16 March 2020

Jacqueline Aust, 18Mar-18Apr, Wellington

Displacement is the theme of both the subject and process 
of Jacqueline Aust's new series.
Underpinned by a visit to Japan that coincided with a typhoon.
Everywhere we went we were struck by how the Japanese people 
responded to such devastation.

Jacqueline Aust, Agitation V, 2020
Monotype and intaglio, chine colle, 50x81cm, 1/1

Millions of people are displaced from their homes every decade because of war, 
natural disasters and the effects of climate change. 
Whether or not we are immediately affected 
we are reminded every day of the impact this has on our lives.

The works exhibited in 'Displaced' continue my exploration of the relationship 
between autographic mark making and a response to place. 
Traditionally the process of printmaking involves a matrix, or plate, 
from which a number of works are printed. 
These works are essentially the same and are called an edition. 
My practice is to create series of works using the same plate/s 
so that each work is unique yet has a clear visual connection 
to each other work in the series. 

The printmaking process allows the placement 
and replacement of components that leave visual traces to tell the story. 
I make material decisions based on the subject of displacement 
so the aesthetics of the final work relates to the theme.

The exhibition is on at Solander Gallery, in Wellington,
from 18 March to 18 April.
For more information, see www.solandergallery.co.nz

14 March 2020

Kylie Rusk, 17-28 March, Auckland

In her latest exhibition, Kylie Rusk continues to delve into her passion 
for the New Zealand landscape. 
Using lithographic print and paint, Kylie explores the subtle variation of colour, light and form, resulting in stunningly atmospheric works of art.

Kylie is highly interested in what the landscape holds for the individual 
in terms of memory, connection, and a sense of being. 
Travelling the coast and countryside, Kylie documents scenes 
which she then reproduces in the studio.

Kylie graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts 
from Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland in 2007. 
Kylie has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions, 
primarily working in lithograph prints and acrylic on canvas.

Kylie Rusk, Whangarei Heads from Ruakaka #2
Three colour lithograph with a two colour blend, 61x28cm

Rusk’s speciality is lithography. 
This historic form of printmaking involves drawing, 
painting with tusche and etching onto stone, 
before printing the image on a lithography press. 
Her rich and unique prints represent multi-layered seascapes, 
presented in a painterly and moody style. 
Rendered with warmth and sensitivity, 
each edition is limited in number ranging anywhere from 20-50 prints.

Lithography demo in the gallery on Saturday 21 March, 11am-12pm.
Kylie has a small portable lithography press
she is able to transport to the gallery for the demo.

Grey, 37 Scanlan Street, Grey Lynn.

12 March 2020

Call for Entries: InkFest 2020, Deadline 8 May

InkMasters Cairns invites NZ printmakers to enter InkFest 2020's 
International Print Award & Exhibition 
Entries Close Friday 8 May 2020 
Exhibition dates 24 July-23 August 2020

InkMasters Biennial Print Exhibition is an international juried exhibition. 
It brings together the best printmakers from our region 
with national and international artists from around the world. 
The works entered can be any print medium (or combination of media), traditional and contemporary, including 3D works and artists' books. 
100 prints will be selected from all entries.  

Sally Foster, Australian National Gallery, Canberra  
Ashleigh Campbell, Director NorthSite, Cairns 
International Cairns-based artist Brian Robinson 
of the Maluyligal and Wuthathi peoples 
of the Torres Strait and Cape York Peninsula.

Non-Aquistive Prizes
Dr Raya Mayo Award for Printmaking Excellence $4000 
 Award for Printmaking Merit $1000 
Award for Artist’s Book, 3D work or Novel Use of Media $1000 
Award for Innovation in Printmaking $1000 
Award for Early Career Printmaker $1000 
Further awards to be announced

For more information, see www.inkmasterscairns.com.au 

10 March 2020

Exciting New Course to Build Your Art Practice

I wanted to share with you about this exciting new 'practical-academic' course 
by Deborah Crowe, which is now open for enrolments:
Bridge: A Pracademic Approach to Building Scaffolding for Your Art Practice.

With a sustained art practice and 25+years of experience of tertiary teaching, 
postgraduate supervision and professional artist mentoring, 
Deborah specialises in working with students, artists 
and creative professionals seeking a stronger grasp 
of how to research, ways to utilise findings in your practice, 
 building strong and informative ties between research and making. 
Deborah is known for facilitating learners’ development in a style 
that is energetic, informative, robust, and empathetic.
Deborah's strategic insights will certainly help sharpen your practice!

'Bridge' is a course run over 18 weeks
 that is designed to help you develop and accelerate your art practice. 
The core aim is to build a robust research 
and contextual base that underpins your work. 
This may lead towards undertaking academic study or further education. 
The course is designed to provide you with practical tools, 
frameworks and strategies towards developing research skills, 
self-directed practice, critical and independent thinking skills, 
advanced practical skills, writing skills, and building knowledge 
and confidence in the articulation about the ideas you are developing, 
and how your practice relates to contemporary visual art.  

This course is designed for intermediate practitioners 
who have a portfolio of existing work. 
There will be coursework (practice and research-based in relation to your ideas) 
utilising an informal assessment model 
to help you gain a deeper understanding of progressions, 
strengths and areas for development in your work. 
The course structure, flexible facilitation style, 
and being part of a small cohort will provide one to one and group support 
for learners trying new things, an engaging environment for discovery learning,
 fun exercises, and will foster peer support systems. 

If this is the kind of stimulus, framework and or extension 
you want for your practice, enrol now at: www.browne.school.nz/bridge

09 March 2020

Press for Sale, Whanganui

Marty Vreede has a printmaking press for sale.
It is a 600mm wide model, 
made in 2002 at Whanganui Polytechnic. 

Hardly used, bed still in prefect condition. Generations of use still in it.
It is in Whanganui, at the Pakohe Whanganui studio. 
Needs to be up lifted from here or transported by truck.

Asking $5500 for it. 
For more information, contact Marty Vreede.