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Fibreworks 2020
Celebrating Creative Fibre Taranaki’s 50th Anniversary

October 17 – 15 November

Stratford Art Society

15 November – 8 December

The Art of Lockdown

Curated by Rhonda Bunyan

18 December – 24 January

Level 2

⚠ Important Update

Kia ora tātou

As with all regions outside of Auckland, Stratford is once again back to Alert Level 2.

We have been planning for operations under Alert Level 2 and are ready to continue safely welcoming you to the gallery during this time.

He is what we ask of you and what we will do for you:

1. If you are sick, please stay home and visit another time.

2. Please observe the physical distancing and hygiene behaviour you have become familiar with earlier the year.

3. You should keep track of where you have been and who you were with. For your records, please either check in using our Ministry of Health COVID Tracing QR code, otherwise we have a manual register for those not wishing to use the QR codes.

4. The Gallery will continue to maintain a rigorous cleaning regime, with frequent sanitisation of all high contact surfaces.

5. We will update you if there are any changes or if the Gallery has to close.

As last time, the Gallery in general remains OPEN for business but we will be limiting entry to a maximum of 20 people to ensure safe 2m distancing. If this number is reached we will operate a one-out-one-in door policy. 

We are very sad to once again implement this policy, however it is the right thing to do as we redouble our efforts to prevent any possible spread of COVID-19 in our community.


Toi o Taranaki ki te Tonga
South Taranaki Maori Arts Collective

September 19 – 11 October 2020
Gallery 1

Curated by Gabrielle Belz

Ka puawai nga kowhai he tohu tena kua aroaromahana.
When the kowhai is in flower it’s a sign that Spring has come.

As the sun returns to warm the earth, and regrowth begins again, it seems to parallel our own activity as social interaction is loosened, and we pick up the strands of our lives again.  Spring looks forward to potential, and hope for the future as we re-engage. 

This is fourth exhibition in two years by the collective, presenting high-calibre work from Maori artists who reside in, or whakapapa to, Taranaki.

Gallery 2

Journey of Discovery
Vicky Taylor

September 18 – 11 October 2020
Gallery 2

Vicky Taylor spends hours burning wood to create striking artworks filled with depth, detail and emotion.

Pyrography means ‘writing with fire. It is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning.

Vicky’s love of pyrography and the resulting creativity has allowed her to come to terms with crippling bouts of depression.

‘I lose myself in my art and the process becomes mindful meditation that brings me into the present moment. It has got me through some pretty rough patches and I am thankful for that.’

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve
Gallery 10.30am – 3pm
Shop 10.30am – 2.30pm

Closed Christmas Day
Closed Boxing Day

December 27 – 31
Gallery 10.30am – 3pm
Shop 10.30am – 2.30pm

Closed New Year’s Day

January 2
10.30 am – 3pm

From January 3
Normal hours
Weekdays 10.30am – 4pm
Weekends 10.30am – 3pm


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