13 December 2019

Workshop: Intro to Etching, 6-10 Jan, Auckland

'Introduction to Etching' is a 5-day hands-on technical workshop 
with clear demonstrations and information given at each stage
by the fabulous Alexis Neal, as a part of the 
Browne School of Art Summer School 2020 (Auckland). 

Alexis Neal, Rembrandts of History V

The course will cover hard ground for line work,
and soft ground techniques for adding texture,
and aquatint to add tone, and rich velvety blacks. 

If you are interested, more information here: Browne School of Art

26 November 2019

Presses & Print Equipment for Sale, Northland

Dianne has sent me a list of printmaking supplies she wants to sell ASAP.

Print studio is in Mangawhai Heads, 
approx 1.5 hours drive north of Auckland,
and large items will need to be collected.

Big Press, freestanding - offers over $10,000
Brand: T208 Japan Nochi, press bed 180x90cm
She remembers the building was built around the press,
so ranch slider may need to be removed to get it out.

Small press with a stand - $6,000 
Brand: Shin Nikon Zokei, press bed 100x40cm

Guillotine (not pictured) - blade 100cm long - $1000 

Sink - $400

Extra-Large Blue Roller - $500

Other Large Rollers x6 - $300 each

Also a pile of Caligo inks (assorted colours) tubes & tins
Press Felts, Art Books, rolls of tissue paper, Canvas & boards 
Table top easel, Lino/woodcut tools, Pastel crayons, etc

If you are interested in any of these items, 
and would like to make offers on any or all these items,
please click here to email her directly, or phone her on 0204 888 088.

19 October 2019

Press for Sale, A1-Size, Canterbury

A large printing press is for sale 
from Hurunui College in Hawarden, North Canterbury. 
The bed dimension is approx 62 x 122cm 
(which can print up to A1 paper size).

Due to its size, buyer would have to pick up. 

 It is currently taking up the corner of the art classroom, 
as the school predominantly use their smaller press with students. 
Little is known about this press' history, 
but it seems to be in good working order.

I estimate the value around $3,000-3,500.

19 May 2019

Navigating Worlds, Prue MacDougall, 24 May–30 June 2019

Prue MacDougall's new exhibition, 'Navigating Worlds'
will be at Pātaka’s Toi Galley, in Porirua, from 24 May to 30 June 2019.

Globe-trotting New Zealand printmaker Prue MacDougall is a visual story teller. 
Each work in Navigating Worlds is part of a series of narratives, 
playing around with concepts and eclectic mixes of images to express an idea or emotion.

For her third exhibition in Pātaka’s Toi Galley, MacDougall has created a series 
that explore the European heritage of most New Zealanders. 
Using her recently uncovered maternal family tree, she presents themes of journeying, 
both physically and chronologically, and the effect these experiences have on our identity.

I've already had a 'sneak peak' of the works, and they are fantastic,
so if you are in the neighbourhood, I encourage you to get along and see it.

For more information about Pataka's opening hours, www.pataka.org.nz

17 May 2019

Hibiscus Coast Printmakers, 6-26 May, Auckland

The Hibiscus Coast Printmakers currently have a group exhibition
Gallery Four (Education Wing Foyer) of Estuary Arts Centre
until 26 May 2019

The show includes 10 local printmakers: 
Bev Head, Nichola Holmes, Deborah Martin, Lianne Timlin, 
Matt Turner, Kim Ingram, Greata Anderson, Wendy Vollmer and Val Cuthbert.

It encompasses a  wide variety of techniques and styles;
 from monoprint to lino cut, cyanotype to mixed media, abstract to realism. 
It includes the work of experienced printmakers and beginners alike.

 For more information about opening hours,

16 May 2019

Press for Sale, Napier

I recently had an email from Sue, who is wanting to sell her printing press.

Dimensions: 500mm wide, 360mm to top of the screw, drum 525mm diameter.
It was made by an engineer, and comes with bed and blankets.  

Asking a very reasonable price of $2,500
It is currently located in Napier, and weight is about 60kg

Thanks for your interest,
This press has now SOLD.