Leading printmakers’ work on show at Mangawhai gallery

Don’t forget to look at The Small Print.

A travelling exhibition of works by some of New Zealand’s leading printmakers opens at the Mangawhai Artists’ Gallery in Moir Street this coming Friday, June 23.

The Small Print features A4 prints by members of the Print Council of Aotearoa New Zealand and will open daily from 10am to 3pm until Sunday, July 2.

The exhibition will feature contemporary artworks that highlight the many and diverse methods of printmaking being used today, such as aquatint, woodcut, drypoint etching, intaglio and archival digital inkjet.

July 2 is also Mangawhai Artists Inc’s (MAI) annual meeting, which is being held at the Community Centre in Fagan Place at 3pm. The group is looking for new blood on the committee this year, as several current members are standing down.

“The committee shares a mixture of administrative and hands-on tasks to ensure the smooth running of the organisation,” MAI chair Belinda Vernon says.

“Most revolve around activities in the gallery and workspace, including supporting exhibitors and encouraging tutors and classes. Others include organising the Art Trail, Kaipara Art Awards and supporting MAI members in other ways.”

Anyone interested in stepping up to join the committee should email Vernon at chair@mangawhaiartists.co.nz

Art lovers should note that the Mangawhai Artists’ Gallery will then be closed for the rest of July for maintenance, before it reopens on Friday, August 11 with a members’ exhibition, The Square Round.
This is a new show where every artwork on display will either be square or round, and all must measure either 30cm x 30cm or 60cm x 60cm.