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Faith McManus

Faith McManus is a printmaker and educator based in Northland’s Kaipara Harbour. She works predominantly with woodblock, preferring large scale compositions that often utilise vivid colours and incorporate traditional raranga patterns. Personal narratives that draw on her Māori (Ngā Puhi, Ngāi Takoto) and European (Croatian) heritage inform much of her work. 

Vivien Davimes

Vivien Davimes is a printmaker based in the coastal township of Waiake on Auckland’s Northshore. Her work is inspired by her natural surroundings, in particular the ocean, coastlines, boats, and sea birds which have been a lifelong passion. Read here

Exhibition: Artful Narratives

Toni Hartill is an Auckland based artist who uses printmaking as a tool for creating 2D and 3D works. Her first solo show Artful Narratives showcases an impressive collection of her artist books, driven by historical and personal narratives with a strong underlying theme of environmental protection. 

Exhibition: Apertures

Makyla Curtis is an artist whose work intersects poetry, printmaking and letterpress based in Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland. Her current exhibition, Apertures, at Angela Morton Room, Takapuna Library, is the culmination of several projects completed as part of her Master of Visual Arts at AUT in 2021. The show features artist books, poems, wall hangings […]

Exhibition: Weathered

I caught up with Auckland based artist Celia Walker about her upcoming show Weathered at Arthaus Contemporary, Orakei where she’ll be showing new work alongside and in collaboration with Toni Mosley, 9 – 27 February 2022. (read here)

Group Show: Off the Press

This month I’ll be exhibiting new work alongside four talented Auckland based Printmakers: Prue MacDougall, Esther Hansen, Rachel Schanzer and Judy Gordon at Railway Street Studios in Newmarket.  On display will be a range of experimental approaches to printmaking and is a great opportunity to show some work from my new series, “Minced Oaths”, inspired by my […]

Exhibition: Towards Strangeness

Towards Strangeness is a group show of five established print artists: Prue MacDougall, Kyla Cresswell, Nan Mulder, Kathryn Madill, and Catherine Macdonald. Collectively, these works encapsulate feelings of solitude, reverence, and awe for our natural environment, exploring our relationship to these elements both externally and within. Read here

Awagami International Miniprint Exhibition Japan

I’ve been wanting to participate in this for a few years now as I love printing on wash paper and when you register they send you a sample pack, which was very useful in learning more about the different types of washi. Printing a single woodblock by hand I found the Okawara Select and Inbe […]

Six Degrees of Separation

Curated by Tatiana Harper and Carlos Toalii, the idea behind the show was to celebrate the diversity and consecutiveness of Upstairs Gallery Titirangi, hence the title – 6 Degrees of Separation.

Finalist!

Wow! What an honour to be selected as a finalist for the 15th Estuary Art and Ecology Award. I started this piece last year at the beginning of lock down in Florence. The story that the piece is inspired by resonated with my sense of isolation I felt there due to the global pandemic. I […]

Bridget Inder

Bridget Inder is a Melbourne based contemporary artist originally from Central Otago. Her work is deeply connected to her sense of place and an intense love of the land that makes up part of her hybridised identity of strong Pakeha and Samoan heritage. https://inaarraoui.com/bridget-inder/

Jo Ogier

Jo Ogier is an artist, painter-printmaker, environmentalist, and educator based in Christchurch. Much of her work is site-specific, with the aim to increase awareness about the unique species from the area. https://inaarraoui.com/jo-ogier/

Marci Tackett

Marci Tackett is a printmaker based in the wider Wellington region whose practice combines new technology and traditional aspects of printmaking to play with visual perception through multiple layers of abstract shapes and colour fields https://inaarraoui.com/marci-tackett/

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