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Irena Keckes - Woodcuts


Wed 31 Dec 2014, 9:00am–5:00pm
Thu 1 Jan 2015, 9:00am–5:00pm
Fri 2 Jan 2015, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sat 3 Jan 2015, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sun 4 Jan 2015, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Art at Wharepuke, 190 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Art at Wharepuke

Irena Keckes - Woodcuts
Opening Reception Sunday Dec 14th 5.00pm

15th Dec - 4th Jan
open 7 days 9.00am - 5.00pm

Irena is an artist and arts educator, currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. She was born in Croatia, where she gained BA in Art Education and Printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb (2000). Irena earned Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Tokyo University of the Arts (2005). Currently, she is completing PhD with Creative Practice at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland (2011- present).

As part of her doctoral research project integrating theory and practice, Irena has created large-scale woodcut prints, and researched the links among ecologically informed Buddhism, and non-toxic and expanded forms of print.

Her artwork has been exhibited internationally at eighteen independent, and numerous group exhibitions; these included the Tallinn Triennial of Drawing (2012), Kyoto Art Festival (2012, 2014) and International Mokuhanga Exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts (2014).

She has been an artist in residence in Japan (2000) and Korea (2005), and an active member of several art associations including Croatian Association of Artists (since 2001) and Print Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (since 2014).

Irena presented an academic poster and portfolio at the Impact 8 International Printmaking Conference in Dundee (2013) and an academic paper at the 2nd International Mokuhanga Conference in Tokyo (2014).

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, she has been teaching Printmaking and Drawing academic projects to undergraduate students, since 2011.