Vita Cochran "Stocking Rug" (detail)

Blog Post Tag: aotearoa

SDA Book Club: “Crafting Aotearoa” by D Wood

February 19, 2021 5:00 am

This month we have a bonus entry into the SDA Book Club with Crafting Aotearoa: A Cultural History of Making in New Zealand and the Wider Moana Oceania, edited by Karl Chitham, Kolokesa Māhina-Tuai, and Damian Skinner, and reviewed by D Wood. Crafting Aotearoa: A Cultural History of Making in New Zealand and the Wider …

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Member Spotlight: Jeanette Verster

February 17, 2021 5:00 am

This month’s member spotlight is Aotearoa New Zealand-based artist Jeanette Verster. Jeanette takes us through her creative process, materials, and how her ideas develop over time. Finding myself in an out-of-the-way corner of New Zealand due to a move for my husband’s job in 2018 I was at a junction career-wise and had the luxury …

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Artist Spotlight: Imogen Zino

February 10, 2021 5:00 am

Imogen Zino is a designer and artist based in Auckland, New Zealand. She completed a Master of Design at Auckland University of Technology that explored large-scale multi-sensory interaction and the benefits of engaging with our environment through the body. Her works are intuitive and tactile in nature. Delving into the relationship between body, surface and …

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Artist Spotlight: Georgina Young

January 29, 2021 5:00 am

My making is intuitive and resourceful, I appreciate and value the time and natural materials that combine, intersect and grow, reflecting both love and life. I have always been drawn to embroidery, weaving and gardening: powerful and diverse mediums that connect me with other makers, working together in communities or at home. I honor those …

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Artist Spotlight: Donna Campbell

January 27, 2021 5:00 am

For me there is nothing more satisfying than harvesting materials respectfully from the land, processing them and creating something beautiful. I admit, I am obsessed by raranga (Māori weaving). Making through raranga processes has been a source of cultural reclamation and grounding that I otherwise would not have experienced. Harvesting and preparing the materials is …

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Artist Spotlight: Michelle Mayn

January 15, 2021 5:00 am

Michelle Mayn is a New Zealand Aotearoa artist based in Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau. Mayn’s practice, situated within the field of process art, explores a world beyond sense perception through durational methods of making to create intra-active installations and mixed media sculptures. Mayn has regularly exhibited in solo and group shows in New Zealand and the …

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Winter 2020 SDJ: Aotearoa New Zealand, Out Now!

December 21, 2020 5:00 am

Surface Design Association is excited to announce Aotearoa New Zealand, our winter 2020 edition of Surface Design Journal, will be arriving in mailboxes shortly! This Journal provides a glimpse into the creative community of Aotearoa New Zealand. From vibrant fabric sculptures and the wool industry, to the conservation of Māori Textiles, readers will find a …

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