Internationally recognised as a master of the printmaking craft, Barry Cleavin is regarded by many as New Zealand’s most important and influential printmaker. For our next exhibition Barry Cleavin welded past and present graphic facts and fictions that may indicate something of his approach to attaining 80 years of age. In all, the exhibition is a synopsis of a life lived between 1939 and 2020. The exhibition opens to the public from Friday August 21. . Born in Dunedin in 1939, Barry Cleavin received an Honours in Painting from Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury in 1966 and in 1972 won an Arts Council scholarship to study with Gabor Peterdi (Professor of Printmaking at Yale University) and James Koga (Master Printer at the Honolulu Academy of Arts). He was senior lecturer in Printmaking at Ilam School of Fine Arts from 1978 to 1990 and in 1983 won a Fulbright fellowship to work at the Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico. . Barry Cleavin was awarded the ONZM in 2000 and an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Canterbury in 2005. . @ilamcampusgallery @ilamfinearts @ilameditions #ilamschooloffinearts #ilamcampusgallery #barrycleavin . Image credit: Looking towards the Taiaroa Heads, 2020, inkjet print (courtesy of Ilam Editions, with thanks to Trevor Hall) .