Saturday 7 May 2022, 10am – 5pm. Corban Estate Arts Centre, Workroom 1.
Get an insight into a variety of different hands-on printmaking techniques in these inspiring back-to-back demos. Meet the artists and learn how they incorporate a particular print medium into their practice.
See the full programme of artist demos below.
Note: To keep everyone safe, visitors are encouraged to wear a mask while indoors and stay at home if you’re feeling unwell.
Chine collè | Alexis Neal
Sat 7 May 2022 | 10:00am – 10:45am | Free
The simple technique of chine collè will be demonstrated by experienced printmaker and educator Alexis Neal. Gain an insight into the technique that must be done without wasting time at the critical point of gluing. Learn about how to apply the archival paste and place the tissue on the etching plate before putting it through the press. See a selection of Japanese washi and handmade papers commonly used in chine collè and find out why some papers are more suitable than others for this process.
Primarily the backbone of my art practice is the medium of print, although I have studied Maori weaving for several years now transforming my practice. The hand of the artist is evident, handmade pulled editioned prints, leaving my signature mark behind. I am a maker, who is driven by technical skills; printmaking provides me with a type of making that essentially is about the processing of print techniques that best suit my ideas. The exploration of cultural identity, the value of history and the complexities of human connection are contemplated, to show how artefacts can be both personal adornment and remnants of material culture. Here, the Maori story is rendered with contemporary materials. It is a simple, effective weave. It is social and personal, cultural and human. It includes you.
Gyotaku Fish Prints – full utilization of what we harvest | Tim Li
Sat 7 May 2022 | 11:15am – 12:00pm | Free
The traditional art of gyotaku (fish printing) will be showcased using sustainably caught New Zealand fish species. Visitors will get an insight into the process of creating these unique prints using ink and mulberry paper /cotton. Visitors will experience how to appreciate, commemorate, and respect what we take from the oceans, fully utilizing what we harvest through this unique art technique.
I am a printmaker and graphite pencil artist based on the Kapiti Coast. I produce work aimed at celebrating the beauty and diversity of our aquatic flora and fauna in New Zealand.
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Pastel Drawing Screen-printing |Toni Mosley
Sat 7 May 2022 | 12:30pm – 1:15pm | Free
Catch Toni Mosley sharing a simple drawing based screen-printing process. This process uses water soluble oil pastels to draw directly on screen to pull a print. You will get to see the process, materials used as well as see examples using this technique.
Toni Mosley is an artist based in Auckland (originally Colorado/ Wyoming) that loves ink on paper. She works in printmaking, drawing and artist books. Her work is inspired by the people she meets and the stories they tell. She has a love for working within the community whether this is with pop-up print workshops or the art classes she teaches to those ages 5 to 65+.
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Paper Marbling | John Pusateri
Sat 7 May 2022 | 1:45pm – 2:30pm | Free
Come and see first-hand the fascinating art of paper marbling. Learn all the tips and tricks from master printmaker John Pusateri, founder of Auckland Print Studio.
John Pusateri is an Auckland based artist and master printmaker with over two decades of studio experience. John founded Auckland Print Studio to provide a collaborative space where artists with any level of familiarity with the print medium can access his technical expertise to realise ambitious projects and produce exciting editioned work. Since then he has worked on editions with prominent New Zealand and international artists.
ACMA – Abstract Contemporary Maori Art | Paora Tiatoa
Sat 7 May 2022 | 3:00pm – 3:45pm | Free
See how Paora Tiatoa creates his unique multi-layered silk-screen prints using several screens and stencils. Prints made during the demo will be given away at random to a lucky few – to make sure you’re there!
Formerly an abstract shape formation painter, I switched to Contemporary Maori art in my third year of study at art school. The last 5 years I combined the two art forms creating what I call ACMA – Abstract Contemporary Maori Art. My new 100 series of work reveals this process in finer detail, although my new prints look like one pass hand screen prints, the aesthetic process is not. My images are scattered on 13 screens, all of my images are from a book Taonga Maori in the British museum. Minus two images on two screens which are personal screens to me but have used in this series. I then abstract, make stencils, assemble, construct and make multi-individual passes of ink to produce the final image. It’s labour intensive but the outcome is worth it.
Intaglio printmaking with Tetrapak Cartons | Anita Mudaliar
Sat 7 May 2022 | 4:15pm – 5pm | Free
Visitors will see the process of how to create drypoint etchings using empty Tetrapak cartons. Preparation of plates, transfer of drawings and various methods of mark making will be demonstrated. Methods of home printing with Tetrapak plates will be discussed.
Anita Mudaliar is a printmaker inspired by the natural world, fantasy and mythology. The use of the tetrapak print matrix is a recurring component of her print work alongside hand stitching and colouring. Anita has an MA in Textiles from Goldsmiths University of London and has been attending printmaking classes under Alexis Neal at the Browne School of Art for the last four years. She lives and works in Auckland.