Fine thread links exhibitions


A fine thread will stretch across the Waikato River in June as Tamahere’s east bank Inspirit Gallery stages its latest exhibition in tribute to its west bank neighbour, the National Agriculture Fieldays.
The month long exhibition at the Pencarrow Rd gallery, Spinning a Yarn, will tell stories of New Zealand wool through the creativity of some of the country’s leading artists and designers from June 10 to July 10.

Meantime, directly across the river at Mystery Creek, the Agricultural Fieldays will be telling the tale of the changing face of farming from June 13 to 16.

“Wool is such an eco-friendly and sustainable, natural product and seeing what some artists do with it is really exciting,” says Inspirit director Jenny Scown who has partnered with Coombes Johnston BMW to present Spinning a Yarn.

The featured artists and designers in the mixed media exhibition will include corrugated iron artist Jeff Thomson, clothing label Untouched World, fashion designers Aroha Wikotu (Shikoba) and French Curve, and artists Andrea Chandler, Dianne Dudfield, Raewyn Penrose, Santie English, Joan Fear, Agnes Hauptli, Jane Ewers, Mary Anderson, Marie Ferris, Colleen Plank, Marion Coplestone, Rachel Olsen, Marti Wong and Adrian Worsley.

For more detail on Spinning a Yarn click here for Inspirit Gallery’s website.

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