Somehow I found myself invited to be part of ‘The Work 2013‘, an AUT University publication celebrating the success of a selection of top Design and Creative Technologies graduates. Thanks AUT Visual Arts staff for their ongoing support and advocacy!
‘The Work 2013′, was published by AUT University in April 2013. Edited and designed by Amy Yalland (Index).
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.
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