AT BOWEN GALLERIES, WELLINGTON on Saturday 23 June 2007
Works in the exhibition, Endangered Species, currently showing in the Ghuznee Room at Bowen Galleries, will be sold by auction on Saturday.
The auctioneer is Lynn Freeman, well-known for her Radio New Zealand Arts on Sunday programmes.
THE CENTRAL PRINT COUNCIL OF AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND collaborated with leading contemporary New Zealand poets to produce this exhibition of prints. Two sets of the works, signed by poets and printmakers,
will be auctioned individually and one complete set will be sold in a beautiful hand-made box – a real collector’s piece.
In this exciting project, the poets wrote to the general theme Endangered Species and their poems were printed in letterpress onto beautiful Italian paper. The printmakers then responded to these poems with images hand- printed alongside. An edition of 25 was printed –five kept as sets of individual pages and the rest were bound into handmade books by the printmakers.
The poets and printmakers involved are from all around New Zealand – and Wellington is well represented! They are:
Michele Amas Angela Andrew Jenny Bornholdt
James Brown Paula Green Bernadette Hall
Dinah Hawken Anne Kennedy Bill Manhire
Gregory O’Brien C.K.Stead Robert Sullivan.
Jacqueline Aust Beth Charles Ruth Davey
Yoka van Dyk Andrew Edwards Julia Ellery
Virginia Jamieson Jay Linden Catherine Macdonald
Janice Meadows Stephanie Parkyn Heather Partel
Campbell Smith Faith Thomas Marty Vreede
For further information contact:
Libby Gray, Secretary, Central Print Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
Phone 06 345 4893 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com