There are 3 print-related exhibitions on at Gus Fisher Gallery in Auckland
Opening Friday 4 July at 5.30pm, until 30 August
Printmaking: Beyond the Frame exhibition
curated by Jacqueline Aust with guest exhibitors Alexis Neal, Kate McLean and Jeff Thomson.
Opening Friday 4 July at 5.30pm, with guest speaker Marilynn Webb ONZM
An exhibition of work of members of the Central Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand (CPCANZ).
The title of this exhibition refers to the frame that surrounds a two-dimensional work,
isolating it from the wall and forming a barrier of protection or decoration.
It also refers to the contemporary perception of print.
In this exhibition artists investigate a variety of technologies and ideas
while retaining a common reference point in traditional printmaking processes.
Dark Arts: 20 Years of the Holloway Press curated by Francis McWhannell
Opening Friday 4 July at 5.30pm, with guest speaker Associate-Professor Peter Simpson
This retrospective celebrates the work of the Holloway Press, the fine press of the University of Auckland,
which was established in 1994 by Alan Loney and Associate Professor Peter Simpson.
The Press was named for Ron Holloway (1909-2003) of the Griffin Press,
who gave the University the printing equipment that formed its basis.
Foyer The Kindest Cut: Figurative Prints by Sam Harrison
Christchurch artist Sam Harrison (born 1985) draws his subjects from life
then works on large scale plywood sheets to create the blocks
for his woodcut print portraits of naked men and women.
Andrew Jensen describes him as making “a thorough visceral enquiry, raking across the terrain of the body to expose the imperfect maps of our emotional and psychological histories.”
|Sam Harrison, Walking Away, 2011|
Related Events: Put these on your calendar!
Saturday 5 July, 1pm - Judge's Tour of Printmaking: Beyond The Frame
Judge’s tour of the exhibition Printmaking: Beyond the Frame
with Linda Tyler (Director of the Centre for Art Studies).
Saturday 12 July, 1pm - Floor Talk with Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison discusses his subject matter, methods and materials
with Virginia Were, editor of ArtNews New Zealand.
Saturday 19 July, 1pm - Curator's Tour of Printmaking: Beyond The Frame
Central Printmaking Council member Jacqueline Aust gives a curator’s floortalk in the
exhibition Printmaking: Beyond the Frame.
Saturday 26 July, 1pm - Panel Discussion on The Future of Printmaking in New Zealand
A panel discussion chaired by Jacqueline Aust, with renowned artist Dr Carole Shepheard,
and Steve Lovett (Lecturer, Manukau School of Visual Arts).
Saturday 2 August, 1pm - Guest Exhibitors Floor Talk
Jeff Thomson, Kate McLean and Alexis Neal explain the use of print in their work.
Saturday 9 August, 1pm - Auckland Print Studios Talk
John Pusateri and Pepe Long from Auckland Print Studios explain how their business runs,
with reference to the New Zealand artists with whom they work.
Saturday 16 August, 1pm
Join Holloway Press printers Tara McLeod and Alan Loney
in conversation about their meticulous methods with Peter Simpson.
Saturday 23 August, 1pm
Francis McWhannell, curator of Dark Arts: 20 Years of the Holloway Press,
interviews founder Peter Simpson about the press’s history.
Saturday 30 August, 1pm
Brendan O’Brien, a Wellington-based hand printer,
reflects on his involvement with the Holloway Press.
A catalogue for Printmaking: Beyond the Frame with an essay by Dr Robin Woodward
is available for sale for $10.