Coup for Ti­tahi Bay de­signer

Kapi-Mana News - - FEATURE - By KRIS DANDO

De­signer Louise Stich­bury says show­ing her wearable art in Pataka dur­ing Matariki is as good as it gets. The Ti­tahi Bay res­i­dent’s fash­ion show will form part of Art Night, a col­lab­o­ra­tive event on Thurs­day in­volv­ing Pataka and other gal­leries around the re­gion.

Free buses will take peo­ple to celebrate Matariki, see con­tem­po­rary art and ex­pe­ri­ence live mu­sic, ex­hi­bi­tions and other events af­ter dark in Welling­ton, the Hutt Val­ley, Porirua and Kapiti.

Stich­bury has been in Ti­tahi Bay two years and said her work­ing space over­looked the ocean, which inspired her.

Her cloth­ing in­cludes use of merino, tex­tures and vivid colours and she said rather than a cat­walk at Pataka, mod­els would move around the gallery.

‘‘I’m go­ing to have the girls and guys all dolled up, and I’m sure the cloth­ing will fit in with what Art Night is about,’’ she said. ‘‘It’s ex­cit­ing for me to be in­volved in some­thing like this, es­pe­cially as there will be visi­tors from out­side Porirua.’’

Along with Stich­bury’s show, which kicks off at 6.45pm, the other events at Pataka on Thurs­day are the String Bean Pup­pet Show (4.30pm), a mu­sic per­for­mance by Graeme James (7pm), and artist talks in­clud­ing Ngatai­haruru Taepa and Wi Taepa.

There will be Matariki-based ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren.

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