PRINT COUNCIL AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND
PCANZ members across the country have been camped out at their letter boxes over the past couple weeks, eagerly awaiting the delivery of their copy of this beautiful book.
I expect the first thing they did, after admiring the beautiful tactile cloth cover with embossed copper foil lettering, the unusual and eye-catching binding, and the luscious marbled end-papers, was to flip through the pages to find their work.
And I doubt anyone was disappointed.
There has been a constant stream of posts on social media showing the delight and pride of members as they show off the book and their published work.
Everyone who was a current member as of 2020 was invited to submit work to be included.
There is also a section of Honorary Members, artists who have been involved in PCANZ and made a major contribution to printmaking in Aotearoa and Life Members, acknowledging those who have made exceptional past and current contributions to Print Council. All Life members have the honour of two images of their work.
The images are beautifully presented and the book is a treasure trove of the best of everyone's work. Such a sight to behold, and a valuable resource of the vast array of printmaking techniques, styles and presentations used today.
Read an interview
Carrie Carey, Basia Smolnicki and Kirsty White.