Thursday, June 30, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
The emphasis of this festival is to Interest, Educate and Inspire no matter what area of the fibre arts your particular interest is in.
The National Festival runs from 12pm Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th April 2012 and will be held at the Marlborough Convention Centre in Blenheim, with the Exhibition on display at the Millennium Public Art Gallery.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
|Time 4 Tea|
of view. It is all very well to show the woven end result, but some people don't understand that there is so much going on behind the piece.
These machine embroidered working drawings are part of the design process I have used for creating a future mini series of weavable designs. I have used tapa cloth, artist canvas, acrylic paint, cotton thread and my hand-made paper to produce fibre works that were fantastically playful to produce while at the same time are reasonably resolved fibre artworks in their own right.
|Male on Friday?|
|Me standing next to the machine embroidered works, showing the proposed cartoons I will be weaving from them on the right hand side.|
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
|Taking it all in my stride.....NOT!!!|
Friday putting up the tapestry weavings.
It is actually quite nerve wracking posting up the pics of the exhibition when you are not sure who is out there keeping an eye on what you've been up to.
|I put this in the exhibition because unless you have visited my studio and seen this piece on the wall, you probably won't have seen it. It was woven during the anti-G.E rallies down Queen Street, Auckland in 2000.|
|Woven shaped Tapestry panels, sewn on canvas and laced onto pohutukawa branch.|
This sculpture is an idea that has evolved into the designing of a piece I am working on to submit for the NZ Professional Weavers exhibition next year.
|Waiuku Spinners and Weavers|
I was less than enthusiastic during the build-up to this show for strange and varied reasons, but of course the whole point of exhibitions is to see your work through the eyes of others to help you move forward with your work, to identify any weaknesses, to ponder on what was perfect and what could have been improved upon. And exhibiting is the final stage, a reflection as a grouping of work that allows you to move forward from that defining point. It is a place to share with others where you are at with your work so that they have a comparison point from which they can mark future work you create.
|Max at the opening, appreciating the fact that his Granky Steph appears to be as much into titties as he is.|