Ngāhere - An Exhibition By Professional Weavers Network

16 Byron Street, Napier

An Exhibition that will immerse you in the beauty and majesty of the New Zealand bush

A tactile exhibition blends imagination, skill and creative flair, ‘Ngahere – The Bush of Aotearoa’ brings together some of New Zealand’s most talented weavers. Featuring over 45 stunning artworks, including hand-woven textured and gauze fabrics, tapestries, Jacquard weaves, floor rugs and cushions, this show explores all aspects of our New Zealand bush.

This installation of hand-woven works offers a unique way of experiencing the extraordinary beauty of the New Zealand bush expressed through the creation of highly skilled and talented individual artist weavers. Taking their inspiration from the wide variety of experiences to be found in the bush, and reflecting them in a kaleidoscope of textures, colours and filtered light, the weavers have interpreted the theme in many different ways – keeping the textures and colours of the bush of Aotearoa in mind, though not necessarily being literal in the approach.

The Professional Weavers Network of New Zealand (PWN) was established in 1991 after a group of dedicated weavers recognised the need for a national forum focused on the art of weaving. This was to be done through the pursuit of excellence and the promotion of hand-woven textiles.

Network members work independently from public and private studios and are highly respected in the weaving fraternity, with many receiving top awards for their work. Exhibiting and selling in professional galleries around New Zealand or overseas, working to commission for private or public spaces.

PWN aims to give New Zealand weavers and textile artists the opportunity to further the art of weaving through the pursuit of excellence and the promotion of hand woven and ensure art textiles are promoted and recognised as vibrant, exciting, and high-quality contemporary art.

Showing in the CAN Main Gallery this Matariki

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Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

16 Byron Street, Napier