Georgina May Young describes her practice through relationships to whenua, whānau and thread – interconnected sources of creative motivation. Her making draws on her whakapapa to generations of fibre makers, their woven legacies inspiring her intricate textiles depicting the natural surroundings of home in Ōtepoti and ancestral kāinga of Ōpōtiki.
For this workshop on the closing weekend of Pūtoi: as we gather our branches, Georgina May Young will join us at Objectspace from Ōtepoti to share insights into her practice and teach participants some of her stitching techniques.
Over the course of the day participants will create their own stitched work using observation on linen hand dyed by Georgina.
This event is suitable for all skill levels, ages 12+. The session will run for around three hours and all materials and light snacks will be provided.
Georgina May Young (Te Ūpokorehe, Whakatōhea, Pākehā) was born in Ōpōtiki and now lives in Ōtepoti. Her textile practice began through learning raranga before focusing over the past ten years on embroidery and weaving on a loom, informed by the process of time and a conscious use of natural materials. Recent exhibitions include Tender Webs at Wormhole Gallery, 2023; He Reka te Kūmara at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2021; Labour of Body at Corban Estate Gallery, 2019; Vanished Delft - Handmade Material Culture at the Pah Homestead, 2017.