Mary has been an artist all her life, trained in oils and watercolour, and also has a lifelong interest in crafts. Now retired, Mary is currently focusing on Raranga (flax weaving). She did a year long course with Te Wananga o Aotearoa, learning all aspects of Māori weaving and its cultural context.
All her weaving is completed according to tikanga, from the harvesting of the harakeke to the final whiri (plait). Mary says, “I love that the items are from locally sourced materials, hand processed and biodegradable. At the end of their useful lives they return to Papatūānuku.”
Mary will be at the Gallery each Sunday of the exhibition, demonstrating the art of Raranga.
As well as spun, woven, knitted, felted and hand-crafted fibre artwork, Vivien Adams‘ prize-winning machine knitting will be on display.
Join Kāpiti Arts And Crafts Society while the Arts Trail is on, and your $85.00 subscription will last for the rest of 2020 and right through to 31 December 2021!
Our Gallery Exhibition, which opens on Thursday 29th October, spans both Kapiti Arts Trail weekends and is a great opportunity to see Artists in Action! Our Arts and Crafts shop will be open, too, as part of the Arts Trail.
“Before, during and after the Arts Trail” exhibition from 29 October to Sunday 22 November KāpitiGallery, 192 Matai Road, Raumati Beach Hours: Thursday to Sunday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm See artists and craftersin action in our workrooms and pottery and visit the exhibition in our gallery.
Arts and Crafts Shop 20 Raumati Road (next door to Raumati Road Pharmacy) in Raumati Village—close to specialty shops and the beach. A great place to find the perfect, locally made gift, or an artwork or craft item to treat yourself.
Exhibition opening with drinks and nibbles! Thursday 13th August 2020 6.30 – 8.00 pm at Kāpiti Gallery, 192 Matai Road, Raumati Beach.
The members of the Kāpiti Arts & Crafts Society’s Pastel Group would love it if you could make it along to the opening of our annual exhibition on Thursday evening. This is a rare opportunity to see the versatility and bright colours of the pastel medium.
If you can’t get to the Opening, please drop in to the Gallery on Thursdays through Sundays until September 6th, 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.
The Kapiti Woodworkers’ Guild will also have a wonderful display of their woodturning and woodcraft.
Kāpiti Gallery is re-opening on Thursday 11th June. Our “A Song in Art” exhibition was cut short by the lockdown, so it’s continuing until Sunday 21st June. Winter opening hours are 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.
The next exhibition is “Lockdown 2020”, opening on Thursday 25th June for all Groups’ members to display work done during the lockdown period.
“Drip, Dribble and Splash” begins in July, and the revised programme for the rest of the year is on the Gallery page.
It’s great to be getting back to normal! We look forward to seeing you.
Kapiti Arts and Crafts Society Shop, workrooms and Kapiti Gallery closure
In the interests of our members and the general public, Kāpiti Gallery and our workrooms at 192 Matai Road will also be closed in the meantime, and we have decided to close our arts and crafts shop at 20 Raumati Road for at least the next 4 weeks.
As soon as we’re “open for business” again, we’ll let you know!
Many of our shop’s volunteer minders are seniors, and with other society members compromised health-wise, we do not have the numbers to keep the shop open just now. (We thank all who have worked in the past week and all have said they were happy with the precautions we put in place.
We wish our valued Shop customers and Gallery visitors good health and hope you remain in good spirits.