The wonderful Niki Hastings McFall and I had an enlightening time running a craft and art workshop for retired folks at Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa. Our workshop involved decorating light shades with reflective road sign vinyl. For visual inspiration we researched universal similarities between craft and indigenous patterning traditions such as weaving, tapa and quilting. We had a blast together and everyone had a different take on the workshop and made cleverly unique lamp designs. I think that my light shade based on star quilt patterns, has found it’s home in the babies room!
Thanks to Auckland Council for creating this free series of art and contemporary craft making workshops for retired residents.
Hold Your Breath
Curated by Marlaina Key
Artists include // Chu Chin-Yi, Kenneth Merrick, Christina Pataialii, Marlon Rivers, Kathryn Tsui and Benjamin Work.
Whitespace Contemporary Art
12 Crummer Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
It’s been a busy time so it’s been a while since the last post. Back in September 2012 I became the Curator and Exhibitions Manager at Corbans Estate Arts Centre in Henderson, Auckland and more recently started my latest role as a new mum!
Soon I’ll be posting a selection of art writing from exhibitions at Corban Estate Arts Centre where I’ve had worked with an array of leading New Zealand based artists including; Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi, Judy Darragh, Lonnie Hutchinson, Gavin Hurley, Regan Gentry, Jason Hall, Jae Hoon Lee, Gabby O’Connor, Kate Woods, Simon Kaan and John Parker.
On the art practice side of things some works from the car crash kaleidoscopic series will be part of a group exhibition at Whitespace, Auckland in June.