Thursday, October 30, 2014

Anais Bernard - France. 'Artist in residence'

 Here's a herd of bulls.
 Anais works on binding the instruction booklets for the Homeprint A4 relief printing press.
Another herd of bulls.
The eziKut plastic printing plate was carved and printed to display the qualities of line possible using the High grade carving tools. Here you can see a print, a ghost print and the trimmed printing plate in Anais's hand.

Anais Bernard - France 'Artist in Residence'

The trip to Tangimoana resulted in this lovely rendition of the features of this magical place. Smoked kahawai backbone is always a favourite and Anais has illustrated the technique beautifully.
This Journal started off as a slim book with empty pages. After Anais has worked on it with her art works, clippings, attatchments, drawings, diagrams, notes, poems and text it needed some repair! Now strengthened with a dark blue vinyl spine.
Reductive carving and printing displayed in this impressive collage.

Carving techniques explained in this landscape page using eziKut print plate.

Anais Bernard - France 'Artist in Residence'.

Dry point by Anais on PVC about the birds eye view of  Homeprint.

 Anais made a watercolour of the back garden looking down to the Brebner Cottage.

A dry point print is handpainted by Anais to add to her Travel Journal.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cliff Whitings exhibition

Gary Whiting  set up this exhibition of his father's lino prints at the Women's life Style Expo in Palmerston North. Panorama view, Paikea series,  Hatupatu series, some  sea food gathering prints out of the 8 available. These prints have all been printed by John Brebner at Homeprint.

Francois catches herring.

In our WWOOFing programme at Homeprint, Allison and I are keen to share our knowledge of organic gardening, food gathering as well as teaching creative skills using the large collection of 'Book Art' equipment. Here we have driven the 35 minutes out to Tangimoana, where the Rangitikei River meets the sea. We often catch kahawai or yellow eyed mullet. These two fish are usually around 2 kg and make a wonderful healthy meal. Egg and bread crumb fillets and smoked back bone are the main ways we prepare this sweet, fresh, fish for tea.



Clara Enel shoots digital camera in Printery.

Clara roams around the printery looking for visuals to reflect the old handcraft nature of the Homeprint Studio.


Clara sorts through some cases of woodtype to find the fonts she likes and the letters she needs.