I was asked to print the 2017 Christchurch Art Map at M/K Press for the event ‘The Longest Night’, which bought together eight Christchurch galleries for the night of Wednesday 21st June. Each gallery held events such as artist talks, gallery tours and open studios, and shuttles were available to transport gallery goer around five key spots throughout the evening.
The Christchurch Art Map was first launched in 2015 with eight Christchurch galleries, two of which have since shut. Now boasting eleven galleries throughout the Central City, Sydenham and Ilam, these galleries all look to be a more permanent feature within the still ever-changing city.
Read more about the night's events below!
I recently had the opportunity to print some work by Loryn Engelsman, Hamilton based Illustrator and Designer. Loryn’s style and straight forward, to-the-point messages within her artwork really resonate with me. Her ‘Work Hard & Be Nice’ print sits proudly on my work desk! Take a look at some of the pictures we took of the printing process, and be sure to visit her website to pick up a print of your own!
If you are from New Zealand then you have surely heard of Flox; the street artist, fine artist, designer and mural painter. Flox first made her mark on the inner cityscape of Auckland in 2003. Her trademark native birds, ferns and flowers – a celebration of Aotearoa’s environmental taonga – vibrant, confident colour, and scale combined with delicacy, magically transformed grey walls into vibrant depictions of the natural world.