Wellington Museum Exhibition

As we slowly moved into the the exhibition there was no talking but more gasps at the shear scale of this exhibition. 546 panels stitched by over 600 people. After 125 years these women are still treasured for their hardship, resilience and determination, this is their memory.

I shed a tear looking from one panel to the next. It was overwhelming as each one seemed to find a voice.

I cherish this moment and congratulate every single person who was involved especially Caroline O’Reilly.

Thanks also to Wendy Welsh and Ryan Jennings for some of the photos

Its open until 31 August at the Wellington Museum.

Afternoon Tea with Nana

Memories are part of my artwork. As a child my Nana let us make mud pies in her garden. We were allowed to pick flowers and decorate them. The best part was she came with handbag over her arm and bought our creations. We then set off to the corner dairy where I soon learnt that vanilla, a new flavour, was not a fruity ice-cream. 

This book was made for the NZ Association of Book Crafts exhibition. Using muslin as a base, serviettes and photos of cupcakes were glued, collage style on to the muslin. These were photocopied and formed the pages.

The process in pictures.