Tweed Regional Art Gallery’s Susi Muddiman with an etching by Mark Graver, created in 2009.
Tweed Regional Art Gallery’s Susi Muddiman with an etching by Mark Graver, created in 2009. Blainey Woodham

NZ prints prove popular

TWEED River Art Gallery was delighted to introduce its latest exhibition from New Zealand titled Out of the Box.

The exhibition, which is already open, showcases work from a variety of New Zealand printmakers and is proving popular with visitors to the Tweed region, according to gallery director Susi Muddiman.

“We’ve got a really strong print-making community here and we’ve sold about three works already,” Ms Muddiman said.

Out of the Box features a range of printmaking skills including mezzotint, etching, drypoint, woodcut, and digital printing techniques.

“There are some stunning prints in this exhibition,” Ms Muddiman said.

“It has been wonderful to see some of these international prints being purchased by visitors to the Tweed.

“It’s exciting that some of these works are now part of collections in Australia.”

The artists are represented by Solander Works on Paper Gallery in Wellington, a gallery Ms Muddiman stumbled across while on holiday in New Zealand.

“My sister and her family live in New Zealand and when I was visiting them I decided to check out the commercial galleries over there and it all came together after that,” she said.

“I am also a committee member for the Print Council of Australia so as it turns out we have this fantastic exhibition at the gallery and so does the Print Council.”

Artist Vincent Drane will present a floor talk to the exhibition at 11am on Saturday, January 29.

The exhibition opens officially on January 28 and will continue until May 1.



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