30 November 2015

Printapalooza, Whangarei

A few weeks ago, Te Kowhai Print Trust had an event called Printapalooza,
which looked like it was a very fun day of printing! 
Here's a few photos of what these talented artists got up to with a road roller...


For more photos, check out Te Kowhai Print Trust's Facebook page.

29 November 2015

Summer Print Course, 11-14Jan, Auckland

Browne School of Art are offering a 4-day Printmaking 'Summer School' 
in Grey Lynn, Auckland, from 11-14 January 2016.

Participants will be introduced to a variety of printmaking techniques and processes,
including monotype, drypoint, and relief printing, combined with mixed-media.

This course provides a perfect introduction to the exciting world of print 
but also accommodates those with prior experience who wish to refresh or extend their practice. 

With two generous size spaces to work in,
 participants will be introduced to a variety of printmaking techniques and processes, 
from monotype and relief, to drypoint printing combined with mixed-media and collage

When: Monday-Thursday, 11-14 January 2016 (4 days), 9.30am-3.30pm
Tutored by Alexis Neal, with a maximum of 12, cost $450.

26 November 2015

Made By Hand, 27Nov-24Dec, Wellington

Solander Gallery's annual Christmas show, Made by Hand, 
opens on Friday 27 November 4-7pm.
A celebration of the handmade in this world of mass-production!

Made by Hand is an annual 'cash and carry' exhibition 
featuring works from over thirty of Solander's talented artists. 
On the wall will be smaller works for under $300 and larger works for under $500.

Featuring new work from over 30 Solander artists;
including Stanley Palmer, Alexis Neal, Catherine Macdonald, John Pusateri, Ben Reid,
Damon Kowarsky, Margaret Silverwood, Mark Graver, Kyoko Imazu, Lynn Taylor,
Dagmar Dyck, Emily Valentine, Michele Bryant, Sheyne Tuffery...to name just a few.

The exhibition runs from Friday 27 November until 24 December,
but if you can't make it to Wellington before Christmas,
all works from the show can be seen on their website: solandergallery.co.nz/made-hand

25 November 2015

Northland Printmakers Exhibition, 4-14Dec, Whangarei

The 2015 Northland Print Symposium's print exchange exhibition 
is opening at 5:30pm on Thursday 3 December 
at the Yvonne Rust Gallery, Quarry Arts Centre, Whangarei. 

Hard Pressed, Soft Ground is a group show of Northland printmakers 
who've created work based on their connection to Northland. 
With contributions from Faith McManus, Celia Walker, Virginia Guy, 
Mariette Van Zuydam, Megan Corbett, Barry Squire, Rosie Parsonson, and many more.

Contact Te Kowhai Print Trust for more information.

15 November 2015

Project Talk: Thinking of Place, Tues 17 Nov, Auckland

You are invited to our artists' talk, 7pm this Tuesday, 17 November
at Railway St Studios, 8 Railway St, Newmarket in Auckland.

As you may know, Prue MacDougall and I have recently been involved
 in a collaborative printmaking project called Thinking of Place
with 50+ printmakers from around NZ and Australia,
the exhibition toured Cairns, Christchurch, Auckland and is now on its way to Ballarat, Victoria.
We will be giving a 'behind the scenes' talk about our experience of the project,
which we hope might inspire other printmakers and artists in creating your own future projects.

We hope to cover a variety of practical topics, such as;
organising a group show, logistics involved in a touring show,
applying for and managing your Community Council Arts Grant, creating an exhibition catalogue,
working as a group, promotion, public engagement with workshops and panel discussion, etc.

Railway St Studios is suggesting a $5 donation to cover drinks, nibbles, venue.
Contact Railway St Studios for further information if required.

10 November 2015

Intro to Screenprinting, Nov/Dec, Auckland

You can learn the basics of screenprinting in just one day!

Due to a 'last minute' cancellation, I have a space available
on my Intro to Screenprinting workshop this Saturday (14 November),
so if you are keen to come along this weekend, email me as soon as possible.

I also have one-day workshops on the following dates:
 10am-4pm on Saturday 28 November
10am-4pm on Saturday 5 December
10am-4pm on Saturday 12 December
10am-4pm on Saturday 19 December

This course introduces you to the essential pieces of equipment,
the processes and techniques, as well as plenty of hands-on printing time.

This course is suitable for beginners, with only 3-4 students per class, 
and the content can be tailored to your own project ideas.

With the guidance of a very experienced tutor,
you will learn hand-cut stencils, masking, hand-drawn images,
as well as the basics of photo emulsion for more detailed designs.
Techniques and inks for printing on both paper and fabric will be taught.

$135 per person includes inks, paper, screens and equipment used during workshop.
Located near Eden Park in Auckland.
Please email to confirm availability of places on your preferred session.