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.
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
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.
October – AWAGAMI INTERNATIONAL MINIPRINT EXHIBITION, Japan
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
August – INTERNATIONAL POSTCARD EXHIBITION, Kumeu Arts Centre, 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
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
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
Woodblock printing and stencil workshop, Carmel College, Auckland
Collograph printing workshop, Disability Festival, Corbans Estate Arts Centre, Auckland