Saturday 7 May 2022, 10am – 5pm. Corban Estate Arts Centre, Project Space.
This is where you can dive in and get a little bit inky with our live printing sessions led by Master letterpress machinist Graham Judd of Inkiana Press, Auckland, woodblock artist Hamish Oakley-Browne, Director of Te Kowhai Print Studio, Whangarei and screen-print legend Thomas Lynch of Artisan Screen Prints, Levin.
Have a go at pulling a squeegee, rolling a brayer and inking up a plate or two. Take away your very own hand-printed calico patch, bookmark or purchase unique, pre-printed merchandise from our artists.
Note: To keep everyone safe, visitors are encouraged to wear a mask while indoors and stay at home if you’re feeling unwell.
Indiana Press | Graham Judd
Graham Judd runs his award-winning letterpress studio Inkiana Press from his home in Auckland where he has been in business since the early 1980s. Recently he has put his Albion Press on wheels so he can take it out into the world as a way to share his knowledge of and preserve the important invention of letterpress printing.
Come and have a go at using his antique letterpress machine to print your very own Printopia bookmark or postcard.
Te Kowhai Print Studio | Hamish Oakley-Browne
Hamish Oakley-Browne is the director of Te Kowhai Print Studio, a community run printmaking facility in Whangarei that teaches a range of fine art printmaking techniques from Stone Lithography, Screenprinting, Solar Etching, Dry Point, Collograph, Monoprinting, Woodcut/Linocut and Letterpress. Hamish will be printing his signature woodblocks directly onto calico for visitors to take home with them.
Artisan Screen Prints | Thomas Lynch
Thomas from Artisan Screen Prints will be demonstrating a variety of screen printing techniques on paper and textiles using methods suitable for DIY home set ups or more high end including the Imprinter . Visitors to Printopia will be encouraged to try their hands at screen printing , either on totes or tees they bring or will have blanks available for purchase. All inks will be eco friendly, water based from the Permaset range.
After travelling the world as a squeegee for hire Thomas Lynch set up Artisan Screen Prints to be an eco friendly studio specialising in limited edition art prints and music merchandise. Originally wellington based ASP recently moved to a larger premises in Levin where they are setting up a yardage table to offer bespoke fabric printing. Thomas Lives to print and prints to live.
Youtube: Previous Exhibition