Workshops & Events

As part of our commitment to the promotion of unique and quality hand made works, we offer a range of workshops across the mediums of Printmaking, Drawing and Bookbinding.

Our goal is to encourage the development of new skills and techniques within a friendly and supportive environment. Most of our workshops are designed for the beginner and the enthusiast, with some workshops offered as Master Classes with established artists.

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Art and Jazz Soirée with Richard Adams & Nigel Gavin

Sunday 26 March 2.30 - 5.00pm

Following the opening of his exhibition on Friday 24 March, Richard will perform a music concert in the gallery with fellow musician from the Nairobi Trio, Nigel Gavin. Richard's music like his art, is an exploration of colour and texture in an atmospheric and improvised space that is simultaneously Jazz and World Music.

This concert will be an extraordinary event set against an exhibition of beautiful works by Richard and Simon Kann.

Get a taste of what you will hear in concert here

Ticketed Event

Date: Sunday 26 March

Time: 2.30 - 5.00pm

Drinks and fab finger food by TOMBOY catering included

Cost: $25.00 Tickets limited to 50 people so bookings are essential through Solander Gallery

Email or phone 04 920 0913 to confirm your seats


Solander Workshops

Printmaking/ Artist Book Masterclass with Dianne Fogwell

Sunday 30 April

This is one day master class and workshop for artists interested in the relief process, the artist book and collaboration.

Each participant will produce a block and complete a collaborative work in the form of a concertina artist book.

Always a space for experimentation,  the concertina book is a platform for innovative elements of design and is a perfect vehicle for collaboration. The folded space allows for individual viewing or when extended there is a landscape for ideas both vertically and horizontally for like minded or opposing thoughts.

The aim of this workshop is to give the participants a master class on the relief print, covering drawing for the block, tool, press and printing approaches along with paper, ink and construction methods for the artist book.

Participants will be encouraged to create an image block in their individual book, to think critically about the journey of each image created by the group and the best way to construct and print the concertina. This will involve the technical elements of printing a long format on a small press or by hand, the sanded fold, cover, placement and the poetics of image and story.

The workshop and master class will engage and motivate the participants to rethink elements such as how to draw for the block, transfer, cut, construct and read the concertina folded format.

Each artist will be sent an image size and concept to think about so they can prepare for their image before coming to the workshop.


Workshop Bookings

  • Places are limited to 8 participants so bookings are essential.
  • Workshops are $150.00. A deposit of $75.00 is required to secure your booking.
  • Workshop starts at 9.00am and finish at 5.00pm.
  • This workshop is designed for artists with some relief printmaking experience
  • Workshop take place in the gallery at 218 Willis Street Wellington.