Friday, 9 December 2016

Unfold: a group exhibition of artist books, folded structures and mini prints

Unfold was a group exhibition by members of 
two Auckland-based printmaking groups.

It was the brainchild of printmaker Celia Walker and when she asked me to be involved and to help her to coordinate it, I jumped at the chance. It was an opportunity to bring together two printmaking groups in Auckland, to put on a show of playful and experimental works. 
Many people in the groups found that it pushed them to try something new and to think about printmaking in other than just a 2 dimensional form. 

There were over 80 pieces of work in the exhibition 
of a wide range of media and structures.

The exhibition was held at
The Depot Artspace, Devonport, Auckland.
Nov 5th - Nov 23rd, 2016.

Artists who participated include:

Waitakere Printers Ink:

Fiona Lenore 
Lisa Bate
Lorraine Vickery
Diane Charraz
Annabel Patton
Toni Hartill

Studio Printmakers:

Julienne Francis
Pat Grove-Hills
Erinna Law-Szalay
Elle Anderson
Donna Dold
Ina Arraoui
Val Cuthbert
Margie Jones
Nicola Ov
Celia Walker

The opening event was a very busy affair and, with the gallery being a small space at the rear of the main gallery at The Depot Artspace, it was very cosy and "intimate" and perfect for small works such as these. The feedback during the opening and afterwards was wonderful - people delighted in seeing such a variety of works in so many unexpected forms. 

 Below is a short video of some of the wee artist books of mine that I included in the show.

 There is definitely an interest in staging another show of this ilk in the future. 

It has certainly got people's creative juices flowing 
which is what a show like this is all about!