RAG­PICKER AT 4AM

Pah Home­stead, Auck­land, un­til 11 Novem­ber

North & South - - Four Corners / Events -

Ac­com­plished il­lus­tra­tor, ce­ram­i­cist, car­toon­ist and some­time North & South con­trib­u­tor Anna Crich­ton show­cases ab­stract bead and thread em­broi­deries from a three-month artist res­i­dency in Varanasi last year. Moved by the strug­gles of the ru­ral poor in In­dia, Crich­ton worked along­side lo­cal crafts­peo­ple to de­velop pieces she says re­flect the lives of those af­fected by is­sues such as child mar­riage, fe­male in­fan­ti­cide, and the caste and dowry sys­tems.

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