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05 August 1985 —
02 September 1985

Zena Abbott:
Woven by Hand

Zena Abbott, Moeraki Boulders II.

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In 1958 Zena Abbott opened New Zealand’s first professional hand weaving studio. By employing and teaching women in this studio, she created a cottage industry which supplied handweaving to shops and galleries throughout New Zealand and also exported work to Australia. 

Woven By Hand presents the textured fibre works of Abbott, a pioneer and leading innovator in the art. The exhibition also includes works by the Spinners and Weavers Group of the Pakuranga Arts Society.

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Woven By Hand, 1985, exhibition poster