Set in Stone
22-Jul-2018, 4:00 PM Eastern Southland Gallery FREE entry Visit Our Website
The Eastern Gallery is fortunate to have a large collection of lithographic prints due to its long association with the Muka Print studio. This selection will feature Pat Hanly, Seraphine Pick, Dick Frizzell, Julia Morison and many others.
Lithography literally means to write or draw on stone. Lithographic lime-stones are large, perfectly flat surfaces that artists love to work on. Using a greasy crayon or liquid, an image can be applied to the smooth surface then chemically treated so that the artist’s work is bonded to the stone. This image is processed to attract ink and lithographs on fine art paper are then printed from the processed stone using a water-resist method and a special type of press.
Nearly every major artist has made a lithograph at some point in their career, and often the studio they have used has been Muka of Grey Lynn, Auckland.