Friday, 24 August 2018

"Passages" - a joint show

 Celia Walker and I are presenting a small show of a 
selection of works in the Tindall Hallway
at the Lake House Arts Centre, Takapuna.

Many thanks to Lake House Arts for providing members of 
Studio Printmakers Collective the generous use of the hallway gallery space
for a permanent, revolving monthly exhibition.

Celia's works include print and collage landscape-based works 
while my works, all also landscape-based, use a variety of techniques 
including monoprint, stenciling, collograph, embossing and linocut.

 "Coastal Cruising I - VI"

Monoprint, collograph, stencilling, embossing.

This work is part of a series inspired by my time spent cruising the 
Northland Coast of NZ, following in the trails of my grandfather, 
AH Pickmere, who mapped this coastline.

Using "The Pickmere's Atlas" as our guide
 it is impossible not to be inspired by the ever-changing patterns of the sea, the big sky, 

(I can never have too much big sky), and  the infinite off-shore islands 
and isolated rocks peppering the coastline.

These works were created using many, many layers of pattern and texture 
applied with stencils, collagraph plates, monoprinting techniques and finished off 
with an element of blind embossing.

All works are framed in a 12" x 16" white frame 
with a Spanish White mat.

Coastal Cruising Series by Toni Hartill

 Also included will be these 2 mini prints created as part of a series of works 
about the decimation of the Kahikatea forests of the Hauraki Plains.

"Faded Glory"
Monoprint, linocut by Toni Hartill

"Faded Roots"
Monoprint, linocut by Toni Hartill

showing in the main gallery  at Lake House Arts Centre 
will be an exhibition by members of 

"Four Seasons in One Gallery"

 Opening Event: 
Monday 27th August
at 6pm.

Please join us to celebrate 
the work of our members.

 I am very pleased to also have 
two mini prints in this exhibition.

Huge thanks to Viv, Gillian and Carolyn 
for all their work in making this show happen!