Printmakers exhibition makes an impression
Five local print makers will be showcasing artistic printmaking with examples of their prints and demonstrations of printmaking techniques.
Wendy Clifford, Nicki Everett, Gayle Forster, Rosina Kamphuis and Lynn Middleton are all members of Mangawhai Artists Inc and are experienced printmakers as well as working in other art mediums.
Calling themselves Five Impressions, the group all offer teaching opportunities and Wendy is well known for her winter drawing tutorials in the Mangawhai Artists Gallery.
The current exhibition will show monotypes, collagraphs, etchings, dry point, wood block and traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e.
Demonstrations are on Sunday October 15 and 22 on the hour from 10am, and on Wednesday October 18 from 1-3pm.
Rosina (who lead the recent Mangawhai Stingray project) will be demonstrating etching and explaining how modern solar etching has developed from traditional acid etching.
Gayle will be demonstrating a traditional form of Japanese woodblock prints, called Ukiyo-e which she explored during her time at Yoshida Hanga Academy, Tokyo.
Wendy will be showing how her love of drawing can be extended into monotype printmaking, a simple process with endless possibilities for creative and imaginative expression.
Nicki is exhibiting prints that explore the degradation of the marine environment and will demonstrate wood block and dry point.
Lynn will demonstrate collagraph which is a form of printmaking that combines etching and relief printmaking.
n Five Impressions Mangawhai Printmakers First Annual Exhibition, October 13-24, Mangawhai Artists Gallery, 45 Moir St, Mangawhai. Online mangawhaiartists.co.nz
HIGH FIVE: From the left, Lynn Middleton, Rosina Kamphuis, Gayle Forster, Nicki Everett, Wendy Clifford and Honey. – PHOTO/J Vickers