Seven Impressions exhibiting artists: left to right: Gayle Forster, Lynn Middleton, Wendy Clifford, Rosina Kamphuis, Nicola Everett, Jean Fountain and Christine den Hartogh

Call for entries in art awards

by Paul Campbell

The annual Mangawhai Printmakers Exhibition opens a new season at Mangawhai Artists Gallery of 21 exhibitions running from August 2019 until June 2020, and the launch coincides with a call for entries into the Kaipara Art Awards.

The awards are open to all artists in Kaipara who are members of a Kaipara art group. Dr Carole Shepheard, a former Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland, will be judging and awarding prizes in painting, mixed media, print media, sculpture and three dimensions and for an emerging artist, with entries closing on September 20.

At Mangawhai, exhibitions will change every two weeks,” says committee member, Chris den Hartogh.

“There’s always new artwork to see.” Seven Impressions from seven printmakers will launch the new season, and spokeswoman Rosina Kamphuis said each artist has explored and experimented technically so there will be conventional two-dimensional works along with printed papers presented three dimensions.

“The conceptual stories from the seven artists add up to a rich and fascinating show.”