Monday, October 1, 2018

Unbound: the Exhibition


Unbound: the Exhibition:
Costume and Textile Association of NZ (CTANZ) Symposium - 2018
21 September – 18 October, 2018.
Dunedin School of Art Gallery,
Otago Polytechnic – Te Kura Matatini ki Otago,

Dunedin, New Zealand.



Photo credit: Artist

Photo credit: Pam McKinlay 
Photo credit: Thomas Lord
Photo credit: Thomas Lord
Photo credit: Artist
Photo credit: Pam McKinlay 

Photo credit: Thomas Lord


Sunday, September 16, 2018

X-Marks: Conversations in Cloth


9th September to 9th December 2018
Te K┼Źngahu Museum of Waitangi

Bay of Islands

.....Vivien Caughley, Makareta Jahnke, Maureen Lander, Toi TeRito – Maihi and Dude Beatson, Michelle Mayn, Jo Torr and participating artists.  An exhibition responding to research by Vivien Caughley and “Oreo’s Sampler”.   This exhibition explores some of the earliest bicultural exchanges between Maori and Pakeha through the medium of textiles and the relationships established, principally by women, and the shared stories between local iwi, Church Missionary Society mission families and others in the Bay of Islands.


This work 'Unfoldment' responds to Vivien's research "Jane Kendall and the Legacy of Silence" 







Exploring the “Legacy of Silence” left by Jane Kendall unfolds veiled imaginings of her life interspersed with a glimpse here and there of tangible historical records.

The work ‘Unfoldment’ imagines the stitches that may have emerged from Jane’s journey into a new world through her interactions with Maori women.  The repetitive finger weaving, twining, binding and stitching is a physical enactment of time and a tangible record no less meaningful because of the absence of words.  It explores the veiled space between known, unknown, imagined, recorded, physical, spiritual.   Feathers and stitches guide us through the recorded events of Jane’s life; marriage, births, deaths, arrivals, departures, creating a sense of an unfolding lifetime in the ‘unwritten’ pages.





Friday, May 4, 2018

A Light Reflection-May 2018

AUT PostPILOT Exhibition
Mallory Allen, Andrea Bolima, Hasitha Jayasinghe, Michelle Mayn

St Paul Street Gallery,
Wellesley Street, Auckland

Opening night 5pm 2nd May
Closes 6th May


This latest installation responds to the ideas of 'weaving with light' .....














Title: Cascade 
Materials: Cellulose Acetate, cable wire (aluminium), music wire (carbon steel)
Dimensions (variable): 4500 W x 1450 H x 270 D

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

PostPILOT : A Light Reflection - May 2nd 2018

Opening night of group show of works by
Mallory Allen, Andrea Bolima, Hasitha Jayasinghe and Michelle Mayn

Photo's courtesy of Arts Diary.  Visit Arts Diary for more images








Saturday, January 20, 2018

GRiD - January 2018


Two new works, installation piece 'Align' (2018) and 'Maquette II' (2017) on show at GRiD
big thank you to Katherine Kennedy for designing and curating the show.....

showing until Sunday 18th February.....

Waiheke Community Art Gallery
Open 7 days 10am to 4pm




ALIGN - 2018
Harakeke/NZ Flax, muka fibre, silver wire and copper
250cm H x 1000cm W

Works by Australian artists Imants Tillers (left) and Jody Graham (right)
















Maquette II - New York 2017
Harakeke(NZ Flax), copper, copper cable, gold (imitation) leaf, acrylic, acrylic coated thread, hemp
91cm H x 30.5cm W cm




Background works by Jody Graham (Australia) and Karyn Taylor (New Zealand)


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Friday, January 12, 2018

GRiD Exhbition - Waiheke Community Gallery

You are warmly invited to an upcoming group exhibition of work by Australian & New Zealand artists exploring and challenging the theme GRID through drawing, painting, light, installation, printmaking and weaving 

Opening Friday19th January 2018, Powhiri at 6pm

Waiheke Community Art Gallery
Te Whare Taonga o Waiheke
2 Korora Road
Waiheke Island

















ALIGN - 2018 
(Installation detail)



Size:   750 x 2400 cm 

Materials:   Harakeke (New Zealand Flax), Korari (Flower) pods, gold leaf powder, silver wire, double sided tape, copper pipe