26 October 2014

Call for Entries: First Impressions II, March 2015

Call for entries for the First Impressions II NZ printmaking exhibition (4-28 March 2015)
Mairangi Arts Centre are hosting this national exhibition for the second time. 

It will be a selected exhibition with the premier award winner receiving a package of: 
$1000 cash prize from Mairangi Arts Centre, 
an exhibition at Art at Wharepuke in Northland,
and $1000 professional A4 Etching Press (from RGM in Italy) sponsored by The French Art Shop
(the press comes with blankets, a Zinc plate, a copper plate, and a selection of tools).
The second prize winner a $250 product voucher from Factory Frames 
and People's Choice Award winner $200 voucher from Gordon Harris Art & Graphic Store

2014 First Impressions Winner: Struan Hamilton, Lebbeus Suite 1
Viscosity etching

Judge: Dr Carole Shepheard

Entries close Sunday 8 February 2015
Click here to download the First Impressions II Entry Form

PS: Remember that as your submission photo is representing your artwork, 
so this image should also be of high quality.
If you don't have the equipment or experience of photographing your work,
I will try to arrange a day in late January at my Auckland studio 
where we can have lights and camera set up so you can bring your prints to be photographed.
I'll advertise information here on my website once details have been finalised.

24 October 2014

Near Neighbours, 29Oct-26Nov, Wellington

Near Neighbours is an exhibition of printmaking by artists from Australia and New Zealand 
which was shown at the St. Helliers Street Gallery in Melbourne in September
before travelling here to Solander Gallery in Wellington from 29 October to 26 November.

Australian artists: Rona Green, Deborah Klein, Deborah Williams, John Ryrie and Michael Kempson
NZ artists: Jo Ogier, Alexis Neal, Alex Milsom, Catherine Macdonald and John Callaghan

Jo Ogier, Target, 2014
Woodcut on 56x52cm paper, edition of 10

Catherine Macdonald, they got going while the going was good, 2014
Drypoint on 25x36cm paper, edition of 10, 2014

Michael Kempson, Us And Them, 2014
Etching and aquatint on 34x44cm paper, edition of 25

Alexis Neal, Batting for the Same Team, 2014
Lithograph on tea stained paper, edition of 10

John Ryrie, The Game and the Player of Chess II, 2014
Woodcut on 37x37cm paper, edition of 20

Deborah Klein, Hover Fly Winged Woman, 2014
Hand-coloured linocut on 30x21cm paper, edition of 30

Alex Milsom, Safe Guards, 2014
Mezzotint on 21x31cm paper, edition of 10

Deborah Williams, Self aware, 2014
Etching on 21x21cm paper, edition of 20

Rona Green, Curl, 2014
Linocut, watercolour on 23x23cm paper, edition of 33

23 October 2014

Wansolwara, 28Oct-30Nov, Auckland

Impressive 5: Wansolwara has an opening event at 6pm on Tuesday 28 October
at Nathan Homestead in Manurewa, Auckland.
This NZ printmaking exhibition is on until 30 November.

15 October 2014

Mahuru, 15-30Oct, Whangarei

If you're in the sunny North in October, you may want to check out the Mahuru exhibition 
at NorthTec in Whangarei until 30 October,
featuring Gabrielle Belz, Vanessa Edwards, Ruth Green-Cole, 
Keatley Hopkins, Faith McManus and Alexis Neale.

06 October 2014

Stanley Palmer Artist Talk, 11Oct, Auckland

Stanley Palmer is giving an artist talk at 1pm on Saturday 11 October,
at Gus Fisher Gallery in Central Auckland.

Stanley Palmer will discuss the process and evolution of his bamboo etchings.
This talk coincides with the exhibition Gifted on now until 1 November at Gus Fisher Gallery

03 October 2014

Lithography Demo, 11Oct, Auckland

Stone lithography demonstration by John Pusateri, founder of Auckland Print Studio.

John Pusateri 'under light' stone lithograph

Watch the creation of a hand-burnished print 
using one of the most direct traditional printmaking mediums 
wherein an image created upon a limestone slab is transferred to paper 
using the principle of oil/water revulsion.

Seed Gallery - info@seedgallery.co.nz

02 October 2014

One Night Screenprint Exhibition, 10Oct, Auckland

LOUDER presents an all serigraph pop-up exhibition for one night only
from 6-9pm on 10 October at STUDIO 40 (40 Princess St, Onehunga, Auckland) 

The featured artists will be exhibiting an extremely limited edition print run each, 
with all profits going towards Hagar International and their fight against human trafficking.

Image Source: Olivia Laita

Askew One, Benjamin Work, Berst, BMD, 
Elliot Francis Stewart, Lady Diva, Misery and Phat1

For more information see this event on Art Week Auckland's website 

01 October 2014

Prue Mac Dougall, 9-28Oct, Auckland

Prue Mac Dougall's exhibition In Fine Feather
is on at Black Asterisk Gallery in Ponsonby, Auckland, from 9-28 October.

 These new works show Prue’s fluency in the technical language of printmaking,
while expanding its boundaries into 3-dimensional forms.
Using the process of solar plate etching, she creates dramatic shadows and silhouettes.
The new collection includes delicate headpieces,
printed feathers and larger colourful screen prints combined with solar plate etching.
The wire-work tiaras incorporate her cut prints, pearls, crystal beads and feathers.
With whimsical imagery, her characteristic playfulness has center stage
as she creates a fanciful world of stories, a quiet telling of narratives
including kangaroo-headed circus performers, birds, trapeze act and other finely balanced characters.