The Tapestry Trust of New Zealand, with the support of the NZ Association of Embroiderers’ Guild (A.N.Z.E.G), was set up in 2010 with the aim of producing a series of tapestry panels depicting the history of Aotearoa – New Zealand. In consultation with both the History and Art and Design Studies departments at the University of Otago, a list of suitable topics for each panel was compiled, from ‘Primeval New Zealand’ to ‘Iconic New Zealand Products’. The list was then distributed to embroiderers’ guilds throughout New Zealand who were asked to select, design and stitch a topic. This exhibition presents four of these completed panels, including Adventure Tourism – No. 90 by the Queenstown Embroiderers’ Guild alongside panels by guilds from Southland, Otago and Auckland South.
Join us for a Tea Break Talk with members of the Queenstown Embroiderers' Guild on Thursday 22 September at 10:30am. FREE. No booking required.
Main image: Queenstown Embroiderers’ Guild, Adventure Tourism – No. 90, Tapestry Trust of New Zealand project, 2016-17. On loan from Toitū Otago Settlers Museum. Courtesy of the NZ Tapestry Trust.