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:

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