Printopia is a step towards our vision of Auckland becoming one of the leading centres for printmaking in the Asia-Pacific and globally, with a thriving contemporary printmaking scene that inspires research and innovation in the field. The festival will act as a catalyst to ignite the public’s curiosity of print and reinvigorate the practice in schools, tertiary institutes, and arts organisations.
To encourage new audiences to engage with printmaking though demos, workshops, artist talks, and the purchase of original art prints.
To support emerging and professional artists who use printmaking techniques in their work by providing exposure and opportunities to build audiences.
To offer networking opportunities for printmakers from across the country to come together and discuss important issues facing the printmaking industry.
To celebrate innovation and promote excellence in the field of contemporary print.