Saturday September 14 – Sunday October 6, 2019

Angles of Perception–Woven Form is a national exhibition by this country’s most experienced weavers, all members of Professional Weavers’ Network of New Zealand. 

The weavers extend their expertise into the field of two or three-dimensional shape in a limited colour pallet. Using bold primaries and secondaries on black, the weaves and structures expound an energy and vibrancy for the viewer to walk through and indulge in. Every weaver is pushing the boundaries to create stunning pieces of art. 

Works include sculptural forms and 2D hangings which encourage the viewer to ponder how they were conceived and created. Inspiration for the hand-woven forms have come from various sources; architecture, nature, mathematics in the form of geometric patterns, digital formats, colour. The interlacement of threads in the woven form and the use of different materials – cotton, linen, wire, just to name a few, combine with wool to create woven masterpieces revealing the skill in the making process.

The very process of weaving is a mathematical procedure. The development of the design using computer imagery or on a graph; the development of the draw-down and putting the warp on the loom, the weaving – the placing of the weft over the warp, whether on a loom or hand manipulated, in various sequences produces angles and forms throughout the web of fabric. The flow of the weave is then swept into the shape of an object – 3D or 2D, it doesn’t matter – the expression of angles, size, shape, construction and colour will delight the senses.

Curves of Illusion, Janie Gummer
8/2 cotton set at 20 epi/layer


Perception, Jo Reeve
Mercerised cotton


Hints of Florentina Pakosta, Robyn Parker
Mostly wool with a small amount of cotton


1 + 1 =3, Agnes Hauptli
Tencel warp, silk weft. Each panel can be hung individually,
or grouped together as one display.


Pucker Up, Margaret Hill
Linen, cotton, copper wire

Sgr A*, Tania Habrle
Cotton, linen

Bauhaus Inspiration, Ann Boniface

Baubles and Beads, Dianne Dudfield
Hand woven, hand dyed mulberry silk

This Is Not A Nikau 1–5, Marilyn Rea Menzies
Black felt covered wooden blocks with tapestries attached.
Cotton warp, wool, linen weft
$1800 each

Colour Field #1, Brenda Cash, Mixed Media, 1520mm x 505mm   $925

Holly Smith, Henriette Reason and Brenda Cash

Saturday September 14 – Sunday October 6, 2019

Gallery 2

Three Taranaki artists; Holly Smith, Henriette Reason and Brenda Cash, all recognised for their vivid use of colour, line the walls with rich and flamboyant collage, fluid painting and floral still life.

Holly Smith’s whimsical sense of humour and love of collage is evident in her work where cats, dinosaurs and anything else that takes her fancy, are mounted on bright backgrounds. They often provide a smidgen of social commentary, or a play on words when married to the title of the work. One can’t help but smile when you are drawn into the simple complexity of Holly’s imagination.

Blown Away V, Henriette Reason, Fluid Acrylics
305mm x 305mm   $150
Catty Bitches, Holly Smith, Mixed Media Collage
760mm x 760mm   $250

Brenda Cash’s florals are bold and vibrant, with bold splashes of colour outlined in black to lift them from the canvas. The artist embraces vibrant colour, nostalgia, fun and experimental techniques. Brenda has achieved acclaim as a singing, dancing, step-counting artist with a zest for the pleasure that creative endeavour brings to her life.

Henriette Reason’s fluid acrylic paintings invite the eye to experience pattern, colour and form. Pigment is allowed to run amok, sometimes five or more colours interlacing to form their own dance of colour. Some of her abstract paintings are left for the viewers to decipher, much like the ink blot test, while others are carefully orchestrated animals and dancers. 

Consumed, Holly Smith, Mixed Media Collage
760mm x 760mm   $250

(above) A Rare Breed, Henriette Reason, Fluid Acrylics
900mm x 600mm   $675

Carnival Glowers, Brenda Cash, Mixed Media
600mm x 300mm   $400


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