PCANZ Exhibition

"PRINT MATTERS: Works on Paper"

Please note this is a selected exhibition.

ArtsPost Galleries : 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton

15 June – 16 July 2018

Opening event: Friday 15 June at 5.30pm at ArtsPost Gallery, Hamilton.

Floor talk: Saturday 16 June at 11 am at ArtsPost Gallery, Hamilton by selector, Mark Graver, Keri Keri


To coincide with the ‘Boundless’ exhibition in the Waikato Museum, the Print Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) plan to show new ‘works on paper’ from their members. Alongside this is planned a small exhibition by guest selector Mark Graver. Print Matters: New works on paper will show the breadth of work being undertaken by members at the same time as representing various techniques, materials and print concepts. This ‘wall-based’ exhibition will usefully complement the three dimensional work that appears in Boundless and thereby extend understanding and contemporary print knowledge. 

Mark Graver is a recognised national and international artist,  an award winning artist printmaker, tutor and curator now based in Kerikeri, New Zealand. He established the Wharepuke Print Studio (NZ’s only dedicated acrylic resist etching workshop) in 2005 and, with partner Tania Booth,  Art at Wharepuke  in 2009.  In 2015 they opened the Wharepuke Sculpture Park on the same property. He is the author of the book Non-Toxic Printmaking (2011, London, A&C Black) and has sat on printmaking selection panels in China and NZ and curated international print projects in the UK and Australia  such as Parallel Prints 2013/2015, Combinations, UK 2014, RE:Print/RE:Present, UK 2015).

Mark was awarded First Prize at the 2010 Lessedra World Art Print competition in Sofia, Bulgaria. His work is held in public and private collections worldwide including the V&A Museum, London, The Ashmolean Museum, UK, and in China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Mexico, Portugal, Turkey and the James Wallace Trust NZ. Mark has a deep interest in the challenging field of digital printmaking so will bring to his role an understanding of both traditional and contemporary modes of art practice. 

The Chartwell Gallery & Ida Carey Galleries will be a selected exhibition of new print media works. The Margo Phillips Gallery will present the work of guest curator Mark Graver. 

While in the early stages of planning, a Masterclass Print Workshop will be held at the WSA during the period. This will be presented by Dr Carole Shepheard. 

Dr Carole Shepheard:  Facilitator (

Maggie Dawson:  Exhibition coordinator (

Kathy Boyle:  President, PCANZ  (