On Sunday 21st October, the Fisher Gallery will open an exhibition of weaving by one of the world’s best known and most respected fibre artists, Peter Collingwood OBE. The first living craftsman to have an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Collingwood gave up a medical career to become a weaver in 1950. The twenty-four pieces in the show are floor rugs and wall hangings of woven linen on steel rods.
Collingwood’s work is strong in design and colour and shows this artist’s innovative approach to equipment as well as design.
The work, which is for sale, is sponsored by the British Council and is being toured in New Zealand by the New Zealand Spinners, Weavers and Woolcraft Society. With Collingwood’s pieces are works by some of Auckland’s leading weavers.
→ Weaving at Pakuranga, Eastern Courier, 07-11-84