Recent Exhibitions

below and above
Malaspina Printmakers Gallery
oil monotypes by Heather Aston
mixed media prints by Rina Pita
May 24 – June 19, 2005
Opening Reception: May 26, 2005 7 – 9pm

The organic life force that breathes below and above the surface of the earth provides the focus for this exhibition, which celebrates the regenerative spirit of nature in its insistent cyclicality, and its powers of physical, spiritual and universal inter-connectedness.

Opening reception of “below and above”

Opening reception of “below and above” May 26, 2005 Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC.
L to R: Heather Aston, Rina Pita

Current Exhibitions

The Trilateral Print Exchange Exhibition is hosted by SPA, in Japan. Malaspina Printmakers Society from Vancouver, Canada and Grafisch Atelier Utrecht from Utrecht, Holland are the co-hosts. Heather Aston has 8 pieces touring in this exhibition that includes 20 artists from Canada, 20 artists from Holland and 25 artists from Japan.

The Exhibition is held under the theme “Re-Identification”. It is a good opportunity for both the artists and the audience to see personal reflection and re-assessment, that is, to re-identify themselves through the prints created by the artists from the three countries.

The Trilateral Exhibition Venues 2005/2006/2007

  • Gallery OM, Shin-Yokohama
    September 24 – October 23, 2005
  • Celest Gallery, Yokohama
    October 1 – 28, 2005
  • Saint Paul Gallery, Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture
    October 1 – 23, 2005
  • J Trip Art Gallery, Shibuya, Tokyo
    November 4 – 22, 2005
  • Nagasaki Peace Museum, Nagasaki
    April 25 – May 14, 2006
  • Japanese Paper Museum Inomachi, Kochi
    April 29 – May 21, 2006
  • The Exhibition travels to Vancouver, Canada in October 2006 and will open at the Pendulum Gallery hosted by MPS; and to Utrecht, Holland in May 2007 hosted by GAU.

HEATHER ASTON IS ONE OF TWO ARTISTS SELECTED TO REPRESENT MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS AT THE OPENING EVENTS IN NAGASAKI AND KOCHI, JAPAN IN APRIL 2006

30 Years X 30 Artists: Malaspina Printmakers Society
The Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC (invitational)
February 28 – April 16, 2006
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 1 – 3pm

To commemorate the thirty year anniversary of Malaspina Printmakers Society, 30 artists from societies past and present have been commissioned to create works on paper—and edition of prints that fit within the confines of 30 centimetres by 30 centimetres.

Stolen Petals with Pears of Three
Stolen Petals with Pears of Three
Oil Monotype with Chine Collé
30cm x 30cm
5 in the Varied Edition

Produced in September 2005 for Malaspina Printmakers 30th Anniversary Exhibition at the Burnaby Art Gallery Spring 2006