Tuesday 2 October 2018, 9.00am - Sunday 28 October 2018, 4.00pm
Opening event 6 Oct, 3pm–5pm
Gallery open Mon–Sun, 9am–4pm
Estuary Arts Centre, 214 Hibiscus Coast Hwy, Orewa, Auckland
021 172 4113
A group show featuring the collective of printmakers working from their studio at Lake House Arts Centre in Takapuna.
Our printmaking collective was originally formed by a group of practising Auckland printmakers in 1990.
The initial aim was to provide a studio where printmakers, many of whom did not have presses, could experiment with, develop and edition prints. Over the years, however, the studio has also marvellously developed as a communal place where printmakers gather to exchange ideas, hold workshops, organise exhibitions and meet visiting local and international printmakers and tutors.
Our studio was originally an army barracks building at the historic site of Fort Cautley, later relocated to the Lake House Arts Centre, Takapuna. It has been refurbished to provide a pleasant workspace with plenty of natural light and ventilation and is now a fully equipped working studio. It is primarily set up for intaglio/relief/solar plate etching and printing but can also accommodate screen printing.
Our members show their work in a wide variety of exhibitions, often organised with other Collective members or in exchanges with overseas print studios or the Print Council.
We have had a very active workshop programme over the years, with tutors coming from the United States, (Dan Welden, William Barnhart, Charles Cohan, [University of Hawaii]), Australia (Glen Skien, Anthea Boesenberg,)NZ,Kathy Boyle, Alexis Neal and Gabrielle Belz as well as smaller workshops run by some of our own very talented members.
Each year we hold several Open Access days when the members meet to discuss and learn new techniques, and generally catch up on the printmaking scene in the communal way of printmakers everywhere. Our 30 plus members are a mixed bunch, with ages ranging from twenty to eightysomethings. Our individual practices range from classical methods such as metal plate etching and mezzotint to more contemporary techniques such as solar plate and eco-prints.
This exhibition gives a glimpse of the vast range of techniques and effects that can be achieved and includes lino prints, lithographic prints, woodcut prints, drypoint etching, zinc plate etching, mezzotint prints, screenprints, solvent transfer prints, mono prints, gelliplate prints, hand coloured etching, collaged prints, chine colle, and eco-prints.
Catriona Caird, Julienne Francis, Prue MacDougal, Val Cuthbert, Ian Halliday, Janmarie Thompson, Alice King, Shin-young Park, Carolyn Shaw, Pat Grove-Hills, Alexandra Sprenger, Donna Dold, Lianne Timlin, Elle Anderson, Dianna Coleman, Gillian Clark and Margie Jones.