58 – The Fabric Artist’s Habitat

Escape the city buzz for a while and discover the place where I live and work. From my 4 acre habitat, it's only a 20 min walk or 2 min drive to Kai Iwi Beach. Be as inspired as I am by the natural surroundings. Enjoy wonderful tactile felt art in a tranquil rural setting with the mountain and the sea as background. I'll open up my home studio and set up a rustic temporary gallery in a barn for the whole AOS week to present my hand felted wall art and objects alongside some materials and techniques used and more. My main focus this year is working with natural animal and plant fibres, dyes and materials found on the land and to create felted wall art and objects, that are decorative and can also be functional. The techniques for my art range from wet, needle and Nuno felting, silk painting, batik or dyeing, eco printing, textile design to photographic art.

Studio Details:
Studio Manager: Tina Schurhammer
Phone: o21o2572802
Email: bettina_schurhammer@yahoo.co.nz
Toilet available.
Open between AOS weekends.
Child friendly.

Participating Artists:
Tina Schurhammer