Te Karaka Lodge commission – March 2023 I was engaged by FURNZ – Interior Design and Procurement Specialists – to create woven harakeke artworks for a new luxury lodge being built on Te Karaka Station near Port Waikako. This was my largest commission to date consisting of 20 artworks; a Continue Reading →
Circular weaving harakeke workshop – October 2023 I was invited by the Cheviot Craft Group to run a workshop on circular weaving with harakeke. I knew this would be a challenge for participants and it certainly was. But I was impressed with the perseverance the nine women showed over the Continue Reading →
“Into the Light”, the end-of-year exhibition for members opened at the Left Bank Gallery, Greymouth on 10 December 2022. It will run until 28 January 2023. I have two art works in the exhibition; ‘Shimmer” and ‘Golden Kōpae”.
I entered two art works into the inaugural Te Tai o Poutini Art Awards. handwoven harakeke (NZ flax – phormium tenax); wire 820mm x 1600mm h x 80mm Finalist and 3D Form – Highly commended I am always looking at new ways of incorporating harakeke into my art work. This Continue Reading →
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 →
I have completed weaving my first wahakura (baby basket); a special gift for my new mokopuna (grandchild) due in Brisbane at New Year. The harakeke was harvested from a bush in my garden which I chose for the long blades and golden colour it turns when dried. The whenu (weaving strips) Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →