Print Fair

Saturday 7 May 2022, 10am – 5pm. Corban Estate Arts Centre, Opanuku Studio.

The Print Fair will bring together artists, print groups, galleries, and tertiary institutes from Whangārei to Ōtepoti Dunedin to showcase an exciting range of printmaking techniques including woodcut, linoprint, drypoint etching, monoprint, collagraph, silk-screen, mezzotint, mokulito, aquatint, chine-collè, and solarplate. Not sure what these are? Come and find out! There will be no mechanical reproductions in this fair – only original prints, each one inked and printed by hand. 

Discover a new artist, learn about their process, and start or add to your print collection.  

Note: To keep everyone safe, visitors are encouraged to wear a mask while indoors and stay at home if you’re feeling unwell.


David Stanley Bell

David Bell is a an Auckland based printmaker. His practice explores the intersection of printmaking, poetry and music through film. Intaglio, aquatint, drypoint and electro-etched copper and zinc are some of his preferred printmaking techniques. As a retired Methodist minister he is happy to have the time to explore many diverse aspects of printmaking. His current project is illustrating three poems by R Frost, G M Hopkins and W B Yeats within an artist book which are then made into short, narrated films.  

The Franklin Print Group

Franklin Print Group- we are a group of artists from the Franklin area who work collaboratively and individually on print related projects. Methods include woodcut, linoprint, drypoint etching, monoprint, silk screen mezzotint, mokulito, and solar plate.

Themes are varied, but most recently the artists have been working on projects related to flora and fauna, water and movement, colonisation, deer culling, and apiculture (bee keeping).

Instagram: @colmersue @judygordonworks @meg_wilson_art @esther.hansen.737 @bburnett2000 @rschanzer @joannafieldes

Imprint Gallery

Imprint Gallery, located in Tauranga’s Historic Village, sells original limited edition prints by local and NZ printmakers. The gallery is run by Jackie Knotts and Stella Clark and has been in existence for over three years, hosting exhibitions and is supported by members of the Tauranga Print Club who share a press and hold printmaking classes at the Incubator. Prints include lino cuts, woodcuts, collagraphs, etchings and chine- collè. 


Facebook: @imprintgallery_

Instagram: @imprintgallery_ 

James Watson

Using nature as a guide and the natural abstractions it provides is the foundation for many of Auckland artist James Watson’s drypoint, mezzotint and lino/woodcut prints. His work is also inspired by jazz musicians and native birds. James is a local printmaking, photography and drawing tutor at Toi Ora in Grey Lynn. 


Instagram: @james.s.watson

Kirsty White 

Kirsty White is a Wellington based printmaker whose embossed, intaglio drypoint etchings capture the beautiful, rugged and textured coastlines of Aotearoa. Her printmaking process involves layering details that reflect on past and present, using a traditional etching press and thick 100% cotton paper. 

Instagram: @kirstywhiteartist

Facebook: @loveprintmaking 

Megan Dickinson Gallery

Specialising in contemporary art by Northland artist, Megan Dickinson Gallery is well-stocked with some of the most exciting artists working in and around print media at present. On display will be a range of intaglio, relief and mixed-media prints by Jacqueline Aust, Jolene Pascoe, Hamish Oakley-Browne, Martinus Sarangapany and more.


Instagram: @megandickinsongallery

Noa Noa von Bassewitz

Noa Noa is Wellington based artist of Maori and German extraction. She works mainly in the medium of wood block prints on paper, but also prints onto other mediums including cloth, clothing, and surfboards. Her recent body of work, Spirit Animals, explores the relationship between the anima and animus. Each animal pairing is presented as an allegory about love and other energies that connect us to ourselves, each other, and life. Each work has an associated story which is part of the artwork. 


Instagram: @tamanoanoa

Plateau Printmakers

Based in Taupo, Plateau Printmakers are a group of friends who meet regularly to encourage and support each other in their creativity and learn from one another. They often run open, community-based workshops offering a variety of processes ranging from drypoint and chine collè to mezzotint, reduction linocut and woodblock with collagraph etching and mukalito.


Print Council Aotearoa NZ (PCANZ)

The Print Council of Aotearoa NZ is a member run national, non-profit organisation that promotes contemporary fine art printmaking. They will be representing artists from the Auckland and Northland region with a wide range of printmaking techniques. 


Instagram: @printcouncilnz

Talia Russell

Talia Russell is an Auckland based Silk-screen print artist. She creates large scale, multicoloured iconic landscapes.  Each colour is hand pulled, there may be minor variations to each print therefore making them unique and original.  Often printed in an original version and then a bright and colourful version, Talia creates two distinctive images.

Website: Talia Russell Print

Waitakere Printers Ink

Waitakere Printers Ink are a group of like-minded individuals that meet on a monthly basis at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson. They share printmaking ideas, run workshops and exhibit annually at the Barrel store. They will have a variety of prints on show from lino cuts to etchings and woodblocks.

Instagram: @tracsing @levonparker_art