27 May 2018

Something To Remember, Auckland, til 9 June

Something to Remember is a collaborative exhibition between Alexis Neal and Elke Finkenauer,
which refers to the act of refiguring a past as contingent in the present. 
Check it out at Gus Fisher Gallery in Auckland, before 9 June.

The work, which includes lithography, screenprint, debossment, 
foil-stamped texts, sculptural installation and artist books, considers the process 
of forming identity influenced by community, place, role-models, and experiences; 
as well as the structures providing contexts within which identity is established.

Alexis Neal. Photo courtesy of artsdiary.co.nz

"Physicality and tactile surfaces are significant to ‘Something to Remember’. 
Ink is printed onto rich, velvety paper and exhibited alongside thick knotted rope strands 
and woven whāriki, suspended works that have been slowly and carefully crafted. 
Intricate details and two handmade artist books make this show an ideal opportunity 
to contemplate remembrance, whether personal or collective."

If you can't make it to the show,
check out more wonderful images at: artsdiary.co.nz

26 May 2018

Printmakers Shared Space Seeks Additional Members

Studio Printmakers is a collection of printmakers 
based at the Lake House Arts Centre in Takapuna.
The Studio is a communal place where printmakers gather 
to exchange ideas, work collaboratively, hold workshops, 
organise exhibitions, and meet visiting local & international artists. 

The Studio is primarily set up for intaglio and relief printing, 
with 2 large presses, UV light for developing solar plates,
a vented acid box, two extra large size rollers, a book press,
a small guillotine for preparing plates and paper,
small brayers, a drying rack, and two large work tables.

There is also a permanent hallway space within the arts centre, 
for our studio members to exhibit their work on a rostered basis.
You can also relax and socialise with other printmakers,
check out shared books and magazines, 
and utilise the shared tea- & coffee-making facilities.

Studio Printmakers currently a vacancy for members.
There are currently 2 types of membership on offer:

Associate Members pay a small annual subscription 
and can book to use the studio at any time at a reduced daily rate. 
Sole use cannot be guaranteed but there is not usually a problem.

Key-Holder Members pay a monthly fee, and are entitled to unlimited access.
Key-holders may also use of large drawer space to store their paper on site.

Experienced printmakers, who are not members, can also request use of the space.
 Casual Hire may include visiting local, national and international artists. 
If interested, you can apply through the studio committee.

For information, check out: www.printmakers.co.nz