Meeting the Challenge exhibition in New Zealand
Four latitude members were invited to put together an exhibition which included
our 8 challenges so far, and some larger works that represent our own styles and
which enhanced the range presented. They were Julia, Deborah, Margy and Linden.
The exhibition opened on the 4th May in the Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library,
and runs until the 4th June. The Chamber is a historic (for New Zealand) council
chamber room which has been incorporated into the newer library building,
and is accessed from the library. It has exhibitions for a month at a time throughout the year,
mostly local artists in a variety of media.
The ones preceding ours this year included paper sculpted wall art,
monoprints and 3 D wire weavings,and humorous acrylic paintings and drawings.
The challenge quilts are hung in their groups of four on the two longer walls,
while the larger works are on the wall facing you as you enter from the libary
and its opposite wall. They are well lit with spotlights, although that makes
photography more difficult. The reception from those invited to the opening
was positive and the overall feeling is a happy and vibrant collection of works which
repay detailed examination. Some, but not all, of the viewers had some prior knowledge of textile art,
and the others were amazed at the technical skills shown.
A big thanyou to Julia who organised everything including measuring, wall plans, labelling,
programming and liasing with the chairman of the Art Council.
Here are a couple of photos.
The rest can be seen in Julia’s Dropbox folder which you can access here