11 February 2012

Four Directions in Tapestry

This collection of work by Elizabeth Arnold, Patricia Armour, Marilyn Rea-Menzies and Stephenie Collin shows the direction each is taking in the development of their art form.

Elizabeth is currently exploring and commenting on NZ history in her work. Included in this exhibition are tapestries that are the first part of a series of tapestries exploring the story of the infamous Maungatapu murders of 1866 by the Burgess Gang of bushrangers.

Trish is expanding on her ‘Windows of the Soul Series’, developing the theme of human emotions and relationships.

Marilyn’s tapestries have developed from paintings, drawings featuring New Zealand plants, delving into the complexity and beauty of the tiny flowers using out of scale photographic images.

Stephenie’s simple lines and sharp visual comment create a little mischief and fun in her tapestries. Her use of block colour and cropped images show a tendency towards graphic design rather than fine art.


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