Driftwood and Sand beach sculpture event, Hokitika, 2018

24-28 January 2018 This year’s event was a little different in that there was no beach at high tide so sculptures needed to be built on the rock wall or on the grass at the top of it. There were however lots of interesting large pieces driftwood already on the Continue Reading →

Harakeke disc for Kids First, Hokitika

Kids First kindergarten in Hokitika commissioned me to weave a wall hanging in harakeke (NZ flax) to reflect what the staff thought were the key aspects of their teaching. The brief was for a circular piece 60cm in diameter, in blues and greens incorporating the words: manaakitanga mana tiaki passionate learner creative Continue Reading →

GOLD 2015

GOLD was the theme of this year’s WAI (Westland Arts Inc) members’ exhibition held at the Carnegie Gallery, Hokitika Museum from 7 -20 April. This was in keeping with it being the 150th anniversary year of when the gold rush began in earnest in Westland and the town of Hokitika Continue Reading →

Recollections Exhibition

I was invited to participate in an exhibition to celebrate Hokitika’s 150th anniversary of the gold rush. Recollections is contemporary West Coast artists reflecting on the past. As a fibre artist who works in harakeke (New Zealand flax), it is probably not surprising that during a tour of the Hokitika Museum collections, Continue Reading →