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“Artists work with different materials to weave exhibition together”

Photo by Jane Matthews

A great article in the Taranaki Daily News and South Taranaki Star last week – all about our current Fibre Force show.

For more info on the show, go here.

Spinning is not just about jumpers and socks – it’s a whole other world.

Isla Fabu has spun everything from muka (fibre from flax) to alpaca fur to grass – all of which you can see at the Lysaght Watt Gallery’s latest exhibition.

She calls herself a spin artist and is one of the eight Taranaki fibre artists who currently have their work on display in Fibre Force at the gallery in Hāwera.

“Spinning is not just about jumpers and socks,” Fabu said.

“There’s a whole other world.”

Whether it’s from the land, or an animal, Fabu has probably experimented with spinning the fibre, or using local plants to dye the material, to eventually create one of her many different pieces.

She currently has Christmas decorations – or egg cosies, depending on how you look at it – as well as decorations for the home and more on display.

The Fibre Force exhibition is on until December 23 and showcases the use of natural fibre, using skills to create a range of both functional and art pieces.

The exhibition holds examples of knitting, weaving, felting and more from six New Plymouth artists, one from Opunake and Fabu from Hāwera.

Fibre Force is ‘hands on’ which means visitors will be able to see and touch the pieces.

Most art work is on sale and the exhibition is cash and carry – right in time for Christmas.

There are purchasable garments, accessories, jewellery, soft furnishings, wall hangings and art works.

Beth Pottinger-Hockings, Debbie Dawson, Diane Toole, Janette Theobald, Lynne Mackay, Pam Robinson, Sally Hikaka and Fabu have works on display.

Some of them will be doing demonstrations of spinning, weaving, felting or knitting in the gallery on December 9 and 16 and the community is welcome to watch.

The gallery is open 10am – 4pm during the week and 10am -1pm Saturday.

Source: Artists work with different materials to weave exhibition together | Stuff.co.nz

Fibre art from the Fibre Force show – Part 2

Some of the beautiful fibre art from the Fibre Force exhibition – on now to Sat 23 December 2017.

This show is a touchable fibre experience showcasing the use of natural fibres and a broad range of skills – by eight artists from New Plymouth and Hawera driven by the magic of natural fibres.

This is a ‘cash & carry’ show – so you can take your purchase with you on the day.

More info here: www.lysaghtwattgallery.co.nz/exhibitions

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

December/January Newsletter out now

The latest Lysaght Watt Gallery Newsletter is now available.

News includes: the Gallery’s holiday closing dates, the latest Committee report, an introduction to our current Fibre Force exhibition, upcoming shows in January 2018, and the Gallery’s involvement in the creation of the new Hawera Centre For Heritage, Arts, Library, Culture and Information.

Click the newsletter below to have a read.

December 2017 – January 2018


You can also view the Google Doc for the December – January 2018 Newsletter here.

Fibre art from the Fibre Force show – Part 1

Some of the beautiful fibre art from the Fibre Force exhibition – on now to Sat 23 December 2017.

This show is a touchable fibre experience showcasing the use of natural fibres and a broad range of skills – by eight artists from New Plymouth and Hawera driven by the magic of natural fibres.

This is a ‘cash & carry’ show – so you can take your purchase with you on the day.

More info here: www.lysaghtwattgallery.co.nz/exhibitions

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

Fibre Force at the Lysaght Watt Gallery

New Fibre Force exhibition opens tomorrow

Our new exhibition Fibre Force by eight fibre artists from New Plymouth and Hawera, opens tomorrow. The show is on till Sat 23 Dec.

This is “a touchable fibre experience showcasing the use of natural fibres and a broad range of skills.” Visitors will be able to interact with the artists who are “driven by the magic of natural fibres.” They will be demonstrating spinning, weaving, felting or knitting on Sat 2, Sat 9 & Sat 16 Dec.

This is a ‘cash & carry’ show – so you can take your purchase with you on the day. Handy for Christmas!

Artwork from the Stories Told exhibition

Artwork by Amanda Hewlett and Cecilie Elliot from the Stories Told exhibition, showing Monday November 6th to Monday November 27th.

Please click here for more information on the show.

Cecilie Elliot
Cecilie Elliot
Cecilie Elliot

Cecilie Elliot – Gertrude

 


 

James K Baxter " East Coast Journey" 'About twilight we came to the whitewashed pubOn a knuckle of land above the bay.'

Posted by Amanda Hewlett artist on Thursday, 16 March 2017

' And then a gale caught meAnd threw me northThere was nothing left standingOn the bare-arsed earth' James K Baxter

Posted by Amanda Hewlett artist on Saturday, 18 March 2017

'From the old house shaded with macrocarpasRises my malady" James K Baxter

Posted by Amanda Hewlett artist on Tuesday, 21 March 2017

based on James K Baxter's poetry "Till I came to a blind cliff, …

Posted by Amanda Hewlett artist on Monday, 27 March 2017

Second work based on James K Baxter's 'Till I came to a blind cliff That got no sun Deep as the cunning of Hell And high as the trouble of man'

Posted by Amanda Hewlett artist on Tuesday, 4 April 2017

from the James K Baxter poem The Holy Life and Death of Concrete Grady. 'One clink black night in JuneConcrete Grady satBetween the knees of the pinesWith old Jack Flynn his mate'.

Posted by Amanda Hewlett artist on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Concrete Grady and OLd Jack Flynn his mate180mm sqAcrylic on copper

Posted by Amanda Hewlett artist on Wednesday, 23 August 2017

I camped on a shingle flat

Posted by Amanda Hewlett artist on Saturday, 26 August 2017

Angel with a sword

Posted by Amanda Hewlett artist on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

We will walk on the shore

Posted by Amanda Hewlett artist on Saturday, 28 October 2017

Excerpt from: Pig Island Letters‘Her son is moodier, has seenAn angel with a swordStanding above the clump of old man…

Posted by Amanda Hewlett artist on Monday, 30 October 2017

Excerpt from: A Rope for Harry Fat‘We will not change our policy’Says Harry Fat the proud.RELATED ART WORKS‘We will not change our policy’Acrylic on canvas500 mm sq$1,800

Posted by Amanda Hewlett artist on Thursday, 2 November 2017