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 →

Junk2Funk 2014

I entered the annual HokitikaJunk2Funk art and fashion event again this year. For the past year and a bit, I continued collecting the narrow plastic bags that our local newspaper, the Hokitika Guardian, comes wrapped in when delivered each day. Last year I had woven a small wall hanging with these Continue Reading →

RED exhibition

RED was the title of this year’s annual exhibition of members of WAI – Westland Arts Inc –  held in the Carnegie Gallery, Hokitika Museum from 14 – 28 April.  The theme resulted in a very vibrant exhibition. I had four entries, all handwoven using dyed harakeke (NZ flax):  Pohutukawa, Flaming Palm, Continue Reading →

Wild Fibre Exhibition

Creative Fibre Westland Area Exhibition, Wild Fibre, was held in the Carnegie Gallery, Hokitika Museum, from 3 – 17 March and incorporated Hands On, the Creative Fibre national travelling exhibition. Setting up the exhibition was rather interesting as I had had knee surgery to remove part of my torn meniscus Continue Reading →

Art in the Park

For the second year in a row WAI – Westland Arts Inc, had a stand at Art in the Park at Shantytown on 1/2 March. Six members took up the opportunity to exhibit work for sale. Sue Asplin and I went up early on the Saturday morning to set it Continue Reading →