Tuesday, August 4, 2015

STRANDS: weaving a new fabric seeks to make weaving visible by bringing together a diverse group of hand-weavers and a sampling of their work. 

Objectspace, 8 Ponsonby Road
Saturday 22nd August to 26th September

Opening Friday 21st August, 6pm - all welcome...

Weavers will share their passion for weaving and its place in contemporary New Zealand craft practice including; Kohai Grace, Marta Katarzyna Buda, Premsagar Tyler, Soe Meh Nga, Christopher Duncan, Czarina Wilson, Molima [Molly] Pihigia, Louisa Humphry, Alison Frances, Karl Leonard, Patricia Bosshard-Browne, Rachel Long, Shona Tawhiao, Michelle Mayn.

Materials: Piupiu (Dried and Rolled Harakeke/NZ Flax), 
Muka (Harakeke fibre), Feathers, Wooden Beads, 
Wooden Bracelet Charms
Dimensions: 450 (W) x 200 (H) x 40 (D) mm

Inspired by Aztec feather work as seen in this work by Juan Bautista Cuiris, made of humming bird and parrot feathers.

Portrait of Christ
Between 1550 and 1580
Kunsthistorisches Museum

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