A group of five local printmakers have come together to showcase a variety of techniques at the Mangawhai Artist Gallery.
Wendy Clifford, Nicki Everett, Gayle Forster, Rosina Kamphuis and Lynn Middleton will demonstrate the different printmaking techniques they used in their work, including monotype, etching, drypoint, woodblock, collagraph and Ukiyo-e Style.
“Printmaking is an ancient art as well as a contemporary one. It would be a pity to see some of these printmaking techniques fall by the wayside. I am sure there are many people out there who would appreciate a better understanding of what fine art printmaking is or can be,“ said Wendy. “We hope that people in and around Mangawhai, artists and beginners, will be inspired to have a go and that our demonstrations will show that printmaking is very accessible and satisfying. You don’t always need a printing press,” said Lynn.
“There is so much currently going on in the global art scene, being discovered, recovered and initiated, and printmaking is on that roller coaster ride,” said Rosina.
“Drop into the gallery and be surprised and inspired by what’s going on in your art community. Watch the Mangawhai Artists website at mangawhaiartists.co.nz for follow up printmaking workshops and events.”
Exhibition ‘5 Impressions’ runs from Saturday-Tuesday, October 14-24. Demonstrations are on Sundays 15 and 22, on the hour 10am-3pm and Wednesday 18 from 1-3pm.