Whakatinana Exhibition Threads Textile Festival 2022

Textiles project

Eva Ngamanu, (2020/ Intersection of Illusory Digital and Tactile Textiles)

As part of the Threads festival, Ngā Pae Māhutonga Massey School of Design are exhibiting Textile Graduate work in a show called Whakatinana. In their final year of study, Textile students are asked to make manifest their core aspirations. This request comes with challenge and responsibility as the students learn to adapt to changing global situations. The resulting work embodies themes such as memory, identity, technology and process. Curator, Lisa Munnelly says “this recent student work employs textiles as a mode of enquiry and includes projects employing jacquard knit and weave, to print, dye and quilting”.

Wellington’s public and dealer galleries are joining together for a third time to present a collaborative visual arts festival in March 2022. Themed around textiles, the festival will shed light on contemporary and historical textile practices within the context of art in Aotearoa, placing renewed emphasis on the medium.

A key event on the 2022 programme will be a one-day online symposium hosted by The Dowse Art Museum on Thursday 17th March in Lower Hutt. The symposium will provide a forum for artists, writers, curators, collectors and the general public to converge to share knowledge, network and engage in critical discussion and thought leadership.

Exhibition details

Participating designers
Grace Carden-Horton
Gina Davey
Eva Ferguson-Rebenscheid
Eva Ngamanu
Phoebe Tims
Lauryn Tipper
Charlotte Wallis

16–20 March 2022

Level C, Te Ara Hihiko, Block 12, College of Creative Arts, Entrance C Wallace St.

Contact details
Angela Kilford
Major Co-ordinator Textile Design

Lisa Munnelly
Senior Lecturer Textile Design



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