they can look even more bad-ass.
It actually makes no sense when you think about it,
but it just resonates with me by combining my love of graphics,
building model jets when I was young,
and Tui, who I’ve seen perform some crazy dogfights.

kowhai art print by walter hansen
Walter Hansen, Kowhai Squadron
Letterpress print, 22x22cm, edition of 50.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?
It’s cool to do big commercial projects but that stuff is fleeting,
and I’m not trying to be everywhere all the time.
I prefer to take things a bit slower.
I got a nice email a while back about my Huia Show print from a couple with a new baby girl.
They’d just framed their print and hung it in her bedroom, and her name is Huia.
That meant more than seeing my work in a magazine.

Huia Show Art Print by Walter Hansen

What was the last thing you saw, heard or experienced
that got you really creatively excited?
I’ve just finished reading ‘The Elegant Universe' by Brian Greene.
It’s about string theory, and the parts I could pretend to understand were mind-bending.
I’ll let it sink in and wait for it to creep into my work in some way.  
I’m also in to graphic novels, ‘All Star Superman’ is one of the best things I’ve ever read.

walter hansen tieke art print
Walter Hansen, Tieke Tour, 2012
Letterpress Print, 21x30cm, edition of 50

What are you working on at the moment?
A couple of freelance projects — one commission, one identity.
I’m also working some originals for an exhibition next year,
as well as the extension of that being my prints.
Oh yeah, and my full-time graphic design job…

If you're interested in buying any Walter Hansen prints,
have a look on the re-launched EndemicWorld website.

11 October 2012

Hannah Jensen, 11Oct-9Nov, Auckland

Hannah Jensen's exhibition Heraldik opens tonight (11 October) at 6pm
at the Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery in Parnell, Auckland.
You've got a month to check it out...

Hannah achieves the specific effect of her work by applying layers of paint to board
before employing printmaking techniques such as intaglio, etching and carving to create thematic content.
The result is a detailed image rendered in negative relief that emphasises the texture
and tonal variations between paint colours in a typographical manner.
Using anywhere between 25-75 layers of paint and up to 5 different colours,
Jensen calculates the depth of each layer to provide the necessary variations
of colour, texture and shadow in the work.

TKPT Exhibition Opens Tonight, Whangarei

Just a quick reminder for those of you up North,
that Te Kowhai Print Trust's 30-Year Anniversary print exhibition
From The Archive is opening tonight (Thursday 11 October) at 5pm.
 at Yvonne Rust Gallery, The Quarry Art Centre.

If you miss the opening tonight, you can still see it from 12-22 October.
Lin Weining, Printer at Work

Some of the artists in this show include:
Stanley Palmer, Graeme Cornwall, Jo Hardy, Jenny Bennett
Carole Shepheard, Alan Gale, Mariette Van Zuydam, Lin Weining
and many others from New Zealand and overseas.

10 October 2012

Kamelia Purwo, ends 14Oct, Auckland

Cute critters inhabit a naturalistic environment in Kamelia Purwo's new series
 collectively titled Bright Eyes, Bushy Tails at Letham Gallery in Ponsonby, Auckland.
The exhibition finishes on 14 October, so get in to see it while you still can.

Children and their larger than life imaginations and curiousity are what inspire Purwo.
Her art works often portray children with an animal sidekick.
Every child needs a partner in crime, and when friends aren’t available,
who better to turn to than Paul the Octopus, Penny the Penguin, or Phil the Seal.
She has focussed on the animals she has because they are fascinating to her,
but it is also to raise awareness of the staggering amount of waste that goes into our oceans each year,
and the destruction of land animals' natural habitats.
She hopes that by painting animals out of their natural context and juxtaposing them with children,
people will view them as a bit cuddlier, and perhaps be more inclined to protect them.

Kamelia Purwo, Sweet Nothings, 2012
Woodcut, 35x50cm, edition of 25
Born in Jakarta and migrating to New Zealand aged seven,
Purwo graduated with a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts (in History)
from the University of Otago in 2008, enjoying the mental challenge that law offers,
but using painting and printmaking as her retreats.
 She’s happiest with a paintbrush or woodcutting knife in her hand.
Her unique treatment of the painting surface and perfectly balanced palette
have seen Purwo boom in popularity since her debut with Letham Gallery in 2011.

See Letham Gallery's website for more information.

09 October 2012

Win Stringer, til 14Oct, Kerikeri

At the moment there is an exhibition called Contrasts
at Kaan Zamaan Gallery in Kerikeri, which is on until 14 October.

In this exhibition there are 20 monoprints using mixed print media by Win Stringer
that combine intaglio with relief printing techniques reflecting the theme of 'contrasts'.
I thought this example was interesting as the prints use a variety of techniques including
drypoint on bamboo, collagraph, linocut, monoprint, stenciling and drawing.

Win Stringer, Contrast XVI, 2012

Win Stringer completed a DipFA (Printmaking) in 1973
at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury University.
Since then she has taught in a number of secondary schools in Canterbury and Northland.
For the past 8 years Win has been teaching Art at Springbank School in Kerikeri.

08 October 2012

Toothfish Exhibition, 12-30Oct, Wellington

Here's an interesting exhibition you might like to check out...

The international sheep artist currently known as Toothfish
is having an exhibition opening from 5.30-7.30pm on Friday 12 October
at Photospace Gallery, Level 1, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington. 
The show will run till 30 October.

It features posters, prints, paintings and masks by Toothfish and its acolytes. 

Photospace Gallery owner James Gilberd has never actually met
the ‘international’ street artist (or artists) who operate under the name Toothfish.

“I heard about Toothfish from an artist friend in London,
who organised a Toothfish exhibition earlier in 2012.
This friend had never met the artist either.
All he can now tell me is of dealing with a person
wearing what looked to be a mask made from a horse’s skull.
The artist refused to remove the mask, which was hampering communication,
and she even denied that it was in fact a mask."
So, Toothfish is not your average street artist.
Toothfish posters have appeared all over the world.  

A few examples of Toothfish posters documented around the world:
L-R: Paris, India, Germany, Mexico, Thailand, NewYork

If you can't make it to see the show,
you can still check out more information about the Toothfish project
on their website: www.toothfish.org

05 October 2012

Beth Charles, 5-30Oct, PalmerstonNorth

Beth Charles' exhibition Some Inner Tides
will be on display at Taylor Jensen Fine Arts Gallery in Palmerston North
from 5-30 October.

Some Inner Tide: New Work in Print and Stitch exhibition
features 12 monoprints and relief prints, 3 stitched works on canvas,
and a rug that the artist designed for Dilana Rugs.

The artist writes: “My subject is a variation on a theme…
by using repeating motifs in my prints suggesting running stitch and canvas
I duplicate the techniques of my stitched works which are hand-woven stitch in canvas.
Some works have bright contrasting colours, others are harmonious,
but all reflect my inner tide of inspiration, which ebbs and flows according to my mood.
By limiting my visual options, and working within them,
there is continuity to the series of prints, which mirror the format of the textiles.
‘Dragged by the force of some inner tide’ – these lyrics sung by Pink Floyd
in their song ‘High Hopes’ seem to perfectly sum up my method.”

Featured as a part of Some Inner Tide is a luxurious Dilana Rug
created by this iconic Christchurch company to carry a design
based on an artwork by Palmerston North artist, Beth Charles.
The original artwork exhibited at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts
in Beth’s 2008 exhibition 24 Hours: What a Difference a Day Makes.

Beth Charles was born in England and came to New Zealand with her family in 1982.
She holds a degree in Fine Arts from Wanganui Community Polytechnic where she majored in printmaking.
She has exhibited in New Zealand and internationally, winning several awards for her work.

For more information about the exhibition, see the Gallery's website: www.finearts.co.nz

03 October 2012

CPCANZ Summer School, 15-19Jan2013, Waikato

The CPCANZ Summer School will be held in Waikato from 15-19 January 
at Southwell Preparatory School from 9.30am-4pm.

The tutor will be Carole Shepheard.
Cost: $200. The course is limited to 20 places.

Carole Shepheard, Shift (detail), 2012
Installation at ArtsPost
To register send a cheque to Maria Martin-Smith @ CPCANZ, Po Box 1091, Hokitika 7842
Accommodation can be booked at Wintec Student Village if desired.
CPCANZ will provide morning and afternoon tea and lunch.

Contact Kathy Boyle or CPCANZ for more information.

02 October 2012

Te Kowhai Print Trust Exhibition, 12-22Oct, Whangarei

It is Te Kowhai Print Trust's 30-Year Anniversary in Whangarei
and they are celebrating with a print exhibition
showcasing a selection of 15 prints from the Te Kowhai Print Trust Archive.

From The Archive is on display at
Yvonne Rust Gallery, The Quarry Art Centre from 12-22 October
There is also a Preview on Thursday 11 October at 5pm.
Lin Weining, Printer at Work

The featured works aim to show the depth and breadth
of techniques, skills and talented artists that have created and/or tutored at the facility.
Alongside the archive show will be a selection of prints that will be available as cash and carry sales.

Some of the artists in this show include:
Stanley Palmer, Graeme Cornwall, Jo Hardy, Jenny Bennett
Carole Shepheard, Alan Gale, Mariette Van Zuydam, Lin Weining
and many others from New Zealand and overseas.

25 September 2012

Wayzgoose Anthology 2013

Those of you who like combining printmaking with making books might be interested in this:

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery in Ontario, Canada, is excited to announce
an open call for submission of print works
for the special 35th Anniversary 2013 Wayzgoose Anthology Vol II.

The Grimsby Wayzgoose is a one-day festival held annually in April to celebrate the books arts.
Private press printers, printmakers in all media, book binders, papermakers and related artists
gather at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery to celebrate the art of the hand-made book.
Each year the gallery also publishes an anthology of signatures submitted by participants.

To celebrate Wayzgoose’s 35th anniversary, the gallery is publishing a special two-volume anthology
in an edition of 135 that will showcase and celebrate print media and the books arts internationally.

Grimsby Public Art Gallery are accepting submissions for Wayzgoose Anthology 2013 Vol II
from printmakers, private presses, and other print media artists for inclusion in the anthology.
The work may be a collaboration or individual work.

A completed entry form, sample of work and $10 non-refundable entry fee
should be received by the gallery no later than 5pm on 16 November 2012.
The theme for submitted works is the artists’ sense of place in the world,
which will provide the anthology with a panoramic perspective on the world and people around us.

Your work must measure 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches and accommodate binding in size and folding.
Signatures may be between four and eight pages long,
and we require the first 135 copies for the anthology.
The hand of the artist must be visible in each signature,
whether it be hand-set type, hand-made paper or hand-printed artworks.

For more information or to download an entry form click here for Grimsby Art Gallery's website.

22 September 2012

Matiu Somes, 26Sep-27Oct, Wellington

The exhibition Matiu Somes: The Next Chapter is opening
at Solander Gallery in Wellington on 26 September.

The artists featured in the exhibition are Stanley Palmer, Inge Doesburg,
Lynn Taylor, Jo Ogier, Ben Reid, Basia Smolnicki and Stephen Robinson.

Ben Reid, always to islanders, danger is what comes over the sea, 2012
Woodblock, 36x53cm

Matiu/Somes Island, in the middle of Wellington’s harbour (Te Whanganui a Tara),
has an extraordinarily rich and complex history.
From its original naming after one of Kupe’s female relatives
to its later European use as a quarantine station, internment camp, military installation
and now nature reserve, its relatively small area is packed with stories.

The artists' residency project on Matiu/Somes grew out of Solander Gallery’s desire
to bring together artists from all around Aotearoa New Zealand
and expose them to the fascinating natural and cultural histories of the island.
It was felt that the depth and diversity of the Island
was largely unknown or ignored by the people of Wellington.

Artists often take what others overlook
and probe to bring to life hidden, forgotten or disregarded stories.
The singular visions and different approaches of the seven artists involved
realise the possibility that all may draw inspiration from this unique place.

"The island opened to the public as a
Department of Conservation (DOC) scientific and historic reserve in 1995.
In 2009, it was included in the Treaty of Waitangi cultural redress
for Taranaki Whanui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika A Maui,
which returned ownership of the three Wellington harbour islands to iwi.
While still protected by reserve status, accessible to the public, and managed by DOC,
their future will be directed by a joint governance board composed of iwi, community, and DOC".
(Department of Conservation Website)

19 September 2012

Woodblock Workshop, 27-28Oct, Wellington

Artsight's Spring Workshops 2012 with Annie Smits Sandano
"Celebrating simplicity - Woodblock workshop"

Looking at themes of the carnival and celebration Brazilian-born printmaker Annie Sandano
combines pattern and animal motifs with exquisite embossing to create visually rich artworks.

In this two day workshop with Annie you will explore woodblock techniques,
printing and embossing and develop your own series of works based on a theme.
This workshop is suitable for both beginning printmakers and those with some experience.

Annie Smits Sandano, Over the River and into the Mamaku

10am-4pm, 27-28 October 2012
at Artsight @ Toi Poneke, 65 Abel Smith St, Wellington
Cost: $295 

17 September 2012

Fatu Feu'u Book Launch Tomorrow, Auckland

Join Fatu Feu’u and writer Shona Jennings for the Book Launch of
 Tuesday 18 September 2012, 5.30–7.30pm

Fatu Feu’u is an internationally recognised Samoan-New Zealand artist.
He has been pivotal in shaping the interest in contemporary pacific art globally
and nurturing a generation of pacific artists locally,
leading to his reputation as the father of contemporary pacific art.

In this book, Fatu shares his story from willful Samoan-village boy,
to New Zealand factory-worker immigrant,
to leader in his home communities and the global art world.
His thoughts on art and life are woven into an inspiring tale
that helps us understand not only what drives this artist, but what’s behind his art –
how the bright colours, the frangipani, ta-tatua and siapo designs
create a narrative of his past, present and future.

Selected Art Works by Fatu Feu’u will be on show
at Warwick Henderson Gallery in Parnell from Saturday 15-22 September. 

 If you would like to order a copy of Fatu Feu’u On Life & Art
please phone Warwick Henderson Gallery on 09 3097513
or you are welcome to email us at info@warwickhenderson.co.nz
Published by Little Island Press.