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Wellington’s public and dealer galleries are joining together for a third time to present the collaborative visual arts festival in March.


Intersection of Illusory Digital and Tactilce Textiles,
Eve Ngamanu, 2020.

As part of the Threads festival, Ngā Pae Māhutonga Massey School of Design are exhibiting textile graduate work in a show called Whakatinana.

 For the exhibition, final-year students are asked to manifest their core aspirations. This request comes with both challenge and responsibility as the students learn to adapt to changing global situations. The resulting work embodies themes such as memory, identity, technology and process.

Senior Lecturer and exhibition curator Lisa Munnelly says, “This recent student work employs textiles as a mode of enquiry and includes projects employing jacquard knit and weave, to print, dye and quilting.”

Wellington’s public and dealer galleries are joining together for a third time to present the collaborative visual arts festival in March. Themed around textiles, the festival will shed light on contemporary and historical textile practices within the context of art in Aotearoa New Zealand, placing renewed emphasis on the medium.

A key event on the 2022 programme will be a one-day online symposium hosted by The Dowse Art Museum on Thursday 17 March in Lower Hutt. The symposium will provide a forum for artists, writers, curators, collectors and the general public to converge to share knowledge, network and engage in critical discussion and thought leadership.

Whakatinana exhibit details – 16-20 March

Participating designers:

Grace Carden-Horton

Gina Davey

Eva Ferguson-Rebenscheid

Eva Ngamanu

Phoebe Tims

Lauryn Tipper

Charlotte Wallis

Hours: 10am – 4pm

Location: Massey University, Level C, Te Ara Hihiko, Block 12, College of Creative Arts, Entrance C Wallace St, Wellington.

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