Tuesday, August 4, 2015

CORE: Australian Printmakers Invitational, N.Z.

 It was an absolute pleasure to participate in CORE: Australian Printmakers Invitational exhibition at Waiheke Community Art Gallery (New Zealand) curated by Katherine Kennedy. The exhibition continues until August 17th. I made two new lithographs responding to the 'core' theme and was honoured to exhibit alongside artists Ben Rak, Kyoko Imazu, Linda Swinfield, Olivia Willson,Tanya Crothers, Jet James, Michael Kempson, Rew Hanks, Rafael Butron, Dale Harding, Vernan Ah Kee, Elisabeth Cummings, Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa, and Katherine Kennedy. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit New Zealand, explore the beautiful surrounding environment of Waiheke Island (40min ferry ride from Auckland) and attend a fabulous exhibition opening!

me with my lithographs "Flux" and "Spiral"

Annika Romeyn, Spiral, 2015, lithograph, 56cm x 76cm, edition of 10

Annika Romeyn, Flux, 2015, lithograph, 40cm x 52.5cm, edition of 10

"CORE" invitation

"CORE" group exhibition install (photo: Katherine Kennedy)

"CORE" group exhibition install (photo: Katherine Kennedy)

"CORE" group exhibition install (photo: Katherine Kennedy)

"CORE" group exhibition install (photo: Katherine Kennedy)

"CORE" group exhibition install (photo: Katherine Kennedy)

"CORE" group exhibition install (photo: Katherine Kennedy)

exhibition opening with curator and artist Katherine Kennedy

exhibition opening with new friends from the friendliest hostel on Waiheke Island - Hekerua Lodge

gorgeous Waiheke Island scenery (Motukaha Island from Church Bay)

Waiheke Island (winter?!) kayaking: Owhanake Bay

New Zealand winter - from the spectacular Tongariro Crossing hike

New Zealand winter - beautiful details on Fisher's Track

"Flux" in progress


"Flux" in progress

"Spiral" in progress

"Spiral" in progress

"Spiral" in progress

Auckland Herald article "Tight-Knit Band Pushing Limits" by Nick Atkinson: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11483209

Waiheke Weekender article "Core Creativity" by Alex Stone:

More photos of install and opening night:

Some words on the exhibition theme from curator Katherine Kennedy:

Friday, May 22, 2015

Artist Talk Video & 'Passage' Exhibit Photos

ARTIST TALK, Flinders Lane Gallery:
"Join Annika as she discusses the development of her arts practice which spans drawing, printmaking and painting processes, the natural landscape that inspires her so greatly, and her debut solo exhibition, 'Passage.' Held at FLG on Saturday 21st March 2015."




Passage (install), Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, 2015 (photo by Dean Butters)

 
River Bed, watercolour, ink and pencil on paper, 20cm x 42cm, 2014

Passage (install), Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, 2015 (photo by Dean Butters)




Wild River (The Franklin), watercolour on paper, 92cm x 120cm, 2015

Erosion, mixed media on paper, 36cm x 75cm, 2014

Transition, mixed media on paper, 36cm x 75cm, 2015

Passage (install), Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, 2015 (photo by Dean Butters)

Sea Cave, lithograph, 76cm x 56cm, 2014, edition of 10, (printed at Lancaster Press)

Passage (install), Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, 2015 (photo by Dean Butters)

Passage 1, watercolour on paper, 20cm x 20cm, 2014

Passage 2, watercolour on paper, 20cm x 20cm, 2014

Passage 3, watercolour on paper, 20cm x 20cm, 2014

Thunder Rush Rapid, concertina book with clamshell box 2015, digitally printed pages with archival pigment inks, cover features hand printed woodcut, 12cm x 16cm 3cm (box dimensions), edition of 10

Thunder Rush Rapid, concertina book with clamshell box, 2015 (cover)

Thunder Rush Rapid, concertina book with clamshell box, 2015 (page 4)


Thunder Rush Rapid, concertina book with clamshell box, 2015 (page 6)

Passage (install), Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, 2015 (photo by Dean Butters)

Field Studies (Peter Bay, Whitsunday Island), watercolour on paper, 18cm x 25cm, 2014

Field Studies (Steens Beach, Hook Island), watercolour on paper, 18cm x 25cm, 2014

Field Studies (Nari's Beach, Whitsunday Island), watercolour on paper, 18cm x 25cm, 2014

Field Studies (Thurra River Dunes, Croajingolong National Park), watercolour on paper, 18cm x 25cm, 2014

Field Studies (Bittangabee Bay, Ben Boyd National Park 1), watercolour on paper, 18cm x 25cm, 2014

Field Studies (Bittangabee Bay, Ben Boyd National Park 2), watercolour on paper, 18cm x 25cm, 2014

Field Studies (Hobart Beach, Bournda National Park 1), watercolour on paper, 18cm x 25cm, 2014

Field Studies (Hobart Beach, Bournda National Park 2), watercolour on paper, 18cm x 25cm, 2015

Field Studies (Aragunnu, Mimosa Rocks National Park), watercolour on paper, 18cm x 25cm, 2015

Field Studies (Red Rocks Gorge, Murrumbidgee River 1), watercolour on paper, 18cm x 25cm, 2014

Field Studies (Red Rocks Gorge, Murrumbidgee River 2), watercolour on paper, 18cm x 25cm, 2015

Field Studies (Red Rocks Gorge, Murrumbidgee River 3), watercolour on paper, 18cm x 25cm, 2015




Many thanks to Flinders Lane Gallery for a great experience, to Canberra Arts Patrons Organisation for assisting with the creation of new work for this exhibition (through the 2014 McGrath Emerging Artist Award) and to Arjen Romeyn for his incredible assistance and support (especially with the Thunder-Rush Rapid concertina book construction). I really appreciated everyone taking the time to visit/enjoy the exhibition in person and/or online! I'm already busy with some new projects and plans that I look forward to sharing soon :)