Art Holidays

 Art Holidays and Artist Residencies NZ

  • Artist Residencies and Art Holidays NZ. Residencies for artists, writers residencies, musicians. Art holidays in the Bay of Islands New Zealand

Artist holidays  are offered in our Kerikeri accommodation at Wharepuke. These artist residencies are suited to painters, printmakers, writers, academics and others (just ask!)
We can generally offer a much better rate from April through to December. Please enquire.

On your art holiday we offer:

  • Cottage accommodation with the option of friends and family staying
  • Supportive, helpful, creative minded people
  • Access to art materials
  • Internet
  • Creative enviroment within 5 acres of garden
  • Historical area – first contact between Maori and Eurpean just a few minutes walk
  • Bay of Islands on our doorstep for that well earned time away from the studio
  • Optional
  • A large studio (3 x 8m) or a small studio (4.2m x 2.4m) is offered for a weekly fee
  • Some shared meals with networking opportunities possible
  • Gallery/garden exhibition
  • Shared trips out
  • Artist talk opportunities

Local Amenites:
Supermarkets (15 min. walk or car lifts every second day)
Markets every Saturday and Sunday
Car hire
5 Waterfall river walks on our doorstep
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Art Holidays NZ
Nontoxic Printmaking

Artist holidays in nontoxic printmaking are offered by appointment by Mark Graver RE at his studio in Kerikeri New Zealand. Mark travels both Nationally and Internationally to give workshops.

Mark has won the prestigious Lessedra World Print Award 2010
He was commissioned by A&C Black (UK) to write the book Nontoxic Printmaking Jan 2011 and has artworks in numerous museums, galleries and private collections around the world.
Mark also teaches nontoxic printmaking techniques part time at Northland Polytechnic and has travelled internationally to teach nontoxic printmaking workshops in Northern Ireland, UK, and Australia.

Mark founded and runs Wharepuke Print Studio in the Bay of Islands New Zealand.
Mark Graver offers a variety of non toxic printmaking courses. The artists studio and gallery is open to the public and there is a display area of original fine art. Marks art is also on show in our self contained accommodation.
Artist holiday packages are offered with accommodation on site in the subtropical gardens.

Non Toxic Printmaking Courses
Non Toxic Printmaking uses acrylic resists and ferric chloride (a metal salt) to etch copper or copper sulphate to etch aluminium or zincs. Prints are made with water based inks making cleaning up easy.
Dangerous acids and toxic fumes are no longer an issue. The health and safety of the Printmaker and the environment can be assured.
Our green philosophy

Printmaking Classes

Classes are kept small, ideally up to 6 people, so as to offer an inclusive learning environment. You can get your own group together or fit in with an open group. You can, with consultation, have tailor made courses designed to fit around a holiday or short break in the Bay of Islands staying in our subtropical cottages.
Bay of Islands accommodation

Specialist Workshops and Short Courses

The courses run throughout the year and cover a variety of techniques such as:
Acrylic Resist Etching – non toxic intaglio
Drypoint – on metal and bamboo
Collagraph – building plates with collage techniques
Relief Printing – wood and lino cuts
Chine colle – adding colour using thin layers of paper
Monoprint – a direct painterly technique
Drawing and Painting – in the gardens
Advanced Printmaking

Building on techniques learned from the beginners course and introducing a variety of further processes, such as acrylic aquatint, chine-colle and colour printing that can be used in combination.

Printing Presses

Conrad Geared Monotype Press – bed size 915 x 1752mm Sakura Etching press – bed size 470mm x 800mm Offset letterpress – for relief printing 300 x 55mm
Visiting Artists

Visiting artists come to run special workshops, produce prints, give talks and exhibit.

Art Gallery

Art at Wharepuke is a purpose built gallery onsite that focuses on International printmaking and exceptional work in other media.
Have a look at the artists opportunities page for our open submission shows.
The Wharepuke Print Studio acknowledges the support of the Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust.

Wharepuke Accommodation Kerikeri Bay of Islands