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Whats on in Kerikeri


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Jaboticaba at Wharepuke Kerikeri NZ

The Jaboticaba has a great crop on it here at Wharepuke at the moment.

The fruit cover the trunks and branches. The fruit are delicious but don’t last when picked and are best eaten fresh while standing next to the tree.

It has thick grape-like skin which has a lot of the flavour just near the surface but the skin itself most people spit out when you’ve got all the juicyness

The fruit can be used to make jellies, juice or wine

Apparently the skin can be used as a treatment for hemoptysis, asthma, diarrhoea, and gargled for chronic inflammation of the tonsils. Several potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory anti-cancer compounds have been isolated from the fruit.

Come and check it out!

Mark Graver Fenestra


Mark Grave Fenestra

This exhibition by Mark Graver is made up of four main bodies of work.  The Kerikeri River and So with Present Time prints are part of an ongoing series relating to water and the passage of time inspired by a Leonardo da Vinci quote

“In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time”.

The three larger works use images taken in Hobart, Tauranga Bay and Tonga.

The Façade Series were made by Mark Graver in Hobart, Tasmania on an International Artist Residency in Aug/Sep 2016.  The works began as collagraph plates made from paper and plaster.  These were printed and the prints then scanned.  The prints and plates were then digitally collaged – print 1 with plate 6, print 2 with plate 5, print 3 with plate 4 and so on.
The original collagraphs were abstract responses to the surfaces of the city, the buildings, walls, streets and textures.  Façade relates both to the front of a building and a deceptive outward appearance.

The Fenstra Series are made using photographs taken of light, shadow and foliage through the printmaking studio windows.  The images are manipulated, collaged and layered in Photoshop and printed as archival inkjets.

The final series Tree I – VII uses images of trees, ferns and textures from around Wharepuke and the surrounding area.

Mark Graver Trees

Leftovers VI

LEFTOVERS VI at Wharepuke

June 8 – July 3
Leftovers at Wharepuke

In 2010 Amy Nack, Wingtip Press, was cleaning out the flat files and wondered what to do with the little scraps of paper that were jamming up the drawers. She figured they weren’t the only printmakers with such delicious problems. So Wingtip invited a few printmaking pals to create prints from their scraps.

Since then Wingtip has exhibited Leftovers prints from hundreds of artists from around the world, made new friends and expanded their collection of extraordinary prints. Wingtip Press has been successful in arranging multiple international exhibitions of the Leftover prints and will continue to make sure that happens.

Emma McLellan

Emma McLellan – Artificially Translated

Emma McLellan

May 6 – June 5
Gallery open 7 days 10am – 5pm

For a long time, my work has explored genetic engineering through a blending of science fiction and reality; combining and juxtaposing literary fantasies with scientific possibilities.

Searching the internet, images of cloned animals and human medical stem cell research sit alongside photo shopped imaginings of hybridised dysfunctional animals. This melting pot of truth and lies reminds me of medieval printed bestiaries of imagined and real animals presented for examination and fascination.

This body of work explores an imagined representation of human organ cultivation and stem cell experiments.

All works are screen-printed and painted on panels, 2016.

Emma McLellan – 2016 

Elizabeth Dove


Elizabeth Dove at Art at Wharepuke Gallery



Gallery Open 7 days 10am – 5pm

Elizabeth Dove’s projects utilise varied forms of print media, photography, and installation. She is a Professor in the School of Art at the University of Montana in Missoula, USA.

Dove maintains an active exhibition record, with solo shows at the Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria; Prescott College Art Gallery, Arizona; DePree Gallery, Hope College, Holland, Michigan; and participation in numerous group shows including the International Print Center, New York; Cultural Centre Modern Gallery, Gornji Milanovac, Serbia; Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, Finland; and Kellogg Art Gallery, Pomona, California.

Her work is included in the publications Printmaking: A Complete Guide, Non-Toxic Printmaking, The Contemporary Printmaker, and the British journal Printmaking Today. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, her MFA from Vermont College.

4th Wharepuke International Open Printmaking Show

4th Wharepuke International Open Printmaking Show


Part One
Jan 14 – Feb 7

Gallery open 10am – 5pm every day


The 4th Wharepuke Open Printmaking show features 25 artists from 12 different countries selected from open submission.

The exhibition is divided into two parts.

Part One runs from Jan 14 to Feb 7 and features work by:

Eman Al Hashemi (UAE)
Ximena Bórquez (Chile)
Neala Glass (NZ)
Melissa Harshman (USA)
Sallyann Hingston (NZ)
Amanda Kralovic (USA)
Jakob Lee (USA)
Steve Lovett (NZ)
LUCE (Belgium)
Julia Ludwig (Germany)
Judy Major-Girardin (Canada)
Mia O (Japan)
Kavita Nayar (India)
Hamish Oakley-Browne (NZ)
Ruth Simons (UK)
Sandra Williams (Australia)


Part Two will take place from Feb 11 to March 6 and will feature

Margaret Ashman (UK)
Tom Baggaley (UAE)
Richard Hricko (USA)
Carolyn Mckenzie Craig (Australia)
Miwako Nishizawa (USA)
Sumi Perera (UK)
Joseph Ryan (Ireland)
Mustafa Sidki (UK)
Ella Weber (USA)

For more information 

Parallel Prints 2015


Parallel Prints 2015



Parallel Prints is an on-going portfolio and exhibition project devised by Mark Graver and Tania Booth from Art at Wharepuke, Kerikeri, New Zealand.

The project presents simultaneous exhibitions of the portfolio collection at Art at Wharepuke and in a related partner gallery outside of New Zealand.

Using the uniqueness of the reproducible print allows for the same works to be viewed at the same time in different parts of the world.  This highlights the democratic nature of printmaking and questions the aura of the unique.  Which venue is showing the ‘real’ work?  Which the reproduction?

The first Parallel Prints project was staged in NZ and the UK in 2013.  The portfolio was presented at the international printmaking conference Impact 8 in Dundee Scotland and subsequently accepted into collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and The Kent Print Collection in the UK, The Whangarei Art Museum, New Zealand and the Jinling Museum of Art, Nanjing, China.

The 2015 portfolio features Mark Graver and 11 invited Australian artists – Susanna Castleden, Antonietta Covino-Beehre, David Frazer, Jodi Heffernan, Martin King, Deborah Klein, Bruno Leti, John Neeson, James Pasakos, Melissa Smith and Deborah Williams.

Mark Graver Parallel Prints 2015

The exhibitions run simultaneously at Art at Wharepuke and the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia until Nov 22nd.

An opening reception at The Art Gallery of Ballarat will be held on
Friday October 9th at 6.30pm

Parallel Prints


Mark Graver – Shadow Play

Mark Graver


June 14 – August 1
190 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri

A selection of acrylic resist and photo polymer etchings exploring light, shadow, memory, place and time

Mark Graver Shadowplay


For anyone in the UK this July Mark Graver is also exhibiting and co-curating the RE:Print/Re:Present exhibition and symposium at the Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge School of Art. Exhibition opens at 6.00pm on July 9 and runs until July 25

One day symposium at the Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge UK – info and registration


Tony Holmquist


Tony Holmquist – Recurring Systems

May 21st – June 12th
Opening Reception Wed May 20th  4.30 – 6.30 pm
All welcome – meet the artist
tony holmquist

Tony Holmquist was first prize winner of Art at Wharepuke’s 3rd international open submission printmaking competition and is coming to Wharepuke as a resident artist and install his new show Recurring Systems.  He will be present at an opening reception on Wed May 20th from 4.30 – 6.30 pm.

Details for the 4th Open Submission printmaking show can be found here

tony holmquist

Tony is an assistant professor in the Department of Art & Design at Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado, USA and has worked in printmaking for his entire career.

He exhibits his work around the world at galleries and shows such as the International Print Center of New York, the National Arts Club, the Art at Wharepuke International Print Show and the International Miniprint Finland Triennial.

Tony is also a musician who researches, interprets, and disseminates old-time music through the fiddle, banjo and guitar. He won first place in the banjo competitions at the 2014 Central Rockies Old-Time Music Festival and the 2013 Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old-Time festival.

Tony has received several awards for his work, including the Honourable Prize of Miniprint Finland (2014), the Juror’s Award (first place) at the Wharepuke International Printmaking Show in New Zealand and the Juror’s Award (second place) at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.