May 21st – June 12th Opening Reception Wed May 20th 4.30 – 6.30 pm
All welcome – meet the artist
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 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.
Opening Reception Saturday February 7th 5.00pm – 7.00pm
All welcome – come and meet the artist. Exhibition Feb 8th – March 4th. Gallery Open 7 Days 9.00am – 5.00pm
Some People Who May (Not) Be Here is made up from the collections of printed images, ephemera and photographic imagery collected and made for over 30 years. This on-going project investigates the archives that we build up in albums, boxes, and now online that reflect our individual and collective pre-occupations, interests, behaviour and ideas about the world in which we live in and our place in it.. My secondary interest in this body of work pre-digital methods of stripping images together that would have once been common through out the commercial printing shops. Working slow, in this manner has allowed for a stepping back from the deluge of digital and analogue images that surges toward us at every moment.
Steve Lovett is a practicing artist and art educator who has delivered an interdisciplinary print and digital media for two decades at Manukau Institute of Technology in the Faculty of Creative Arts. Lovett maintains an active project-based studio and research practice that is informed by ongoing theoretical investigation. His work has been show nationally, through out New Zealand and internationally at fine print and graphic arts exhibitions. His work is held in public and private collections in New Zealand, Europe, China and North America.
Lovett has a research focus on questions of archives and operation of memory systems.
Gallery open 7 days – 9.00am – 5.00 pm
190 Kerikeri Road
Scottish-born Struan Hamilton is the 2D Team Leader for Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, having taken up this position in July 2009. His responsibilities here include the teaching of Fine Art Printmaking to 1st years through to PHD candidates, as well as the day to day running of the department.
He has previously been manager of Belfast Print Workshop, arriving there after stints at Edinburgh and Dundee Print Workshops, and the world-famous Atelier Contrepoint, (formerly Atelier 17), in Paris, where he was assisted the director, Hector Saunier, and leading artist, Sun Sun Yip.
Struan’s work can be found in public and private collections from the House of Lords to hospital trusts, and football clubs to the national arts council as well as local government councils. He also boasts a healthy record of international exhibition.
Struan’s exhibition at Wharepuke features a selection of large scale drypoints on canvas and viscosity etchings.
My work draws inspiration from the organic within the man-made environment of the modern city. This duality of existence in shapes and forms creates a dynamic dialogue within my work, which generates a multitude of visual experience for the viewer.I work predominantly in intaglio, specifically viscosity etching, as I feel the ability to push the surface of an etching plate, and be pushed back in turn by it, generates the dynamism required for the aesthetic experience I aim to produce.