Exploring Risograph

I’m excited to be part of the new Exploring Risograph exhibition at Beautiful Things. They’ve been experimenting with this unique and slightly quirky printing technique and you can see the stunning results in a range of prints from various artists.

If you’re in Auckland, you can visit their gallery at 16 East Street (Auckland Central, off K’ Road) or you can view the exhibition online.

I can’t resist. Here’s a sneak peek of some of my ballerinas from my Spotlight collection, as risograph prints! Available now at Beautiful Things.

© 2020, Ailene Cuthbertson, Set 1: Spotlight Classic (Risograph). Risograph 1 colour print. (Gold). 240gsm Trophee Black paper. Finished in a White Matte., 45 cm x 32 cm.
© 2020, Ailene Cuthbertson, Set 1: Spotlight Classic (Risograph). Risograph 1 colour print. (Gold). 240gsm Trophee Black paper. Finished in a White Matte., 45 cm x 32 cm.
© 2020, Ailene Cuthbertson, Set 2: Spotlight Modern (Risograph). Risograph 2 colour print. 150gsm Advanced laser paper. Finished in a White Matte. (Risograph, pink & purple), 45 cm x 32 cm.
© 2020, Ailene Cuthbertson, Set 2: Spotlight Modern (Risograph). Risograph 2 colour print. 150gsm Advanced laser paper. Finished in a White Matte. (Risograph, pink & purple), 45 cm x 32 cm.

In this month’s ‘Exploring Risograph’ art print exhibition, visitors can experience some of the breadth of possibilities in this unique and slightly quirky printing technique. With an inky finish similar to screen printing yet housed in a digital machine, the risograph offers a wonderful array of colours and blends, and no two prints from it are identical.

The printer and curator, Dave, has collaborated with artists to explore ways to print their work: Ailene’s elegant dance images appear in gold and navy as well as neon pink.

The images in the exhibition cover various styles from more traditional portraits and still life, to pop art, comic, and photography.

The exhibition Exploring Risograph runs through July, and Risograph prints will be among the selection of beautiful things available in the gallery ongoing.

Dave, printer and curator at Beautiful Things