Monday, 4 April 2022

Ina Arraoui Print Community: Artful Narratives


I had the pleasure of sitting down with artist and curator Ina Arraoui on Saturday, prior to my exhibition opening, to discuss  the inspirations and motivations behind my work in this exhibition and what it is about printmaking that lured me in and keeps me enthralled. 

The resulting article can be visited by clicking the link below:

Exhibition: Artful Narratives

Ina is also a printmaker. We met a number of years ago in the print room at Corban Estate Arts Centre where we were both members of the print group Waitakere Printers Ink. I was very new to printmaking and eager to connect with other like-minded artists, and to find a place within the printmaking community. Ina had recently returned form overseas where she had travelled extensively and studied printmaking, and was in need of a print studio in which to create her work. 

Fast forward a number of years, and Ina has been building a rich resource on her website to "celebrate and showcase the exciting and constantly evolving world of contemporary print media through artist interviews, exhibition reviews, studio visits and events."

Click the link below to dive into the 
many interesting articles thus far.


Exhibition: Artful Narratives, Toni Hartill
Exhibition: Apertures, Makyla Curtis
Exhibition: Weathered, Celia Walker, Toni Mosley
Exhibition: Towards Strangeness
Exhibition: Beyond the Surface, Toni Mosley
Bridget Inder
Jo Ogier
Marian Maguire
Exhibition: Expressions and Movement, Rachel Schanzer, Annie Molinieux
The Wellington Centre for Book Arts
Tim Li
Artisan Screen Prints _ Thomas Lynch
Marci Tackett
Wai-te-ata Press
Denise Durkin
John Perry
Kyla Cresswell
Luca Nicholas - Triple Axel
GTO Printers + Graham Judd
Celia Walker
Exhibition: Thinking of Place
Exhibition: Out of the Cupboard
TKPT Studio + Hamish Oakley-Brown
Aiko Robinson


Many thanks to Ina Arraoui!!

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