29 November 2014

One-Day Intro to Screenprint Courses, December, Auckland City

This week we got 'Christmas-y' at the studio space I share with a bunch of other creatives -
there is a 3m+ Christmas tree, 1000+ fairy lights, and a (fake) fireplace with some stocking...

I love Christmas, so I'm really looking forward to a month of working in this festive space.
And now that I'm also in the mood for spreading a bit of creative Christmas joy...

 I am offering a few One-day Intro to Screenprinting Classes 
and we can hand-print some customised wrapping paper, t-shirts and gift tea-towels etc
Or if you are artistically-inclined, you can design your own artwork for printing.

At the special pre-Christmas price of only $135 per person,
the class is tailored to you, with a maximum of only 4 students per class!
Workshops available: 10am-4:30pm on Saturday 6 December, and Saturday 13 December .
The workshop in just around the corner from Eden Park in Auckland City.

There will also be an opportunity to purchase a screenprinting kit (screen / squeegee / ink)
that you can take home if you have your own project in mind...
If you need more info, or want to sign up for a class, click here to email Delwyn

26 November 2014

2015 Postcard Exchange, 1Apr, Australia

The Southern Printmakers Association (Sydney, Australia)
are inviting printmakers from NZ (and also the rest of the world) 
to participate in their 2015 Postcard Exchange.

Simply submit an edition of 11 postcards with your interpretation of our theme “LYRICAL”.
and you will then receive a collection of ten unique printed postcards
Submissions must be received by 1 April 2015

Postcard size should be no larger than 4” x 6” or 10x15cm
Printed on a substrate of 100-350gsm. Do not mount.
Only editions of 11 of any reproducible image medium will be accepted.
Individual international participants may send their postcards as one package.

For more information about the project, rules, and postal address,
see Southern Printmakers Association website:

23 November 2014

Christmas Cash & Carry, 29Nov-24Dec, Wellington

Solander Gallery's popular Christmas exhibition brings together over 30 talented artists 
who have created smaller works, all very affordable, ranging from $85-$300 
Great as gift ideas for family, friends or even a special treat for yourself. 
A selection of these works will also be available framed. 

Some of the participating artists: Nigel Brown, Jacqueline Aust, John Pusateri, Kim Lowe, 
Kyoko Imazu, Kyla Cresswell, Margaret Elliot, Marci Tackett, Nic Goodwolf, Patricia Bellan-Gillen, 
Rachael Garland, Sheyne Tuffery, Vanessa Edwards, David Sarich, Faith McManus, 
Chris Ingham, Hyun Ju Kim, Rosemary Mortimer, Lea-Anne Sheather, Danielle Creenaune,
Vincent Drane, Basia Smolnicki, Catherine Macdonald, Damon Kowarsky, Graham Hall 

Nic Goodwolf, The Evolution of Claiming Ground, 2014
Etching, 30x30cm

21 November 2014

Workshop: Artistic Printing (Letterpress), 26-30Jan, Wellington

Australasian Rare Books Summer School are running a course in Artistic Printing
from 26-30 January 2015 at Wai-te-ata Press, Kelburn campus, Victoria University of Wellington

The course is an advanced letterpress studio 
exploring innovative techniques in contemporary printmaking 
as well as looking back to the nineteenth-century artistic printing movement. 

This course will be jointly taught by
 Marty Vreede (Senior Lecturer in Printmaking, Quay School of the Arts, Whanganui)
and Sydney Shep (Director of Wai-te-ata Press, Victoria University of Wellington)

The cost of the five full-day course is $800+gst per person. 
Places are strictly limited and the deadline for registration is Friday 9 January. 
For more information, or to register please visit:

13 November 2014

Spring Specials on Printmaking Fine Art Papers to 5Dec

I know how much printmakers love nice paper,
so spread the word about Fine Art Papers' Spring Specials on Artist’s Papers...
There is 12.5 % off list prices on these papers until 5 December 2014:

Printmaking Papers: Hahnemuhle Etching 300gsm (Natural, White, Cream),
Tiepolo 290gsm (56x76cm & 70x100cm), Himalayan Washi 60gsm,
Incisioni Delux White watermarked 350gsm & 310gsm,
Somerset 300gsm Soft White, White Rosaspina 220gsm & 285gsm,
German Intaglio 300gsm, Zerkall printing stock, Pescia 300gsm

Also; Fabriano Artistico; 300gsm & 640gsm sheets, oversize, & rolls
Saunders Waterford, Arches Aquarelle, Pittura 400gsm, Palantina 120gsm & 190gsm, 
Accademia Rolls 120gsm & 200gsm, Fabriano 5 Disegno Fine 350gsm, Indian Cotton 640gsm

To order or get pricelist, contact Kay & Randal on (03) 379 4410 or email: artpaper@ihug.co.nz