Out of the Closet – The Stewart Whānau Collection


Dates: 19/02/22 - 03/04/22
Opening: 19/02/22 10:00 am

“If art flows through you naturally, then you are meant to be an artist”

Padre William Gray
Adrienne Stewart

Out of the Closet is a collaborative arts and crafts exhibition presented by weaver Adrienne Stewart and her multi-talented whānau. Adrienne’s parents, Adrian and Horowai Stewart both of Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti descent have a deep-seated passion for their various arts and crafts practice and over the years this fervour has been passed down to their children and mokopuna (grandchildren).

Since then this elementary sharing of knowledge and skills by Adrian and Horowai Stewart has given the younger generation the impetus to seek out further educational opportunities enabling them to broaden their artistic horizons. Over time, a number of whanau works have been collected and retained at the Stewart’s Hudson Street ‘nest’.

For this exhibition a selection of the ‘Stewart Whānau collection,’ which includes a variety of woven pieces, will be brought out from the Hudson Street ‘closet’ and displayed together for the first time, for all to enjoy

Nau mai, haere mai…

Category: Taonga Māori