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Artist Talk: Printmaking Beyond the Frame

8 August 2015

Artist Talk: Printmaking Beyond the Frame
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 10:30am

Join artists represented in Printmaking Beyond the Frame who will discuss their works and others in this dynamic exhibition. Artists will share the themes and processes involved in the creation of the works and answer any questions you may have about the various forms of printmaking on show.

Printmaking Beyond the Frame is an exhibition of work of members of the Central Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand (CPCANZ), and three invited guests – Kate McLean, Alexis Neal and Jeff Thomson.

The title refers to the frame that surrounds a two dimensional work, isolating it from the wall and forming a barrier of protection or decoration. It also refers to the contemporary perception of print.

Traditionally, a print has been thought of as “an image that can be reproduced as part of an edition (either limited or unlimited)”. However, in the contemporary environment discussion around what defines prints and printmaking is likely to include philosophical perspectives, a consideration of specific traditional techniques and the impact and absorption of newer technologies.
Artists who have contributed to Printmaking: Beyond the Frame use printmaking to solve aesthetic questions, explore a technical conundrum, poke fun at art phylosophy or simply declare their place in the artistic scheme of things.