Impressions - An Exploration of Printmaking

Impressions - An Exploration of Printmaking

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Do you know the difference between a mezzotint from a lithograph? No – then you need to check out a new exhibition opening at Eltham’s Village Gallery on 25 July, Impressions – An exploration of printmaking.

Curated by Michaela Stoneman, Arts Co-ordinator at South Taranaki District Council, the exhibition will showcase a range of techniques and different styles within the medium, by a selection of printmakers from around New Zealand.

“I have selected works from private collections that demonstrate the wide scope of printmaking.  The aim of the show is to educate, excite, inform and inspire the printmaker within,” says Michaela.

Artists include Michael Smither, Jenny Dolezel, Cliff Whiting, John and Allison Brebner, Rachel Garland, Mark Graver, Faith McManus, Margaret Silverwood, Catherine Macdonald, Rebecca White, Joash Daly, Kathryn Madill, David Brebner, Kate Logan and more.

Two public programmes will support the exhibition, offering an opportunity for visitors to talk to the artists and try out some of the processes on display.  “Artist, tutor and vintage printing enthusiast, John Brebner will run a workshop to create artists journals that feature letterpress, embossing and book binding.  An open day will feature informal curator and artist talks and hands-on activities for all ages,” says Michaela. 

The Village Gallery is a community facility run by a dedicated committee and team of volunteers, supported by grants, gallery commissions on sales and fundraising.  “Becoming a member of the gallery offers many opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell their work or simply to show support,” says Michaela. “Membership costs only fifteen dollars a year, but is very valuable for the gallery to be sustainable,” she says.

Workshop: Letterpress/Artist journals with John Brebner

10am-4pm Saturday 6 August 2011

$25 per person – materials included

Limited to 10 people

Payment (Cash or cheque) must be received on registration at the Village Gallery, 166 High Street, Eltham. 


Open Day

10am-3pm Saturday 13 August 2011

All welcome – Curator and artist tours and hands on activities for all ages. FREE!



For more information, please contact:


Michaela Stoneman

Arts Co-ordinator

South Taranaki District Council

Freephone:       0800 111 323