Artist printmaker Mark Graver (MA Printmaking Camberwell College of Arts, London) offers Non-Toxic Printmaking courses, workshops, international artist residencies and professional development opportunities from the Wharepuke Print Studio in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
Established in 2005 the Wharepuke Print Studio is New Zealand’s only dedicated non-toxic printmaking workshop specialising in Acrylic Resist Etching.
Mark Graver is an award winning artist printmaker, tutor and curator now based in New Zealand. He is author of the printmaking handbook Non-Toxic Printmaking (2011, London, A&C Black) and has sat on printmaking exhibition selection and judging panels in China, Bulgaria and New Zealand. He has curated international print projects in the UK and Australia such as Parallel Prints 2013/2015, Combinations, UK 2014, RE:Print/RE:Present, UK 2015 (co-curator with Dr. Veronique Chance).
Courses and Workshops
- Non-Toxic Printmaking Art courses include a variety of
non-toxic printmaking techniques
- Small Groups
- Suitable for all levels of experience beginners to advanced
- Dates, and times can be tailored to suit your group (2 or more)
- Residential Holiday Courses with on site self-contained accommodation
- Artist Residencies – intensive one to one workshop
Traditional printmaking techniques expose the artist and the environment to a multitude of toxic materials. The safer printmaking promoted with a Non-Toxic Printmaking approach allows for all the traditional techniques to be replicated with less harmful, but equally effective, environmentally friendly methods. No acids or solvents are used in the process and all inks used are water based.
Wharepuke Print Studio
Wharepuke Print Studio is a fully equipped printmaking workshop specialising in non-toxic printmaking techniques. Set within the two hectares of the award winning Wharepuke Subtropical Garden on The Stone Store Hill in historic Kerikeri in The Bay of Islands.
The studio offers a range printmaking courses, workshops and services to professional artists and the public.
Mark Graver trained at Leeds Polytechnic UK (BA Fine Art) and Camberwell College of Arts London (MA Printmaking). Mark is a professional artist and qualified art teacher who exhibits in New Zealand and Internationally. His work is held in prestigious international collections such as the V&A Museum, London, the Ashmolean Musuem, Oxford, UK, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Australia, the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia and collections in Mexico, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Portugal, Turkey and Bulgaria.
Art at Wharepuke
Art at Wharepuke is a purpose built gallery specialising in printmaking but also exhibits established International artists in other media.
There is a biennial open submission contemporary printmaking show as well as invited artists, international exchange projects and touring exhibitions.
The Wharepuke Sculpture Park
The newest addition to Wharepuke’s art based activities is a 1km sculpture trail through 5 acres of award winning subtropical garden.
Applications by artists for inclusion on the trail can be made at any time. Please see the information here if interested Proposals for Sculpture Park.
The sculpture park is open daily from 10 am till 5 pm.