12 September 2015

TKPT Art Print Online Auctions

From the Archives II is Te Kowhai Print Trust’s annual fundraising exhibition. The featured works have all been donated to TKPT over the last 33 years by artists who support TKPT or have created and/or tutored at the facility. All auctions are remarkable reasonable prices, starting as low as $26...!!

There are a myriad of amazing prints from phenomenal printmakers, including:

 Jo Hardy, Faith McManus, Barry Squires, Chris Wilkie, Ruth Green Cole, 
Mariette Van Zuydam, Sarah McBeath, Jenny Bennett, Jacob Rolfe and many more...

All proceeds go to Northlands only community owned fine art print studio, Te Kowhai Print Trust. 
Based at the Quarry Arts Centre in Whangarei, Te Kowhai Print Trust is a charitable organization 
which works to teach, advance and preserve the practice of fine art printmaking. 

For the last three decades TKPT has served as a community facility 
where many forms of printing are both enjoyed and encouraged. 
The Trust offers workshops in lithography, screenprinting, dry point, etching, solar plate etching, woodcut/linocut, letterpress and bookbinding. 
As each artist donates two prints from every edition printed at the Trust, 
one for sale and the other for the archives,
 the Trust has built up a collection of prints that are of national significance to New Zealand. 

For images and listings, see Te Kowhai Print Trust's Trade Me Auction Pages

08 September 2015

Whakaata (Contemporary Maori Art Prints), 12Sept-22Nov, Bay of Islands

Whakaata is an exhibition of contemporary Maori Art Prints,
and will be exhibited at Russell Museum, Bay of Islands
opening 12 September to 22 November.

For some 50 years producing print art works on paper 
has been a constant form of medium for contemporary Māori artists. 
Māori working in the arts education found the medium easy to use and accessible to students. 
For some, it has become more than that and is now a key vehicle 
for them express their contemporary views on being Māori in a global setting. 

A leader amongst these artists has been Gabrielle Belz, a key advocate for print artists. 
She has beside her a strong group of artists including 
Faith McManus, Simon Kaan, Vanessa Edwards and Alexis Neal. 

On the 12 September 2015 at the Russell Art Museum in the Bay of Islands, 
Gabrielle and museum curator, Shelly Arlidge, will open the exhibition 
showcasing a selection of works from print artists 
who began in the 1950's through to the present day.