One of the biggest perks of my job is regularly meeting a wealth of talented and interesting people whose work, ideas and stories continue to inspire me. It’s invigorating to witness burgeoning talent, and a treat to get an eye into the future of New Zealand’s arts industry.
A couple of weeks ago I met some talented third and fourth year textiles students from Massey University’s College of Creative Arts.
Sarah Cook’s project also piqued my interest. She started with an organic process of working with paint (above) to create an uncontrolled pattern. She then turns this into a digital print and the concept comes to completion in the form of a customisable fashion garment made from a choice of prints.
Take a listen to the story I produced for Radio New Zealand (below) where I interview Katerina, Sarah and other talented designers to discuss opportunities, sending products to market and the state of the textiles industry in New Zealand.