Every gallery likes to educate, and as part of my Fibre Reaction exhibition at Expressions, Upper Hutt, there is now a display in the foyer doing just that. This wasn't able to be set up until a week after the opening but will be there for the remaining time of my exhibition. In it I have taken 99 pieces of white cloth, 50cm x 50cm (20" x 20") plus one commercially dyed black piece. With the white and black pieces at either end, the 98 pieces in between are based on the dye percentage principle and work through a complex range of colours. I am hoping people will take time to think how some colours are produced. There is also a cabinet with some of my 'tools of trade', along with a basket of dyed pieces to handle and some books to view. Hopefully these will further an understanding of dyeing.
And while on the subject of colour, below is the facade of the Wellington City Gallery, which currently houses an exhibition by Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama, MIRRORED YEARS. This artist works with colour and dots. Her exhibition is wonderful, and her lifelong dedication to making art is inspiring. Well worth a visit (or two). www.citygallery.org.nz