AWA17: 5 mins with Chris Hutchinson

Chris ‘Chippy’ Hutchinson is an illustrator, graphic artist and printmaker based in Auckland. He works on freelance projects and manages a small illustration and Risograph printing studio called Inky Palms.

This Artweek Auckland, the crew from Inky Palms will venture down from K’Road to the Central City Library and try their hands at taking their typically zine-bound Risograph printed concoctions from the page to the wall in a playful paste-up paper street mural celebrating reading, writing, drawing and the form of the book in all its guises, drawing inspiration from the City Library’s Heritage collection.

Describe your piece of work / installation in three words

Risograph Paper Paradise.

What inspired it?

The Central City Library Heritage collection.

What’s your creative process?

Drawing heaps of little creatures.

Are there any artists / pieces of work that you’re looking forward to seeing this year?

I know the Paper Assassins art collective have an exhibition on during Artweek.

What is your social media of choice?


Who do you follow and where?

@murdythedawg is all the inspo I need.

What are the top 3 tracks on your Spotify playlist right now?

I don’t use Spotify but atm I’m listening to Fazerdaze, King Krule and Toro y Moi heaps..

Word Association:

Auckland – Blue

Art – Smiley Face

Festival – Cooked

Creative – Thumbs up

Collaboration – Good

Politics – Green

Summer – Beer


Inky Paste-up Paper Paradise at Central City Library, 44/46 Lorne St funded by Heart of the City and delivered in partnership with Artweek Auckland.

7-15 October, find out more.