Ko ahau te taiao, ko te taiao, ko ahau – the ecosystem defines my quality of life.
Barbara Wheeler most often works with foraged botanicals and waste textiles diverted from landfill. Leaves and flowers give colour to the clothes she designs; local plant fibres feature in her baskets and sculptures. This exhibition is a tour of Australian and New Zealand lands, continuing the conversation about the inextricable links between nature and wellbeing.
These works sit at the intersection of contemporary design, craft and social change.
A Textile Collage Workshop is being offered at Thistle Hall in conjunction with this exhibition - 10.00am - 4.00pm, downstairs meeting room. Tickets available here.