Painters as Printmakers

19 October 2007 – 6 February 2008

Painters as Printmakers is an exhibition of prints produced by leading New Zealand painters over the past 50 years. Using a selection of prints from the Gallery's Collection, Painters as Printmakers will illustrate the importance of prints in many painters' careers, focusing in particular on their collaborations with printmakers.

Using a selection of prints from the Gallery’s Collection, Painters as Printmakers will illustrate the importance of prints in many painters’ careers, focusing in particular on their collaborations with printmakers.

Painters often work with print techniques that reflect their approach to painting. The precise nature of screen prints provided an ideal medium for Gordon Walters’ interest in the geometric abstraction found in his paintings, while Ralph Hotere’s lithographs reflect the same spontaneous manner as his paintings.

Featured in the exhibition will be prints by Gretchen Albrecht, Ralph Hotere, Jeffrey Harris, Philip Clairmont, John Pule, Tony Fomison, Gordon Walters, Robin White, Colin McCahon, Shane Cotton, Philippa Blair, Patrick Hanly, Philip Trusttum, Trevor Moffitt, Louise Henderson and Tony de Lautour.