Art explores kiwi origins


Origins, a solo exhibition by local artist Ciane Lawrey opens at Tamahere’s Inspirit Gallery from Sunday, August 5.
Lawrey, who also works under the design label, ginger, has been working toward the multi-media exhibition which explores what it means to be a Kiwi for over a year and all the exhibition’s pieces are wearable or functional artworks.

Lawrey asked herself not only what it means to a Kiwi but what represents us, what our national identity is, and what our stories are. She used her own family stories to provide visual and wearable answers – garments and multimedia art pieces – in a considered and thought-provoking collection.

Working under the design nom-de-plume, ginger, Lawrey promotes the slow fashion movement, up-cycling pre-loved fashion, and creating individual one of-a-kind garments using nothing new.

Encouraging people to think beyond fashion to strive to create individual expression through dress is another key component of Lawrey’s philosophy.

She has worn many hats, working as a fashion journalist and gaining accolades in hairdressing and fashion.

Origins will run at the Pencarrow Rd Inspirit Gallery until August 31.

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