COMING THIS OCTOBER

Percy Thomson Gallery Presents:

CREATIVE FIBRE TARANAKI 2022

Saturday, 22 October
– Sunday, 13 November 2022

OPENING EVENT: Sunday, 23 October, 1pm.

Creative Fibre are the New Zealand organisation for all fibre crafts. Their group bring together spinners, weavers, knitters, dyers, flax workers, felters, crocheters, free form fibre artists and all other people involved in the use of fibre. They have over 3000 members throughout New Zealand and around the world who share a passion for fibre.

Fibre art can be considered as both new and an old form of art. The use of fibrous materials and the appearance of the woven, knitted, printed, or in other ways treated materials has long appeared in our history. Traditionally, fibrous materials emerged as functional objects but in the aftermath of the World War II and with further investigation into the nature of an art object, fibre art slowly became a force in its own right.

‘Some people want to learn a new craft, others are experienced and want to spend time with a group which has similar interests.’

Prizes have been awarded across several categories which range from design expertise to the use of colour and specific fibres such as silk, alpaca, flax, wool, linen and cotton including a recycled category. There is also an award for a first-time entrant to encourage new members and another award for the most creative use of New Zealand design or materials, with particular reference to Taranaki.

Artists involved with this exhibition and Creative Fibre volunteers will be on hand for our visitors to ask questions - and learn more about fibre works.


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COMING THIS NOVEMBER

Percy Thomson Gallery Presents:

Stratford Art Society
Spring Exhibition

Friday, 18 November
– Sunday, 11 December 2022

The Stratford Arts Society exhibition, is a vibrant, exciting, and eclectic mix of artwork and tends to fill every spare corner we have. 

This exhibition boasts approximately hundreds of works made by local makers, most for sale, and showcases the diverse talents and skill-base of the group’s members. The Stratford Art Society plays a pivotal role in fostering the arts in the Stratford region and further afield. The Art Society has a strong relationship with Percy Thomson Gallery, which provides the gallery for exhibitions twice a year for all members. The group organises workshops for its members and encourages social events where members can build relationships with other like-minded people.

The spring exhibition is made up of a wide range of works including pottery, jewellery, prints, photography, original paintings, sculpture, fibre, textiles, woodwork and crafts. 

The society is enjoying continued vitality at the moment with increasing membership, with more than 200 members, and with interest from artists from as far afield as Wellington and the Waikato.

The groups also supports and encourages artists, both emerging and established, at local, regional and national levels. Members are all ages, all backgrounds and a myriad of different styles and medium.

Stratford Art Society is fortunate to have so many different artists, from such different backgrounds, producing art in so many different mediums.

The opening event, particularly, allows artists who often work in isolation to meet up and network, strengthening the connections in the district’s art community.

Percy Thomson Gallery looks forward to hosting artists again in November. 

 

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