25 June 2015

Woodcut, 1July-8Aug, Wellington

Woodcut is an exhibition at Solander Gallery in Wellington, running from 1 July - 8 August.
You can also meet the artists at the opening event 1-3pm on Saturday 4 July.

Woodcut has been synomous with printmaking for 1000's of years and yet as a medium, 
still has the power to illicit exciting, contemporary and challenging works of art. 
Woodcut, perhaps more than any other medium, 
shows the hand of the artist in direct dialogue with the matrix. 
This exhibition brings together printmaking artists, Denise Copland, 
Duncan Pepe Long, Graham Hall, Marty Vreede, Michel Tuffery, Sam Harrison 
who each explore the practice of woodcut from notably different perspectives.
Sam Harrison, Annabell II, 2015
woodcut, 96x70cm, edition of 7
Marty Vreede, Cutting Remarks - Raupatu, 2014
woodcut, artist book, 20x66cm, edition of 1
Graham Hall, Hand Bell, 2015
woodcut, 35x50cm, edition of 10

22 June 2015

For Sale: Screenprint Equipment, Auckland

Yesterday I got a message from a screenprinting contact in Auckland
saying he is reluctantly selling off his excess screenprinting equipment.
It is worth much more than the selling price, but the space is desperately needed, so must go!
This creates a new opportunity for someone out there who wants to get started.
  • 4-colour 3-station carousel: commercial heavy-duty, made in NZ by AH Candy, in great condition
  • Large screens and screen rack - really good condition screens, range of mesh counts
  • 40x t-shirt screens (500x600mm)
  • Solvent inks: approximately 40kg (usually $100/kg) 
  • Plastisol Ink: 25 pots / colours for printing textiles. 
  • Some waterbased inks
  • Few squeegees and bits of rubber
  • Large hand-bench for printing posters, large fabric panels etc.
  • Large Hix Heatpress - for curing ink or vinyl on shirts
  • 3-phase Fosfan JetAir750 Dryer: good belt, new wiring & switches, and ceramic elements
  • Quartz Flash Cure - for drying in between colours on the carousel.
  • Heatgun
  • Pantone books for colour matching
  • Parts washer for cleaning screens, brand new & never been used 
  • 2 large tables for sorting and stacking garments, pressing shirts, etc. 

Selling as a bulk lot, beginning at just $1000... or Buy Now for $5000
Auction closes 8:30pm on Sunday 28 June.

19 June 2015

For Sale: Etching Press, Whangarei

Another press for sale, just in case anyone is interested...

This press was made by seller while studying at the Quay School of Arts in Wanganui,
but press is now located in Whangarei, Northland.
It has been sitting unused for a number of years and is in need of a bit of TLC.
It measures approximately 91x142cm and 125cm high. 
It comes with the metal bed (not pictured) and one felt.
Buyer must pick up, this press is very heavy, can be taken apart for transporting.

Asking $2500, contact seller for more information:
Auction closes Friday 26 June, 4pm

17 June 2015

For Sale: Manuka Etching Press, Dunedin

I frequently get asked if I know of any printmaking presses for sale,
so thought I'd let you know about this one currently listed on TradeMe.

Only 3 years old, it has a cast iron base, on castors currently, can reattach the original feet.
 It has a 1250x850mm bed and a five spoke rimless handwheel. The rollers are 850mm wide.
The press is easy to relocate: when packed down it measures 950x1400x800mm and weighs 230kg. 
(price includes freight fee up to $500) 
It comes with 6 pieces of white felt blankets (1.5mm and 3mm thick, 0.6x1m and 1x1.2m) 

Asking $7350, see auction listing for more info:
Auction closes Wednesday 24 June, 6pm