Drift­wood di­nosaurs for gar­den fes­ti­val

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A drift­wood di­nosaur and flo­ral rugs will be part of the fur­ni­ture at the Koru on Koru Gallery and Sculp­ture Gar­den dur­ing the Taranaki Fringe Gar­den Fes­ti­val.

The fes­ti­val got un­der­way last Fri­day and among the 61 gar­dens and places of in­ter­est for vis­i­tors to see there are eight new pri­vate gar­dens and three new places of in­ter­est en­tered. The new en­tries are spread around the re­gion in In­gle­wood, New Ply­mouth, Bell Block, Eg­mont Vil­lage and Opunake.

The Pow­erco Gar­den Fes­ti­val runs at the same time, fea­tur­ing gar­dens, talks, work­shops, speak­ers and com­mu­nity events.

Back to The Wall de­sign­ers Relda Frog­ley and Joanne Gray will be re­leas­ing the first rugs cre­ated through their busi­ness dur­ing the fes­ti­val at Fay Looney’s gal­leries — Koru on Koru and Koru on Devon.

Fay says the be­spoke state­ment rugs are works of art for the floor and dur­ing the fes­ti­val, five dif­fer­ent de­signs will be launched.

Fay says Joanne and Relda have been pro­duc­ing stun­ning wall­pa­pers since 2013 and have a pas­sion in de­sign backed by a 30-year in­volve­ment in high-end print­ing. The rugs are printed in Aus­tralia with all de­sign and fin­ish­ing done in New Zealand.

A range of other work will

A drift­wood ve­loci­rap­tor.

also fea­ture at the gal­leries, in­clud­ing fine art flo­ral pho­tog­ra­phy, ce­ramic art, ponga sculp­tures, glass art, weav­ing and paint­ing.

A spe­cial piece of art — a ve­loci­rap­tor di­nosaur made from drift­wood by artist Jack Mars­den Mayer — will also be on dis­play at the gar­den at Koru on Koru Sculp­ture Gar­den and Gallery. ■ The Gar­den and Gallery is part of the Taranaki Fringe Fes­ti­val un­til Novem­ber 4. Free overnight camper­van park­ing is in the front pad­dock of the Koru Rd prop­erty.

Flo­ral-in­spired rugs will be on dis­play for the first time at O¯ akura’s Koru on Koru Gallery and Sculp­ture Gar­den dur­ing the gar­den fes­ti­val.

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