Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Studio Printmakers Members' Exhibition

Scorched Earth (Detail) by Toni Hartill

 It was a pleasure to be a part of the recent Studio Printmakers members exhibition 
"Four Seasons" in the main gallery at Lake House Arts in Takapuna.
This was a mini print exhibition with strict parameters resulting in a smart and cohesive display of members' works. It was well received by visitors too with almost half of the works selling.

Studio Printmakers Collective was formed by a group 
of practicing Auckland printmakers in 1990.

Initially the aim was to provide a studio where printmakers, 
many of whom did not have presses, 
could experiment with, develop and edition prints. 
Over the years, however, the studio has also developed 
as a communal place where printmakers gather 
to exchange ideas, hold workshops, organise exhibitions 
and meet visiting local and international printmakers and tutors.

For further information about 
Studio Printmakers

I included 2 works in this exhibition. 
These works are part of a series focused on the 
fragile fragments of kahikatea forest left scattered 
on the Hauraki plains.

Scorched Earth (close up) by Toni Hartill

Scorched Earth by Toni Hartill

Mere Shadows (Close up) by Toni Hartill (SOLD)

Mere Shadows by Toni Hartill (SOLD)

 These prints are created using linocut and monoprint techniques.
Each print is unique and one-off.

You can read more about the making of these works 
and others in the series in an earlier blog here.

Actual print size is approximately 75mm wide x 115mm tall.
They are mounted with an acid-free mat 
in a plain white frame 233mm x 285mm (10" x 12").

Below are 2 more prints created in the series,
also available to purchase.

Framed: $165 each
Unframed, with Mat: $140 each

Faded Glory (Close up) by Toni Hartill

Faded Glory by Toni Hartill

Faded Roots (Close up) by Toni Hartill

Faded Roots by Toni Hartill

Thanks for visiting!