20 April 2012

Aust & Bryant, 24Apr-2June, Wellington

Solander Gallery in Wellington invite you to the opening 
of the Jacqueline Aust & Michele Bryant exhibitions, 
from 5.30-7pm on Tuesday 24 April.  
The exhibitions will be on until 2 June.

Jacqueline Aust, Still Life with Gannet Bones, 2012
Etching, edition of 10.

Jacqueline Aust: Still Life
Jacqueline Aust’s series of etchings draw on the principles of Dutch still-life painting 
using pictorial elements such as the bones of native birds 
to warn against behaviours that reduce our rare species to delicate remains. 
As symbols they carry messages that delicately flutter between life and death, 
warm and chill, stillness and movement.

Michele Bryant: The Considerations
Michele's work often centres around the idea of decision-making
 as a constant and shifting process, 
dependent on any one time on a number of variables that surround us. 
We may try to be constant or consistent, but there are always considerations, 
large or small, that influence where and how we live our lives.


11 April 2012

Screenprinting Classes, Term 2, LakeHouse

LakeHouse in Takapuna are offering an 8-week Screenprinting course
being tutored by Susanne Khouri
on Wednesdays, 2 May-20 June, 9.30am-12.30pm

  Learn how to mix and apply printing inks on paper and fabric. 
A variety of printing processes will be explored 
in an encouraging and user-friendly environment. 
The class size will be 5-8 students. Some materials are included. 

Price: $270 (includes $100 non-refundable deposit for materials
which is payable 7 days before start of class) 

09 April 2012

Conversations, 11Apr-6May, Auckland

Conversations is beginning this week, 11 April to 6 May, 
at Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Rd, Manurewa.

Toni Mosley & Gabrielle Belz will spend these 3 weeks making print works
and they are inviting you to come and interact with them;
The artworks will develop, respond and evolve as discussions take place,
so you will have a direct influence on what is in the show.

It's a very interesting idea for a performance / exhibition,
and I'm sure there will be lots of interesting conversations!

08 April 2012

3-Colour Reduction Woodblock, 28-29 April, LowerHutt

Sheyne Tuffery is holding a 3-Colour Reduction Woodblock Workshop
from 10.30am-3.30pm on the weekend of 28-29 April
to be held at Hutt Arts Society, Lower Hutt, Wellington

This workshop is designed for people who have done the first woodblock course 
and want to advance their learning and techniques of relief printing, 
but if you have a little printmaking experience this will still be a great course to do.

The process is using the reduction printing technique 
with 3 to 4 colours, working light to dark, to make a 5-6 print edition. 

We will be working in 20cm sizes of MDF.
This is the best time to learn about editioning
 and the art of registration. 
All in all this is more tighter and traditional way of printing.

Cost: $225 
All materials are provided and coffee, tea and biscuits of course.
All you need for this workshop is to bring a pencil, old shirt to work in 
and some ideas for patterns or compositions for your blocks.

07 April 2012

Artsight Print Courses in Auckland, Term 2

For those of you looking to learn a few extra skills,
Artsight are also running some print classes in Auckland, starting in April / Term 2.
Their Auckland location is 5a Flower St, Eden Terrace.

Mondays, 10am-12.30pm, 30 April-18 June (8 weeks)
OR Tuesdays, 7pm-9.30pm, 1 May-19 June (8 weeks)
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.
Cost: $340. Class size limited to 6 students (most materials supplied)

Mondays, 7pm-9.30pm, 30 April-21 May (4 weeks)
Discover the versatility of monoprints and intaglio processes 
to make a series of beautiful prints. 
The course uses non-toxic water based inks 
and is suitable for beginning and more experienced printmakers.
Being tutored by Gabrielle Belz
Cost: 4 weeks $175 or 8 weeks $320 (Includes all inks and paper)

RELIEF PROCESSES (Collagraph & Woodcut) 
Mondays, 7pm-9.30pm, 28 May-18 June (4 weeks) 
Learn how to use the relief processes of collagraph and woodcut 
to create a stunning edition of prints. 
The course uses non-toxic water based inks 
and is suitable for beginning and more experienced printmakers.
Being tutored by Gabrielle Belz
Cost: 4 weeks $175, 8 weeks $320 (Includes all inks and paper)

Tuesdays, 10am-12.30pm, 1-22 May (4 weeks)
This course will focus on collage and other press-free printing processes 
and those using the press as well as composition and layering prints.
Being tutored by Gabrielle Belz
Cost: 4 weeks $175, 8 weeks $320 (Includes all inks and paper)

Tuesdays, 10am-12.30pm, 29 May-19 June (4 weeks)
Learn about combining printmaking processes 
and using 'found' imagery such as maps and text 
as well as using other media such as drawing and watercolour in your prints.
Being tutored by Gabrielle Belz
Cost: 4 weeks $175, 8 weeks $320 (Includes all inks and paper)

For more information about enrolling in any of these courses

06 April 2012

Titokowaru's Dilemma, Talk, 11Apr, New Plymouth

For those who missed Marian Maguire's talk on Titokowaru's Dilemma in December 
she is hosting another floor talk on next Wednesday 11 April 2012 at 6pm
in the exhibition which has recently opened at Puke Ariki, New Plymouth. 

Marian Maguire, Having Assumed the Alluring Form of an Ally’s Wife, 
Hera Distracts Titokowaru from his Military Objective, 2011 
Etching, 28x22cm, edition of 30

Titokowaru’s Dilemma shines light into the murky world of myth making. 

Marian Maguire’s beautiful lithographs and etchings explore Taranaki history, 
challenging simplistic readings of the past by taking Riwha TÄ«tokowaru 
and placing him with the gods and philosophers of ancient Greece, 
showing him in debates that have a timeless significance. 
The prints are complemented by items from the Puke Ariki heritage collection 
which expose some fertile gaps in the accounts surrounding TÄ«tokowaru and his enemies; 
gaps in which colourful myths have sprouted. 
This exhibition asks ‘What is myth?’, ‘What is history?’ and ‘Who decides?’

For more information on the exhibition at Puke Ariki you can visit
The exhibition is on at Puke Ariki until 10 June.

04 April 2012

Blockbuster Prints

There are a limited number of A1-sized Blockbusters prints are still available
signed by Dick Frizzell, Otis Frizzell and Mike Weston.
This morning I read there were only 44 let from the edition of 100,
so if you are interested then get in now.

Unique edition of 100 screenprints to promote the Blockbusters exhibition 
 that opened on 30 March 2012 at Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery. 

Featuring new work from Frizzell & Son (Dick Frizzell and Otis Frizzell) 
and Weston Frizzell (Mike Weston and Otis Frizzell collaboration). 
This is a screenprinted version of the exhibition poster for just $100!