26 November 2012

Small Desires, 1-24Dec, Wellington

Small Desires  is Solander Gallery's final exhibition for 2012.
It will be on from 1 - 24 December.

Come to the opening on Saturday 1 December from 11.00am - 2.30pm
 and enjoy a glass of wine or fizzy on the day 
and secure your small desire from our cash and carry Christmas exhibition, 
featuring small affordable works by over forty of Solander's talented artists for $300 or less!

Artists featured: Annie Smits Sandano, Alexis Neal, Basia Smolnicki, Catherine Macdonald, 
Chris Adams, Chris White, Dagmar Dyck,Damon Kowarsky, David Sarich, Ellen Giggenbach, 
Emma McCleary, Esther Hansen, Faith McManus, Graham Hall, Inge Doesburg, Jacob Rolfe,
 Jacqueline Aust, Jenna Packer, Jo Ogier, John Pusateri, Kathryn Madill, Kim Lowe, Kyoko Imazu, 
Kyla Cresswell, Lynn Taylor, Maree Horner, Margaret Silverwood, Mark Graver, Michele Bryant, 
Nic Goodwolf, Rachael Garland, Russell Brown, Struan Hamilton, Sam Broad, 
Sheyne Tuffery, Vanessa Edwards.

21 November 2012

Proof, 24Nov-21Dec, Papakura

Proof by Auckland Print Studio
is opening on 10:30am Saturday 24 November at Papakura Art Gallery.
The exhibition is on until 21 December.

Auckland Print Studio presents lithographs by
Dennis Aitken, Gretchen Albrecht, Jacqueline Aust, Mark Braunias, Danelle Briscoe,
 Hamish Foote, Kerry Francis, Nuala Gregory, Jason Greig, Pete Griffiths, Julian Hooper,
 Dina Krunic, Duncan Pepe Long, John McKaig, Andrew McLeod, Jacob Milne, Ayanah Moor, Ainsley O’Connell, Cerisse Palalagi, John Pusateri, David Rhodes, Kirsten Roberts, 
Tiffany Singh, Daniel Tautua, Sarah Treadwell, Phil Trott, Tim White, Paul Woodruffe.

Auckland Print Studio, founded in 2008 by John Pusateri, 
is a fine print studio specialising in hand printed lithography 
situated at Unitec’s Mt Albert campus – where Pusateri works as lecturer 
in the Faculty of Creative Industries and Business’s Department of Architecture. 
APS’s primary function is to initiate and facilitate collaborative projects 
with professional artists, architects and other design-based practitioners; 
and to create an active laboratory environment 
where these practitioners, students and the public interact.

17 November 2012

Non-Toxic Etch Workshop, 5-12Jan 2013, Whangarei

Mark Graver is teaching a workshop covering the essential elements of acrylic resist etching,
at the Quarry Arts Centre 'Summer Do'  from 5-12 January 2013.

Try it for the first time, perfect your skills or utilise it in your existing practice.
Mark is an advocate for non-toxic printmaking
so there are no toxic fumes created with this technique and no solvents are used.

Open to beginners and experienced creative people.
Register your interest by contacting the Quarry Arts Centre.
They will send you more information about the course content and materials lists,
then, once you are sure you want to do the course
you will be asked to secure your booking with a deposit and then in due course full payment.

Campsites are available onsite at a cost of $60 per person for the week.
They can also offer advice on local, low cost accommodation,
or may be able to assist billeting with local students.

See Quarry Arts 'Summer Do' Website to register or for more information.

16 November 2012

More Than Meets The Eye, to 25Nov, Eltham

Kathy Boyle and Julia Ellery's exhibition More Than Meets The Eye
will be on display at PTO Gallery, Eltham, Taranaki from 2-25 November.

15 November 2012

Hannah Jensen Print Sale, 24Nov, Auckland

Hannah Jensen is having a 'Studio Clearance Sale' at 43A Brown St, Ponsonby
on Saturday 24 November from 11am-2pm
Hannah Jensen, Laughing Owl
Digital Print, 30x40cm, edition of 100

Hannah Jensen, Pohutukawa Cross
Digital Print, 30x40cm, edition of 100
She has over 200 prints to clear (and Big Ply paintings too)!!
Everything between $20-$520.
If you are in Auckland then this may be a great opportunity to add her to your collection.

02 November 2012

NZ Printmakers Interviews & Articles

I love to meet NZ Printmakers from all over the country!
Thought I can't be everywhere to meet ALL of you, 
I am keen to introduce you to others making prints around NZ.

So if you're an artist who would like to promote your work,
you may be keen to write brief blurbs about printmaking topics and techniques,
or you have ideas about what topics you'd like to 'discuss' here on the blog with others,
if you have upcoming exhibitions, events or workshops,
then please feel free to comment below or click here to send me an email.

Thanks to you all for continuing to read my blog!
I really appreciate your support and feedback 
so I can continue promoting printmaking in New Zealand
and to spread the word about NZ Printmakers around the world.

Sue Roots / Carole Shepheard, 2Nov-3Dec, Hamilton

There are two exhibitions on at ArtsPost in Hamilton that you may be keen to see.
Both these exhibitions are on now until 3 December.

Sue Roots exhibition, Crowning Glory, features etchings and collagraphs of NZ native flora.
Sue is giving an artist floor talk tomorrow, Saturday 3 November at 10.30am.

Sue Roots, from the exhibition Crowning Glory , 2012

Also, check out Carole Shepheard's exhibition, 'Beginning with Chance...' which is mixed media & print.
The starting point for the works was to experience an amazing fireworks display in Venice.
Carole will be giving an artist floor talk on Thursday 8 November at 1pm 

Carole Shepheard, from the exhibition Beginning With Chance..., 2012

01 November 2012

IMPressive 3 Awards Night, 1Nov, Auckland

Tonight starting at 6pm is the awards night for IMPressive III
a printmaking exhibition at the Nathan Homestead Gallery, 
located at 70 Hill Road, Manurewa. 

 IMPressive III is part of the Southside Arts Festival 2012
and the exhibition is on until 11 November,
so even if you can't make it to the Awards Night tonight,
you can still get along and see the artworks for another week.