The Fisher Gallery is presenting selected works by Pat Hanly, one of New Zealand’s foremost printmakers. The exhibition includes examples from almost thirty years of work; the work is bright, colourful and fresh.
The works are selected by Patrick Hanly. Hanly has been described as highly idiosyncratic in his printmaking methods. Using processes of monotype, drypoint, and screen print, enlivened by hand-colouring and by spatter in the late sixties, he provided a refreshing alternative to what was being produced by other printmakers of the generation.
Hanly’s strong Pacific colours were quite a break with tradition. These works feel like South Pacific artworks, quite different from drab European prints. Around Pat Hanly a group of print enthusiasts became the Print Council - a group practicing and promoting this new, exciting approach to printmaking.
Most of these prints have long since disappeared from public sight, scattered amongst individual purchasers world-wide. A number of the prints on show are Artists’ Proofs and first copies that Hanly kept for himself.
→ Prints of people, Eastern Courier, 28-01-1998
→ Visual autobiography displays breath, The National Business Review, 05-02-1998
→ Pat Hanly: Graphic Revelations, 1998, exhibition card
→ Pat Hanly: Graphic Revelations, 1998, publication