The Collections exhibition, curated by Michaela Stoneman, is on now till Sat 2 Sep. A curator talk starts at 5pm TONIGHT – offering some insight into the collections. Refreshments will be available.

These pieces are from the ‘Mid Century Design’ collection loaned by Nicky Gerard, Whanganui.

“I most like to collect Mid Century furnishing fabrics and wallpapers. It began just for the colours and designs but now I use them in my collage work. I find things at auctions, opshops and recycling centres. Sometimes I buy online if it’s a piece I really want. Also, fabric sales like ‘Fabricabrac in Palmerston North.”