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Australian & New Zealand Printmakers: Thinking of Place
August 29, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - September 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Opening in the Main Gallery
Saturday 29 August 2 – 3.30pm
Artist Panel Discussion: Tuesday 1 September 6.30pm
Print Workshops: Sunday 6 and 13 September 12 – 2pm
Thinking of Place is a collaborative project which includes the work of 60 Australian and New Zealand printmakers, with a diverse range of styles and printmaking mediums.
Each artist has responded to the theme of ‘Thinking of Place’, creating works which reflect their connection to country, land, ancestral connections, colonisation, regional and cultural identities, natural and constructed environments, and even imagined locations.
This exchange includes five groups; North Island Printmakers and Te Wai Pounamu Printmakers (South Island) from New Zealand, along with Inkmasters Cairns Inc., Goldfields Printmakers and Melbourne Printmakers Groups.
The Auckland leg of this exhibition’s journey is being hosted by the North Island Printmakers, including Elle Anderson, Gabrielle Belz, Kathy Boyle, Deborah Crowe, Vanessa Edwards, Esther Hansen, Struan Hamilton, Delwyn Holder, Nicola & Kheang Ov, Prue MacDougall, Toni Mosley, Alexis Neal, John Pusateri, Flox & Michel Tuffery, and Sheyne Tuffery.
In addition, Thinking of Place will host a discussion panel where artists will share unique perspectives on their connection to place, and also offer two free printmaking workshops in which you can experience these printmaking processes.
Thinking of Place has already been exhibited at KickArts Contemporary Arts in Cairns (8 June to 18 July) before travelling to Eastside Gallery, Christchurch (29 June to 18 July).
We are excited to invite you to see it at the Depot Artspace before it returns to KickArts Contemporary Arts in Cairns, and finally to the Post Office Gallery, Federation University, Ballarat in 2016.
Thanks to Creative Communities NZ for their support.