Otago Polytechnic

Print

 

The Print Studio comprises a large, workshop facility enabling an engagement with a comprehensive range of print processes and techniques. 

Experienced and award-winning staff guide and encourage students to develop critical approaches to image making though directed research and a hands-on exploration of the materials and methodologies related to the studio/workshop.

The Print Studio has its own unique culture of satirical humour and social activism and students are frequently involved in community volunteer projects.

 

  • Alexander Bell

    Alexander Bell

  • Georgia Shearer

    Georgia Shearer

  • Joshua Hunter

    Joshua Hunter

  • Tom Ellison

    Tom Ellison

  Programmes

Bachelor of Visual Arts
Translate your creativity into a career! A qualification in the Visual Arts will allow you to find employment in an exciting and diverse range of professions such as a practising artist, curator, art educator or researcher. A variety of roles within the digital and film industries would also be possible.

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)
Ideal if you are a high achiever who intends to pursue further study, this research-focused programme culminates in an exhibition and writings demonstrating your intellectual rigour and professional expertise.

Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts
If you already hold a degree and would like to develop your fine arts skills, this programme offers you the chance to carry out an intensive course of study, tailored to suit your individual goals and requirements.

Postgraduate Certificate in Visual Arts
If you are seeking initial engagement in postgraduate study this structured programme is for you! Create a body of critically engaged studio work and write a set essay on an aspect of related research methodology.

Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts
Develop and display mastery of the professional, technical and conceptual skills relevant to your chosen field through an original exhibition and associated writing, leading to a broader range of career options.

Master of Visual Arts
Develop and display mastery of the professional, technical and conceptual skills relevant to your chosen field through an original exhibition and associated writing, leading to a broader range of career options.

Master of Fine Arts
Practicing artists will especially benefit from this in-depth research project, which has been benchmarked against national and international standards and culminates in a public exhibition and dissertation.

  Lecturers and coordinators

Studio Co-ordinator: Neil Emmerson, MVA
Neil Emmerson is the Studio Coordinator for Print and his research expertise spans many printed-related technologies, identity politics, queer theory, gay and lesbian history, and textiles. He was recently an artist in residence in Cork, Ireland.

Lecturers: Marion Wassenaar, MFA 
Marion is a lecturer in the Print Studio and was awarded a Master of Fine Arts from the Dunedin School of Art in 2013. Her art practice includes print, sculpture, photography and curating while her research investigates experimental processes that consider human activity in the environment. 

Kiri Mitchell

Kiri Mitchell is a talented emerging artist who graduated from the Dunedin School of Art in 2011. She was awarded the Recognition of Achievement - Print Studio, Recognition of Achievement - Drawing, The Lindsey Crooks Award for Life Drawing and the Con Hutton Postgraduate Scholarship when she graduated. In 2012 she was a recipient of the New Zealand Affordable Art Emerging Artist Award. Since then she has been active as an independent artist, making work and exhibiting as well as teaching on the Dunedin School of Art Night Class programme in the Print Studio.

Technical Teacher: Steev Peyroux, DFA, BA (Dance)
Steev is the Technical Teacher in the Printmaking studio. His drawings, which have print processes layered within, play with a balance between representation and abstraction. Steevs work questions how real our perception of life is when so much of the world is invisible to us. It refers to the duality of the conscious and the subconscious, or of the real world sitting above the dream world.

  Facilities

Traditional media such as metal plate etching, relief printing, ethcing, lithography, block painting and screen printing sit comfortably alongside contemporary digital print and image development technologies. This facility is certainly one of the best equipped studios of its kind in New Zealand