Marty Vreede

Marty Vreede | Printmaker

In December 2015 Marty was made redundant after 28 years as a Senior Printmaking Tutor in Whanganui UCOL.
In February 2016, he and his wife Marilyn launched Pakohe Papers Ltd, a small business specialising in designing and manufacturing Māori Educational Resources for Early Childhood Establishments throughout the country. Last week they celebrated becoming finalists in two categories at the inaugural Te Manu Atatū Māori Business Awards 2017. Born in Hamilton Marty is of Dutch descent and has a national and international artists’ profile contributing to New Zealand Printmaking for over 40 years.  He was the co-founder and inaugural President of the Central Print Council of New Zealand and was made a life member of the Print Council on his retirement as president. Over the years Marty has won a bevy of awards and accolades including the Prime Ministers Supreme, Ako Aotearoa Award for the best Tertiary Teacher in New Zealand.  As a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship he travelled to Pendleton, USA for a residency at Crowes Shadow Institute and a Nuffield Foundation Scholarship enabled him travel throughout England and Scotland to research Printmaking and Papermaking.  The synthesis of this particular research resulted in the development of the Harakeke Papermaking module in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Ucol.

Sunday 8th October 2017 Art Talk:
Date: Sunday 8 th October 2017
Time: 12pm – 12:40pm
Room: Eulogy Room
Title: Marty Vreede – Woodcut As An Additive Process Through Collage Marty will show a series of prints that will highlight the advantages of Additive woodcut and explain this relatively new method of printmaking.
You will begin to appreciate how this method differs from traditional woodcut and can look forward to discovering your own approach to this intriguing method of print. Join Marty’s Additive Woodcut Printmaking workshop this afternoon and walk away with your own edition of at least three original prints.
Workshop:
Date: Sunday 8th October 2017
Time: 1pm – 6pm
Room: Celebrity Room
Title: Printmaking Workshop Number of Workshoppers: 25x Workshoppers.
Materials you are required to bring:
Scissors
Sharp (Sturdy) Craft knife
Cutting board (optional)
All other materials are provided.
Skill level required: Open.
Printmaking Workshop Title: Woodcut As An Additive Process Through Collage Woodcut is traditionally a reductive artistic process i.e. what you cut away does not print. Additive Woodcut is essentially a simple woodcutting process that has a very different outcome! In this workshop Marty will introduce you to Additive Woodcut which allows the Workshopper to cut into the image and create definition by collaging the wood surface for printing. This method allows for a very fast and productive workshop where each participant will be given the opportunity to create an edition of at least three original prints.