Garden of Memories
MALCOLM SMITH GALLERY
24 March to 12 May 2019
Opening Saturday 23 March, 2.30PM
Garden of Memories, curated by Giles Peterson, brings together heirloom and contemporary Pacific quilts from Peterson’s collection and uses these precious objects as the starting point for exploring contemporary craft and object-making by extending this traditional form into creative interpretations and new works by artists from across Asia and the Pacific.
Six quilts from Aotearoa and the Pacific are at the centre of the exhibition and the complimenting publication. Peterson’s personal connection to each quilt is explored through narratives, along with the idea of quilts as domestic objects, transmitters of knowledge, status items, items for comfort and survival and works of art.
Garden of Memories features work by Shona Pitt, Sheena Taivairanga, Lisa Reihana, Vea Mafile’o, Reina Sutton, Lina Pavaha Marsh, and Ken Khun.
A publication to accompany the exhibition will be available. This publication is supported by Creative New Zealand.
Garden of Memories Public Programmes
Saturday 30 March, 12PM to 1PM
Delivered by Paia Swanson Terepo and will look at Maori flax weaving. Participants will be able to create a small flax weaving over the course of a few hours.
Saturday 6 April 12PM to 1PM
Delivered by Sheena Taivairanga. She will show visitors how to create items using patchwork and tivaevae techniques.
Two additional public programmes will be announced shortly.
With support from