Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Permanent Exhibition Space for Studio Printmakers at the Lake House, Takapuna

As members of Studio Printmakers Celia Walker and I are currently exhibiting a small selection of works in the Tindall Hallway at the Lake House Arts Centre in Takapuna until October 28th.

Studio Printmakers is a collective of practicing printmakers who share the use of the onsite print studio at the Lake House for working on personal projects and as a communal place to gather to exchange ideas, attend workshops, organize exhibitions and meet visiting local and international printmakers and tutors. To find more out about Studio Printmakers visit the website HERE. New members are always welcome.

The Lake House Arts Centre recently approached our members and offered us the use of the Tindall Hallway to use as a permanent exhibition space for revolving monthly exhibitions. This is not an opportunity that comes up often, if ever, so we were more than keen to leap at the invitation. A small group of us donned our painting clothes and gave the space a spruce up armed with sandpaper, filler and paint.

The Tindall Hallway gets a spruce up!

The first two printmakers to exhibit were Vivien Davimes and Lianne Timlin setting the bar high with their beautifully presented works.

Celia Walker and I were next. We have both hung a selection of past works. Celia’s profile and more of her work can be viewed on the Studio Printmakers website HERE.

Artworks by Celia Walker

Artworks by Toni Hartill (2 at left), and Celia Walker.

I chose to exhibit a selection of my rock pool images, created over the last 4 years and ranging from drypoint, to four-block woodcuts and my more recent linocuts. This is the only time these have been shown together and, I think, it is interesting to see how I have approached the same subject matter with different techniques for varying effects. Its also interesting to look back on "old" works.

“On display here is a series of works exploring rockpools, a favourite theme revisited over recent years. Inspired by the concept of falling “down the rabbit hole” as in Alice in Wonderland, nostalgic memories of rock pooling in childhood, and the engagement of a wandering imagination, Toni toys with the idea of what it might be like to enter into the miniature world of a rock pool. Are we, the viewer, looking in or looking out? Are we off on a new adventure or are we hiding from the world?”

Artworks by Toni Hartill (near).

We will take our work down on the 28th October and the next two printmakers will install their works. With over 30 current active Studio Printmakers members I’m sure this space will be put to good use and will be well worth stopping in to take a look at each time you are passing by. There is talk that we will use the space also to display collaborative, experimental and in-progress projects.

To find out more about the Lake House Arts Centre 
and where it is located visit their website HERE.

Please share this info so it becomes widely known 
as a place to pop in to see what’s happening next! 

And to support our printmakers. 

Works are for sale via the adjacent gallery shop.

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