Studio Printmakers' Collective
Our printmaking collective was formed by a group of practising Auckland printmakers in 1990.
Initially the aim was to provide a studio where printmakers, many of who did not have presses, could experiment with, develop and edition prints. Over the years, however, the studio has also marvellously developed as a communal place where printmakers gather to exchange ideas, hold workshops, organise exhibitions and meet visiting local and international printmakers and tutors.
The studio is located within the Lake House Art Centre complex which has Exhibition space and a Gallery Shop - plus a convenient cafe!
Every two years or so we exhibit as a Collective at the main Lake House Art Gallery. http://lakehousearts.org.nz/ . However, most of our members show in a wide variety of exhibitions. Often exhibitions organised with other Collective members or in exchanges with overseas Print Studios or with PCANZ. http://www.printcouncil.nz/
We have had a very active workshop programme, over the years, with tutors coming from the United States, (Dan Welden), University of Hawaii (Charles Cohan), Australia (Glen Skien, Anthea Boesenberg,) Kathy Boyle, Alexis Neal and Gabrielle Belz as well as smaller workshops run by some of our own very talented members.
Each year we hold several Open Access days when the members meet, discuss, learn new techniques and generally catch up on the printmaking scene in the communal way of printmakers.