Friday, March 3, 2017


February Art in Parks event saw my human flower mandala transform into a one-eyed monster and a rocket-powered space ship.

Thank you Auckland City Council.

Love the random adventure of kids and community. Arohanui.


THE MIGRATION OF DISPERSED VESSELS was born through a moment in history. It is a collaborative exhibition that explores community and our combined social response to "strangers in a strange land" and how we determine strangeness and belonging.

The initial rage that instigated a need to question our response to this global social & political history in the making, has led to us contemplating our own sense of belonging through exploration of how we view our arts practice and experimentation. 

Does our own art carry the perception and strength of one or many? How passive is the beautiful aesthetic?

By viewing each other's preferred medium as a point of reference for our own work , we hope to explore ideas and processes that will contribute a sense of "foreign". 

Three artists who work with textiles and fibre will be presenting the findings of our study in July at the Franklin Arts Centre's Steel Gallery.


My obsessive fascination with carnage of the beautiful continues. 

I have images of our colonial military past for the top image of the Kotare or Kingfisher bird. How blasé we humans are about roadkill of 
other species. Record, bless and bury is my modus operandi.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


These environmental workshops are the best thing to have come out of  my enforced move away from the loom. 

I'm not sure if I prefer the structure and precision adult participants tend to bring to the event, or the huge little surprises the kids ALWAYS bring with their lateral ideas.

Tapestry Weavings By Stephenie Collin


I hope you find Warped Art & Design both interesting and inspiring, and that it will encourage anyone working with fibre to investigate and experiment further within their chosen field.

The basic loom, which is my tool of trade, has remained technologically unchanged. This aspect appeals to me as I weave contemporary images on a machine of such simple and ancient construction.

And if the loom be silenced,
then needles, threads and fingers
have plenty more to say.

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I am an artist, weaver, gardener, mother and grandmother, home food gatherer, political sceptic, modest future eater, and much much more.