Artists in Residence impress with their
01 October 2015
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Award winning weaver Gudrun Moller with one of her hand woven rugs
Around 25 residents showcased a collection of their work at the inaugural Arts & Crafts Day at Eden. The event brought together village, rest home and hospital residents along with their families, many of whom were amazed by the calibre of the artists living in their midst.
Gus Sims proudly displayed his thread work clock tower at the event. Gus’ son, John, said his dad never threw out a piece of timber and John still has a spectacular working merry-go-round that Gus built in his garage.
Priscilla Cattell brought along one of the many painting she’d done to adorn the walls of her Epsom home. Her watercolour of the Auckland Domain won a prize at the Auckland Easter Show.
Award-winning weaver, Gudrun Moller, displayed one of her hand-woven rugs, some of which have been displayed in Te Papa and Auckland Museum. Gudrun, now 92, was born in Denmark and emigrated to New Zealand in 1955. She began weaving at age 45 and was largely self-taught, sourcing wool from local rug manufacturers or dying her own. She continued to weave until her late 70s.
Eden residents and their families enjoyed sharing stories and reminiscing at the Arts & Crafts Day which has been scheduled in again for next year.
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