WAIPRINT is the annual exhibition of the Waikato Society of Arts printmakers. This year's guest artist is Marty Vreede.
WAIPRINT, which has been running for over 25 years, is the annual opportunity for Waikato Society of Arts printmakers to strut their stuff. Come see an exciting exhibition of original, hand-made prints, all available to purchase. Many of the printmakers in the show have refined their skills over decades; for others it’s their first time to exhibit. We celebrate their entry into the world of printmaking.
This year’s WAIPRINT Guest Artist is Marty Vreede, who grew up in the Tron but has long lived – and made his mark – in Whanganui. His exhibit, “Type Scape: A River Conversation”, shows the development of a font design informed by the distinctive landscape of the Whanganui River.
PYO (Print Your Own) Cards: Saturday, 30 September, and Saturday, 14 October, 12.00-2.30, blue gallery
Come and unleash your own creativity at our drop-in “PYO” (Print Your Own) card sessions during the WAIPRINT exhibition. We’ll supply the cards, envelopes, blocks and presses.You supply the artistic flair.
This activity is suitable for all ages and no booking is necessary. Just drop in at your convenience and let your artistic side shine. Cards cost $3-4 each, or three for just $10.
WAIPRINT Workshops in the WSA Print Room:
Saturday, 23 September Guest Artist Marty Vreede will take a workshop incorporating relief stencil/ collograph. One result will be a class collaborative work that will be added to the exhibition. Booking necessary; one space left.
Saturday, 14 October Graham Judd of Inkiana Press will bring his press down from Auckland for an introduction to letterpress. Fully booked but wait list available.
Please contact Julie in the WSA office to register interest in either or both of these workshops. Julie@wsa.org.nz
blue gallery is open Wednesdays-Saturdays 11.30am-3pm. (under Paua Architects and opposite the Central Police Station)
opening preview: Friday, 22 September, 5.30-7.00pm
closing party: Sunday, 15 October, 1.30-3.00pm