John Robinson – Printmaking Residency
John Robinson came to Wharepuke here in Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands in December to do a nontoxic printmaking residency with Mark Graver in December 2014.
John has worked for 9 years as the Technical Officer in Printmaking at the University of Tasmania, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hobart. He has taught with TAFE, Adult Ed, and community based printmaking groups, has over 20 years’ experience in commercial printing and recently established Moving Creature studio, an open access printmaking studio in Lindisfarne, a suburb on the Eastern shore of Hobart.
John has been gradually instigating changes within the University Printmaking studio towards non-toxic processes and gained a scholarship to study at Wharepuke with Mark to hone some of the acrylic based methods available.
John and his wife Pauline managed a weekend away camping after the course and explored the Cape Reinga region (the top of NZ), beaches and our native forests.
Since returning to Hobart John has been further experimenting and preparing for a new academic year where the students will be further introduced to nontoxic printmaking.
Mark and John are now discussing future projects and further possible links that can be made between Wharepuke, the University of Tasmania and Moving Creature studio.