Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / The Dowse to showcase textile works of 12 artists
The Dowse to showcase textile works of 12 artists
11
Sep '13
Textile works by twelve contemporary male artists feature in a new exhibition at The Dowse. Man Made, 19 October until 16 February, goes some way to quash traditional gender stereotypes of a medium more often associated with women. While textiles are also more usually linked with craft, the 'fine artists' featured in Man Made, work across a range of media, incorporating textiles into their art practice.

Auckland artist Gavin Hurley's Boy With..s Beard is a series of portraits; a pastiche of childhood and adulthood, past and present. Coincidentally, the three works from the series chosen for Man Made feature the stitched woolen beards of three of the other artists in the show, Elliot Collins, Andrew Barber and Rohan Wealleans.

Wealleans describes his embroidered family tree in Man Made as one of his most precious possessions which is usually located above his bed in his Auckland home, while fellow Aucklander Elliot Collins creates a dramatic large scale works text-based work from nails and thread, directly onto the gallery wall – inspired by more traditional nail and thread art made by his grandfather. David Brown is an emerging Wellington artist, known for his paintings featuring geometric lines and patterns.

Melbourne-based New Zealand artist Ronnie van Hout is familiar to The Dowse visitors through his exhibition here last year and his giant reclining robot in Dowse Square. In Man Made, his delicately embroidered lettering demonstrates yet another side to his art practice. Auckland artist Finn Ferrier's series Wharfwear uses braided rope to create manly necklaces while one of New Zealand's most acclaimed jewellers, Warwick Freeman's 1994 Patch is a white Ngataringa Star embroidered onto black textile.

Hemi Macgregor lectures at Massey's College of Creative Arts. His hoodies, I am no.one. You are no. one comment on Maori youth identity. Jay Hutchinson's (also a Wellington-based artist,) work at first glance looks like an ordinary wooden school desk and chair, complete with a graffiti-ed exercise book. On closer inspection, the objects are actually embroidered with silk.

Auckland artist Richard Orjis seeks to connect contemporary culture with antiquity, his works dark and gothic, while Zac Langdon-Pole and Andrew Barber create abstract works by assembling pieces of fabric - Barber focussing on the geometric and Langdon-Pole more on the organic.

The Dowse Art Museum


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Oct 2021

FDRA urges US govt to remove tariffs causing kids' shoe price spikes

The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) has sent...

Pic: Sorbis / Shutterstock.com

Fashion | On 23rd Oct 2021

Calvin Klein & Louis Vuitton top 2 trustworthy brands for US customers

Calvin Klein, an iconic American brand that has existed since 1968,...

Pic: Breuninger

E-commerce | On 23rd Oct 2021

Fashion retailer Breuninger to launch e-commerce portal in Poland

After Austria (2017) and Switzerland (2019), fashion company...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Trainers faced immense challenges as most were not tech-savvy

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Consistency is the first rule of social media

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Switch was not 100% pandemic related

Seema Mishra,

Seema Mishra

Set up in January 2020 by <b>Seema Mishra</b>, the Kasrawad Art Cluster...

Simone Morgante,

Simone Morgante

Based out of Como, Italy, and with technological expertise of nearly 70...

Ahmet Gecikli,

Ahmet Gecikli

Ser Mekatronik, founded in 2008, is specialised for providing mechanical...

Karan Bose, Hula Global

Karan Bose
Hula Global

Hula Global, a leading isolation gown manufacturer in India, has been...

Pranesh Sridharan & Berndt Koll, Lenzing

Pranesh Sridharan & Berndt Koll
Lenzing

The Lenzing Group produces Lenzing Lyocell and Modal cellulosic fibres of...

Seth Casden, Hologenix

Seth Casden
Hologenix

Hologenix is a material sciences company dedicated to developing products...

Shalini Sharma & Shweta Pundir Sharma, Six Yard Story

Shalini Sharma & Shweta Pundir Sharma
Six Yard Story

Six Yard Story is a premium artisanal brand with a focus to bring handloom ...

Ruma Devi, Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi
Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

<b>Ruma Devi i</b>s a jet-setting promoter of artisans who has empowered...

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves, Sarah & Sandeep

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves
Sarah & Sandeep

Established in 2012, Sarah &amp; Sandeep is a luxury menswear label...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


October 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search