Tag Archives: New Zealand

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.


John Robinson – Printmaking Residency

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.

  • Artist Residency in Non toxic Printmaking John Robinson

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.


Mark Graver- Undertow



Art at Wharepuke

Jan 7 – Feb 2015

Mark Graver at Art at Wharepuke Gallery NZ

Undertow is a linked series of HD videos, shot from under water looking up towards the sky during rainfall, and photopolymer metal salt etchings.

The concern is to capture the effects of light, shadow and sound at a particular place and point in time. There is no editing other than changing the speed and setting the duration.

The photopolymer etchings are isolated video stills, manipulated in Photoshop then etched into aluminium plates.

The intention is to create a fluid installation using elements of the different mediums to explore connections, similarities and differences between the moving, temporal and the still images and between photographic and traditional printmaking processes.
The series was first shown in the exhibition ‘Combinations’ curated by Mark at the Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Seacourt, Bangor, Northern Ireland in 2014.

Mark Graver is an award winning artist printmaker, founder of the Wharepuke Print Studio and co-director of Art at Wharepuke.  He is author of the A&C Black printmaking handbook, ‘Non-Toxic Printmaking’ (2011, London) and his work is held in many public collections around the world including the V&A Museum, London, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford UK, the National Gallery of Taiwan and in China, Mexico, Portugal, Malaysia and NZ.


Undertow Series Mark Graver

Undertow Series as part of the exhibition ‘Combinations’ at Centre for Contemporary Art, Bangor, Northern Ireland, July 2014

Undertow series 2014 from Mark Graver on Vimeo.


Mark Graver Umbra Sumas in Wellington

Mark Graver – Umbra Sumus
Solander Gallery Wellington
24 Jan – 21 Feb
Mark Graver will present an artists talk at the opening 1.00pm Saturday 24th January followed by opening reception 1.30 to 3.00pm.

Taken from a quote by Horace, ‘Pulvis et umbra sumus’ (we are but dust and shadow) Umbra Sumus is an ongoing project containing photopolymer and acrylic resist etchings, video and sound works.

The work is partly a response to the death, in January 2011, of my father and to the wider human condition. The use of shadows alludes to the movement of light, the passing of time and, ultimately, to mortality. Still images are used for the etchings while the video works allow for an actual temporal experience using the same or similar source material.

Solander Gallery 218 Willis Street, Wellington

Artist in Residence- Michelle Mayn

Artist in Residence – Michelle Mayn

Artist in Residence - Michelle May


Michelle Mayn is part way through a 3 month Artist in Residence program here at Wharepuke in Kerikeri NZ . Michelle is a New Zealand fibre artist using both natural and modern fibres.

  • Artist in Residence

Michelle Mayn uses traditional Maori weaving techniques often mixing materials to produce new and exciting textures and colour combinations on modern bags or highlights on more traditional kete (basketry).


In her latest works the subtle hues and textures of plant fibres such as tree fern, Kapok, rush and lichen are highlighted in a simple little rourou(food container) made of Harakeke/New Zealand Flax from fibres harvested here at Wharepuke. 


Michelle’s blog can be found at Michelle Mayn

More about our Artist Residence options here at Wharepuke Kerikeri NZ