Arts Canterbury has recently opened a “pop up” shop in the South City Shopping Centre in Central Christchurch. This a great initiative that gives artists the chance to share their art with a new audience, and have their art available to view on a regular basis.
A couple of months ago I invested in some Pfeil lino cutting tools. I then purchased a Flexcut Slip Strop so I could keep them sharp while carving. This is a short review of my experience purchasing the Flexcut Slip Strop, and afterwards using this product. Hopefully, this might help out others who are considering buying a Slip Strop to sharpen their lino cutting tools.
I had been eagerly awaiting this exhibition all year, and with the complications that 2020 has brought, I did wonder whether it really would happen. However, all the stars happily realigned, and so on Friday 28th August 2020 the group printmaking exhibition Making an Impression opened at Te Huanui Gallery in Darfield.
The sky outside at home had been grey for days. In fact the weather experts were telling us it had been eight days since we last saw sunshine. Apparently the record had recently been broken by a moment that morning when the sun had struggled through the clouds for 12 minutes before disappearing behind the grey gloom again. I must have been inside packing my bag.
Normally, when you are printing an edition, you are striving to make each print in the edition as close to identical as possible. With a variable edition (also called a “varied edition”) most of the image information is still coming from the plates, but the artist is intentionally manipulating the printing in some way.