Print Talks

Saturday 7 May 2022, 10am – 5pm. 

Facilitated by local printmaker Prue MacDougall will be a series of panel discussions and presentations about issues relating to publishing, exhibiting, buying and selling prints. 

See the full programme of artist talks below.

Note: All Print Talks will take place in Room 5. Seats are limited so make sure you’re there early, so you don’t miss out!  

Print Council of Aotearoa NZ | Toni Hartill

Saturday, 7 May 2022 | 10:00am – 10:20am | Free

The Print Council of Aotearoa NZ is a member run, national, non-profit organisation that promotes contemporary fine art printmaking. Auckland Regional Rep, Toni Hartill, will outline some of the Print Council’s exciting new projects, including exhibitions, print exchanges, publications and how you can get involved. 


Instagram: @printcouncilnz

On Collecting Prints | Warwick Brown

Saturday, 7 May 2022 | 10:30am – 11:30am | Free

Kicking off the Print Talks is Warwick Brown who will start by giving a brief history of printmaking and description of all the types of prints. He will then discuss major NZ printmakers from the 1930s onwards and conclude by speculating on the future of printmaking in the digital age.


Warwick Brown MNZM directed Portfolio Gallery in Lorne St Auckland from 1991 to 1999. The gallery specialised in original prints from around the world, but mainly New Zealand.

Contemporary Printmaking in New Zealand | Carole Shepheard, John Pusateri, Nicol Sanders-O’Shea, Rodney Fumpston, Stanley Palmer, Struan Hamilton. 

Saturday, 7 May 2022 | 11:45am – 1pm | Free

Join a panel of six established artists offering a unique insight into their work and contemporary printmaking in NZ. This highly experienced panel is quite diverse in where they are at in their art practice. The panel will talk about their experiences, what has influenced their practice and current projects.

Instagram: @shepheardcarole @john.pusateri @nsandersoshea @struanhamilton

ACMA – Abstract Contemporary Maori Art. | Paora Tiatoa 

Saturday, 7 May 2022 | 1:15pm – 2:15pm | Free

Meet artist Paora Tiatoa as he talks about the influence of abstract shape formation and contemporary Māori art on his unique approach to the silk-screen process. He will discuss the foundational aspects of his work including some of the Taonga in the British museum and artists that inspire his work. 


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.


Instagram: @paorasprints

Vie du Pacific II International Exchange Portfolio | Maggie Dawson, Prue MacDougall, Sally-Ann Davies and Toni Mosley. 

Saturday, 7 May 2022 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm | Free

Vie Du Pacifique III, is an international print exchange series conceived and initiated by Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura under the umbrella of Migaloo Press, Canberra, Australia. This folio includes prints by 37 artists from the Pacific region: Artists from four studios spanning the Pacific Coastal regions in Queensland Australia, as well as artists from California, Fiji, the Philippines and New Zealand.

The theme for this exchange offers an extensive range for visual and conceptual interpretation and in particular this iteration of Vie Du Pacifique indicates the growing concern over climate change, global warming, the environmental damage from our continually growing consumption of fossil fuels and over-production of plastics and waste. See the complete folio of prints on display and hear four of the participating artists discuss their work and involvement in the project. 

Instagram: @92maggies @pruemacdougall @sallyannartist @tonimosleyart @megaloprintstudio

Facebook: MigalooPress

Practice & Process | Mark Graver  (Note: TBC)

Saturday, 7 May 2022 | 3:45pm – 4:45pm | Free

Join Mark Graver as he talks about the development of his practice and processes, including establishing The Wharepuke Print Studio and Gallery in Kerikeri. Topics covered include working in an international context, digital printmaking, and the connections between processes – collage/sound/video. 


Mark Graver is an award-winning artist printmaker based in Kerikeri. He studied in the UK at Leeds Polytechnic (1985-88) and Camberwell College of Arts, London (MA Printmaking 1994-95). Moving to NZ in 2003 he established the Wharepuke Print Studio (2005), Art Gallery (2009) and Sculpture Park (2015). He is author of Non-Toxic Printmaking (2011, London, A&C Black), a member of Prism Print International and an elected Fellow (RE) of The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. His work is held in many public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum London and in Australia, Asia, NZ, USA, Mexico, South Africa and Europe.