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Thistle Hall: Woven Tales of Ink, Silver, and Silk

Thistle Hall is a vibrant community centre in the heart of New Zealand's cultural capital. We provide a community hall, meeting room and Wellington's only community gallery showcasing a range of artists and crafts people, from the established to the emerging. Thistle Hall is located on the corner of Cuba and Arthur streets. The shows on at Thistle Hall Community Gallery are run by the artists who hire it.

On Now
17 - 22 NOVEMBER 2009

Woven Tales Of Ink, Silver And Silk
Minu, Mairi, Sarah Dalley, Sophie Lewis-Smith

Opening 5.30pm 17 November
Fashion show at 6.00pm
Open daily 10.00am - 7.00pm.

Come, venture into a tale of fantasy;
Where mysteries unfold,
Illusions take hold,
Explore hidden meanings, trapped beauty, In the depths of Escape...

Otherworldly illustration, illusionary photography, fairytale fashion and whimsical jewellery meet in a dynamic exhibition. Escapism, fantasy and an inclination towards teleportation coexist in Woven tales of Ink, Silver and Silk - an exciting showcase of new work by four Wellington-based artists: Minu, Mairi, Sarah Dalley, Sophie Lewis-Smith.

Up Next
23 - 28 NOVEMBER 2009


Opening 5.00pm Monday 23 November.
Then open daily 10.00am to 6.00pm Tuesday 24 November - Saturday 28 November.

This exhibition is exclusively for emerging artists/designers/photographers/textiles/fashion/jewellery. Our aim is to showcase new graduates across all the design fields. We intend to create a "friendly" welcoming exhibition, of tremendous vitality and diversity. Not only will there be stunning art and photography on the walls, but fashion, jewellery and furniture items. Everything will be for sale, in fact we are testing the market for a permanent retail space along these lines.

We have been overwhelmed with the reaction from graduates wishing to show their work, and the standard is very high, and very exciting. There will be something for everyone, from small original items to larger works of art.

We welcome everyone!

Please see for more information.


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