Gold.Flax.Paper Exhibition 2020 – Left Bank Gallery

The Left Bank Gallery in Greymouth hosted the second Gold.Flax.Paper Exhibition from 25 February to 19 March 2020. The first exhibition was in Hokitika a year ago. Gold.Flax.Paper: a collaboration of three Hokitika artists Kira Birchfield, jeweller – gold Anne Daniel, fibre artist – flax/harakeke Kate Buckley, visual artist – Continue Reading →

Beach sculpture – Driftwood and Sand – “Emerging” and “Fermentation”

Driftwood and Sand: 24-28 January 2020 I love creating sculptures on the beach at Hokitika for Driftwood and Sand, which is a beach sculpture event that is held in the last week of January each year. This year I made two sculptures from driftwood and harakeke – ‘Emerging” and “Fermentation”. 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 →

Beach sculpture “Voyage”: Driftwood and Sand – Jan 2011

After last year’s experience of creating a sculpture on the beach at Hokitika for Driftwood and Sand, I was hooked and couldn’t wait to do it again. A month beforehand, there was little driftwood around or even much beach, and it was decided to cancel the event. However one storm Continue Reading →