Motueka Arts Council hold-all exhibition draws 400 people

Stumped by Cherrie Mitchell, of Blenheim, won the created with any fibre and/or yarn class, the most-innovative prize ...
SHIRLEY FRATER

Stumped by Cherrie Mitchell, of Blenheim, won the created with any fibre and/or yarn class, the most-innovative prize for that class and Best Overall Hold-All.

More than 400 people last week visited a two-day exhibition of the Motueka Arts Council's winter competition entries.

Competition-exhibition co-ordinator Shirley Wallace said she was pleased with the turnout. A survey of attendees revealed "all very positive" feedback.

The exhibition at Motueka Memorial Hall last Friday and Saturday was a display of a record 140 entries that the competition attracted this year, its fifth year.

Pick a Pocket by Crafty Tarts, of Motueka, won the Best Hold-All Made by a Local Exhibitor and the most-innovative prize ...
VAL ARMSTRONG

Pick a Pocket by Crafty Tarts, of Motueka, won the Best Hold-All Made by a Local Exhibitor and the most-innovative prize in the created with fabric class.

"It was delightful to see some schools take advantage of the exhibition being on a Friday," Wallace said.

The 2017 competition to "Make a Hold-All" drew entries created from a diverse range of mediums including pottery, woodwork, a gourd, flax, cane and bra cups. There were four classes of competition: created with fibre and/or yarn; created with fabric; using materials from the earth or made by a person aged 16 or under using any material. As well as a winner, each class had a prize for the most innovative hold-all. There was also an award for the best hold-all overall and the best local exhibit.

Wallace said the team hoped to hold a winter competition again next year.

For the Love of Beads by Sharon Kennedy, of Motueka, won the created with fabric class.
SHIRLEY FRATER

For the Love of Beads by Sharon Kennedy, of Motueka, won the created with fabric class.

Cherrie Mitchell, of Blenheim, won the created with any fibre and/or yarn class as well as the most-innovative prize for that class. Her wool felted entry, Stumped, also went on to get the nod for Best Overall Hold-All.

The award for best local exhibit went to Crafty Tarts, of Motueka, for their entry, Pick a Pocket

 

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Harris Tweed Bag by Susan Eagle, of Motueka, was second in the created with fabric class.
SHIRLEY FRATER

Harris Tweed Bag by Susan Eagle, of Motueka, was second in the created with fabric class.

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