23 December 2014

One-Day Intro to Screenprint Courses, January, Auckland City

Wow, nearly 2015 already!!!
I'm really looking forward to doing a bunch of new print projects.
Maybe you are planning ahead too, but just not sure where to start...? 
Perhaps you want to learn a new skill?

I am offering a few One-day Intro to Screenprinting Classes 
and we can hand-print some artworks, gift-wrapping paper, fabric etc

Because I'm still in a Christmas-y mood, I'm extending the special price of only $135 per person!
The class is tailored to your interests, with only 2-4 students per class!
Workshops available: 10am-4:30pm on Saturday 10 January, and also Saturday 17 January. 

The workshop in just around the corner from Eden Park in Auckland City.
If you need more info, or want to sign up for a class, click here to email Delwyn.

If you're interested but those dates don't suit you, email me 
and I'll notify you of any future workshops that may suit your needs.
Or if you have a screenprint art or craft project, 
and want to book a time to get some individual tuition, 
then feel free to email me and we can discuss options.

08 December 2014

Call for Sumissions: PCA Print Commission 2015

Artists are invited to submit digital images of recent work for selection 
to create a new print edition for the 2015 PCA Print Commission.
All forms of printmaking, including digital, are welcome.
Applications close 6 February 2015.
For more information on submitting for the Print Commission, see www.printcouncil.org.au

Several NZ Printmakers have been selected in the past few years,
so it is definitely worth making a submission...

Jacqueline Aust, Out of the Blue, 2014

Catherine Macdonald, Own Sweet Time, 2014

Ben Reid, For love or money,  2013

The Print Commission offers promotional and professional development opportunities for selected artists. 
Public galleries and institutions as well as many private collectors purchase PCA commissioned prints.
Commissioned prints are also included in the PCA Print Archive 1967-present; 
the Canson Australia and State Library of Victoria collections.

Inaugural Tertiary Student Prize:
In a new category, judges will select one tertiary student as a commissioned artist. 
In addition to the $700 artist fee,
the selected student artist will be awarded a $500 voucher for Canson papers.
Entrants must be undergraduate students enrolled in a Diploma or Degree of Fine Art (Visual Art) 
at a University, TAFE or Technical College, or have graduated in 2014.

07 December 2014

Sue Cooke, til 24Dec, Whanganui

Sue Cooke is hosting an exhibition 48 small Works: Prints, Paintings and Drawings
at 68a Guyton St, Whanganui until 24 December  (hours: 1-5pm, Mon - Fri)

This exhibition, selected from the Sue Cooke’s stock room, 
shows a number of conceptual threads running through her practice over the past 20 years. 
Strong contrasts, texture and depth of colour enhance ideas
of light, dark,  gloom, joy, the golden landscape, turbulence and intensity.  
The works are hung in 5 thematic groups;
Wanganui Landscapes, Antarctica, Trees, Architecture and Nudes.

Sue in her studio, adjoining the gallery

"The Architectural works were made at a time when the artist was primarily confined to the indoors
shortly after the birth of her daughter Rachel. 
The architectural facades act as an inverted window through which the natural world is viewed.
The artists perspective is one of distance, unable to be involved in the outdoors
yet honouring the beauty of both the man-made and natural worlds."

Sue Cooke, Colonial Verandah 
Collagraph, watercolour and acrylic, 20x13cm

Sue Cooke, Classical Facade in Canterbury
Collagraph, watercolour and acrylic, 20x13cm

For more information, see Sue's website: www.suecooke.co.nz

05 December 2014

Congratulations to NZ Printmakers in NZPPA 2015

Finalists have been announced for New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2015
Choosing from almost 370 entries submitted by New Zealand artists,
Judge Dr Anne Kirker selected 50 finalist artworks for the 2015 Awards.

From the list of  2015 finalists I recognise many NZ Printmakers' names, so congratulations to:
 Philippa Bentley (Auckland), Beatrice Carlson (Auckland), Neil Emmerson (Dunedin),
 Prue Mac Dougall (Auckland), Rosemary Mortimer (Wellington), Toni Mosley (Auckland),
 Olav Nielsen (Dunedin), Kheang Ov (Auckland), John Pusateri (Auckland),
 Nicol Sanders-O'Shea (Tauranga), Sheyne Tuffery (Wellington), Janna van Hasselt (Christchurch).
For the full list of finalists see: Waikato Society of Arts website

The winner of the $20,000 prize will be announced on 13 February 2015 at the awards ceremony;
there will also be two merit awards presented.
The public are invited to vote for the Peoples’ Choice award during the exhibition.
The exhibition is the major visual arts event at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival and is FREE to the public. The exhibition will run from 14-26 February 2015, so put it in your diary now.