Fresh Prints, Idiom Studio, Wellington
Idiom Studio, Wellington
12 March 2002
Fresh prints in Wellington
More than 20 New Zealand printmakers, including several of the country¹s biggest names, are taking part in the first-ever exhibition of the recently formed Central Print Council of Aotearoa.
The exhibition, at Wellington¹s Idiom Studio from March 21 to April 6, covers a wide range of printmaking techniques, says Central Print Council president Marty Vreede.
Marty, who teaches printmaking at Whanganui Polytechnic¹s school of art and design, has some of his own work in the exhibition, which was open to Central Print Council members from throughout New Zealand.
³There are three main functions of the newly formed printmaking trust,² says Marty. ³Firstly, communication between artists, secondly, lobbying for prints and printmakers within the arts arena, and thirdly, educating the public about printmaking through workshops and exhibitions such as this one.²
He says the Central Print Council has been running successfully for the past 16 months. ³We have run two exciting series of workshops and just finished a very well received summer school. A winter school is planned for June, which will bring master printmaker Stuart Duffin out from the Glasgow Print workshop in Scotland. Jo Ogier, a Dunedin printmaker recently back from working in Australia, will be tutoring as well.²
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