Situated in Christchurch, New Zealand, PaperGraphica is a printmaking studio that specialises in fine lithographs, woodcuts and etchings.
Artists travel to the studio, generally staying for a week, and work with master printer Marian Maguire and her team on single images or suites of work.
Each printmaking medium has its own characteristics and it is the response the artist makes to their chosen medium that enlivens the work. All the images produced at PaperGraphica are limited edition original multiples. They are not copies of previously existing artworks, and both artist and printer work intimately with the process.
Maguire, who received her BFA from Canterbury University and then trained further at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography in 1986, has been a collaborative printmaker for 13 years. She has worked with some of the leading figures in New Zealand art and believes that printmaking brings out an aspect of an artist's vision that is often unexpressed in their other work.
PaperGraphica's philosophy is to maintain quality at every step of the process, to ensure that the work environment is always supportive and creative, and to experiment and challenge the medium so that artists can find visual expression within printmaking.