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Curator’s Choice – January 2016

These fabulous designs are our first ‘Curated Choice’ from recent entries to Passion & Legacy.

Lisa Kenny, GMIT

Lisa Kenny, GMIT

The first design is canvas embroidery by GMIT 4th year student Lisa Kenny. Taking Lady Corey’s  1911 interpretation of Henry Holiday’s ‘The Meeting of Beatrice & Dante’ as inspiration, Lisa has focused on the geometric and linear patterns of where path and building meet to produce a vibrant contemporary response.


Jane Carkill

Jane Carkill, GMIT

The second design is also by a GMIT student – 3rd year Jane Carkill.  Taking as inspiration Lady Carew’s ‘Pomegrante’ image – housed at the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongewara like ‘The Meeting of Beatrice & Dante’ above – Jane has created an insightful mood board as her starting point.  Her drawings skills, combined with beautiful stitch and bead work result in an exquisite and sensitive response.