International Print Exchange 2014
Sep 7th –  Sep 28th

Art at Wharepuke is pleased to continue its support for the Leftovers project initiated by Wingtip Press, Idaho, USA.  This is the 3rd year we have received the show as it tours around the world.

Gallery Open 7 Days
9.00am – 5.00pm
190 Kerikeri Road

The History of Leftovers

After cleaning out the flat files and finding dozens of little scraps of printmaking papers jamming up the file drawers, the folks at Wingtip Press in Boise, Idaho realized they probably weren’t alone with the dilemma of what to do with all thosetoo-precious-to-toss leftover paper scraps.

An invitation went out to fellow printmakers to participate in a print exchange to use all those lovely little leftover scraps to create a small edition of prints. Artists submit an edition of 14 prints of any size up to and NO LARGER than 5″ x 7″ and receive a dozen prints in return. One print is held for exhibitions and one print is included in a silent auction to raise funds for the Hunger Relief Task Force.

Now in our fifth year, the exchange include printmakers from Australia to Arizona, Canada to Colorado, Nevada to New Zealand, Korea to Kansas, Wales to Washington, and places in between!

Bon Appetit!

Wingtip Press

NZ Native Birds at Wharepuke

Following on the Birds at Wharepuke theme my mother took these beautiful photos here yesterday.

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NZ Native Birds at Wharepuke. The Fantail, Tui and Kereru are the 3 most common here

2 great photos of fantails! Anyone who has tried to take photos of fantails will know that they won’t stay still and you end up with lots of photos of blurry bits of feather disappearing off the edge. The Tui , a NZ Honeyeater,  has 2 voice boxes and produce extraordinary song. Many notes are beyond what the human ear can hear.

All photos © Jill Lancaster


Kereru NZ Native Wood Pigeon

NZ Wood Pigeon at Wharepuke in Kerikeri

The Kereru, the NZ Native Wood Pigeons are very passive here in our gardens at Wharepuke in Kerikeri. Its amazing how close you can get to these wild birds. Puffed up on a cold day after eating lots of new Mulberry leaves.


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Our guests here at our Kerikeri Accommodation love them!

Northland Storm in Kerikeri

Northland storm – 4 continuous days of heavy rain and strong winds here in  Kerikeri.

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We got off lightly here at Wharepuke in Kerikeri Northland. A beautiful Fishtail Palm came down, a few big branches and lots of leaf litter, and the new driveway washed away but nothing compared to many who are still doing the big cleanup or waiting for the waters to recede.

A stunning sunrise as the storm passed then blue skies and sunshine.

Nature recovering.

Mark Graver


MAY 30 – JULY 25
gallery open 7 days 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Art at Wharepuke 190 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230

Mark Graver-Umbra Sumus Series

Taken from a quote by Horace, ‘Pulvis et umbra sumus’ (we are but dust and shadowUmbra 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 the artist’s father and also 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.

The use of photographs, video and found sound relates also to place, and again reinforces the idea of time.  Time fixed, or recorded, in a specific place, reproduced then re-presented through video.  The shadow source photographs are gathered from different places and countries to emphasise the universal correspondence of shared existence.

Based at Wharepuke in  Kerikeri, Mark Graver is an award winning artist and author of ‘Non-Toxic Printmaking’ (London, A&C Black, 2011) and founder of the The Wharepuke Print Studio and, with partner Tania Booth, Art at Wharepuke Gallery.

Mark Gravers work is held in many international collections including the V&A Museum,London, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei, NZ, Jinling Museum of Art, China, Guandong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China, Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia ,National Museum Of Fine Art, Taiwan, Douro Museum of Printmaking, Portugal, Durban University – Arts for Humanity Collection, Literature and Arts Department, Harbin, China, CONARTE – Non Toxic Printmaking Museum, Monterrey, Mexico, Painting and Sculpture Museums Association, Istanbul Turkey and theJames Wallace Trust, NZ.

Images from the Umbra Sumus series 

Wharepuke Accommodation Kerikeri Bay of Islands