20 Aug 2022
Kumeu Arts is a buzzing community arts centre, not for profit incorporated society and registered charity that offers classes, untutored groups, events, workshops, festivals and exhibitions.
October 4nd - 22nd 2022
Opening night: Friday 7th October 5-7pm
Through the use of pattern and mixed media materials, I explore intersections and parallels between the cultures of my European ancestry and those of the South Pacific, which have surrounded me since my birth in New Zealand. Patterns and creative designs have long been used to decorate our bodies and clothing, elevate everyday objects, tell stories or record history, and create a sense of identity and belonging through their familiar shapes and attached meanings.
The expressions of culture around us can create a sense of belonging, or alienation. By choosing the symbol of the paper dolls as a reference to humanity I examine notions of belonging, and the process of becoming culturally and socially inclusive people, while also affirming diversity.
Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday 9am - 5pm & Saturday 10am - 4pm