WAIPRINT is the annual exhibition by the printmakers of the Waikato Society of Arts and includes a variety of printmaking techniques. In ‘Points of Viewing’ guest artist Gemma Reid’s collagraphs examine how the interplay of light and shadow reveal the rich architecture of the Waikato region.
UPDATE 31 AUGUST 2021: PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF WAIPRINT dates
1 December 2021 Entry form and fee due
1 December 2021 Deadline to deliver work, ready for display
13 January 2022 ArtsPost opening, 5.30 pm
23&23 January 2022 – WAIPRINT Workshop: ‘Print Outside the Box’ Price TBC – register interest with Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org
7 February 2022 Last day of exhibition
8 February 2022 Work comes down and ready for collection from office
Featured Image: Grocott’s Buildings – Kirikiriroa, collagraph, Gemma Reid, 2021
Originally from Auckland Gemma Reid completed a BFA in Printmaking at Elam School of Fine Arts. Having lived overseas for 20 years, Gemma returned to Aotearoa in 2019 and settled with her family in Kirikiriroa. Primarily working as a printmaker, Gemma has a particular interest in intaglio methods. This print practice is augmented by a variety of creative methods. Working overseas, without access to a print studio, this experience resulted in the exploration and development of a working practice using intaglio methods that are achievable without a traditional studio set up.
Reintroduced to the clear light peculiar to Aotearoa, Gemma’s printmaking takes her strong drawing practice on a journey to further develop particular elements of her environment. Allowing the light to flatten space results in dynamic and stimulating compositions with a strong emphasis on pattern informed by the architectures of the Waikato.