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International Weavers Talk in Whiria

International Weavers Talk in Whiria

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  • Sun 29 Mar ’15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm


Rotorua Museum, Oruawhata Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Museum Admission: $20.00

Rotorua Museum will host a talk by two highly regarded international weavers on Sunday 29 March 2015 at 2pm.

Alfred Lane III (known as ‘Bud’) and Charlene Krise talk about their unique woven artworks on display in Whiria – Weaving Global Connections which opens at Rotorua Museum on Saturday 28 March 2015. Bud is actively involved in the revival of Siletz Indian culture through traditional crafts, language and ceremonial dance. In particular, he has explored customary Siletz methods and materials related to the art of basketry. Bud began learning to weave in the late 1980s, which included traditions related to the gathering and processing of indigenous materials. His work has featured in numerous displays and exhibitions and he is currently the President of the Northwest Native American Basket Weavers Association’s Board of Directors.

Charlene Krise serves as the Executive Director for the Squaxin Island Museum, Library and Research Center. Based in Washington State, USA, Charlene is interested in preserving and enhancing her Squaxin culture using traditional weaving techniques and natural resources. She has been weaving for over 20 years and has created a stunning Salish Ceremonial Skirt for the Whiria exhibition.

Whiria, which means ‘to weave together’, features a wide variety of woven taonga (treasures) from private and public collections in New Zealand and the United States. It will showcase some of this country’s most respected weavers alongside highly skilled weavers from North West America, Hawai’i and Japan. Whiria is on display at Rotorua Museum from 28 March until 7 June 2015.

Entry to both the talk and the exhibition is included in Rotorua Museum’s admission price, which is free for Rotorua residents with relevant ID. General Museum admission: Adults $20, seniors $18 and children $8. For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1814 or email rotoruamuseum@rdc.govt.nz

Image credit: Charlene Krise. Courtesy of the artist

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