Ina Arraoui is a contemporary print artist with a master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Art History. She is passionate about promoting printmaking in Aotearoa NZ as a platform for community building and cross-cultural exchange, writing about the print community and establishing the inaugural Printopia Festival of Original Print in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Her printmaking practice combines traditional woodcut techniques with aerosol stencils to produce bold and engaging images that explore themes of cultural history and identity through objects as vessels of memory and experience.


2023 – Articulating Practice workshop with Carole Shepherd, Auckland, NZ

2021 – Waterless Lithography workshop with Kathy Boyle, Auckland, NZ

2020 – Il Bisonte – Foundation for Art and Printmaking, Florence, Italy

2017 – Landscape as Portrait with Gary Shinfield, PCANZ

2017 – Introduction to Drawing, Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, NZ

2016 – Drypoint Etching workshop with Alexis Neal, Kumeu Arts Centre, NZ

2016 – Woodcut Printing with Michel Tuffery, Corbans Summer School, NZ

2015 – Flox and Michel Tuffery CoLab workshop, Artsight, NZ

2008 – 2009 – Intaglio and Monoprint course with the French Institute, Morocco

2005 – Master’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology and Art History with Honours, University of Auckland, NZ



March – CELEBRATION, Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton

January – LOVE LETTERS – PRIDE, Nathan Homestead Pukepuke, Auckland

January – OFF THE PRESS II, Railway Street Studios, Auckland


April – UNCHARTERED WATERS, Railway Street Studios, Auckland.

April – HETERODOX US, Franklin Arts Centre, Auckland. 

April – SUNDAY GIRL III, Barrel Store, Corban’s Art Centre, Auckland.

April – INK, The Collaborator, New Plymouth. 

January – HOT OFF THE PRESS, Railway Street Studios, Auckland.



September – POSTCARDS FROM NORTH & SOUTH, Travelling Exhibition; Townsville, Melbourne, Stratford, Napier, Kerikeri

August – SIX DEGREES OF SEPARTION, The Upstairs Gallery, Auckland.

July – LOOKING FORWARD 2021, Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford

July – ESTUARY ART AND ECOLOGY AWARDS, Uxbridge Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland


October – SUNDAY GIRL II, Barrel Store, Corban’s Art Centre, Auckland


October – PCANZ PRINT EXCHANGE, Arotai Museum, Masterton

July – FOREST HAS THE BLUES, MURMURINGS, Franklin Arts Centre, Auckland


October – IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, Projectspace, Auckland

August – FOREST HAS THE BLUES, Auckland Botanical Gardens, Auckland

August – POWER JACKET, Lakehouse Art Centre, Auckland

July – FOREST HAS THE BLUES, Depot Art Space, Auckland

March – TENANTS AND TUTORS, Lakehouse Art Centre, Auckland


November -VIE DU PACIFIQUE II PRINT EXCHANGE, Pacific Perimeter Print Exchange, Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei

September -FROM THE RIVERS TO THE SHORE, No.1 Parnell, Rawene

September – BLOWOUT, Geoff Wilson Gallery, Whangarei – Solo

August – BLOWOUT, Endemicworld, Auckland – Solo show

July – FROM THE RIVERS TO THE SHORE, Depot Artspace, Auckland

June – FROM THE RIVERS TO THE SHORE, The Oxford Art Gallery, Christchurch

May – WOOD WORKS, Lakehouse Art Centre, Auckland

March – VIE DU PACIFIQUE II PRINT EXCHANGE, Mairangi Arts Centre, Auckland


December- KETE ARONUI, Kings Theatre Creative, Kawakawa

November – VIE DU PACIFIQUE II PRINT EXCHANGE, Curated by Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura & Jennifer Stuerzl, Impress Printmakers Gallery, Australia

November – UNFOLD, Depot Artspace, Auckland


May – ARTiculate – A PICTURE IS A THOUSAND WORDS – Fundraising Event, Lakehouse Arts Centre, Auckland


September – MARKING TIME Lakehouse Arts Centre, Auckland

February – LASTING IMPRESSIONS Studio One, Auckland


Finalist in the 15th Estuary Art and Ecology Award 2021


Arotai Museum of Art and History, NZ

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum Print Collection, Australia

Whangarei Art Museum, NZ


IMPRINT Magazine, Spring 2018

The Kiwi Diary, 2018

Kia Ora, Air New Zealand Inflight Magazine, September 2017


2020 – Il Bisonte Foundation of Printmaking and Art, Florence, Italy

2019 – Self directed, Sicily, Italy

2011 – Cervantes Institute of Tangier, Morocco


2021 –

Woodblock printing workshop, Waitakere Printers Ink Group

Bugs, Butterflies and Bees, Kids Art Program, Corban’s Estate Arts Centre, Auckland

Tortilla Press Printmaking Workshop, Vincent’s Art Studio

Woodblock printing workshop, Wellington High School, Wellington.


Drypoint and Tetra Pak, Nayland College, Nelson 

Woodblock printing workshop, Nayland College, Nelson

Monotype, stencils, stamps and collage, Nayland College, Nelson

2018 –

Woodblock printing workshop, Lakehouse Arts Centre, Auckland

Woodblock printing workshop, Mint Gallery, Whitianga

Woodblock printing workshop, Kaplan International School, Auckland

Collograph printing, Kids Art Program, Corbans Estate Arts Centre, Auckland

2017 – 

Woodblock printing and stencil workshop, Carmel College, Auckland

Collograph printing workshop, Disability Festival, Corbans Estate Arts Centre, Auckland