The 5th Impressive printmaking show will be returning to Nathan Homestead, in Manurewa, Auckland.
This year the show is titled Wansolwara: Print Here and Now,
and is open to NZ artists working in any print medium.
All of us here in Aotearoa New Zealand carry the legacy of recent or long distant migrations to this land.
The word wansolwara comes from the Solomon Islands and means 'one salt water'.
The notion arising from this is 'one ocean, one people'.
We are connected and separated by the ocean.
One sea that we live close to, that nourishes us, that connects us to home and to discovery.
Similarly, every inked image participates in a migration like shift from its start point,
be that a plate, block, screen or file, to place(s) where it will be seen.
The printed image sits on a new ground, always in the here and now,
separated from yet connected to its origins.
|Image: Winston Shacklock, 2013
Artists are invited to submit up one or two images for selection for the show.
Images to be saved as jpeg with maximum size of 1000 pixels the longest side image dimension.
Entries need to have been made by the artist, within the last 12 months.
With your image, please supply: Medium, Title of Work, Date of Work, Size,
Work can be unframed or freestanding, so indicate if any specific display or installation instructions.
All artists submitting work are required to submit a 200-300 word statement
regarding the work and the basis of their practice.
All artists will be informed by email of the curators’ decision by Friday 26 September.
Work will be delivered to Nathan Homestead by Friday 17 October.