Past Exhibition

RE-FIBRA.

Tūrei 23 Pēpuere -
Hātarei 20 Māehe

Tuesday 23 February -
Saturday 20 March

2010

Victoria Andersson, Andrea Chandler, Anna Eckert, Jacquelyn Greenbank, Ngahina Hohaia, Malena Karlsson, Genevieve Packer, Jeanette Scharing

RE-FIBRA: Contemporary Textile Art – A Dialogue Between NZ and Sweden

Expanding on a recent exhibition in Sweden of experimental textile work by New Zealand artists, RE-FIBRA brings New Zealand perspectives and practises into dialogue with the work of leading Swedish textile artists. With the inclusion of Swedish artists and reworking of pieces by New Zealand artists, this exhibition continues the conversation about the current state of textile art to include input from New Zealand audiences and practitioners.

Featuring the work of Victoria Andersson, Andrea Chandler, Anna Eckert, Jacquelyn Greenbank, Ngahina Hohaia, Malena Karlsson, Genevieve Packer and Jeanette Scharing the exhibition has been organised by Scharing to focus on the the way these textile practises sit at the intersection between art, craft and design and to illuminate the way these artists engage with contemporary culture and politics.

RE-FIBRA is proudly supported by the Swedish Embassy, Canberra and IASPIS  .

Blue Oyster Discussion Session 9: Tuesday 16 March, 5:30pm

Exploring the differences in status and infrastructure for textile art in New Zealand in comparison to international situations. We will explore the territory in New Zealand and ask what we can aspire to and draw upon for inspiration, what changes need to be made and what aspects need to be celebrated in order to sustain a thriving textile art environment in New Zealand.

Christine Keller, textile artist and Senior Lecturer in the Textile Studio at the Dunedin School of Art
Paul Rider, textile specialist from the University of Manchester
Victoria Bell, textile artist and Lecturer the Dunedin School of Art
Dr Jane Malthus, President of the Costume and Textile Association
Chair: Dr Erika Wolf Senior Lecturer at the Otago University Art History and Theory Department and current Blue Oyster Trustee