Wellington’s public and dealer galleries are joining together for a third time to present a collaborative visual arts festival in March 2022 as part of the 2022 Festival programme. Themed around textiles, the festival will shed light on contemporary and historical textile practices in Aotearoa, placing renewed emphasis on the medium.

Following the successful Fired Up Festival of Ceramics held in Feb/March 2020 and Face to Face Portrait Festival held in May 2021, the Threads Textiles Festival comprises of five days of art events, with more than 15 free exhibitions and a roster of workshops, talks and tours at venues spanning Lower Hutt, Petone, Thorndon and the central city. Aeveral days of free art events including exhibitions, talks, tours, workshops and pop-up events.

With events spread across a network of Wellington’s leading galleries and cultural venues, Threads will build on the spirit of collaboration developed by Fired Up and Face to Face, pooling resources, knowledge and expertise to create a one-off event with far reaching implications for the contemporary art and craft sector in Aotearoa.

Gallery/museum participants:

● Bartley & Company Art

● Bowen Galleries

● The Dowse Art Museum

● The Engine Room

● Jhana Millers

● Katherine Mansfield House and Garden

● McLeavey Gallery

● Ngā Pae Māhutonga – Wellington School of Design

● New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata

● Page Galleries

● {Suite}

● Solander Gallery

● Te Papa

● Te Whare Hēra

● Toi Māori Gallery

Pop-ups:

● Yu Mei

● Caughley

● The Service Depot

● Kaukau

● Minerva

● Twenty Seven Names

● The Price of Change at Futuna Chapel

● The See Here

For more information and the full programme visit the Threads website.

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