Printastic exhibition

Toi Ora Live Art Trust is a unique shared creative space in the heart of Auckland city for adults who have come in contact with mental health services. Toi Ora provides an array of arts, creative writing, music and recording classes and workshops, that are tutored by professional practitioners with experience and/or an understanding of the issues surrounding mental health. Studio space is available for people wishing to work on individual or collaborative projects. A diverse range of art materials and resources are available for use. Members are able to explore their creative ideas and potential in this supported environment.’

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PrintasticDiscover the joy of printmaking
Toi Ora Live Art Trust

Opening 2nd October.
Running until 26th October.

I attended the opening of ‘Printastic’ exhibition at Toi Ora Gallery on Tuesday 2nd October, primarily because my Dad had a some pieces in the exhibition and I am proud of him. And I do love seeing the range of diverse art that is produced from a group of people attending the same class.

A spokesperson for Toi Ora says “Printastic is a showcase of our printmakers’ latest work after a term of hard graft and keen artistic vision using Toi Ora’s brand spanking new Manuka etching press. More than an exhibition almost all items will be for sale; get some early Christmas shopping done, or spoil yourself from our range of numbered and limited edition handcrafted prints.”

Printastic is a vibrant exhibition of over 70 pieces of work from approximately 15 artists who have been attending a term of printmaking classes.

Dennis is one of these artists, who says “It feels surreal and I have to keep pinching myself.” when he was asked what he thinks seeing his work on show and for sale.

“I still feel like a beginner, and I was surprised when my works were chosen for the exhibition.” Says Dennis.

Here is a selection of prints from the exhibition.
Go along to check out more!


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